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Mint Directors Conference

Established in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1962 the Mint Directors Conference (MDC) was founded by the Directors of 10 Western European Mints.

Today, the MDC membership has grown to include 41 member Mints and over 50 Associate Members.

The MDC remains the peak body of Government Mints worldwide and promotes the regular exchange of information on all coinage matters and hosts a bi-annual conference to share information of common interest and to discuss the challenges the Mint Industry faces.

The Mint Industry website, created by the MDC, promotes the Mint industry's role as crucial to ensuring the stability of daily transactions through the art and science of coin making.

5 month countdown to Conference 2020 & partners program now available

The MDC conference is hosted in turn by member Mints, and typically attracts around 300 delegates. The 31st Mint Directors Conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa in April 2020, hosted by the South African Mint.

Locations for previous events include:

2018 – Seoul, South Korea 2008 – Seoul, South Korea
2016 – Bangkok, Thailand 2006 – Paris, France
2014 – Mexico City, Mexico 2004 – San Francisco, USA
2012 – Vienna, Austria 2002 – Osaka, Japan
2010 – Canberra, Australia