Review of our CCA event 2019

September 30. – October 01. 2019 ​

This exciting event brings together industry experts to share best practices, strategies and knowledge focusing on key topics around Cash Cycle Management.

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Keynotes Presentations

Managing Director & VP Global Software Sales Banking, Diebold Nixdorf

Michael Engel is the Managing Director of Diebold Nixdorf’s software headquarters in Utrecht, Netherland and Vice President, Global Domain Leads - Banking Software. He is responsible for Diebold Nixdorf Banking Software portfolio, including business development and pre-sales. This involves driving the global software business in banking as well as managing a team of trusted advisors and subject matter experts that support financial services clients in strategic software projects. Michael engages with customers and partners in relation to transformation in the global banking industry. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and seminars on various subjects including retail banking transformation, payments and open banking. Michael is also responsible for driving Diebold Nixdorf’s technology direction and strategic portfolio planning with product management and R&D colleagues. Michael has been working in the financial services sector for more than 20 years and has been with Diebold Nixdorf since 2002.

Synopsis Keynote: Integrated Solutions for Cash Process Optimization

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Specialist Customer Journey Expert, ING Belgium

Virginie Nyns currently works as Specialist Customer Journey Expert in the Cash & ATM Assisted Channel Tribe at ING Belgium.

Before joining the world of cash, she worked as consultant in the IT business acting, for more than 10 years, as project manager, delivery manager and business analyst.

She led a lot of project in the IT industry and has been responsible for the implementation and the improvement of several business and ITIL processes in private and public companies.

Synopsis: ING Belgium's Avenue to an Integrated Cash Optimization Platform

The specific case of the integration of CCO within ING Belgium, taking into account all the specificities of the Belgian market.

Vice President Business Development & Consulting, Currency Research

Jens has been in the industry for nearly 30 years with senior management roles in sales and marketing, operations, customer service, business development, and general management. During his time with both Thomas Cook and Travelex, he developed complex outsourcing propositions, building turnkey end-to-end solutions including client front-end systems, efficient fulfilment options, accurate interfacing with back office systems, and the provision of timely reporting. During his career, Jens managed up to 18 global cash centers simultaneously and led a global wholesale banknotes business. He has significant experience in building and modernizing cash centers, running extensive transformation programs, and introducing new automation solutions, best demonstrated through his pivotal role in the Taxidia project.

Synopsis Keynote: Can Digital Payments and Cash Co-Exist?

While cash in circulation keeps growing year on year in most countries, with very few exceptions, cash usage is not the same anymore. Consumer behaviour is changing, as is the way cash is circulating. The process of adopting new ways of making payments is quicker in some countries than others, and with the rise of FinTechs and new payment technologies, the retail payments landscape, that used to look at cheques, cards and cash, has become much more diverse and therefore more difficult to navigate. Some countries, such as Sweden and more recently the UK, have become concerned about the viability of a cash system that deals with a steep decline in usage. Have some countries already gone past the point of no return and is the death of cash inevitable? This presentation will take a view.

Head of Cash Management Operations, Secure Services Limited

South African born, Carl Beukes set out on a path of knowledge at a young age always looking for the next challenging opportunity to feed his curiosity and to find his place of belonging. With working experiences exceeding 25 years, Carl tapped into a range of careers which are interconnected with the entire cash cycle and includes commercial security, cash in transit, cash & regional ATM service centres and cash management in the form of optimization of resources, forecasting and analysis.

In 2005 Carl was given the opportunity to enter an uncharted desert in Bahrain to learn and understand the complete infrastructure of managing the first purpose build cash centre in the Kingdom. Through the years, regulatory bodies took an interest in the local and global cash cycle which lead to the implementation of stringent regulations and it became vital to adapt to these changes where Carl is currently the Head of Compliance to ensure all cash cycles are closely monitored within the given guidelines whilst continuing to introduce and find management tools to support and optimize the current cycles and processes.

Carl chooses to remain active in his spare time and is dedicated to various causes to effect change in today’s living and setting an example for future generations by being involved with different fitness groups, taking part in charitable events and clean ups, both, in and out of the water. As an Advance Open Water Scuba diver Carl loves to get lost at sea and into the blue where conservation of our aquatic life is the driving force to make small changes “one bubble at a time” and eventually find Nemo.

Synopsis: Changes of the Cash Cycle in the Kingdom of Bahrain – Integration of new processes, technologies and standards in CIT and Cash Center operations

  • Introduction
  • Insight into Bahrain – Economy (history)
  • Introduction to Secure
  • Optimizing resources through combined services
  • Components of cash cycles
  • Closing the cash cycle
  • Banknote data

Senior Vice President Cash Management, Gunnebo AB

Christian Weisser started his career at Nixdorf Computer AG in 1986. He worked for the company and its successors in Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and Germany. He held various Account Management, Management and Executive roles in Wincor Nixdorf. His latest role in Diebold Nixdorf was Senior Vice President Region EMEA. Since the beginning of 2019, the now 53-year-old took over the responsibility for the Cash Management business in Gunnebo AB as Senior Vice President based in the headquarters in Sweden.

Synopsis: Who is Really Driving the Cash Cycle?

The cash ecosystem is evolving and the major stakeholders are having to reassess their roles. Christian Weisser looks at what this means for banks, retailers and CIT companies going forward. Highlighting the most influential trends and technologies, he will examine the new positions these important players are having to adopt within the cash cycle of the future.

Executive Director Europe, ATMIA

Following several board-level roles in various industries, Ron Delnevo joined Euronet UK, the company which installed the first independent ATM in the UK in 1998. Ron became UK Managing Director in June 2000, led a successful MBO in 2003 and participated in a trade sale to Cardtronics in 2005. He went on to lead the company – then branded “Bank Machine” - until 2012. During that time, Bank Machine developed through continuous innovation, enjoyed double digit annual revenue growth and experienced growing profitability.

Ron Delnevo was also an elected director of the UK Payments Council for three years. Since leaving Bank Machine, Ron has dedicated himself to furthering the interests of the ATM and cash industries throughout Europe. He now serves as European Director of the ATM Industry Association and Chairman of Cash & Card World. Ron is recognised as a thought leader on Payment Choice and is invited to speak on the subject at conferences throughout the World.

Ron loves sports, especially his beloved Heart of Midlothian Football Club in Edinburgh. He has served as a Trustee of his local Citizens Advice charity in the UK and is a member of the board of CaLP, the Cash Learning Partnership.

Synopsis: How Cash Can Win the Payments PR War

The war on cash is being waged by consistent – and often negative - messaging, coupled with a close control of the lexicon of payments. Ron Delnevo will expose the weaknesses of the anti-cash messaging. He will also discuss  how supporters of cash can win back control of the lexicon and start to engage fully with the enemies of cash and Payment Choice. The fight back starts NOW – in 2019!


Event schedule

Day 1​

Monday Sept 30
Schlosspalais No. 1
11:00 AM​ to 12:30 PM​

Individual Arrival & Registration

12:30 PM​ to 12:45 PM​

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Dr. Joachim Walser, CEO & Co-Founder, planfocus software GmbH

12:45 PM​ to 01:45 PM​

Keynote: Integrated Solutions for Cash Process Optimization

Speaker: Michael Engel, Managing Director & VP Global Software Sales Banking, Diebold Nixdorf

01:45 PM​ to 02:45 PM​

Keynote: Can Digital Payments and Cash Co-Exist?

Speaker: Jens Seidl, Vice President-Consultancy, Currency Research

02:45 PM​ to 03:00 PM​


03:00 PM​ to 04:00 PM​

Who is Really Driving the Cash Cycle?

Speaker: Christian Weißer, Senior Vice President Cash Management, Gunnebo AB

04:15 PM​ to 05:45 PM​

Tour Nymphenburg Castle

06:30 PM​


09:00 PM​

Transfer to Hotel am Moosfeld

Day 2

Tuesday Oct 01
Location H4 Hotel
10:00 AM​ to 10:30 AM​

ING Belgium's Avenue to an Integrated Cash Optimization Platform

Speaker: Virginie Nyns, Specialist Customer Journey Expert, ING Belgium

10:30 AM​ to 11:15 AM​

planfocus & CCO® Developments

Speaker: Dr. Joachim Walser, CEO & Co-Founder, planfocus software GmbH; Clemens Sickinger, Chief Delivery Officer, planfocus software GmbH

11:15 AM​ to 12:00 PM​

Presentation & Demo CCO® V7.0 Beta

Speaker: Dr. Arash Gharibi, Team Lead, Frontend, planfocus software GmbH

12:00 PM​ to 01:00 PM​


01:00 PM​ to 02:00 PM​

Changes of the Cash Cycle in the Kingdom of Bahrain – Integration of new processes, technologies and standards in CIT and Cash Center operations

Speaker: Carl Beukes, Head of Cash Management Operations, Secure Services Limited

02:00 PM​ to 02:45 PM​

How Cash Can Win the Payments PR War

Speaker: Ron Delnevo, Executive Director Europe, ATMIA

02:45 PM​ to 03:00 PM​

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Dr. Joachim Walser, CEO & Co-Founder, planfocus software GmbH

03:00 PM​ to 03:15 PM​

Transfer to Hotel am Moosfeld

04:00 PM​ to 05:00 PM​

Transfer to Evening Event

Approx. 10:30 PM​

End of event, departure individually


About planfocus

planfocus empowers Banking and Retail industries worldwide in driving optimization and cost reduction in the cash cycle. As a trusted leader in financial technologies specialized on end-to-end software solutions, we are helping our customers to achieve best-in-class optimization results by gaining significant efficiencies to remain competitive, speed up processes and increase margins. In fact, our solutions drive over 300 billion Euros in cash shipments per year for our clients.


How to get there


Nymphenburg Castle is located in the west of Munich in the Neuhausen-Nymphenburg district. Together with the Nymphenburg Palace Park and the small park castles, it forms a unit. It is one of the great royal castles in Europe and is today a much-visited sight. Its span of 632 metres (north-south axis) exceeds even that of Versailles Castle. You will find the Schlosspalais No. 1 directly opposite the castle.


The H4 Hotel München Messe has 660 beds in 331 stylishly furnished rooms and studios. The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) awarded the hotel the platinum certificate for its "high user comfort with excellent ecological balance and economy".

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