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Letter from the Chairman

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As someone who has been involved with the Banknote Conference for many years in roles such as delegate, presenter, and moderator, I am excited to assume a new role as the Chairman for Banknote 2018, to be held May 21st –24th, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. The Banknote Conference is the definitive forum on emerging trends and leading technologies in the banknote industry.

As 2018 is the first year the Banknote Conference has ever been hosted in Dallas, this opens up new possibilities for delegates to experience the Western facility of the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing in nearby Fort Worth, a location where half of the nation’s currency order is produced. Our delegates can also tour the beautiful Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where delegates will have the opportunity to see the cash vault operations of the 11th district of the Federal Reserve.   

The Conference has long been a great source of continuing education through technical presentations and thought-provoking discussion panels with the elite industry leaders it attracts. The presentations focus on all areas of banknote design, security, and production through issuance, circulation, and destruction. Industry leaders will be introducing new security features, technologies, and equipment as well as new and inventive applications of existing technologies. For more information about the presentations, please visit the Topics & Speakers page.

As in previous years, our sponsors—the leading suppliers and innovators in the banknote industry—will be available at their booths and suites to demonstrate and discuss their latest developments in technology, security, and efficiency, providing delegates the convenience of meeting suppliers all in one place.

I enjoy the collegial, working environment of the Banknote Conference, which provides the time and means for connecting with peers from around the world. You too will have the opportunity to share your experiences, and to hear from colleagues who often have faced challenges similar to yours. I have personally gained great insight from extensive discussions and engagement with the worlds’ Central Banks, issuing authorities, leading technology suppliers, and up-and-coming innovators in the field.

Your participation is critical, and adds value, to the wider discussion of how we will continue to make banknotes relevant and secure in the ever-changing world in which we live. I believe you will leave the conference bolstered by new information and a broader network of support to help you achieve the goals of your home nation.

Registration for Banknote 2018 is open. I encourage you to claim your place right away so you can take advantage of discounted rates for early registrations.

I look forward to welcoming you to Dallas in May 2018.


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Larry Felix