For the first time in the history of the Banknote Conference we have included pre-conference activities to expand the learning opportunity for our delegates. We hope you will be able to plan your schedule to enjoy these new offerings.
For actual tour and logistic details click here>> Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) Western Facility tour.
The BEP Tours will be held on Monday morning prior to the official conference opening. Please note that the Technology Ideation Workshop and IBDA Seminar run at the same times as some of the BEP tours.
For those who would like to attend one of the BEP tours, we have suggested the appropriate tour time in the following workshop/seminar listings. Please register for these workshops and the BEP tour times during your conference registration.
Please note: Workshops/seminars will be conducted in English. The BEP Tour 3 at 9:00 am will offer Spanish translation.
For any questions or assistance, please contact Mrs. Drusilla Blakey, Conference Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No extra charge. Must pre-register; space is limited so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
The pre-conference Technology Ideation Workshop speaks to the heart of the Banknote Conference mission: identifying emerging technologies. In this workshop, university professors will present basic research within their field that could have future application in security features or could aid in the production or inspection of banknotes. They will present a very technical view of the possibilities. This will be a hands-on workshop where those with technical acumen can explore, discuss, and evaluate these new and innovative possibilities. University representatives will be available after the workshop for follow-up discussion.
PLEASE NOTE: The BEP Tours are also being held on Monday morning. If you are interested in attending the BEP Tour AND the Technology Ideation Workshop you must select the 10:00 AM BEP tour departure time when you register for the conference. For planning purposes, we suggest you leave the workshop at 9:50 AM to allow time to get to the BEP tour bus. Click here to refer to the BEP tour times.
Additional fee applies. Please download the PDF for fee and additional seminar details. Must pre-register; space is limited so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
The International Banknote Designers Association (IBDA) will host a pre-conference seminar focused on banknote design.
The goal of this seminar is to create awareness of the importance and impact of human behaviour and perception science on the design and issue of a new series of banknotes. The seminar will present delegates with a range of valuable and practical information of use to stakeholders in a new series project, in particular central banks and banknote designers.
The overall objective is to demonstrate the value that data from perception studies can bring to a central bank and banknote designer when elaborating a new series design concept. One may simplify this activity by calling it ‘market or consumer research’. In essence this will involve techniques, strategies and approaches commonly used to assess and measure what banknote users like/dislike about banknote design/content and how they react to certain components on a banknote landscape. This information can then be processed to support the decision-making process by central banks and designers and optimize design content and configuration to deliver the desired messages and triggers to banknote users.
The Seminar will be of interest to management-level professionals involved in the banknote design and issuing process. In particular we encourage delegates with the following profiles to attend our seminars:
PLEASE NOTE: The BEP Tours are also being held on Monday morning. If you are interested in attending the BEP Tour AND the IBDA Seminar you must select the 7:00 AM BEP tour departure time when you register for the conference. This tour time will allow you to return to the hotel in time for the seminar. Click here to refer to the BEP tour times.