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« on: May 09, 2015, 09:30:35 pm »

I happened to stumble across this international currency conference at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, BC.  It starts, May 10-13, 2015.

This is the premier global conference for the banknote industry.  All the majors central banks will be in attendance, along with many currency printers, currency designers, and security experts.  The Bank of England, Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank of Mexico, US Federal Reserve, Bank of Canada, European Central Bank, and other central banks around the world, will be presenting at this meeting.

http://www.currencyconference.com/

I looked at the agenda, presentations, and speakers, and it seems to be an awesome conference talking about:
- The future of cash
- Currency planning and issuance
- Central Bank currency functions and cash operations
- Currency lifecycle and forecasting
- Technology trends
- Anticounterfeiting discussions

Here is a link to the brochure and individual speakers (currency experts from many central banks will presenting):
http://www.currencyconference.com/brochure/

Presenters, biography, and details of topics to be discussed:
http://www.currencyconference.com/featured-presentations-and-presenters#michelle_bullock

The Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will also be presenting at the conference.

Agenda:
http://www.currencyconference.com/files/downloads/2015_Currency_Conference_Agenda.pdf

There is also an exclusive, behind the scenes look, of the Bank of Canada Currency Operations Tour for delegates:
http://www.currencyconference.com/vancouver-boc-tour

And also, a Royal Canadian Mint production tour (more detailed, than a regular public tour):
http://www.currencyconference.com/rcm-tour

Also on hand, Bank of Canada, Director of Research, Currency Department.

This sounds like a great conference.  I am sure security will be tight at the Exhibit Halls and Booths viewing. 

Here's a link to all my personal photos that I took of the conference through my flickr account:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1gUYWo



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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 12:55:15 am »

Free samples, I wonder?
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 01:44:40 am »

I took a sneak peak at the displays...tons of specimen notes and experimental notes from the various central banks.   Totally cool. 

Various printers such as De La Rue, Crane Paper, Canadian Bank Note Company, etc, have displays. 

I would not be surprised samples were given out to delegates.


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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 09:45:42 am »

Thanks for all the info on the conference, one question are you attending?
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 12:05:17 pm »

Hi docstrange,  Unfortunately, I am unable to attend.   

Change that.  I just returned from the Exhibit Halls, and met a few people.    I will post some photos of the event later.   There was LOTS of samples and TEST notes given out to government delegates by the various security money manufacturers. 

I was in awe.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 05:35:46 pm »

Hi coinsplus,

I learned about this conference just today from seeing this thread, and within a half an hour was down at the Bayshore. I tried to stroll in but was stopped by security and directed to the registration desk, who just laughed when I asked if I could have a visitor's pass. They insisted that it was for pre-registered attendees only.

How did you get in if you wren't registered? Dark suit? I'm guessing my jeans and bike helmet dangling from my backpack didn't help my chances any.  :'(

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 06:39:38 pm »

Security is tight, especially when you have government dignitaries walking around.  There's actually undercover RCMP officers inside the Exhibit Hall. 
 
I got lucky.  I bumped into an old school friend who is an attendee representing the Canadian Bank Note Company.   We went to high school together in Ontario many years ago.  He allowed me to accompany him.

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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2015, 09:52:51 pm »

Vow - Thx for sharing. Would have loved to go.


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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2015, 09:56:56 pm »

Is that a real US $100 given out :-)

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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 01:16:43 am »

Cool to see details. Never knew this existed.
Thanks coins plus for the lowdown.



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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2015, 03:23:54 pm »

Coinsplus your post brought up discussion with some colleagues of mine and my love for banknotes. I was just given a few of these internal test notes that I thought I would share :)

Front
http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img661/7831/IDgLmC.jpg

Back
http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img673/7569/xP7xtC.jpg
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2015, 03:33:05 pm »

I should add that these are used for internal bank machine testing.

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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2015, 06:02:19 pm »

Hi Manada,

Nice test note that you have there.

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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2015, 11:09:28 pm »

Wow, thanks for posting coinsplus. And to think I was just steps away from seeing all of that - so close and yet so far.  :'(

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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2015, 06:56:46 pm »

Wow. Man I tried to pay for this conference and they would not accept my registration. :(

Please let me know if you are willing to pull strings for me for the next one. Do you know where it is going to be?

Thx for sharing the information.

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