Delegates will be welcomed to the Washington, DC branch of the BEP, one of the two facilities responsible for U.S. currency production.
As the Government's only source for paper currency production, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year. The BEP's research and development efforts focus on the continued use of automation in the production process and on counterfeit deterrent technologies for use in security documents, especially U.S. Currency.
During the tour, our conference delegates will have the opportunity to see all areas where U. S. paper currency is printed, stacked, cut and examined for defects. During the tour, you'll see millions of dollars of all denominations rolling off the presses. The Bureau prints about $700 million in notes every day. The total tour time is 1.5 hours and space is limited, so be sure to sign up when you register!
Please note: If you wish to attend the Technology Ideation Workshop at 12:00 pm, please make sure you leave on the earliest buses for the tour.
Explore the sights of DC at your own pace, BigBus Tours offers 30+ stops, and entertainment onboard filled with DC's rich history and culture (available in 8 languages.)
BigBus Washington DC have partnered with Currency Research to offer discounted tickets for anyone attending Banknote Conference. If your family or partner would like to join, please contact Britnee Hursin to purchase more tickets in advance.
There is a stop in front of the Renaissance Hotel. To see the full list of stops, please visit BigBus' website.