De La Rue partners with UK Government on the Designing Our Future Campaign to showcase the Best of British Innovation

De La Rue has joined forces with the Department for International Trade to launch the Designing Our Future campaign, a dynamic business event that showcases British innovations and thought leadership in technology, policy and design.

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The event will spotlight the best of British business and their work solving society's shared challenges including healthy aging and sustainable urban transit solutions. De La Rue will be highlighting the work they do to tackle illicit trade, facilitate both the mobility of people and goods globally and ensure that all members of society can access cash and banking.

The three-day event, to be held in New York City from April 2-4, will bring together more than 100 thought leaders, influencers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers across key industries ranging from technology and mobility to sustainability in the fashion industry. They will discuss the challenges facing our economies and explore innovations and ideas that will Design Our Future in a series of workshops and panel sessions.

De La Rue will be co-hosting Fintech Insider: Live, a podcast with 11:FS. De La Rue’s Chief Marketing Officer Robin Mackenzie will be joined by Dr. Natalie Ceeney of Innovate Finance, Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank, Andrew Boyajian, Head of North American Banking, Transferwise and Sam Maule, Managing Director of 11:FS. The live podcast recording will showcase UK fintech and discuss the Future of Money in the UK, US and around the world. Experts from De La Rue will also hold a workshop about tackling illicit trade and how companies can protect their brand against counterfeiters – with counterfeit and pirated goods now representing 3.3% of global trade this is a huge challenge for international business.

Robin Mackenzie, Chief Marketing Officer at De La Rue said: “We are delighted to be taking part in this fantastic event and are proud to partner with the UK Government to demonstrate the innovation that is going on across British business to find solutions to global challenges. Here at De La Rue we are constantly innovating to ensure that our products continue to facilitate mobility by enabling countries to trade, companies to sell, economies to grow, and both people and products to move securely around an ever-more connected world, no matter what the future holds.”

Antony Phillipson, Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for North America, said:

"Designing Our Future will spotlight the UK's global leadership in innovation and commerce, demonstrating the multitude of ways in which, together, British and North American businesses are tackling some of the most pressing and complex challenges of our time. Companies from across the UK are forming incredible collaborations and partnerships with North American businesses, and there has never been a more exciting time to collaborate and innovate."

To learn more about Designing Our Future, visit great.gov.uk/future, and follow along on social using the hashtag #GREATfuture.  

For media interested in registering to attend Designing Our Future in New York, please contact:

Sinead Keller- Head of Media and PR, De La Rue

e. sinead.keller@delarue.com m. +44 (0)7584 155244

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 About De La Rue:

As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system. De La Rue is the only integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, ensuring banknotes are protected against counterfeiting. De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial designer and printer of passports and creates and delivers secure product identifiers and ‘track and trace’ software for governments and commercial customers alike to help to tackle the challenge of illicit or counterfeit goods and the collection of revenue and excise duties.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:DLAR). For more, visit www.delarue.com.

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