De La Rue’s Acclaimed Central Bank Education Programme Continues

Tuesday 26 April: De La Rue has just completed its 14th annual Advanced Banknote Manager Course with 13 senior executives from central banks around the world participating in two weeks of presentations and interactive workshops.

Based predominantly in the company’s headquarters in Basingstoke, the course covers all aspects of the policy decisions and activities surrounding the issue and circulation of banknotes. With tours around the various UK facilities for substrate manufacture, security feature production and printing, the course aims to provide central banks with the information required to make informed decisions.

External presenters on the course include the United States Secret Service, the Maldives Monetary Authority and the Bank of England as well as well-known industry experts who have worked at institutions including the European Central Bank, the US Bureau of Engraving and the International Monetary Fund. Commenting on this year’s event, external course adviser Charles Spencer, who worked at senior levels at the Bank of Canada for 30 years, said ‘“This course is probably the most comprehensive in the field. As it’s limited to one representative per country, the delegates learn a great deal from each other and the quality of discussion is very good. The mixture of theoretical and practical exercises makes it very effective.”

Delegate comments included:

  • “The course was excellent and I would say a must for anyone working in currency.”
  • “Perfect score. A lot of information - but very vital and important for banknote production.”
  • “Every topic and presentation was relevant and engaging.”
  • “Fantastic. The sharing amongst the group was so useful as real experiences and challenges were shared.”
  • “It exceeded my expectations in terms of level and depth of content.”

For information:

Clare Lloyd Williams
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1256 605000

About De La Rue:
De La Rue is a leading commercial banknote printer, security paper maker and provider of security products and software solutions and, as a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations around the world, is at the forefront of the battle against the counterfeiter.

As the world’s largest commercial banknote printer, De La Rue provides customers with a fully integrated range of sophisticated products and services which are available either individually or as a whole. This includes a leading design capability, production of innovative security components, manufacture of security paper and polymer substrates and sophisticated printing of banknotes, all contributing to trust in the integrity of currencies.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial passport manufacturer in an environment of increasing global concern over security at national boundaries and border control. De La Rue also produces a wide range of other security products, including tax stamps for governments who are seeking to combat illicit trade and collect excise duties. Other products include authentication labels, assuring purchasers of product validity, and government identity documents. In addition the Group manufactures high speed cash sorting and banknote inspection equipment.

De La Rue also provides a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON:DLAR).

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