Roger Smith to make major technical announcement at the UK Government’s ‘Designing Our Future’ event,
New York, 2-4 April.

28 March, 2019

In his role as a GREAT Britain campaign Ambassador, Roger is a headline panellist at a dynamic UK Government and business event that showcases British innovations and thought leadership in technology and policy.

The three-day event, to be held in New York City from April 2-4, will convene 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 contemporary economies and explore innovations and ideas that will Design Our Future.

Hosted at The Altman Building in lower Manhattan with more than 1,000 expected attendees, the event will include thought leadership seminars, workshops, conversations, panels and keynotes. Headline speakers, alongside Roger, include Harper's Bazaar Editor-In-Chief Dame Glenda Bailey, tech evangelist, digital skills expert and social entrepreneur Professor Sue Black.

At 11am (EST) on the 4th April, Roger will be joined for his panel by Dr. Samuel Rowley-Neale and Dr. Michael Down, who are research associates at Manchester Metropolitan University - and they will be making a joint announcement on an exciting scientific collaboration which began last summer. The panel is being moderated by Sophie Bushwick, who is the Technology Editor at Scientific American.

“All will be revealed during our panel” promises Roger. “What I can say is that we’re very excited and we believe our research could potentially yield significant benefits to watchmaking”.

We will be issuing a press release to coincide with the panel and announcement.

Roger will also be giving a very rare workshop to six specially invited delegates at Designing Our Future. This is being organised by Nick Manousos for the Horological Society of New York and we are very grateful to Nick for his generous support in organising what promises to be a very special event.

To find out more about the event, Department for International Trade and the GREAT campaign please follow the links below:

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British Consulate NY - Twitter

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