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Newsletter Listing intro for week 30

Hello and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief

Ring all the bells, the Olympics kicks off tonight with Danny Boyle’s much anticipated patriotic masterpiece and yesterday the Olympic Torch sped past the MTA offices on Bayswater Road on its way to Hyde Park. It truly is a fantastic example of UK manufacturing. And if you want to know why, there’s more information on the companies responsible for crafting it in the brief that follows.

We’ve even more to be proud of this week as the Made in Great Britain exhibition, starring MTA member Yamazaki Mazak, opened at the Science Museum and we’ve also set in motion plans to celebrate 100 years of MACH on the 10th of October, so save the date.

Taking our members from strength to strength and helping them to make the most of new business and export opportunities is central to what we do at the MTA. So we’re delighted to announce that we will once again be organising the Official UK Pavilion at CIMT 2013, China’s biggest manufacturing technologies show, details of how to be there too below. We’d also like to draw your attention to the UKTI’s Advanced Engineering Summit taking place in August, as well as a conference on doing business in Burma/ Myanmar coming up in September.

Finally we end with an analysis of this week’s economic data from Geoff Noon. The picture for the UK economy as a whole was not encouraging but the fall in output widely reported was caused mainly by the Construction sector. Geoff, examines some of the details below.

Have a good Weekend.

Let the games begin

Let the games begin

The route was designed so that it would pass within one hour of every person in the UK and on Thursday July 26 at 4.30pm, the Olympic Torch, sailed down the Bayswater Road, right in front the MTA’s London HQ.

But as well as being part of a historic sporting event, the torch is also a magnificent UK manufacturing success story. 

New Burma Investment and Trade Summit: 10% discount on delegate fee for members

New Burma Investment and Trade Summit: 10% discount on delegate fee for members

There are now clear signs that Burma/Myanmar is re-entering the international business community and we would like to help members looking to enter this market.

To meet this need, City & Financial, with the support of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the UK-ASEAN Business Council, is organising The New Burma Investment and Trade Summit in Central London on Thursday September 27. The Myanmar-Britain Business Association is also supporting the event and any MTA members wishing to attend is eligible for a 10% discount on the standard delegate fee.

British Business Embassy: Don't Miss A Thing

British Business Embassy: Don't Miss A Thing

With the eyes of the world on London this summer is great opportunity to showcase the UK as place to do business and UK Businesses as great partners. UKTI are taking a lead  through the British Business Embassy, which runs from now until September 7. You will be able to a watch all events, summits and conferences live via the dedicated website and stay up to date with news and views via social media.

Of specific interest to members is the global business summit on Advanced Engineering Summit, taking place on 10th August, which will be live streamed.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK GDP, 2nd Quarter 2012:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the preliminary estimates for the UK and they make gloomy reading with the economy estimated to have shrunk by -0.7% compared to the previous quarter and by -0.8% compared to the level of a year ago.

MTA at CIMT 2013

MTA at CIMT 2013

CIMT 2013

22 April – 27 April

China International Exhibition Centre

Beijing, China

The MTA is hosting the UK Pavilion at CIMT 2013 and would like to hear from UK companies keen to take part in the biggest manufacturing technology show in the world's biggest manufacturing market.