Good afternoon and welcome to the Friday Brief for 10th August 2012.
We start with special congratulations to Mike Dempsey whose son Nick won a silver medal in the Olympic Windsurfing competition this week. Mike is well remembered as an active member of the Exhibition Committee and Managing Director of MTA Member SMW Autoblok.
As Team GB are third in the medal table at a global sporting level, we've got three stories of international level for you. UKTI are hosting an International Business Exchange at a Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV), with some great advice on exporting in this fast growing sector. We also begin the run up to IMTS, held in Chicago and urge all UK based manufacturers planning a presence to get in touch to make sure they feature in the MTA's IMTS Brochure. We conclude our trio with a round up of the Chinese market from the MTA's own Gordon King.
If you prefer your sport closer to home we have our Annual Golf Day on 20th September. Places are filling up so remember to book your space soon, either by downloading a booking form or using our online form.
All member companies will be emailed by Graham Dewhurst over the next few days with an update on two great networking events, the MTA Annual Dinner and MACH's Birthday Party set for the 10th October. On the Dinner, we are keen to gauge numbers so that we can go ahead with booking an even larger room for March 2013. This is because we sold out last year and we don't want anybody to be disappointed - so if you've not been before, or have missed a year or two, and would like to join us, get in touch.
Finally we have our weekly round up of Statistics and Economics from Geoff Noon.
Enjoy the Olympic finale, and have a good weekend.