The MTA celebrated the Centenary of the MACH Exhibition and the launch of MACH 2014 this week. The celebration event at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry attracted over 130 guests and was a fitting tribute to MACH’s role in showcasing the advances in manufacturing technology over the past one hundred years.
Places are filling up fast at the MTA’s Annual Forecast Seminar on 8 November at the International Digital Laboratory on the campus of the University of Warwick’s. This is always a popular event so do not delay making your booking.
This week saw the end of the Party Conference season. The MTA’s Head of External Affairs, Paul O’Donnell attended each of the three main parties’ conferences and gives his assessment of the debates as they effect the manufacturing sector.
UKTI is very active at present promoting its services to business and particularly exporters. In this week’s Friday Brief an overview of the Asia Task Force events around the country in the coming week is highlighted. The organisers have streamlined the events to make them easier for key executives short of time to attend.
Other initiatives linked to UKTI include the China Britain Business Council and a webinar on doing business with the manufacturing sector in India. We have details of both these opportunities.
Details of a special report looking at the challenges facing the SME sector written by Kingston Smith is considered together with the usual weekly review of economic statistics.
Have a good weekend.