This week has seen the MTA Annual Forecast Seminar, held this year at the University of Warwick, focus on global as well as sector trends. In today’s Friday Brief Geoff Noon provides an overview of the themes and trends that were set out in the three presentations. He touches on some of the background factors that were discussed in full at the Seminar and which are important if one is to understand the headline figures.
The Seminar was attended by over 80 members drawn from across the MTA. Delegates gained a lot from the presentations and the chance to network over lunch. Links to the presentations will be put up on the MTA website in the days ahead.
Following quickly on the heels of the UK’s GDP figures for the third quarter are the latest figures for UK manufacturing. We feature these latest statistics in this week’s Friday Brief.
Next week sees the series of regional events that make up UKTI’s Export Week. There is something in the programme for those companies new to exporting as well as the more experienced. The events would be well worth a visit and links to each are provided in this week’s Friday Brief.
The online booking form is also now included for the MTA’s Annual Dinner and Awards. Of particular note is the need to look at the Award categories and encourage nominations. For the Awards to have maximum standing it is important to attract a large number of quality entries. The whole event promises to be one of the Association’s highlights so do keep the date free and start assembling names for your tables.
Have a good weekend.