We have some must attend events highlighted in this week’s Friday Brief, not least the Future Aerospace Manufacturing Seminar on Friday 8 February in Sheffield, jointly arranged between the MTA and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. Over 140 delegates are already booked for the half day Seminar which will feature presentations from Gareth Williams, VP Research & Technology Business Development and Partnerships at Airbus and other industry leaders. A senior government minister will be delivering the keynote address. A few places for the event, which includes a hot buffet lunch and other opportunities to network, are still available via the downloadable booking form on the MTA website or via the article in this week’s Friday Brief.
All the tables for the MTA’s Annual Dinner have now been taken. However, entries for the Manufacturing Industry Awards are still open but beware – the closing date for entries is 11 February. Further details and the simple application form can be downloaded from the MTA website or again via the article in this week’s Friday Brief.
We also have news of upcoming events organised by other bodies. The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are holding a joint meeting on 5 March to share knowledge and experience on “quiet by design” for workplace machinery. We have received advanced notice of the next European Manufacturing Forum meeting which will take place on 20 March, at the European Parliament, Brussels. This event is co-organised by CECIMO and other partnering European Associations representing the machinery industry and will be focused on Market Surveillance in the Single Market.
There is the usual round up of economic news from Geoff Noon; and finally congratulations to the MTA’s Adrian Sell on his election to the Board of the Association of Exhibition Organisers.
Have a good weekend.