Friday Brief 5 July 2013
Welcome to the Friday Brief for the 5th of July. Astonishingly we are now only nine months away from MACH 2014. That date milestone has coincided with an exhibitor milestone, as we welcomed the 300th Exhibitor to sign up to join us. You can read more about the firm, W.H. Tildesley, below. This week has also seen the Exhibitor Zone on the MACH 2014 Website www.machexhibition.com go live. Use it to upload your logs, products, brochures, videos and other material to make your part of the MACH 2014 website your own.
Already on the Floorplan is the Bloodhound SSC, the UK attempt to build a car that will do a cool 1000mph. Many MTA members are involved in the project, with Castle Precision, who will manufacture the wheels, the latest. Bloodhound will sit in the Education and Training Zone at MACH 2014 because inspiring and educating the next generation of world beating engineers is one of the central goals of the project; one which got a big boost this week as Government committed a further £1m to the outreach programme.
Another great feature coming up for the Education and Training Zone is the inclusion of the Midlands heats of the Worldskills competition. There was a reminder of the goal those young people have set themselves this week as Worldskills 2013 kicked-off in Leipzig. You can find out more about the UK’s entrants in this week’s Friday Brief.
It’s been a rollercoaster week on the foreign exchanges and equity markets as the new Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has lost no time in stamping his views on Monetary Policy. He confirmed that we can expect historically low interest rates for some years to come. The last couple of weeks have seen the publication of a raft of surveys, most of which have pointed to a stronger economy in the pipeline – you can read Geoff Noon’s summaries below. Also a reminder: the MTA’s own Business Survey for June is now in the field, if you’d like to contribute to helping build a better picture of our industry get in contact with Geoff at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Another area where the MTA needs to make sure its voice heard is in Brussels. We are working with CECIMO, our European umbrella group, to make sure the changes to the market surveillance regime make sense for industry, full details below.
Finally we have news of a two day manufacturing conference being held at the University of Cambridge, and a discounted participant rate for MTA members.
Have a Good Weekend.
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