Welcome to the Friday Brief for 18 July 2014.
This week saw the MTA represented at two international trade shows. The Association took a stand at the inaugural EMTE-EASTPO in Shanghai which combined European and Chinese companies in one show. The event saw 650 exhibitors take part and over 14,000 visitors pass through the hall over the four day exhibition. Meanwhile, in Hampshire the MTA was also represented at the biennial Farnborough International Air Show. A steady stream of company representatives visited the MTA stand to find out more about the Association and to enquire about membership.
The Prime Minister announced a reshuffle of the Coalition Government Cabinet this week. We have a report of the ministers concerned and their new portfolios. Also announced this week was the launch of the British Business House (BBH) for the start of the Commonwealth Games. The BBH will demonstrate British business expertise and highlight the UK’s investment potential to key audiences. The sectors highlighted will include: Digital Health; Agri-tech; Global Sport; Energy; Rail; Security; Space and Satellite Applications and on Opportunities in the Growth of African Cities. The event offers a unique and creative showcase, representing the ‘Best of British’ and offers space for high profile guests to hold one-to-one meetings and network.
We have details of practical workshops being held this autumn by The Institute for Manufacturing. They will be based on the latest research from the University of Cambridge and aim to increase skill levels to manage technology and innovation.
Finally, congratulations go to all the participants in the Inter-Association Golf Day that was held on 16 July. There is a story in this week’s Brief about the various Trophy winners and the success of the event.
Have a good weekend.