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Newsletter Listing intro for week 36

Welcome to the Friday Brief of the week ending 5 September 2014.

We return after a summer break with a number of important dates for your diary.

We start with news that the MACH 2016 ballot process has begun. Companies wishing to enter the first ballot (for 200 sq.m. of space and over) check out the story below for details of how to apply before Tuesday 30 September 2014.

We also have details of a number of other MTA events including:

  • MTA Golf Day – 24 September 2014
  • Forecasting Seminar – 23 October 2014
  • Members Quarterly Meeting – 29 October 2014
  • MTA AGM – 2 December 2014

The MTA’s Annual Forecasting Seminar will be held at Iscar Tools in Bartley Green, Birmingham and will feature presentations from Oxford Economics as well as our own Statistician, Geoff Noon. This year, for the first time, we will be incorporating a forecast for the UK tooling market, making this event even more relevant to even more members.

The next Members Quarterly Meeting will be entitled “Manufacturing Automation Technology in the Real World” and will be held at the Birmingham Headquarters of Delcam. The morning event will feature guest speakers, interactive sessions and excellent networking opportunities.

The date for the MTA’s AGM has been announced as the 2nd December at Church House, Westminster. The AGM and Lunch will be followed by a Drinks Reception for members at the House of Commons.

Keep an eye on your inboxes over the next few weeks for further information about all of these events.

You may also have seen the Deputy Prime Minister was in India last week and a was accompanied by MTA Members, find out who in the story below.

This edition also carries details of a UKTI IP and Licensing for International Trade seminar.

This week’s economic data has the usual round-up plus there’s an updated version of the MTA’s Economic Report for you. Whilst we’re on the subject, for those of you who have not returned your business surveys, please can you send these in to Geoff Noon.

Finally, if you're at either IMTS, The TRAM conference in Chicago or AMB over the next few weeks, look out for MTA stands and members of the MTA team.

Have a good weekend.

MTA AGM - 2nd December 2014

MTA AGM - 2nd December 2014

The MTA AGM will take place on 2 December 2014 at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster. The event will be followed by lunch and a guest speaker. This will be followed by a reception at the House of Commons. 

The timing for the AGM will be 11.45am for a 12.30pm start. Further details, including speakers will follow over the next few weeks.

For further details, or to register your space, please contact Randa Orgill via rorgill@mta.org.uk or on 0207 298 6425.
 

Master Class - IP and Licensing for International Trade

Master Class - IP and Licensing for International Trade

This workshop will help you utilise the strength of your company’s intellectual property.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) wants to help companies expand overseas by exploiting their IP while protecting themselves from theft and infringement. This event will help you understand that process, and where to access accurate and impartial advice.

Topics covered include:

MTA Members join the Deputy Prime Minister in India

MTA Members join the Deputy Prime Minister in India

MTA Members, including Group Rhodes, Renishaw and Delcam, are currently in India with the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as part of a delegation focused on the aerospace sector.  The three-day visit to India, with a 40-strong trade delegation, will take advantage of the opportunities presented by the new Indian government’s focus on economic growth. The delegation will be joined by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. It is the first high-level trade mission to India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected in May.

ACT NOW- Make sure you’re in the MACH 2016 ballot.

ACT NOW- Make sure you’re in the MACH 2016 ballot.

Following on from the phenomenal success of MACH 2014 we are delighted to announce that we are now accepting ballot entries for 2016. The first ballot is for member companies taking stands of 200m² or more and will take place on Friday 3 October. If you would like to take part then we must receive your application before Tuesday 30 September 2014.

To enter, select your preferred stand options from the floor plans and fill out the application form below.

MTA Economic Report

MTA Economic Report

A new edition of our quarterly Economic Report has been released and is available for Members to download from the MTA web-site at www.mta.org.uk/members-area/mta-economic-report-august-2014.  This document is a compendium of macro-economic data, information about key sectors and some top level highlights from our surveys, including the series that we cover week-by-week in the Friday Brief.  This edition also includes an update on the UK production data for 2013 published by the ONS.

Economic Data This Week

Economic Data This Week

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, July 2014:  The UK manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell to 52.5 in August (from 54.8 in July);  although this is the lowest reading since June 2013, it is still well into positive territory and indicates a good steady rate of expansion in activity in the sector.  Both output and new orders expanded in August for the 18th successive month and the business is coming from both domestic and overseas markets.  The upturn also remains broadly based with increases in the consumer, intermediate and investment goods sectors.

Save the Date- Members’ Quarterly Meeting

Save the Date- Members’ Quarterly Meeting

If you’re interested in “Manufacturing Automation Technology in the Real World” don’t miss the next Members’ Quarterly Meeting (MQM). The meeting will be held at Delcam plc, in Birmingham on Wednesday 29 October 2014 at 10.30am. The morning event will feature guest speakers, interactive sessions and excellent networking opportunities.

The MQM will be preceded by Council Meetings, namely the External Affairs Committee and Membership and Events Committee, at 9.30am and will finish with lunch at approximately 2pm.

MTA Forecast Seminar

MTA Forecast Seminar

The MTA’s Annual Forecast Seminar will be held on 23 October 2014 at Iscar Tools in Birmingham. The Forecast Seminar will highlight economic and industry trends across all the key sectors for manufacturing technologies and will include a special focus on the aerospace industry. The second part of the session will include the announcement of the Oxford Economics/MTA forecast for the manufacturing technology market in both the UK and in 22 other markets around the world.