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.