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Newsletter Listing intro for week 38

Welcome all to this week’s edition of Friday Brief, for the week ending 19th September.

This week, we announce some speakers for our upcoming events – the AGM on the 2nd December and October’s Member’s Quarterly Meeting. Be sure to sign up to both today!

We also have MTA CEO James Selka's thoughts on the recent IMTS and AMB Conferences, and the excellent venue in Stuttgart. This week’s economic news picks up comments in the Bank of England Agent’s report which, while pointing to some easing of growth rates in manufacturing, also highlight steady demand for the engineering sector based on the strength of the automotive and aerospace sectors – this picks up on some of the data we reflected last week on UK manufacturing output by sector.

In addition, we’ve got news a UKTI market visit to Japan, coinciding with JIMTOF 2014,  Renishaw’s MaschinenMarket award win, where their new Sprint scanning probe won an award for ‘Most Innovative Measuring System Product’ and news of Group Rhodes’ 2014 Apprenticeship Awards.

Enjoy!

Member’s Quarterly Meeting 29th October 2014

Member’s Quarterly Meeting 29th October 2014

The next Members’ Quarterly Meeting (MQM) entitled “Manufacturing Automation Technology in the Real World” 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.

We are delighted to be able to announce that Seppo Lehtonen, from Fastem will deliver a presentation titled “Best Practice – Manufacturing Automation for the Real World”.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK:

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK:

European Industrial Output, July 2014:  Data from Eurostat shows that total industrial production, which includes the manufacturing and energy sectors, was +1.0% higher than in June for the euro-zone and +0.7% up for the EU28 as a whole.  Compared to July 2013, industrial production grew by +2.2% in the euro-zone and by +2.0% for the EU28.

Let us know if you're going to JIMTOF 2014

Let us know if you're going to JIMTOF 2014

The MTA are delighted to announce that UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is hosting a forthcoming market visit to Japan, for companies looking for opportunities to trade within this lucrative market.

The visit will coincide with the Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF) 2014 and you can join this exclusive and hosted market visit package, organised and run by UKTI Shropshire (West Midlands) in conjunction with UKTI Tokyo.