*Apologies for the lateness of Friday Brief (and to anyone who has tried to email us at MTA since Thursday). We are currently experiencing problems with our internet connection, also affecting our emails. Similarly, if you have entered Ballot 1 for MACH and not received a confirmation please contact Nicola Harrison on 0207 298 6402.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Brief – There will be no purring, and we promise to mention the deficit.
Amazingly there are only 563 days until MACH 2016 (that’s practically tomorrow!) and we are delighted to announce that Airbus has confirmed their attendance. You only have a few more days left to get your name into the first ballot for exhibition space, and for those interested – but yet to sign-up - in the second ballot the deadline is 31st October 2014. So get your company in quick.
In other news, The MTA has a new Northern Area Sales Manager in Samantha Jones, so please welcome her to the family, and following another successful MTA Golf Day (despite a torrential downpour), the team from Jemtech finished as winners.
We have a few dates for your diaries: Citizen Machinery is celebrating 40 years in the UK with an open house from the 7th -10th October; ‘The New Machine Event’ will showcase their latest products. The Chinese-British Council is holding a trade fair next Friday (3rd Oct) on behalf of the Sichuan International Chamber of Commerce for the Machinery Industry.
The Sichuan Chamber, which has over 600 members in this sector in West China, will lead a delegation of chairmen and managers from machinery manufacturers - most of them have projects on hand and they are very keen to work with UK companies on a range of different projects.
DMG Mori is also holding an open house from 13th – 17th October which offer the opportunity to view the latest machining and control technologies but also to gain a useful insight into the benefits, applications and innovations from a cross section of technology partners in the fields of Tooling, CAD/CAM, Metrology and much more.
Can we also remind you to get registered for our AGM (2nd Dec) and MQM (29th Oct), and in economic news, the deficit is still big.
If you have queries about any stories in this week’s Friday Brief, or have some news that you would like to share with MTA members, please email Ollie at Olawson@mta.org.uk