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Newsletter Listing intro for week 42

Welcome all to Friday 17th October’s Friday Brief.

This week’s edition includes an important reminder to get your application in for the 2nd Ballot for exhibition space at MACH 2016. It may seem a while away but if you want the best and most appropriate space for your business you must be in the ballot which closes on Tuesday 4th November 2014.

We also announce today a new Member’s Benefit – if you are coming to London and in need of a meeting room, the first-rate facilities at the MTA Head Office in central London are now available to members free of charge. Demand will be high, so get your booking in quick!

This week saw Scarborough Engineering Week and MAKTEK – we sent along representatives so you can find out what they thought below. MIDEST – the international show for subcontracting and maintenance in Paris, France is approaching so take a look to see if it fits into your strategies. We also have information on UKTI's upcoming Great Festival of Creativity in Hong Kong next month – the event aims to provide a dynamic celebration of British innovation, bringing together governments and businesses from across a variety of sectors.

In economic news, the Eurostat numbers on industrial output and, in particular for Capital Goods, don’t make great reading with a large fall in the sub-sector in August.  However, we should not read too much into a single month, but we will be looking closely at the next couple of month’s data for signs of a recovery.  The other report is from the USA; the picture here is of a market that is broadly similar to 2013, although with the effect of IMTS to come over the next month or two, we would expect some growth to appear given the buoyant reports from that exhibition. Next week is the MTA Economic Forecast and we only have a few spaces left so if you’ve not signed up yet, do it quick!

Do let us know if you have any news or stories you would like to share with MTA Members – send them over to olawson@mta.org.uk

Enjoy the sunny (fingers crossed) weekend.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK:

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK:

European Industrial Production, August 2014:  the latest data from Eurostat shows that total industrial production in the euro-zone fell by -1.8% compared to July, while there was a reduction of -1.4% for the EU28 as a whole.  Compared to a year earlier, total industrial production was -1.9% lower in the euro-zone and -0.8% lower for the EU28.  It remains to be seen what happens in the last part of the year, but there is some evidence that, for the UK at least, August may turn out to have been a stronger than usual holiday period, so we may see a sharp pick

MTA AGM includes House of Commons Reception:

MTA AGM includes House of Commons Reception:

If you’re not signed up for the upcoming MTA AGM – which includes a reception held at the House of Commons do get signed up quickly.

The Keynote speaker at the MTA AGM lunch will be Chris Wilson, Managing Director of Messier Dowty. Chris’ talk is titled ‘What's driving us forward? – Landing gear past, present and future’.

The AGM will be held on the 2nd Dec at Church House Westminster and will be followed by a House of Commons Reception hosted by Iain Wright MP.

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.

Seppo Lehtonen, from Fastem will deliver a presentation titled “Best Practice – Manufacturing Automation for the Real World”.

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.

MAKTEK Eurasia:

MAKTEK Eurasia:

This week has seen Turkey’s largest Manufacturing Technologies Exhibition, MAKTEK Eurasia, underway in Istanbul. The event occupies the whole of the 120,000 sqm Tuyap complex and has something like 1000 exhibitors from Machine Tool Manufacturers and Tooling companies through to companies applying the technology in Turkey and beyond.

Scarborough Engineering Week:

Scarborough Engineering Week:

Scarborough Engineering Week took place this week and saw over 2000 young people attend. The event, aimed at young people aged from 4-19 years, is a showcase of some of the most prominent local and regional business’ who rely on engineering to be successful. It is all about empowering young people to take control of their future in an ever changing world. The show was a great opportunity to inspire, and promote careers available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. There were lots of examples and ‘have a go’ features to show how exciting technology can be. 

GREAT Festival of Creativity (UKTI) - Hong Kong, 18th – 20th November 2014

GREAT Festival of Creativity (UKTI) - Hong Kong, 18th – 20th November 2014

The GREAT Festival of Creativity is your chance to demonstrate to the world why UK companies are the best partners to do business with. Part of the Prime Minister’s GREAT Britain Campaign, the Festival provides an iconic, dynamic celebration of British creativity and innovation, bringing together government and businesses across a variety of sectors to capture the innovative edge that Britain brings to markets across the globe.

MIDEST, the international Show for subcontracting and maintenance - 4-7 November 2014, Paris-Nord Villepinte

MIDEST, the international Show for subcontracting and maintenance - 4-7 November 2014, Paris-Nord Villepinte

Despite slow economic conditions across Europe, MIDEST remains as strong as ever, with over 1,700 exhibitors from 38 countries and an expected 42,000 professional visitors from 70 counties, as OEMs turn to outside suppliers to manage costs and volatile demand. For UK visitors, MIDEST is an opportunity to tap into a new source of suppliers that are eager for business and able to deliver high quality at competitive rates.

Further information on the link below, the show is taking place  on 4th -7th November 2014, in Paris-Nord Villepinte.

Looking for somewhere to hold a meeting in Central London? Meeting rooms at MTA head office in Bayswater are now free to members

Looking for somewhere to hold a meeting in Central London? Meeting rooms at MTA head office in Bayswater are now free to members

This week we are pleased to announce a new benefit to membership of the MTA.

The excellent meeting facilities at MTA Head Office at 62 Bayswater Road are now free for our members.  Why not take advantage now and book a meeting room in the heart of London, and seize the opportunity to visit your Association?  We have a choice of rooms available and can accommodate up to 20 people for a meeting. 

MACH 2016 Exhibiting Ballot 2 to close – Tuesday 4th November

MACH 2016 Exhibiting Ballot 2 to close – Tuesday 4th November

You should have recently received full details on how to participate in the second ballot for stand space at MACH 2016. This is your chance to select the most appropriate stand space for your business.
The first ballot for stands of 200m2 or larger took place on Friday 3rd October 2014.

Ballot 2 is for stands of less than 200m2 and will take place on Friday 7th November with a closing date for submissions of Tuesday 4th November 2014.