A warm welcome to readers of Friday Brief on the 31st October.
The big news this week is that you only have a few more days to get your application in for the MACH 2016 ballot 2! If you want to be in the ballot for stands of less than 200m2 you must get your submission in by Tuesday 4th November.
Places at the upcoming MTA AGM, lunch and House of Commons Reception are filling up fast. We have an excellent guest speaker for the AGM Lunch in Chris Wilson Managing Director of Messier Dowty, followed by a reception in the House of Commons – one of the UK’s most majestic buildings and a fantastic venue to network and meet key MPs and politicians. You do not want to miss out.
In other news, we held our MQM this week. Hosted at Delcam, members saw three presentations and debated the theme of the day “Manufacturing Automation Technology in the Real World” – find out the outcomes below.
We also have details of a UKTI event on business opportunities in Eastern and Central Europe on the 26th November, and next week’s Innovate UK event – an opportunity to meet international buyers looking for innovative products and overseas companies looking for UK partners.
There is also news and details of the MTA Awards and Annual Dinner – get registered before it is too late and a team of apprentices and graduates from Hexagon Metrology UK are driving a trio of Minis in the Italian Job Car Rally to raise money for children’s charities.
In economic news, the CBI Trends survey data was interesting in the context of what was said at the Forecast Seminar last week. There does seem to be some easing in export orders from the twin issues of the strength of Sterling and concerns about both political and economic conditions overseas.nter text, no images or links