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Newsletter Listing intro for week 44

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

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK:

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK:

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, October 2014:  The latest results from the CBI Trends Survey shows an easing in the rate of growth in manufacturing output and total new orders also fell back to the lowest growth rate for a year.  Although there was an easing in the rate of expansion in domestic orders, the main driver of the slower overall growth was the first decline in export orders for 18 months.  This appears to be linked to reports of a loss of competitiveness - which in turn is probably due to the strength of Sterling - but concern about political and economic conditions are also above

MTA ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS

MTA ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS

With brochures and details currently winging their way to all members, we are pleased to announce the MTA Annual Dinner 2015 will be held on 12th March 2015.

The biggest annual event of its type, each year it sees hundreds of senior people in engineering based manufacturing come together to celebrate the success of the industry in a friendly, convivial, environment.

GEARING UP FOR CHARITY ROAD TRIP

GEARING UP FOR CHARITY ROAD TRIP

Staff from Hexagon Metrology UK gave a warm send-off to a group of young engineers as they set off from Coventry for an iconic driving adventure in Italy.

The team of apprentices and graduates from the Manufacturing Technology Centre are driving a trio of Minis in the Italian Job Car Rally to raise money for children’s charities.

They will compete in a range of challenges during the 10-day event, inspired by the 1960s British heist movie. The rally will involve special stages at the Monza circuit and the Lingotto, Fiat’s rooftop factory.

Last few tickets remain for next week's Innovate UK 2014

Last few tickets remain for next week's Innovate UK 2014

With over 150 International visitors confirmed to attend Innovate UK 2014 next week, the event provides an exceptional opportunity to meet international buyers looking for innovative products and overseas companies looking for UK partners.

You will also have the opportunity to meet with market experts from 30 countries and receive first hand support to gain the knowledge and customers to expand your business internationally.

Spaces filling up fast for MTA AGM Seminar, lunch and House of Commons Reception!

Spaces filling up fast for MTA AGM Seminar, lunch and House of Commons Reception!

The MTA AGM, Lunch and House of commons reception are filling up fast so book now to avoid disappointment.

The AGM is your opportunity to have your say in the running of the MTA and what we do for you and should not be missed.

This is followed by the AGM Lunch, which includes our great guest speaker Chris Wilson, Managing Director of Messier Dowty. Chris's talk will be 'What's driving us forward? – Landing gear, past, present and future'.

LAST FEW DAYS TO GET YOUR APPLICATION IN FOR MACH 2016 BALLOT 2

LAST FEW DAYS TO GET YOUR APPLICATION IN FOR MACH 2016 BALLOT 2

LAST FEW DAYS TO GET YOUR APPLICATION IN FOR MACH 2016 BALLOT 2

MACH 2016 will take place from 11-15 April 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham.

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

With more than 23,000 people in attendance, this year's MACH was a tremendous success and we are currently working to bring even greater numbers of high quality decision makers to the next show.

MTA MQM : Manufacturing Automation Technology in the Real World:

MTA MQM : Manufacturing Automation Technology in the Real World:

Wednesday 29th October saw the MTA's Members’ Quarterly Meeting, the latest in a series of meetings aimed to inform, debate and discuss the key issues of the day. MTA Members filled the conference room at hosts Delcam to talk over the day’s theme - “Manufacturing Automation Technology in the Real World”.