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Newsletter Listing intro for week 48

Welcome to Friday Brief on the 28th November 2014 – which is a little bruised from battling for best e-marketing bargains on Black Friday…

The build-up to MACH 2016 really kicked off this week, with over 17,000 square metres of exhibition space already allocated – that’s 15% up on the equivalent period before the last exhibition - and the announcement  that Siemens Offshore have committed to the event, the third OEM (after Airbus and Messier Dowty) to do so. The MACH 2016 Bulletin has also been launched, so be sure to sign-up to receive all the latest info on what is already looking like the best MACH for years.

Today’s BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL DEAL is one free ticket to the MTA’s Annual Dinner and Manufacturing Awards Ceremony (12th March 2015) for member’s who book a table (8 or more people). This early bird offer ends today, so be sure to sign up quick.

We have news that UKTI are organising a Mega Mission to Central Eastern Europe in 2015. The trade delegation of UK companies will be led to Romania and Bulgaria by Business Ambassador the Rt Hon. Brian Wilson. This is your opportunity to find out more and to meet potential business partners in both countries. Don’t miss your chance to explore the potential that exists in this exciting region. In addition, there is also a webinar by UKTI Warsaw on opportunities in the Automotive Sector in CEE on Thursday 4th December at 2pm.

There is a business opportunity from Russia this week too - Software development company "DATADVANCE" based in Moscow with office in Toulouse (France) is seeking potential partners or dealers in United Kingdom, interested in either implementation or distribution of their product.

In economic news this week it is worth drawing attention to the generally positive news in the Business Investment data for the 3rd quarter which is up on where it was at this point last year, with spending on machinery and ICT equipment especially strong (+13%).  The CBI Trends survey is also pointing to continuing expansion of the manufacturing sector, although admittedly at a slower pace than we saw earlier in the year.  The investment survey from the European Commission is showing a downgrade of expectations for this year, but again the outlook is still positive.  This is a recurring theme in a number of data series at the moment - slower but still positive trends - and it is important to look beyond some of the headlines which seem to equate slower growth with the end of the world as we know it!

Enjoy the weekend bargain hunting, and don’t forget there are only 26 days until Christmas!

Economic Data this week:

Economic Data this week:

UK GDP, 3rd Quarter 2014:  The 2nd estimate of UK GDP released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the economy was +0.7% larger than in the 2nd quarter of the year and, compared to a year earlier, it had grown by +3.0%.  Both of these figures were unrevised from the preliminary estimate which was released a month ago.  The UK remains the fastest growing of the G7 industrialised countries.

Russian software development company seeks UK partner

Russian software development company seeks UK partner

Software development company "DATADVANCE" based in Moscow (Russia) with office in Toulouse (France) is seeking potential partners or dealers in United Kingdom, interested in either implementation or distribution of their product.

The company specialises in research and development of software products for predictive modelling, intellectual data analysis and multidisciplinary optimisation. The company is a regular supplier to such companies as AirBus Group, EADS, Rolls Royce, Michelin, Linagrain, IHI Corporation.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) GREAT CEE Mega Mission 2015

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) GREAT CEE Mega Mission 2015

UK Trade & Investment are organising the GREAT CEE Mega Mission 2015, a trade delegation of UK companies to Romania and Bulgaria led by UK Business Ambassador the Rt Hon. Brian Wilson.
This is your opportunity to find out more and to meet potential business partners in both countries. Whether your expertise is in mass transport, water environment, nuclear or oil & gas, don’t miss your chance to explore the potential that exists in this exciting region.

MTA Annual Dinner 2015 - Early Bird offer ends TODAY!

MTA Annual Dinner 2015 - Early Bird offer ends TODAY!

The Manufacturing Technologies Association Annual Dinner is a high point of the manufacturing calendar. The Annual Dinner, which includes the finals of the Manufacturing Industry Awards, is held on Thursday 12th March in ICC in Birmingham.

EARLY BIRD OFFER - Members booking a table (8 or more people) before 28 November 14 will be eligible for a FREE TICKET!

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.

MACH 2016 - Cutting into the future

MACH 2016 - Cutting into the future

MACH 2016 is taking shape with over 17,000 square metres of space already allocated, some 15% up on the equivalent stage before MACH 2014.

Following a ballot for space at the Exhibition, which is set for the 11-15 April 2016 at the NEC, over 200 companies are on the floor plans with more coming in every day.

James Selka, the MTA’s Chief Executive, said: “It’s fantastic to have so many companies on board as far ahead as sixteen months before MACH 2016. It’s a great opportunity to build on success and really broaden the exhibition’s reach and scope.”