Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.
It has been a busy week for the MTA and its members with the EMO exhibition taking place in Milan. The MTA were there representing the UK and offering support to our exhibiting members, early indications show the week was a success and that the show is 40% bigger that the last Milan event in 2009.
The MTA's Annual Forecasting Seminar will be held on 3rd November 2015 at the Technology Centre, Wolverhampton Science Park. This event is always very popular so please contact Nicola Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org at the MTA to register your interest.
Last Friday MTA CEO James Selka was a guest at the opening of Filtermist’s new global headquarters in Telford. Over 100 guest and dignitaries attended the event; join us in wishing Filtermist the utmost success in their new facility.
The Conservative Party conference took place in Manchester this past week and the MTA Head of External Affairs Paul O’Donnell was there on behalf of the Association, read his report on the event below.
Sanctions on Iran are being progressively lifted following last year’s deal on that country’s nuclear intentions. The government have issued some advice about this issue, please see the below story for more details.
A China-UK SME Business Match-Making Event takes place in Manchester on 23rd October. The event is run by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), working together with Britain’s longest established Chinese bank – the Bank of China. For details on how to register download this PDF (registration form).
CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries presented on the state of the European machine tool industry at EMO Milano 2015. They predicted that European machine tool production will grow to 23.6 billion euros in 2015 and that Machine tool sales in Europe will reach 14.2 billion euro in 2015 thanks to improving business confidence. Further details of their findings can be found within the Brief.
The MTA is backing a campaign by the Design and Association called Designed and Made in Britain? The campaign focuses the looming crisis of the shortage of designers faced both schools and British manufacturing. Please read the below story and throw your support behind this campaign and sign the petition to ensure Design & Technology and the other creative subjects are not neglected in Primary and Secondary Schools.
That is all for this week, from everyone at the MTA have a fantastic weekend and we’ll be back on next Friday with more news.