Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.
This week saw the MTA host one of its flagship events, the Annual Forecasting Seminar with Oxford Economics. The event took place yesterday at Renishaw’s Innovation Centre, in Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire. The Forecast Seminar is always a very well attended event and the presentations and economic data are now available to download from the member’s area of the MTA website.
The MTA is launching a new website in the near future, we are asking all members to contact Tom Lane (PR and Communications at the MTA) with up-to date
Thursday saw MTA CEO James Selka appearing before the House of Lord’s European Affairs Select Committee to discuss Brexit. The Committee is conducting an Inquiry to ascertain what the Government’s priorities should be in relation to setting the future landscape for trade the between the UK and the EU. Please see the below story for more details.
MTA members SolidCAM UK Ltd are pleased to announce that they are opening a new Technology Centre based in Little Horwood, Milton Keynes on 1st November 2016. They are opening the centre in response to ever-growing consumer demand and to stay ahead in what they describe as a competitive and fast-moving market.
The MTA is a corporate member of the CBI and as such they are extending an invitation to our members to attend their Annual Conference on 21st November. If you’re interested in taking part, all the details are below.
In the Economic News section this week we report on some export/import data for the key industry sectors in the UK, some new data comparing the UK’s productivity performance with our international peers and the latest figures for the cutting tool market in the USA; the latter includes a very positive outlook for 2017 which you can read more about by following the link to download the USCTI News Release.
That’s all for this week, we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news, until then have a great weekend from everyone at the MTA.