Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.
It has been a busy week for the Association and our members who have been exhibiting at EMO 2017 in Hannover. There will be a full report of the exhibition next week, as we’re are still in Germany until the show closes tomorrow.
But to give you a little flavour of what’s been going on, the MTA team held a press conference for European journalists at the show to encourage more international visitors to MACH 2018. MTA CEO James Selka and Statistician Geoff Noon delivered a talk to The International General Managers at EMO discussing BREXIT and the UK market. The talk was well attended and well received by the Associations in attendance.
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The Design and Technology Association is looking for high profile candidates to join the board of this prestigious organisation and contribute to its work shaping design, engineering and technology education in the UK and helping to inspire more young people to develop industry-critical skills.
Star GB’s 2017 Open House will give engineers an insight into the latest equipment and software solutions in sliding head machining. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness live demonstrations on a comprehensive range of Star models including their flagship ST-38 machine. Find out how to attend in the story below.
Following the success of the Export Control Symposium in London earlier this year, the Export Control Joint Unit in the Department for International Trade has arranged a further one-day symposium focusing on requirements for export controls and guidance on when licences are required.
CECIMO latest data shows that the European production of machine tools is expected to reach 25.2 billion euro in 2017, registering an annual growth rate of 4%. For the full story see the feature within the Brief.
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.