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Friday Brief

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.

The MTA's Annual Forecasting Seminar will be held on 18th October 2018 at ISCAR Tools Ltd, Woodgate Business Park, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3DE.

The seminar sees the presentation of the MTA’s Annual Forecasts for the machine and cutting tool markets. Prepared by Oxford Economics the forecasts are an invaluable data set, not obtainable anywhere else, so see the story below to find out how to book your place.

There is just one week to go to get your applications in for Ballot 1 for space at MACH 2020. Ballot 1 is for stands of above 200 sq m; applications for this ballot close on Wednesday 5th September, and the draw will take place on 7th September. If you would like more information on how to submit your Ballot application, get in contact with the MTA’s Head of Sales Samantha Jones and she’ll happily talk you through the process (samantha.jones@mta.org.uk) or call the MTA office on 020 7298 6400.

The MTA have recently started an Additive and Digital Technical Committee. The first meeting for this committee concluded that the MTA should look at promoting these technologies to the UK supply chain aiding their uptake and adoption. One of the other areas we are also working on is an additive and digital manufacturing technology promotional booklet. As part of this we are very keen to have information on our members who provide products, training, services or anything else, in either one or both of these areas. See within the Brief for further details.

The MTC is hosting a one-day course which provides an advanced introduction to Additive Manufacturing. Delivered directly by their expert engineering team at the home of the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, this face-to-face course will provide you with knowledge of the associated principles, processes, materials and design approaches of additive manufacturing.

MSC R&D are hosting a series of webinars created and delivered to help businesses maintain the levels of R&D investment necessary to ensure continued growth. To find out how to register for the webinar please see the story below.

It has been a relatively quiet time for economic news this week, but the European Commission’s Economic Sentiment Index edged down marginally, continuing a trend that has been running most of the year, although the overall level remains relatively high.  Similarly, industrial confidence fell slightly, but also remains at a strong level.  We have crunched the numbers for UK machine tool exports and imports for the first half of the year and both show strong growth compared to the same months in 2017;  in both cases, trade with the European Union grew more quickly than business with the rest of the world. Finally this week, CECIMO has released a new edition of its Economic & Statistical Toolbox – this has an updated format that is easier to read, with more charts to explain the trends both within the European Machine Tool industry and in the general economic environment.

Thanks very much for reading, we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news, until then have a great weekend from everyone at the MTA.

MACH 2020 - You’ve got just one week to get your applications in for Ballot 1

MACH 2020 - You’ve got just one week to get your applications in for Ballot 1

While a proportion of the space for MACH 2020 is already on general sale, some areas of the halls are only available through our ballot system, ensuring fairness and giving all exhibitors a chance to choose the position which best suits them. Applications are coming in, and after ballot 1 you will be able to see all those exhibitors who have requested space over 200 sq m live on the plans.

Ballot 1 is for stands of above 200 sq m; applications for this ballot close next week on Wednesday 5th September, and the draw will take place on 7th September.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

European Commission’s Economic Sentiment Indicator, August 2018:  The European Commission (EC) takes a range of business surveys (for the UK, it uses the CBI surveys) to construct a sectoral confidence indicator for both the Euro-zone and the EU28.  The latest figures for the overall Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) show that it edged down in the Euro-Zone but was stable for the EU28 as a whole.  Although this continues a trend that has been running since the start of the year, the ESI remains at an historically high level.

MTA Forecast Seminar 2018

MTA Forecast Seminar 2018

The MTA's Annual Forecasting Seminar will be held on 18th October 2018 at ISCAR Tools Ltd, Woodgate Business Park, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3DE.

The seminar sees the presentation of the MTA’s Annual Forecasts for the machine and cutting tool markets. Prepared by Oxford Economics the forecasts are an invaluable data set, not obtainable anywhere else. The event is also a chance to hear at first hand from leading economists with their take on the economic issues that cause uncertainty in business and ask to them your questions.