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Friday Brief Intro 09/04/2021

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

This week feels like an event special as we’ve got details of a number of future exhibitions and webinars.

A reminder from organisers of EMO Milano that it will still run as planned this October. Alongside the positive uptake of the show, there is further information about the safe running of the show and how it will operate. We have also been informed this week that IMTEX 2021 will not be taking place in June as planned but will be returning to it’s usual slot in January 2022. Find out more below.

The MTA are busy planning a series of webinars (watch this space for further details) but we have details of our digital sales webinar on 13th May. The aim of this webinar is to help members understand and maximise their virtual selling potential whilst physical visits and exhibitions are on hold. Register for your free space in the story below to find out more.

On the theme of webinars we have details on the next series of BEIS webinars running next week on trading in a post-Brexit landscape. Details of the remaining webinars are contained within the story below.

We also have details this week of a call for applications for funding from MTA Member NPL and Innovate UK. Eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found within the link below.

Following the release of the data that was missing when we wrote the main article last week, we have updated our analysis of the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data for the manufacturing sector covering Asia and the Americas region. There are some mixed trends here but the general thrust is of an improvement compared to February but with both India and Brazil bucking this trend with lower but still positive readings. Indeed, across our analysis, only Mexico and Hungary had a PMI reading below the crucial 50 level despite increasing Covid-infection levels in many countries.

Also this week we have a couple of items from our European colleagues. CECIMO (the manufacturers group) has issued the new edition of its Toolbox which gives an update on the economic situation for the machine tool industry against 5 themes and CELIMO has announced its Spring economic webinar next week - details of how to join this are in the article below.

A reminder also that the MTA Business Survey for March (which was launched at the start of this month) is still open for your input at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-mar21 and we would encourage all members to participate in this important survey - it should only take a couple of minutes.

That’s all this week, have a good weekend.

CELIMO ECONOMIC PRESENTATION

CELIMO ECONOMIC PRESENTATION

On Friday 16th April, CELIMO - the group of European associations representing importers/distributors of manufacturing technology - will hold its Spring Economic Update Webinar.  This will take a look at the current situation in Europe focusing mainly on the outcomes for 2020 and the prospects for the coming year across the region.

 

A New joint NPL and Innovate UK initiative

A New joint NPL and Innovate UK initiative

Call for applications now open for up to £2 million funding, available through a new joint NPL and Innovate UK initiative

Through the National Timing Centre (NTC) programme, MTA Member NPL are providing innovation opportunities for UK companies through funding projects. To achieve this, NPL is working with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £2 million in feasibility studies for innovation in the dissemination and application of resilient time, frequency and synchronisation.

CECIMO ECONOMIC & STATISTICAL TOOLBOX

CECIMO ECONOMIC & STATISTICAL TOOLBOX

The latest edition of the Toolbox from CECIMO (the European group for associations representing machine tool manufacturers) largely covers data up to the 4th quarter of 2020, although the trade data is not yet available to this point.

The Toolbox is structured around 5 themes covering data for the machine tool industry, demand, investment, the business climate and general economic indicators.

The highlights in this edition include:

PURCHASING MANAGERS INDEX FOR MANUFACTURING

PURCHASING MANAGERS INDEX FOR MANUFACTURING

Following our article last week (see https://www.mta.org.uk/resources/purchasing-managers%E2%80%99-index-5) we now have the missing data that was published over the Easter weekend.  The Global Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing produced by J P Morgan using the data from IHS Markit came in at 55.0 (although not all the countries were included in this because of the publishing delays), its highest level since February 2011 which was in the recovery phase following the financial crisis.  While t

BEIS Brexit Webinars

BEIS Brexit Webinars

BEIS are continue their series of webinars next week for companies who trade with the EU. Please see the dates and times of the events below.

13 April 2021 Exporting: What you need to do to keep your goods moving

13:45-14:45

What actions you need to take to export goods from Great Britain to the EU and move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. HMRC will provide a run through of the main export processes, including:

IMTEX 2021 & Tooltech 2021 Rescheduled to January 2022

IMTEX 2021 & Tooltech 2021 Rescheduled to January 2022

Indian economy has been recovering from the aftereffects of the pandemic and is projected to grow at 12.5% during the year 2021-22 as per IMF estimates.

However, the recent spike of Covid cases during the month of March in multiple regions has brought considerable concern. As requested by member companies and exhibitors of IMTEX, IMTMA has decided to reschedule the IMTEX dates from June 2021 to January 2022 along with IMTEX FORMING.

The combined exhibition will now be held from January 20 - 26, 2022 at BIEC, Bangalore.

MTA Webinar: Digital sales for life not lockdown

MTA Webinar: Digital sales for life not lockdown

Virtual Selling? Optimise Your New Sales Reality!

No one saw COVID-19 coming, as a result, your sales approach must adapt rapidly to be successful in this new virtual sales environment.

Join us on Thursday 13th May 11.00am to focus on key strategies and specific practical tips you can implement to take your virtual skills to the next level.

You will discover:

· How to create interest and engagement for new prospects and existing clients.

· How to adapt your sales content for all types of virtual selling situations.

EMO MILANO PLANNING CONTIUNES AS EXHIBITOR NUMBERS GROW

EMO MILANO PLANNING CONTIUNES AS EXHIBITOR NUMBERS GROW

Organisers of EMO MILANO are confident the event will run as scheduled and they are very optimistic that by October, due to worldwide vaccination campaigns, movement of people will be allowed and lighter restrictions will be in place for industrial exhibitions.

To guarantee visitors, exhibitors and organisers the participation in total safety in trade fairs and events taking place within its exhibition fairgrounds, Fiera Milano has already developed a Protocol for the containment of the spread of coronavirus which illustrates the methods for the safe conduct of trade fairs.