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MACH 2014 Media Launch

Yesterday marked a big milestone in the preparations for MACH 2014. The day was both exactly a year before the Exhibition will end and the occasion of the MACH 2014 Media Launch, which this year was held at HMS Belfast, the floating museum moored on the Thames.

There were two big stories for the assembled journalists to get their teeth into. Firstly the great news that so far the space taken is running some 25% ahead of the figures in advance of MACH 2012; and secondly that Airbus has announced that it is going to be exhibiting for the first time.

This impressive early exhibition sales performance for MACH 2014 is a reflection on the importance of MACH to the UK engineering-based manufacturing sector. The fact that MACH exhibition sales are up by 25% on this time two years ago is a further indication of the resilience of UK advanced engineering and its determination to work towards a positive future.

The MACH 2014 Exhibition will include representation from large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) including aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The OEMs will be taking space within the UK Manufacturing Zone, close to existing and potential suppliers.

Colin Sirett, Head of Research & Technology, Business Development and Partnerships Airbus UK, said:

“Airbus recognises the importance of developing strong relationships with world class suppliers. By exhibiting at MACH 2014 Airbus is participating in the UK manufacturing sector’s pre-eminent event and bringing us into closer contact with a diverse range of the leading manufacturers. I very much look forward to the opportunities at MACH 2014.”

The Halls are filling up fast, with sought after positions being snapped up, so don’t delay if you want to be part of the British manufacturing’s biggest event in 2014, get in contact with Adrian Sell at asell@mta.org.uk or on 020 7298 6401.