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The MTA offers a wide range of services to our members: Marketing, Grants for Training and Apprenticeships, Representation, Networking and Information. You can find out more about what we and our members have achieved together.

The MTA will be attending the show to give support to members.

GDPR Update... things you need to know ‘GDPR’ replaces the existing data protection directive that was introduced in 1998 and has been created by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission to strengthen and unify data protection for all EU residents. GDPR addresses data protection rules for personal data export outside of the EU.

It will come into force for all organisations that handle the data of EU residents from the 25th of May 2018.

The MTA are always looking for ways in which we can bring you new and useful services to help make you more competitive and successful.

We’re sure that you have received many emails recently about the incoming GDPR regulations.

The MTA have been in contact with the organisers of IMTEX 2019 with a view to having a UK pavilion. The cost for members to exhibit as part of the pavilion are below, with a location within the exhibition to be confirmed.

£310/m2 for space only

£350/m2 for shell scheme

These prices include both taxes of (9% each) but there may be additional costs associated with registration fees and show catalogue entries.

The MTA has once again been flying the Union Jack in Russia this week.

For the first time the MTA has hosted a pavilion at Metalloobrabotka alongside Colchester Machine Tools Solutions, CGTech, Lapmaster Wolters, Matrix Machine Tools (Coventry) Ltd, PTG Holroyd and Renishaw.

James Fudge and Dr Igor Bazhenov were at the event alongside Members and the MTA’s national peers.

The MTA Business Survey for April will be closing early next week, but there is still time to get your return on to us if you have not done so already.  This survey provides important data about the manufacturing technology sector to place alongside other, more wide-ranging figures, so it is important that we get a true reflection of the trends in our sector.  You can access the on-line form at

EEF’s latest Affiliate newsletter is now available, the newsletter pulls together information on some of the key topics that may affect our members such as GDPR and ISO 45001 - the first globally recognised Health and Safety standard.

The MTA newsletter can be accessed here:

The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T and Engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum.

As trailed last week, we will be holding our Spring Economic Update on Thursday 17th May at the MTC in Coventry (10:30 for an 11:00 start).  The focus of this will be the UK although, of course, we cannot ignore global economic events.