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MTA would like to inform you of the opportunity to exhibit at the FIA at a special MTA members’ discount rate.

The FIA discount for MTA members includes:

9sqm Shell Scheme Package - £3,975 plus VAT (full rate is £4,379, saving of around £400, approximately 10%). For spaces larger than 9sqm a pro rata rate of £442 per sqm plus VAT will be applied.

9sqm Shell Scheme Package Includes:

The MTA Business Survey for January is launching today - if you received this e-mail, please let us have your input as soon as you can.  As you can see from the story below and in other recent data, manufacturing and engineering is doing well and this survey provides the information about the manufacturing technology sector to place alongside other, more wide ranging data.

The MTA are delighted to announce we will have a pavilion at Metalloobrabotka in Moscow, Russia 14-18th May.

The pavilion will host a number of MTA members as well as a lounge with events planned for during the week. The event will be support by the MTA’s Russian office with James Fudge and Igor Bazhenov working on the event.

The MTA Business Survey for November will be closing on Monday, so there is still time to get your data to us - the on-line form at is still open.  This survey provides a valuable insight in to activity in the manufacturing technology sector that you cannot get anywhere else, so we would encourage all MTA members to participate - with thanks to those who have already sent us your figures.

The MTA and EIA have received confirmation of funding for events from the Department of International Trade until March 2019. Eligible UK SME companies could receive up to £2,500 for exhibiting, depending on the location of the show.

We list below the proposed EIA/MTA programme of events and would be pleased to send you further information.

The MTA Business Survey for November is underway and we would encourage all MTA members to let us have your response to this short survey which gives an excellent overview of the state of our industry.  It will be interesting to see if we are still tracking the good performance of our customers as highlighted by the PMI and industry output numbers.  You can access the on-line form at - we lo

The MTA's Annual General Meeting took place yesterday (Thursday 7th December 2017) at the National Space Centre, Leicester.

The event saw MTA members from across the UK come together to support the association and discuss key actions going forward. MTA President Geoffrey Bryant chaired the event and reviewed the past year of MTA activity and set out a clear plan for the association moving forward.

UK Department for International Trade in Russia would like to invite relevant MTA members to take part in the Technical Education event, which will take place in Moscow in February 2018. Please find attached a formal invitation and additional information below.

Technical Education event - overview

Croner are hosting a free Employment Law webinar and would like our members to join them.

Employment Tribunal claims are rising

On July 26th 2017 the Supreme Court ruled that tribunal fees are unlawful and a barrier to justice, abolishing them with immediate effect.

A consequence of the lifting of the fees will be an increase in employment tribunals. The webinar will support members with ensuring decisions, practices and procedures are correct.

Our partner, Croner, are hosting a free webinar on GDPR and you are invited to join.

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation and comes into force on May 25th 2018 across the European Union. 

GDPR will replace the UK Data Protection Act and brings with it a strict set of new rules concerning privacy and data security, while imposing penalties on businesses which violate them.