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The MTA and Cranfield University are teaming up again in 2017 to host an open conference to discuss a range of technology related issues, including future strategies and opportunities in development and collaboration, for the surface engineering industry and nanotechnology companies in the UK. In previous joint events, the conference has been attended by over 150 registered delegates and the quality of the event has been impressive with speakers from companies such as Siemens, Rolls-Royce, General Electric, BP, and AWE which have given this event an excellent reputation.


As I opened my BBC News App this morning to get the headlines, one story jumped straight off the page to me “CES 2017: UK support to tech firms 'an embarrassment'” (

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The Venue
The MTA Annual Dinner 2016, sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Finance, will be held on 28 January 2016 at the Vox, Birmingham.

The MTA's Annual General Meeting will be held on 2 December 2015 at the IET, Austin Court, Birmingham.

The event will include the next MTA Members' Forum (your chance to have your say in the running of the association), the AGM and a 3-course Lunch.

The Lunch will also feature keynote speaker, Col Andy Deans of the MoD’s Training, Education, Skills, Recruiting & Resettlement.

The MTA's Annual Forecasting Seminar will be held on 3rd November 2015 at the Technology Centre, Wolverhampton Science Park.

The MTA is pleased to announce the new Members’ Forum to be held on Wednesday 23rd September at the AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre, Sheffield.

The event will be an opportunity for Members to talk to us, and our Council Members, and help shape the association.

Do you have a skills shortage in your business?
We have a range of speakers who can help, so make sure you don’t miss out.

The MTA and the MTC are presenting a seminar on 'Bridging the Skills Gap'. This free half day seminar will include a number of speakers, lunch and a tour of the facilities at the MTC.

Following their successful seminar at MACH 2014, Cranfield University and the MTA have once again teamed up to bring Members a special conference on UK Industrial Surface Engineering. This free full day conference will be held on 17 February 2015 at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire.

Speaking today James Selka, The Manufacturing Technologies Association’s Chief Executive, commented:

“We welcome the growth in the economy that is evident this year. Advanced manufacturing has been in a position of strength for some time now, with the MTA’s own data showing that consumption of industrial tooling this year is likely to be some 10% above the levels achieved immediately before the Recession. That reflects widely recognised growth in the output of the aerospace and automotive industries but it is also evident across the wider advanced manufacturing landscape.

On Tuesday 2nd December the Manufacturing Technologies Association held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Church House in Westminster London.

Attended by over 65 members the AGM included a review of the past year from MTA President Mark Ridgway OBE.