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Excitement builds as Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie prepares to officially open MACH 2018

With the opening of MACH 2018 just one week away. The exhibition will be officially opened (on 9th April) by the most successful sailor in Olympic history, Sir Ben Ainslie. The organisers of the exhibition the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have released details of the opening ceremony.

The official opening will take place on the concourse between Halls 19 and 20 at 10am and will feature Sir Ben Ainsile, MTA CEO James Selka and MTA President Geoff Bryant. This will be followed by Sir Ben having a tour of the exhibition and giving a key note speech at midday in the MACH 2018 seminar theatre.

Sir Ben Ainslie, said: “I am very much looking forward to opening MACH 2018 and seeing all the technology on show at the UK’s largest advanced engineering showcase. When preparing for the Americas Cup it is as much about a technology race as it is about the people in the boat, I am sure MACH 2018 will provide much inspiration for Land Rover BAR, as we prepare to challenge again in 2021.”

James Selka, MTA CEO said: “Having Sir Ben open MACH 2018 will kick the week off in the right way. There is a real buzz about advanced engineering being produced within the UK and Land Rover BAR team have exemplify this on a global stage.”

MACH 2018 takes place between 9th – 13th April and visitors can register for their Entrance Pass and Fast Track Entry Pack now, via the MACH exhibition website at www.machexhibition.com.