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A new report, published by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), has found that, if the UK moves towards Green manufacturing, we could see between £8 - 20 Billion added to the UK’s GDP and 400,000 to 1 million jobs created.

Climate change is having a huge impact on the world we live in and the calls to tackle it are growing louder every day.

Earlier this week the events industry, endorsed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport issued new guidelines - the ‘All Secure Standard’ - to ensure that shows and exhibitions can go ahead in the coming months. UK manufactures will already have 25-28 January, the dates for MACH 2021, inked into their calendars – these guidelines will enable them to plan their attendance at the MACH in detail with certainty.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have launched the 2020 edition of the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge.

The flagship schools’ competition, which has been running for 17 years, will return in 2020 with a twist. Due to the current Coronavirus situation in the UK, a new format for 2020 edition of TDI is being launched online.

A consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK. 

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The Covid 19 Lockdown is not being lifted but it is changing. Sunday saw a statement from the Prime Minister setting out a conditional timetable for restrictions to be eased. Yesterday saw the publication of a plan which puts some flesh on those bones and, later the publication of the Guidance for employers to enable more of the workforce to return to work. 

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), which owns and runs the MACH exhibition on behalf of the industry, has taken the decision to reschedule MACH from April 2020 to January 2021.

Given the spread of the Coronavirus, the MTA has decided that, in order to minimise the risks to visitors and exhibitors and to provide the best possible platform for both exhibitors and visitors, the event will now take place 25-28 January 2021. The event will still be held, in the same Halls, at the NEC.

Not only is MACH 2020 the UK’s national manufacturing exhibition, with the largest range of technology on show under one roof, it is also playing host to an extensive seminar programme. You will be able to hear from some of the leading minds in the fields of manufacturing and advanced engineering. The full listing of the seminars and registration to attend them, can be found over at https://www.machexhibition.com/visit/seminar-programme  The Main Seminar Theatre is located in Hall 6-871 at the NEC.

The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult is the go-to place for manufacturing technologies in the UK, supporting organisations of all sizes in their success. MACH 2020 is pleased to announce that the HVM Catapult will be exhibiting at the UK’s national manufacturing showcase this April.

Thursday night (6th February) saw the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA) Annual Dinner take place at the at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. Always a popular event for manufacturing technology providers, over 400 guests got together to discuss the future and celebrate success. 

MTA President and Director of Yamazaki Mazak, Marcus Burton MBE, used his keynote speech to address some of the hot topics affecting the UK manufacturing sector: Brexit and future trade, climate change, how MTA members are ‘champions of productivity’ and of course MACH 2020.

MACH 2020 is pleased to announce that the Made Smarter programme will be exhibiting at the UK’s national manufacturing showcase. Their stand at the exhibition will look to help SMEs start their digital journey.

The Made Smarter North West pilot is already working with SMEs to help them introduce digital tools and technologies to boost productivity and growth.

So far 300 North Western small and medium sized manufacturers have secured support, including specialised advice and £1.6M of funding, in the first year of the programme.

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