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Sector accounts for 23% of the UK’s GDP and 5 million more jobs than widely reported

Manufacturing accounts for nearly a quarter of the economy and more than 7.4 million jobs depend on it according to new research commissioned by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA).

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.

With just three weeks to go before the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies showcase kicks off, the MACH 2018 team have announced their full plans for the Education and Development Zone.

The Education and Development Zone will serve as a base for student visitors, as well as housing some exciting cutting edge educational projects. Over 3500 students attended MACH 2016 and the organisers are hoping for an equally as successful show this year.

MACH 2018 is much more than the technology on show, it is the place where the leading minds in UK advanced engineering come to share ideas that will help shape the future. The seminar programme for MACH 2018 is now live over at www.machexhibition.com/seminars . You can find full listings and timings as well as book your space.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association Annual Dinner took place on Thursday 8 February 2018. While the evening was a celebration of the UK advanced engineering sector, the event also had a charitable side.

The dinner saw the announcement of the Presidents charity for the coming year. President Geoff Bryant, chose to support Engineers Without Borders UK for 2018.

At the dinner an auction was held which raised over £6000 to help support the work of the charity.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is delighted to launch the 2018 edition of their flagship competition for D&T and engineering students, the Technology Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge sponsored by Close Brothers.

The annual competition for schools and colleges has grown in prominence over the past decade to becoming one of the leading extracurricular school’s competitions in the UK.

Thursday saw the 2018 Annual Dinner of the Manufacturing Technologies Association held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster.

The event, which is always a highlight of the manufacturing calendar, was attended by 500 guests from across the MTA’s membership, the wider manufacturing community and beyond. 

MTA President Geoff Bryant gave the keynote speech with a call that highlighted how the MTA can make a difference to for its members in areas like; exporting, policy and education. 

The largest manufacturing and engineering exhibition in the UK, MACH 2018, is set to open in April at the NEC in Birmingham. This five-day celebration of UK manufacturing will be officially opened (on 9th April) by the most successful sailor in Olympic history, Sir Ben Ainslie. Sir Ben won medals at five consecutive Olympics from 1996 onwards, including gold at the four Games held between 2000 and 2012.

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The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have thrown their support behind The Year of Engineering.

The Year of Engineering is a Government campaign, which launched this week to celebrate the world and wonder of UK engineering in 2018.

The MTA represents the companies who make and supply the technology that manufacturers deploy to create and make the world around us. 

Responding to the publication today of the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper, MTA CEO James Selka said:

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