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MACH 2018 has triumphed at the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards and Dinner 2018.

Shortlisted in the category of Exhibition of the Year, MACH 2018 took the top prize. Now in its sixteenth year the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards recognise, rewards and promotes best practice amongst Trade Associations in the UK. The annual event formally supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The TDI Challenge final took place on Wednesday 4th July at Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) member company, Yamakazi Mazak’s European headquarters in Worcester.

This year saw an increased number of entries from across the UK, with the finalist invited to Mazak to contest the final. Hundreds of students from across the UK submitted either their GCSE, A-Level or BTEC Design and Technology Course Work Projects to be judged by a panel of experts drawn from Industry.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA) flagship competition for schools, the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge returns to Yamakazi Mazak’s European headquarters in Worcester, on 4th July for the finals day.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association, which owns and organises the MACH Exhibition, is pleased to announce that the number of trade visitors to MACH 2018 was up 5% on the equivalent figure for the Exhibition’s last edition in 2016.

23,125 trade visitors came into the Halls at the NEC between 9-13 April. 19,445 of those visitors registered directly with MACH (a 7% increase on 2016) and an additional 3,680 registered with one of the co-located exhibitions and visited MACH too.

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.

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