The MTA understands how important it is to get your message heard both UK wide and overseas. We work alongside the Department for Business & Trade to promote export and inward investment to global business. We therefore attend many industry shows to both support our members, as well as encourage the growth of the MTA through membership and MACH.

We will help your company to locate government funding to support exhibitions when this is available. We have a wide range of contacts to help you export. We also work with exhibition companies and organise pavilions or have information stands at major international exhibitions. In 2024 these will be CCMT in Shanghai , AMB in Stuttgart , IMTS in Germany and JIMTOF in Tokyo .

The MTA was approved as a Trade Challenge Partner and works with Government to signpost members to the right overseas help for them.

Below are useful links for Members looking for support or export advice.

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The Institute of Export & International Trade

MTA members can also access advice from the Institute of Export and International Trade. Full details are on their website and you can quote MTA membership number: 168586.

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Department for Business & Trade

Department for Business & Trade helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade.

Visit to find useful guidance and information on how you can get started with international trade.

Department of Business & Trade is responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us. We encourage and support businesses to export and grow into global markets. We have International Trade and e-commerce advisers who support businesses one-to-one with dedicated and impartial advice. By working with us you will have access to funding (for eligible companies only), live business opportunities, exclusive virtual trade missions and events which help businesses to develop and innovate their business.

Department of Business & Trade offers a number of services to help businesses take advantage of the opportunities selling overseas can bring.

These include:

To find out more and to book a meeting with an International Trade or e-Commerce Adviser, find contact details for your local trade office here or follow us on Twitter @tradegovuk.

The MTA works with its Members to help raise their profiles in key export markets

The MTA work closely with the Engineering Industries Association to secure funding when available and promote engineering overseas.

The MTA works closely with relevant international trade associations in the sector.

For further information on exhibiting please contact Karen Finegold, International Adviser ([email protected])

International Shows within our industry during 2024:

IndiaIMTEX FORMING19 – 23 January 2024Bangalore
ChinaCCMT8 – 12 April 2024Shanghai
GermanyTube Dusseldorf15 – 19 April 2024Dusseldorf
KoreaSIMTOS21 – 16 April 2024Seoul
GermanyHANNOVER FAIR MESSE22 – 26 April 2024Hannover
ThailandIntermach15 – 18 May 2024Bangkok
SpainBIEMH3 – 7 June 2024Bilboa
United StatesIMTS9 – 14 September 2024Chicago
GermanyAMB10 -14 September 2024Stuttgart
TurkeyMAKTEK30 September – 5 October 2024Istanbul
ITALYBI-MU9 – 12 October 2024Milano
Czech RepubicMSVOct-24Brno
United StatesFABTECH15 – 17 October 2024Chicago
JapanJIMTOF5 – 10 November 2024Tokyo