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MTA dinner deemed a great success

27 March 2017

Some 500 people attended the MTA’s annual dinner, making it a fantastic celebration of the manufacturing technology industry.

The event, which was held in London for the first time in seven years, was a huge success with guests entertained by Alexander Armstrong and Simon Evans. MTA President Geoff Bryant gave the keynote speech with a rousing call to support exporting companies.

The venue for the Dinner, the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, is only yards away from the scene of Wednesday’s terrorist attack and the evening began with a minute’s silence in respect of the victims. A serious note was struck later on too, by Col Claire Philips when she outlined the work of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Charity, the beneficiary of an auction.

Geoff Bryant finished his speech with a call on the manufacturing technology industry to play a leading role in making UK industry more competitive

“My question to each of you is: ‘what will you be doing to push forward?’ It’s up to you to lead. Ask yourself ‘are you doing enough for your customers?’. Can you change their potential? Their mentality? Can you support them to export? Can you help them improve their skills?

"As suppliers of the best technology in the world it is our responsibility to do more.”