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Focus on decarbonisation

29 September 2021

With less than 200 days to go until the opening of MACH 2022, the first national gathering of the UK engineering community post-COVID-19, excitement is mounting for the much-anticipated event.

WITH THE COP26 global summit set to take place in Glasgow in November, attention is understandably focussed on the importance of offsetting climate change. Manufacturers have a key role to play in this and there will be a strong focus on the opportunities presented by decarbonisation during next year’s show.

Decarbonisation is predicted to be one of the major growth factors for the manufacturing sector in the next few decades; the Committee on Climate Change believes the UK's commitment to net zero by 2050 alone could cost an additional 1-2% of GDP.

Getting to that net-zero future will be done by decarbonising processes and products right along the supply chain. That is where manufacturing technologies come in – by harnessing innovative technologies, from 3D Printing to automation, we can reduce the carbon intensity of the production process and create products that are better for the environment in the long term too.

The MTA has been delighted with the response amongst firms wishing to exhibit at the five-day show, which opens its doors to visitors at the NEC in Birmingham on 4th April. Such has been the demand for stands, that three quarters of the show space is already sold. We are advising anyone wishing to secure space at the show to confirm their booking as quickly as possible.

The good thing is that people don’t have to wait until next April before they can start organising those all-important meetings – you can do so straight away. As part of the MTA’s commitment to improve the exhibition experience, the association has invested in a new online platform, Map Your Show planner, to help people get the most from the event.

Trialled with great success during the MACH 2022 Preview Week earlier this year, the platform enables visitors to filter by product type, save favourite exhibitors, speakers and content to their personal show planner. They can even make direct contact with exhibitors ahead of the event and arrange face-to-face meetings.
No other manufacturing event can bring together so many key decision makers across a five-day period, and no other event of its kind can attract over 20,000 trade visitors with real purchasing power - all looking to meet new suppliers, find new products, network and form new business relationships, this is why MACH 2022 is of such critical importance to the manufacturing technologies industry.

Whilst the recovery was somewhat subdued over the summer, for a variety of reasons, the long-term picture is still one of major growth in the UK economy. The government is doing all it can to help firms invest for growth, principally through initiatives such as Super Deduction and the MTA has responded by ensuring that MACH 2022 will be the perfect showcase in which to see all the latest machines in action.

MACH 2022 will be the event to connect the world of manufacturing technologies and stand as the destination of choice for companies looking to adopt and invest in the digital revolution

MACH is such a fantastic event for both exhibitors and visitors. Showcasing live, digital production systems in one space, it is not to be missed. Hundreds of millions of pounds worth of business is discussed, secured and completed at the exhibition, making it the must-attend event in the UK manufacturing calendar.
For this, and many other reasons, MACH 2022 is an event not to be missed. Pledge your support to MACH 2022 now and start making a difference straight away.
For more details on this, and the rest of MACH 2022, visit www.machexhibition.com

James Selka DL
Manufacturing Technologies Association