MTC In Major Conference Centre Refurb.

1 April, 19

High-tech investment to future-proof facilities

A major refurbishment of the Manufacturing Technology Centre’s conference theatre will future-proof the centre’s facilities for years to come and make it one of the most technologically advanced conference venues in the region.

In partnership with Mustard Presentations, the MTC has embarked on a major revamp of its conference theatre in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre on Ansty Park.

The refurbishment includes a large format projection screen with side repeater screens using the ultra-high definition technologies, with twin laser projectors. It also includes a new high-tech lighting system and a state-of-the-art cinematic sound system with digital mixing.

The conference theatre at the AMTC can seat 250 people, but remote connectivity systems being installed mean that audiences outside of the theatre can interact with presentations, discussions and demonstrations, further increasing capacity.

MTC group marketing director Richard Watkins said the improvements will make the MTC one of the premier venues in the Midlands for conferences and events.

“The refurbishment involves the ultimate in conference technology and connectivity to future-proof the facility for years to come. With our technical partners we are creating a facility for the region to be proud of,” he said.

The facility is run by the MTC’s freestanding events division – MTC Events – which turns over £1.6 million pounds a year, returning all profits back into the pioneering manufacturing apprenticeship programmes at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre.

MTC Events has seen significant growth over the last twelve months, and has hosted events for major manufacturers and business organisations covering the manufacturing, aerospace and construction sectors and supply chains.

The MTC was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd. The MTC’s industrial members include some of the UK’s major global manufacturers.

The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions, in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy. The MTC is part the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

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