MTI 13 Conference October 2013: Learn from the best at Hi Tech conference

Hi tech Torbay businesses will have a tremendous opportunity to learn from one of the UK’s technology giants at a seminar during Manufacturing, Technology and Innovation 2013 (MTI 13).

Garry Perks, Head of Procurement Marketing at Agusta Westland will be holding a unique seminar on how businesses can become a part of the internationally renowned company’s supply chain.

Garry said: “Agusta Westland is a global company operating in 105 countries across the world. We have opportunities for companies to do business with us but we have exacting standards. We are constantly looking for new technologies and innovative solutions. In the seminar I will talk about what we expect from our suppliers and how they can best meet this challenge.”

The 2013 Hi-Tech Forum conference takes place at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay on the 24th October. Organisers of the event, the Torbay Development Agency expect he seminar to be oversubscribed with delegates from advanced manufacturing and engineering companies across the South West and beyond.

Martin Foulger, Hi Tech Forum Chair and divisional MD of Spirent said: “MTI 2013 conference is going to be better than ever this year. Garry will bring real insight into how firms can develop their relationships with companies like Agusta Westland and through these contracts, take their business and their reputation to an international market.”

Now in its third year, the conference is firmly established as an essential event for hi tech companies determined to thrive in this challenging global environment. It brings together industry leaders from across the UK, who will share the strategies behind their national and international business successes.  

Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver said: “Seminars like these are invaluable. Opening up supply chain opportunities is one of the key aims of the Hi-Tech Forum. We have many companies operating globally in the South West and the conference is an opportunity to network and create the right environment to enable our businesses to grow.”

Steve Parrock Torbay Development Agency Chief Executive said: Torbay contains a significant number of successful hi-tech companies. ‘MTI13’ acts as a showcase and is central to the Torbay Development Agency’s role in promoting our businesses and bringing them to a national and international audience.

Attendance at the MTI Conference is free; delegates should register in advance at:


The Hi Tech Forum meets bimonthly and membership is free, for more information and membership details, contact Torbay Development Agency Investment Development Manager, Jason Buck at: or 01803 208799




Notes to Editors


Case studies are available from local hi tech and manufacturing companies, who are members of the Hi Tech Forum and will be attending the MTI 13 Conference. 


This includes Hymid Multi-Shot Ltd, Oclaro Inc, The Select Group, Sub 10 Systems and Syntech Technologies.


Media enquiries:

About Us

Coast Marketing and Communications We're an agency based in Cornwall by the coast, unsurprisingly. Covering all aspects of communications and marketing, including public relations, we're an experienced and professional team who enjoy a challenge and take pride in our work. We could go on and on about how talented, exceptional and generally wonderful we are, but don't just take our word for it. Ask our clients. After all, you'd expect us to say good things about ourselves in our line of business. 
So, enough about us. Come on in. The water's lovely.

Documents & Links