Sir Ben Ainslie to open MACH

The UK’s largest manufacturing and engineering exhibition, MACH 2018, which is set to take place in April at the NEC in Birmingham, will be officially opened (on 9 April) by the most successful sailor in Olympic history, Sir Ben Ainslie. Sir Ben won medals at five consecutive Olympics from 1996 onwards, including gold at the four Olympics held between 2000 and 2012.

Sir Ben has a keen interest in manufacturing and the technology behind it, with his British America’s Cup team, Land Rover BAR, employing the latest manufacturing processes in the creation of its
foiling race boat. “At Land Rover BAR we bring together huge resources of technical, design and engineering knowledge to create something truly British and unique. We invest in technology and innovative skills to find solutions to long-term issues in sustainability. I’m very much looking forward to opening MACH 2018 and seeing the latest innovations from the UK’s manufacturing technologies sector.”
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