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Only a few spaces left - Casting Design for Valves

Due to the popularity of the course, there are now only a few spaces available. BVAA – in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) - are hosting a one-day course on ‘Casting Design for Valves.’ The course will cover basic casting design principles, the building blocks to producing a good valve casting and how to improve product quality and recognise ca...

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DIT News of the Brazilian market

Market news and Intelligence. • Petrobras has announced in a press release a list of mature assets in the Campos and Santos basin for sale of its exploration, development and production rights in seven sets of shallow-water fields (total of 30 concessions). Petrobras’ stake in the average production of oil and natural gas from these fields, was 73 thousand barrels of oil equivale...

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Fluid Sealing 2018

The call for papers for Fluid Sealing 2018 is now open! You have until 3rd October 2017 to submit your abstract for consideration. Authors are invited to submit a title and abstract within the scope of the conference which can be found below. Abstracts are to be submitted by email to confx1@bhrgroup.co.uk. ...

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Mexico Market Briefing

3pm - 5pm, 31st August 2017 - Norton Rose Fulbright, 3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AQ Join us for a deep dive into the post-Energy Reform Oil & Gas sector & Opportunities in Mexico. The 2013 Energy Reform removed the Pemex monopoly, and has opened the oil & gas sector in Mexico to private investment and competition. The Energy Reform has: - Authorised pri...

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Presentations Masterclass

Do you have some challenges in any of the following areas? • Demonstrating confidence whilst presenting to a group • Handling nerves prior to a presentation • Fielding questions and dealing with interrogation • Engaging with an audience • Turning a 30-word sentence into a concise impact statement • Breathing life and injecting humour into flat material • Turning negat...

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manufacturers report strong output growth - CBI Survey

Production among UK manufacturers grew at the fastest pace since January 1995 in the three months to July, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 397 manufacturers also found that employee headcount increased at the fastest rate for three years and that hiring intentions for the coming quarter also improved. Optimism rose marginally in the three months to ...

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Travelling to Turkey?

A heads up. A friend of the BVAA recently ran into an issue in Turkey worthy of passing on. Apparently you are no longer allowed to have portable power packs with you - not in hold, or hand luggage. In this instance their very expensive power pack was thrown into the bin! In addition, their laptop was not allowed to be carried on as hand luggage either and was launched unceremoniously into ...

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Golf Day

The BVAA is looking forward to welcoming our Aberdeen members and their respective clients to our very popular 5th Scottish Corporate Golf Day! This year we will be teeing-off on Tuesday 19th September, at the Newmachar Golf Club, home to the Hawkshill Championship course. Price per person of £68 (inc VAT), includes pre-tee food, golf and dinner. Members have the opp...

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BVAA's Transformational Presentation Skills Course

One of the most popular and transformational aspects of the BVAA Future Leaders Programme has been the Personal Development sessions, so much so, BVAA has recently offered the ‘Presentation Skills’ element out to the wider membership. Such a session was held on Wednesday 5th July, and it received delegates’ scores of ‘excellent’ in almost every category, with every delegate als...

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New Course - Casting Design for Valves

In Partnership with AMRC we are delighted to announce a new one-day course on 'Casting Design for Valves'. Course will cover: - Basic design principles - The process to producing a good valve casting - Improving product quality - Identifying casting defects This course aims to provide design engineers, production, specification and procurement professionals with an in-...

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