BPF event to hold crystal ball to 2012
Energy costs and supply plus the state of the economy are issues that will be debated next month at a BPF event designed to help plastics companies make the most of 2012.
By Katie Coyne
Posted 15 September 2011
Speakers and guests at the ‘Budget Assumptions for Plastics Firms 2012’ is designed to assist plastics companies develop their future budgets.
The subjects covered will include trends in economics, raw material supply, insurance premiums and credit insurance, energy costs and supply, currency fluctuations, and the availability of finance.
The BPF’s Philip Law said: “This year there are particular concerns about the cycling of raw materials prices and the availability of some polymers.
“There is a lot of concern about energy costs and whether there will be enough energy to feed industry and whether we are building to replace ageing energy infrastructure fast enough.”
Law said most companies are now looking to budget for 2012 and this event had been timed to coincide with this. He added: “If you are there isolated in your own company you would probably base your budget decisions on the latest article in the FT what we are doing is getting experts including a bank to talk about their views on what the economy is likely to do next year.”
'Budget Assumptions for Plastics Firms 2012' takes place on 6 October 2011
is being held in the heart of London’s financial district at the Willis Building, 51 Lime Street, EC3M 7DQ. To find out more or register go to www.bpf.co.uk and click on events.
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