Posted on 21/10/2008 in category Convention

Over800 registered delegates despite globalcrisis

Althoughthe current global crisis hits many companies very hard and thesituation on the world markets does not give much scope for optimism,many international businesspeople of the recycling industry havedecided to participate in the upcoming BIR Autumn Round-Table Sessionsin Düsseldorf.

Now,more than ever, it is of paramount imporance to get reliable marketinformation and to strengthen your international business network.

Currently,we have over 800confirmed delegates and about 150 accommpanyingpersons.

BIRhas invited twointernational experts that will give theiropinion on the current phenomenon. Please not that these speakers are ofinterest to all BIR members andnot only those interested in the respective commodity:

Inthe Ferrous Division, the internationallyrenowned chiefeconomist of Deutsche Bankd and head of Deutsche Bank Research ProfessorDr Norbert Walter will attempt an analysisof whether the globalrecession is avoidable. Aschief economist of Deutsche Bank GroupNorbert Walter is responsible for a globally integrated approach ineconomic research. Deutsche Bank's think tank, Deutsche Bank Research,covers a wide spectrum of issues ranging from economic forecasting tocountry rating and sector analysis. Services are rendered to the Bank'sboard, staff, customers and the general public. In addition to holdingthese responsibilities at Deutsche Bank, Professor Walter is a memberof the Committee of Wise Men on the Regulation of European SecuritiesMarkets ("Lamfalussy group"). (meeting:Friday, 31st October, 9.00 hrs)


TheNon-Ferrous Metals Division has invited ProfessorPaul Thomeswho holds the chair in economic history at Aachen University.Professor Thomes, who is the author of many books and articles oneconomic phenomena throughout history, will cast a criticalglance at the currentworldwide crisis and put it into perspective by comparing it to similarhistorical occurrences. (meeting:Thursday, 30thOctober, 9.30 hrs)