Plastics industry mulls over impact of British EU exit

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Terry Scuoler

The prospect of a British exit from the European Union will be top of the agenda when the Plastics Design & Moulding Exhibition & Conference (PDM) returns to Telford next week to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Opening the second day of the free PDM conference, Terry Scuoler, CEO, EEF (the manufacturers’ organisation) will outline industry’s view of the UK’s role in Europe. His keynote speech promises to start setting out the parameters of a potential renegotiation; working out what’s achievable and, perhaps more importantly, what’s desirable.

Terry became CEO of EEF in March 2010 with a vision and commitment to take part in a renewed interest and resurgence in the UK’s manufacturing and engineering sectors. As well as being a member of several ministerial committees, he sits on the Boards of SEMTA, the Sector Skills Council for Manufacturing and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI). He is also Chair of the Council of European Employers of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based Industries (CEEMET) representing some 200,000 businesses and 35 million employees across Europe.

Taking place at the Telford International Centre on 16 and 17 June, PDM will be co-located with the second Plastics Recycling Expo (PRE) and the new Plastics Packaging Show (PPS). The combined events have attracted over 150 exhibiting companies and organisations from the plastics design, moulding, recycling and packaging sectors of the industry.