#9 – 1992, First BFPA Economic Seminar with Oxford Economic Forecasting

19 Jun 2019

BFPA records show that as far back as 1982, the association was trying to forecast industry trends and markets and carried out various “Technical Forecasting Projects” which were labour intensive and complicated. The idea to move from technical to more economic forecasts came in 1991 and various forecasting houses were asked to bid for the contract which was finally awarded to Oxford Economic Forecasting and the two-yearly economic forecasting projects was born.

The first BFPA Economic Seminar took place on 8 October 1992 at Crick in Northampton, with headline speakers from the Oxford Economic Forecasting, CBI, Massey Ferguson, Rover and JCB and 68 attendees. The event now takes place every autumn and BFPA is one of Oxford Economics’ oldest clients, with many other trade associations now doing similar forecasts.

Most recently, as part of the cost of attending, all delegates also receive monthly updates from Oxford Economics in the form of the OE World Economic Prospects bulletin.

For a flavour of this event, follow this link to a summary from 2018 https://bfpa.co.uk/newsletter/bfpa-economic-forecast-seminar-2018/

This year’s seminar will take place on 9 October 2019 with an exciting end user venue and speaker line ups to be confirmed soon! For more information please email Sarah Gardner sarah@bfpa.co.uk