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Hindsight is 20/20

Monday, September 14, 2020  
Posted by: Lauren Groves
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The phrase “hindsight is 20/20” describes the fact that it is easy for one to be knowledgeable about an event after it has happened. Ironically, that perfectly describes the year 2020.

As business people, NORA members do not have the luxury to wait until 2020 is done to begin future planning.

Budgeting & Planning for 2021
Over the next two months, many NORA members will be developing their budgets and business plans for 2021.

Under normal circumstances, the underlying data for these projects would come from the company’s 'crystal ball' - prior year business analytics, year-over-year sales, volume analysis and future market conditions.

For most, their ‘crystal ball’ has serious cracks this year. A chaotic 2020 rocked by COVID-19 shut downs have rendered prior year data less meaningful. In addition, 2021 brings substantial uncertainty. The Presidential candidates have drastically different economic policies, regulatory plans and environmental objectives.

Industry Guidance at NORA Conference
Working with NORA’s Executive Committee and Past Presidents, we are in the process of finalizing the sessions and speakers for the 2020 NORA Conference & Trade Show that will be held November 11-14 in Tucson, Arizona. 

NORA, now more than ever, is developing content to help members plan to succeed in 2021. The event will take place less than a week after the election. Attendees to the conference will hear a variety sessions about economic and regulatory anticipation as well as an outlook for the markets for used oil and related products next year.

The list of attendees is growing every day demonstrating the value of networking with peers. The upcoming issue of NORA's Liquid Recycling magazine features an article documenting the testimonials of several members on the value they receive simply by attending NORA events. 

As we welcome you to this year’s NORA Conference, we are committed to providing members with a safe environment. Safety protocols are being developed with the latest guidance to minimize risk for NORA members. Click here for an overview of the on-site safety protocols.

I look forward to seeing you in Tucson in November.

Scott D. Parker, Executive Director
NORA, An Association of Responsible Recyclers
sparker@noranews.org
703-753-4277


 


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