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IHS Markit is presenting the Pricing & Purchasing Regional Seminar in Houston, Texas on October 23-24, 2019.

For a discussion on our latest material and wage outlooks across multiple industries, including energy, as well as a full day seminar on cost and price analysis, join our Pricing & Purchasing (P&P) experts in Houston on October 23-24, 2019.

Key topics will include:

  • How do you buy steel competitively, in an environment of trade restrictions and volatile prices?
  • What does the rise of electric cars and greater battery production mean for nonferrous metals?
  • When should you lock in plastics prices in an uncertain environment for key feedstocks?

October 23 - Market Outlook
Analysts from IHS Markit will present the latest price and wage outlook during this one-day seminar. We will discuss the latest buying environment for commodities, wage, and other spend categories relevant to the oil and gas sector. Topics will include metal price outlook, an update on the global trade wars, construction cost outlook, including labor costs, and risks that could potentially derail the near-term price and cost outlook.

October 24 - Cost and Price Analysis Training
The one-day workshop delivers hands-on training on how to build cost models to represent the client's spend categories. Cost models are used by categories managers to quantify how much their products should cost and have proven to be an effective negotiation factor with suppliers. Analysts from IHS Markit will lead a one-day workshop on cost modeling. Attendees will leave the workshop with at least one cost models built by the end of the day and the skills to do this with confidence on their own in the future.

A more detailed agenda for both days will be available soon.

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