It happened yesterday, Thursday, April 7th Ravenna CNA Bedechi Room And through video conferencing, initiatives “Rising raw material prices: a temporary event or the beginning of a cycle?” In the case of rising raw material prices, especially on the current and future situation and impact of the international crisis. Economist Lucio Poma was the guest in the evening.
After greeting the President Ravenna Territorial CNA, Matteo Leoni, The theme was launched by Andrea Dalmonte, president of CNA production Ravenna.
“Two years after the epidemic – which began in Dalmont – when the symptoms were soothing and steadily increasing, changes in scenario and international structure presented us with new losses: raw material and energy prices rose at an indicative level, difficulties in getting supplies of certain types.” The war in Ukraine contributes to this. In addition, the risks of inflation trigger a dangerous spiral that undermines the confidence of consumers who prudently review their buying intentions. The CNA has arranged a meeting with Professor Poma to try to clarify the implications of the crisis and what the future holds. “
Later, Professor Lucio Poma intervened, with a true Laketeo Magistralis, a very detailed study on the topics covered in the evening, which interested and actively engaged the audience of more than a hundred participants in the evening: “After the first month, The epidemic and the war have united Europe much more: this new unity must be used to adopt new industrial policies, as the current situation requires global decisions and solutions.
The Italian economy is experiencing a period of tremendous growth, but it involves a greater demand for energy and raw materials (not in our country). Our country relies heavily on gas compared to other European countries, moreover the huge variability of raw materials has attracted the interest of big speculators, increased price volatility and supply difficulties.
All this has created a situation of great uncertainty and instability with which our country’s system must learn to live. In this situation, the task of small and medium-sized enterprises is to understand how to fit into these new processes, everything is interconnected. Today micro and small enterprises can no longer ignore the big ones, for which the contribution of small companies is fundamental. And in this context, the role of associations is even more important, because they must create a critical mass and create favorable conditions for business in these processes. “
The initiative was concluded by Ravenna’s CNA Director General, Massimo Mazavillani, who announced: “The CNA has already begun the process of deepening and structuring the role of SMEs in this new context. Businesses need to learn to realize change and actively manage it, thanks to the many tools implemented by CNA through relationships with organizations, the world of training and research, opportunities and services. We’re working hard to build a network of companies with shared interests from a supply chain perspective, and we must take to the streets with determination, because we will never go back to the epidemic. “
Finally, regarding the gas issue, the director of CNA said: “The unfortunate choice made in 2018 to stop gas extraction in our country, unfortunately we are now paying for its results with a very influential effect. It is impossible to recover what has been lost in these four years, but it is time to make full use of the resources we have, to improve the already active gas extraction and to make the search process for new extraction sites as simple as possible. Emphasis also needs to be placed on diversifying renewable and gas supply sources. “
“In this context, it is imperative that Mazavillani continue to implement an industrial policy at the European level, provide a maximum ceiling on gas prices and develop a new recovery plan by suspending the stability agreement to allow for adequate investment.” In order to solve.