The programme of the 77th IREPAS meeting in Athens

September 24th, Sunday 19:00 – 22:00      Welcome cocktail at Wyndham Grand Athens   September 25th, Monday 09:00 – 09:15      Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS 09:15 – 10:30        SESSION ONE – Global economic outlook - Global Economic and Market Developments Vassilis Patikis, Piraeus Bank / Head, Economic Research & Investment Strategy Structural Themes for the Post Crisis Global Economy US,... Read More

IREPAS in Lisbon: Exciting times finally here after depressing period

The 74th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Lisbon, Portugal on April 10-12, 2016. There were 70 producer representatives among the 261 registered delegates from 35 different countries. There were also 35 registrations representing 25 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the SteelOrbis 2016 Spring Conference & 74th IREPAS Meeting held in Lisbon on April 10-12, Kim Marti, the international... Read More

IREPAS in Rome: Participants agree prices are close to the bottom

The 73rd meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Rome, Italy on October 4-6, 2015. There were 84 producer representatives among the 284 registered delegates from 35 different countries. There were also 30 registrations representing 22 different raw material suppliers. IREPAS chairman Kim Marti stated during his opening address that the main challenges the long products industry is facing are overcapacity... Read More

IREPAS in Berlin: Specter of rising Chinese exports haunts the markets

The 71st meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Berlin, Germany on September 28-30. There were 82 producer representatives among the 288 registered delegates from 40 different countries. There were 48 registrations representing 33 different raw material suppliers. Raw material suppliers: Increasing Chinese exports will alter market balances Ioannis Meimaroglou, chairman of the IREPAS raw material suppliers... Read More

Price volatility, overcapacity, credit restrictions and trade barriers among issues facing long steel industry, but positive signs from global economy

The 69th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Istanbul, Turkey on September 22-24, 2013. There were 120 producer representatives amongst the 407 registered delegates from 49 different countries. Kim Marti was named as Chairman of IREPAS, replacing Ugur Dalbeler. Ioannis Meimaroglu, Chairman of the Raw Materials Suppliers’ Committee, confirmed that a record high number of 42 representatives attended... Read More

IREPAS 30th-year awards

Of the many deserving long-term contributors to the IREPAS community, several were awarded plaques at the gala dinner held at the 69th meeting, which marked the 30th anniversary of the foundation of IREPAS.  Read More

IREPAS : Outlook is positive except Europe

The 65th IREPAS Meeting was held in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 25-27, 2011. Ioannis Meimaroglu, the chairman of the Raw Material Suppliers Committee, explained that scrap prices continue to remain firm based on four reasons. First of all steel production has been increasing globally since 2006, despite the interruption in 2008, driving scrap demand up. Secondly, not only producers are keeping their scrap inventories low, but also inventories... Read More

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