The programme of the 75th IREPAS meeting

September 25th, Sunday 19:00 – 22:00                            Welcome Cocktail at Intercontinental Vienna September 26th, Monday 09:00 – 09:25                        Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS 09:25 – 10:25                         SESSION ONE - Global economic developments and expectations Lutz Karpowitz, Commerzbank AG / Director of FX Strategy Where... Read More

The programme of the 74th IREPAS meeting

April 10th, Sunday 19:00 – 22:00                    Welcome Cocktail at the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa April 11th, Monday 09:00 – 09:30                 Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS 09:30 – 11:00                   SESSION ONE - Global steel market outlook Eric Louvert - BNP Paribas, Senior Advisor in Metals and Mining Cost competitiveness in a low raw materials... Read More

Announcement of the Appointment of New Chairman of the Board of Directors

IREPAS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Murat Cebecioglu as the new Chairman of its Board. Mr. Murat Cebecioglu, Export Manager of ICDAS since 2009 succeeds Mr. Kim Marti. IREPAS would like to convey its appreciation to Mr. Kim Marti. His leadership, talent and expertise have been a great asset to the Association in his time as Chairman and we are pleased to have his continued involvement as a Director of the Board.  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

The program of the 73rd IREPAS meeting

October 4th, Sunday 19:00 – 22:00                    Welcome Cocktail at Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa October 5th, Monday 09:00 – 09:15                 Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS – Kim Marti 09:15 – 10:30                   SESSION ONE “The Many Futures of an Industry – Targets, Trends, Trouble, and Taboo” Special Guest Speaker: Professor... Read More

IREPAS in Paris: Long steel players continue to look for opportunities amid ongoing challenges

The 72nd meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Paris, France on March 22-24, 2015. There were 95 producer representatives among the 304 registered delegates from 40 different countries. There were also 39 registrations representing 28 different raw material suppliers. On the last day of the conference, producers of long steel products and steel billet, as well as traders and raw material suppliers,... 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

Chairman Marti: Fear of oversupply from China justified

Speaking at the opening of the SteelOrbis 2014 Fall Conference & 71st IREPAS meeting in Berlin on September 29, IREPAS chairman Kim Marti stated that the global economy is showing positive signals with 3.3 percent growth expected this year and 4 percent in 2015, adding that the US economy is also accelerating, helping the whole world to grow, especially its neighbors Canada and Central America. Mr. Marti also pointed out that consumer confidence... Read More

Long steel products demand varies significantly between different markets

The 70th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Barcelona, Spain on March 31-April 1. There were 101 producer representatives among the 330 registered delegates from 39 different countries. Ioannis Meimaroglu, chairman of the IREPAS raw material suppliers committee, underlined the record-high 44 registrations of representatives of a total of 32 different raw material supplier companies for this latest... Read More

Marti: Industry is still facing overcapacity problem

Speaking at the SteelOrbis Spring’14 Conference & 70th IREPAS Meeting in Barcelona, Spain today, IREPAS chairman Kim Marti stated that the long steel industry is still facing the problem of overcapacity, especially in China, though the same issue is now also being observed in Turkey, citing production cuts as still being a significant option. Mr. Marti emphasized that the continuation of free trade is unquestionable, though adding that... Read More

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