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

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

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

Interview with IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee Chairman Mr. Ioannis Meimaroglu

IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee Chairman Mr. Ioannis Meimaroglu was interviewed at the 67th IREPAS Meeting in Munich. Please click here to watch the video  Read More

Achieving healthy margins is key

Achieving healthy margins is key The 67th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Munich between September 30th and October 2nd, 2012. There were 80 producer representatives from amongst the 276 registered delegates from 37 different countries. Ioannis Meimaroglu, the chairman of the IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee, said that steel mills have been trying to secure their orders before finalizing... Read More

Interview: Raw Material Suppliers Committee Chairman, I.Meimaroglou

IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee Chairman Mr. Ioannis Meimaroglu was interviewed at the 66th IREPAS Meeting in London. Please click here to watch the interview    Read More

IREPAS : Market starts to gain stability

The 66th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in London on April 1-3, 2012. There were 81 producer representatives amongst the 289 registered delegates from 38 different countries. Michael Setterdahl, the chairman of the IREPAS Traders’ Committee, stated that traders are now increasingly seeing more regionalization in trade. Traders see the trade to North Africa as quiet, while demand coming from the... Read More

The programme of the 66th Meeting

The programme of our 66th Meeting in London is as follows. April 1st, 2012 Sunday 19:00 – 23:00   Welcome Cocktail at London Hilton on Park Lane April 2nd, 2012 Monday 09:00 – 10:00 Registration 09:30 - 12:30  IREPAS Committee Meetings 09:30–11:15   Wire Rod & Rebar Suppliers Committee (by invitation only) 09:30–11:15   Billet Suppliers Committee (by invitation only) 09:30–12:30   Raw Material Suppliers Committee (by... 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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