The program of the 79th meeting in Istanbul

Day 1: Sunday, September 16, 2018

19:00 – 22:00                        Welcome cocktail at The Grand Tarabya Hotel

Day 2: Monday, September 17, 2018

09:00 – 09:15                        Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS

09:15 – 10:15                          SESSION ONE – Global economic outlook

-  The Future of The World Economy: The Eagle, The Tiger and the Shark

“We are leaving in era of change and transformation. We cannot do our business with the same manner that we did 10 years ago. Diplomatic and economic disturbances are ahead of us. But we have to weather the storm. Technology, digitalization, innovation are the key factors to endure in troubled times. However, the human touch is still important. Leadership is all about combining technology and human touch to make possible the impossible. All other things are managing.” Prof. Alkin will tell us the key factors of leading in troubled times by macroeconomic figures and microeconomic tactics and strategies.

Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin, Altınbas University / Vice President 

10:15 – 10:45                           Networking break

10:45 – 12:30                           SESSION TWO – Critical changes in global long steel markets

- Long products market outlook

Jose Angel Rey, Celsa Group / International Commercial Director

  • Overview of global construction sector
  • Steel and long products consumption
  • Rebar markets
  • International price situation

-    US trade measures and their potential impact on world trade rules and steel trade

Matthew Nolan, Arent Fox LLP / Partner

-    EU Steel Trade Measures – the practical impact on your contracts

Peter van der Velden, Conway Advocaten & Attorneys-at-Law / Partner

12:30 – 14:30                           Networking lunch

14:30 – 16:30                           IREPAS Committee Meetings

  • 14:30 – 16:30 IREPAS Producers Committee (by invitation only)
  • 14:30 – 16:30 IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee (by invitation only)
  • 14:30 – 16:30 IREPAS Traders Committee (open to all attendees)

19:00 – 22:30                            Gala dinner at Cubuklu 29

Perfectly located on the Bosphorus, Çubuklu 29 will be hosting the award ceremony of the 35th anniversary of IREPAS. Following the award ceremony, guests will be entertained with the live music band Direnen Mizikacilari on this unforgettable night. Transfers from The Grand Tarabya to the gala dinner which will take place in the exceptional atmosphere of the Bosphorus will be made by boat.


Day 3: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

09:30 – 11:00                           SESSION FOUR – Panel with Committee Chairmen

  • IREPAS Producers Committee
  • IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee
  • IREPAS Traders Committee
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