The program of the 86th meeting in Istanbul

Day 1: Sunday, May 29,2022

19:00 – 22:00                   Welcome cocktail at Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus Istanbul


Day 2: Monday, May 30, 2022

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


09:15 – 10:00                    SESSION ONE: Critical changes in global long steel markets

- Long products market outlook

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

Alexander Gordienko, Export Director, Celsa Group 


- Turkish steel industry overview

Dr. Veysel Yayan, Secretary General, Turkish Iron and Steel Producers’ Association (TISPA)

- The revision of the waste shipment regulation and its impacts on trade of steel scrap – a recyclers’ perspective

Olivier Francois, President, European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC)

10:00 – 10:20                     Networking break


10:20 – 11:10                     SESSION TWO: Critical changes in global long steel markets – EU, Ukraine and China

- EU steel market outlook

  • Outlook for EU economy and steel industry
  • EU steel imports, the impact of safeguard measures on them, and perspectives on recent and future modifications of such measures in view of the ongoing war in Ukraine
  • Impact of energy costs (natural gas/electricity) on EU-based EAFs and perspectives on the supply shortage in the EU

Alessandro Sciamarelli, Director of Economic Studies and Market Analysis, European Steel Association (EUROFER)

- Chinese steel market outlook

Huseyin Ocakci, Middle East General Manager, CIEC

- Ukrainian economy and steel industry: current situation and outlook (online presentation)

  • Brief overview of the military situation and scenarios for its development.
  • Overview of the Ukrainian economy: current situation and expectations.
  • Estimated damage caused by the war to infrastructure and the economy as a whole.
  • Ukrainian steel industry: supply and demand situation and outlook.
  • Steel exports from Ukraine: risks and challenges.

Roman Perepelytsia, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Metinvest Holding


11:10 – 11:30                     Networking break

11:30 – 12:30                    SESSION THREE: Global economic developments and expectations

The Current State of Developed and Emerging Markets

Prof. Dr. Ozgur Demirtas, Chair Professor of Finance, Sabanci University 


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)

19:30 – 23:00                   Gala dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus


Day 3: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

10:00 – 11:30                   SESSION FOUR – Panel with Committee Chairmen

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