The program of the 88th meeting in Barcelona

Day 1: Sunday, May 7,2023

19:00 – 22:00                   Welcome cocktail at InterContinental Barcelona


Day 2: Monday, May 8, 2023

09:00 – 09:10                  Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS


09:10 – 10:50                    SESSION ONE: Long Products and macro economy

- 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 


- Keynote Speech :Eng Ahmed Ezz, Chairman, Ezz Industries


- Macroeconomic overview

Pedro Videla, Professor and Head of the Economics Department, IESE Business School



10:50 – 11:20                     Networking break


11:20 – 13:00                     SESSION TWO: Critical changes in markets


- Spanish steel market outlook

Alfonso Hidalgo de Calcerrada, Chief Economist, UNESID


- Turkish steel market outlook

Dr. Veysel Yayan, Secretary General, Turkish Steel Producers Association (TSPA)


- Chinese steel market outlook


  • Outlook for Chinese steel production and consumption in 2023 compared to the previous year. How will the different steel-consuming industries perform?
  • What steps is China is taking towards green technologies?
  • How long will the increase of its EAF-based steel capacities take?
  • Perspective for semis imports in China in the next few years
  • With the Chinese steel industry’s ongoing focus on enlarging EAF-based production, what is the outlook for scrap supply? Will imports of scrap increase?
  • China’s strategy to secure iron ore supply both from domestic mines and overseas investments

Frank (Shaoliang) Zhong, Deputy Director General, World Steel Association / Chief Representative, World Steel Association Beijing Office


- US trade policy and steel: has anything really changed post-Trump?

  • The current state of US Trade measures
  • Economic policies affecting steel import trade
  • Comparison with past Trump administration policies

Matthew Nolan, Partner, Arent Fox LLP and Bulent R. Hacioglu, Managing Partner, Trade Resources Company

13:00 – 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)

16:00 – 18:00                  Cocktail Reception
InterContinental Barcelona


Day 3: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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

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