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

The programme of the 70th IREPAS Meeting

March 30th, Sunday  14:00 – 19:00 Registration desk opens at the lobby 19:00 – 23:00 Welcome Cocktail at Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona March 31st, Monday  09:00 – 09:30 Registration desk opens at the conference area 09:30 – 10:45 Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS – Kim Marti SESSION ONE – The Unbalanced Post Recession Keynote Speaker: Xavier Sala-i-Martin, J. and M. Grossman Professor of Economics at Columbia... 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

Kim Marti is named as Chairman of IREPAS

Kim Marti, Commercial Director of Celsa International, is named as the Chairman of IREPAS on the first day of the 69th IREPAS Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.  Marti replaces Ugur Dalbeler, CEO of Colakoglu Metalurji A.S., who has been Chairman of IREPAS since 2003. Kim Marti has been working for Celsa Group since 1990 in different commercial roles. Among the most recent of these roles was Commercial Director of Celsa UK 2003-2008, after which he... Read More

68th IREPAS Interviews

Interview with Rebar&Wire Rod Suppliers Committee Chairman Mr. Kim Marti :   Interview with Traders Committee Chairman Mr. Michael Setterdahl :  Read More

Opening session of the conference in Doha

SteelOrbis Spring 2013 Conference and the 68th IREPAS meeting started with the opening addresses by IREPAS Chairman Ugur Dalbeler and Qatar Steel Commercial Division Manager Ahmad Al Ansari, on March 4th, 2013 in Doha. The opening session of the conference continued with the following presentations: Keynote Speaker: Kim Marti Subirana, CELSA Group Commercial Director Global macroeconomics and long steel products market SESSION ONE – GCC and MENA... Read More

Interview with Rebar&Wire Rod Suppliers Committee Chairman Kim Marti

IREPAS Rebar & Wire Rod Suppliers Committee Chairman Kim Marti was interviewed during our 68th meeting in Doha, Qatar.  Read More

Overcapacity and protectionism to remain key issues in 2013

Overcapacity and protectionism to remain key issues in 2013 The 68th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Doha on March 3-5, 2013. There were 76 producer representatives amongst the 210 registered delegates from 60 different countries. Yusuf Guven, chairman of the IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee, said that the iron ore inventory strategies implemented in China resulted in increased iron ore... Read More

Interview: Rebar&Wire Rod Suppliers Committee Chairman; Kim Marti Subirana

IREPAS Rebar and Wire Rod Suppliers Committee Chairman Mr. Kim Marti Subirana was interviewed at our 66th meeting in London. Please click here to watch the interview  Read More

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