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Recyclers to Meet for Annual Commodities Roundtable

New roundtable to focus on world markets

(Washington, D.C.) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, is once again hosting its annual Commodities Roundtable Forum, September 19 to 21, 2016, in Chicago. The once a year event is a must-attend for all involved in the trade of scrap commodities, from processors to brokers to buyers. It provides the most comprehensive view of what is happening across a wide range of recycled commodities including ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics, and the key trends impacting the $106 billion scrap recycling industry.

The feature event this year will be the Roundtable on the World Markets. This broad-ranging discussion on the global commodity markets will include speakers offering expert opinions on global market developments.

“With the amount of uncertainty in the global commodity markets due to factors such as the effects of excess global production, shifting consumption patterns, and increased emphasis on trade remedies, recyclers are looking to learn more about the many opportunities still available,” said Joe Pickard, ISRI’s chief economist. “During this year’s roundtable, we will delve deeper into the global economic outlook.”

ISRI has assembled a group of expert speakers from around the world to shed light on the important issues impacting the scrap industry, in their specific fields. This year’s speakers include:

  • Salim Moiz Bhabhrawala, U.S. International Trade Administration
  • Don Smale, International Copper, Nickel, and Lead/Zinc Study Groups
  • Joe Bernhardt, Aurubis AG
  • Chris Lewon, Utah Metal Works
  • Ed Meir, INTL-FC Stone
  • Mu Li, CPM Group
  • Steve Jones, Allied Alloys Midwest
  • Tonya Randell, Moore Recycling Associates
  • Charles Braford, Bradford Research
  • Doug Kramer, Kramer Metals
  • Daniel Pickard, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Mike Southwood, CRU
  • Fred Penha, CME Group

Registration is currently $345 for ReMA members, and $640 for nonmembers. Full schedule and registration information is available online.

The event is free and open to the press. Members of the media should contact Rachel Bookman for information on how to obtain press credentials.


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.(ISRI) is the Voice of the Recycling Industry. ReMA represents approximately 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide that process, broker and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, ReMA provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment, and sustainable development. Generating more than $105 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs. For more information, visit ISRI.org.

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