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ISRI’s Annual Commodities Roundtable to Focus on Domestic Consumption with an Eye on Global Markets

New networking opportunities highlight 2018 agenda

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, is hosting its annual Commodities Roundtable Forum, September 5 to 7, 2018, in Chicago. This widely anticipated event attracts brokers, traders, buyers, and sellers of scrap materials for up-to-date discussions on commodities markets and the state of global and domestic trade.

“The changes in global markets will be examined in-depth at this year’s Commodities Roundtable,” said ISRI Chief Economist Joe Pickard. “However, with there being so much flux in the global arena, there has been a renewed focus within the industry on domestic markets. We are assembling an all-star lineup of speakers with the expertise to provide rich analysis of the direction of domestic markets in addition to the role global trade is playing today and in the near future. Anyone looking to maintain a competitive edge in trading scrap commodities should be attending this year.”

Once again, the programming features roundtables on ferrous, nickel/stainless, copper, aluminum, and a global economic outlook. Experts from around the industry will explore the shifts in markets, prospects, and the present status of the scrap industry for each of the commodities.

New in 2018 will be additional networking opportunities for attendees to meeting with current and prospective buyers and sellers. This includes a special Young Executives Event at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and extended Networking in the Lobby Bar on Thursday.

Registration is now open and available online with schedule information. For those who register by August 6, the cost of the program is $345 for ISRI members and $690 for nonmembers.

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


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute 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 nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.

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