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ISRI’s Commodity Roundtables Offers New Slate of Experts, Focus on Next Boom Market

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As scrap recyclers and brokers continue to seek new outlets for recycled commodities, market participants are increasingly interested in where demand will come from next. To meet that need, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) 2019 Commodity Roundtables Forum will offer fresh new perspectives and insights on the commodity markets and examine “the next boom market.” The annual event which attracts processors, brokers, traders, and other scrap recycling professionals, will take place this year from September 11-13 in Chicago.

“Given today’s rapidly shifting trade landscape, scrap recyclers and brokers increasingly need to identify new sources of demand and end markets for their materials,” said Joe Pickard, ISRI’s chief economist and director of commodities. “This year’s focus on boom markets will provide expert insights on where those growth markets are going to be, including the potential for more demand here in North America. In addition, we have brought in a number of new speakers to offer fresh and differing views.”

This year’s agenda includes a special topic roundtable, “The Next Boom Market.” As China has significantly restricted its flow of scrap imports, there has been more of a focus on other Asian markets. But there is tremendous growth potential in other regions of the world. A panel of experts will identify and discuss where the greatest opportunities for scrap market growth.

In addition, commodity specific roundtables will be held for ferrous, copper, nickel/stainless, and aluminum. Each roundtable features highly-qualified experts in their field, including (additional speakers to come):

Nickel/Stainless Roundtable
Barry Hunter
Hunter Alloys

Fred Penha
INTL FCStone Inc.

Ferrous Roundtable
Andreas Bokkenheuser*

Casper Burgering*

Blake Hurtik*
Argus Media

Copper Roundtable
Darrell Fletcher*
Huntington Bank

LeAnne Johnson*
PSC Metals

Pat Boyle
H. Kramer & Co.

Aluminum Roundtable
Karsten Faak*

Doug Hilderhoff*
CRU Group

Becky Proler*
Southern Core Recycling

*New speaker in 2019

Registration is now open. Pricing is $445 for ReMA members and $890 for non-members. Full schedule and registration information is available online.

The event is open to the working press. Members of the media should contact Mark Carpenter to obtain press credentials.



The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ReMA represents 1,300 companies in 20 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 $110 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 500 million Americans with good jobs.

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