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ISRI Commodity Roundtables Forum Makes In-Person Return

Recycling industry’s premier networking event set for Chicago

(Washington, DC) -  The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced today that its annual Commodity Roundtables Forum will take place, in person, September 22-24, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. The annual event attracts processors, brokers, traders, and other recycling professionals from around the world. In addition to roundtables on ferrous and nonferrous commodities, this year’s event will feature a special topic general session on financial risks and asset management.

“Each year ISRI’s Commodity Roundtables Forum provides recyclers with expert analysis and views into some of the most pressing issues facing recyclers today,” said ISRI Chief Economist and Director of Commodities Joe Pickard. “We are elated to be able to hold this premier industry event in person once again, providing attendees not only with the commodity market insight they need, but ample time for networking with recyclers and industry stakeholders from across the globe.”

Metals prices have hit record highs this year in response to COVID-induced supply constraints and pent-up demand as the global economy continues to recover, including global manufacturing, which has been a real bright spot. Recognizing that these same factors require recyclers to be disciplined in managing their cash flow, mitigating commodity price volatility, securing freight, and raising capital, the 2021 Commodity Roundtables Forum will equip attendees with necessary keys for success.

Registration is now open. Current pricing is $395 for ISRI members and $790 for nonmembers. Additional details and the agenda are available online.

Members of the working media should contact Rachel Bookman to obtain press credentials.


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents 1,300 companies in 19 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 $116 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 506,000 Americans with good jobs.

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