SteelOrbis Spring 2022 Conference & 86th IREPAS Meeting

29 May 2022 / Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus



Day 1: Sunday, May 29, 2022

17:30 - 19:00
Registration desk opens in the “welcome cocktail” area

19:00 - 22:00
Welcome cocktail at Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus

Day 2: Monday, May 30, 2022

08:15 - 09:00
Registration desk opens in the conference area

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS

09:10 - 10:00
SESSION ONE: Critical changes in global long steel markets


Long products market outlook (in-person presentation)
- Alexander Gordienko, Export Director, Celsa Group  
Turkish steel industry overview (in-person presentation)
-  Dr. Veysel Yayan, Secretary General, Turkish Iron and Steel Producers' Association (TISPA) 
The revision of the waste shipment regulation and its impacts on trade of steel scrap – a recyclers’ perspective (in-person presentation)
- Olivier Francois, President, European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC)

10:00 - 10:20
Networking break

10:20 - 11:10
SESSION TWO: Critical changes in global long steel markets – EU, Ukraine and China


EU steel market outlook (in-person presentation)


  • Outlook for EU economy and steel industry
  • EU steel imports, the impact of safeguard measures on them, and perspectives on recent and future modifications of such measures in view of the ongoing war in Ukraine
  • Impact of energy costs (natural gas/electricity) on EU-based EAFs and perspectives on the supply shortage in the EU


- Alessandro Sciamarelli, Director of Economic Studies and Market Analysis, European Steel Association (EUROFER)  
Chinese steel market outlook (in-person presentation)
- Huseyin Ocakci, Middle East General Manager, CIEC 
Ukrainian economy and steel industry: current situation and outlook (online presentation)


  • Brief overview of the military situation and scenarios for its development.
  • Overview of the Ukrainian economy: current situation and expectations.
  • Estimated damage caused by the war to infrastructure and the economy as a whole.
  • Ukrainian steel industry: supply and demand situation and outlook.
  • Steel exports from Ukraine: risks and challenges.


- Roman Perepelytsia, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Metinvest Holding

11:10 - 11:30
Networking break

11:30 - 12:30
SESSION THREE: Global economic developments and expectations


The Current State of Developed and Emerging Markets (in-person presentation)

- Prof. Dr. Ozgur Demirtas, Chair Professor of Finance, Sabanci University

12:30 - 14:30
Networking lunch

14:30 - 16:30
IREPAS committee meetings

14:30 - 16:30      IREPAS producers committee (by invitation only)
14:30 - 16:30      IREPAS raw material suppliers committee (by invitation only)
14:30 - 16:30      IREPAS traders committee (open to all attendees)

19:30 - 23:00
Gala dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus

Day 3: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

10:00 - 11:30
SESSION FOUR: Panel with IREPAS committee chairmen

- IREPAS producers committee
- IREPAS raw material suppliers committee
- IREPAS traders committee