Monday, 28 May 2018
09:00 Paper Division
10:45 Non-Ferrous Metals Division
13:45 Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee
15:00 E-Scrap Committee
Tuesday 29 May 2018
09.00 Ferrous Division
Jason Shenker – Prestige Economics
If anybody in the ferrous scrap business (and not only!) wants to know where the markets are heading, attending the next Ferrous Division in Barcelona is a must!
Don't miss an engaging and inspiring conversation with Jason Schenker, founder and president of Prestige Economics and best-selling author of Commodity Prices 101 and Recession-Proof.
Mr Schenker, who had already impressed BIR delegates at the Ferrous meeting in Berlin in 2016 and also during his highly acclaimed keynote presentation at our 2014 Miami Convention, was ranked the most-accurate industrial metals price forecaster in the world by Bloomberg News in 2015 and 2011.
Mr. Schenker is the founder and president of Prestige Economics, one of the most important commodity and financial research firms in the world. Thanks to the accuracy of his forecasts, Mr. Schenker has become a regular commentator for leading business media such as The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News. He also regularly attends exclusive OPEC and Fed meetings, and he frequently presents to central banks, governmental bodies, and industry groups. Mr. Schenker has also worked for McKinsey & Company as a Risk Specialist and Senior Consultant and for Wachovia as an economist.
11.45 World Council of Recycling Associations
14.00 Annual General Assembly
15:00 Keynote Session
Mark Stevenson – one of the world’s most respected thinkers on technology and societal trends
Author and Founder of "We Do Things Differently", Mark Stevenson is an entrepreneur, author, broadcaster and expert on global trends and innovation. Mark Stevenson is the author of two books, the just released We Do Things Differently and the best-selling An Optimist’s Tour of the Future which has been translated into 10 languages and was described by Wired “a very coherent and entertaining journey through the world of future technology” and by New Scientist as “a refreshing reminder that the future will always belong to the optimists”.
Stevenson is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on technology and societal trends – helping you see where the world is going – and how to adapt. His many advisory roles include Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge, Civilised Bank, Atlas of the Future and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
As founder of the cultural change agency wdtd.co.uk, he spends much of his life working across the globe with organisations of every hue, helping them see their role in creating a better future, or to die gracefully if they need to.
The company’s clients are a diverse mix of government agencies, NGOs, corporates and arts organisations.
Stevenson has also written for The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Intelligent Life, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and The New Statesman. His key skill is an ability to take complex or abstract concepts and make them understandable by non-specialists without trivialising the subject matter.
16.15 International Trade Council
Wednesday 30 May 2018
09.00 Plastics Committee
10.15 Textiles division
11.30 International environment council