Young Traders Group

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A message from Sandra Vrielink of Global Metals Network Limited, Hong Kong, China, our current BIR Young Traders Group Chairwoman

Welcome to the latest issue of the Young Traders Gazette, which is already the 16th edition! The Young Traders Group continues to grow in popularity with more and more young traders joining and seeing the benefits of BIR and Young Trader events.

In Singpore, our Young Traders Evening will take place in the famous CéLaVi bar, at the top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. A truly amazing venue!

At this event, we are introducing something new. During the evening, we will organize a networking game and the winner will get the unique opportunity to write an article about her-/himself and her/his company, including a photo, in the next Young Traders Gazette, which offers a great advertising opportunity.

At the time of writing we had almost 80 registered young traders and I’m sure numbers will go up quite a bit over the next couple of weeks! If you haven’t registered to the evening event yet, make sure you do as it is a great opportunity to meet other young traders in a more informal environment.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there! Pack plenty of business cards, and let’s have another great Young Traders Evening!


A brief history of the Young Traders Group.

Established in 2001, the BIR Young Traders Group has been fostering the industry leaders of tomorrow alongside the development of a world-wide community of fellow industry peers.

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„I owe a considerable amount to the YTG, it’s a great group of young people that are the future leaders of BIR“. (Mark Sellier, OneSteel)

The Young Traders Group was created by BIR so that young executives (those aged 35 years and under) could start to become more involved in the activities of the organisation.

The first meeting of the then called Young Executives Committee took place in London in 1995 under the chairmanship of Mitchell Padnos of Louis Padnos Iron & Metal (USA). In 2001, it changed its name to Young Traders Club and was given fresh impetus with the broadening of its framework to include regular Young Traders networking evenings during BIR conventions. These dinners gave younger delegates the possibility to get to know each other and network in a more relaxed setting.

In recent years, the YTG has been developing programmes and activities and is represented in the board of each commodity division. It is a platform for young traders to become part of the wider BIR organisation and become involved in its decision making.

The YTG continues to grow and look towards the future providing opportunities for all those interested in becoming involved.

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