BIR Dubai 2022 - Plenary sessions topics revealed! Non-Ferrous Metals Division & Paper Division

  • 07 September 2022

The BIR World Recycling Convention (Round-Table Sessions) Dubai 2022 is just six weeks away, and we can’t wait to welcome you. While registrations soar, BIR divisional and committee boards are busy inviting speakers and structuring their programmes. 

The Non-Ferrous Metals Division and the Paper Division, both scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 18 October 2022, have already revealed some of the topics they are going to address.

As soon as new speakers, presentation titles and discussion points are confirmed, you will receive real-time updates in our weekly Convention newsletter.

Register now and join the global recycling community in Dubai!

Plenary Session: Non-Ferrous Metals Division: Finding positives in a sea of negatives

Non Ferrous Metals division 2Mahatma Gandhi once reassured us: “In the midst of darkness, light persists.” While there are many negatives in the world on which we could dwell at present, including geopolitical conflicts and raging inflation, the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division meeting in Dubai will focus on an area of growing opportunity for our industry.

To celebrate the BIR Convention’s return to the Middle East after an absence of more than seven years, we will highlight the region’s strides towards greater sustainability in metals production as primary producers and downstream consumers increasingly target greater usage of scrap, notably copper and aluminium.

So come along to BIR Dubai 2022 and join the Non-Ferrous Metals session on 18 October 2022 (11.30 - 12.30) as we shine a light on this transition and examine how it will alter not only the Middle East’s secondary metals market but also international non-ferrous scrap flows.

Plenary Session: Paper Division: What next after prices head into reverse?

paper divisionPrices suffering a sharp downward correction from elevated levels: every experienced player in the paper recycling industry has been here before, and on many occasions. It is simply a fact of life that the prices achieved one month are often ancient history only several weeks later. 

So after a period in which resilient demand provided price support in many parts of the world, August and September witnessed an all-too-familiar price crash, particularly on the higher-volume grades. 

Now the general consensus is that some tough months lie ahead. But just how tough? 

Check in with the BIR Paper Division experts at the plenary session on Tuesday 18 October (15.30 - 16.30) to find out what they think.

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