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BIR Abu Dhabi 2023 – Check out the Non-Ferrous Metals Division programme: Taking both the near and the wider view: Non-ferrous metals recycling globally and in the Middle East!

  • 17 October 2023

Non Ferrous division

Non-Ferrous Metals Plenary Session:

Taking both the near and the wider view: Non-ferrous metals recycling globally and in the Middle East! 


The upcoming BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division meeting will provide yet another stand-out occasion for recycling industry professionals to compare notes on the latest day-to-day issues confronting the sector, ranging at present from weaker generation and the generally low level of demand for scrap to the age-old struggles with price turbulence and currency fluctuations. But of course, these gatherings also present an unmissable opportunity to identify and review all those wider developments that have the potential to impact how the industry operates, not least the ceaseless flow of new legislation worldwide. So if your business is non-ferrous scrap, then Abu Dhabi on October 24 is the place to be.

Speakers and programme:


Deepesh Goyal, Chief Commercial Officer, FURJIAH GOLD (UAE)

Presentation title: “The Middle Eastern Copper Market”

Deepesh Goyal is Chief Commercial Officer at Fujairah Gold FZC, based in the United Arab Emirates. Throughout his career, Deepesh has demonstrated his ability to forge strategic business relationships, negotiate effectively, and implement cost-saving strategies. His expertise spans various critical areas, including spend analysis, contract negotiation, logistics management, project delivery, and risk management. Deepesh's professional journey includes significant roles such as Head Commercial at Hindustan Zinc Limited and Associate Manager Commercial at Talwandi Sabo Power Limited. He has also served as an Engineer in various capacities, further enhancing his industry insights. Deepesh holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering from the University Engineering College, Kota. He has further strengthened his credentials by becoming a Certified Supply Chain Professional through APICS Northern Colorado. Fujairah Gold FZC is a prominent player in the precious metals industry, situated in Fujairah, UAE. Part of Vedanta Resources Plc, it operates a Continuous Cast Copper Rod Plant and a Precious Metal Refinery. They are known for their efficient operations and advanced refining technology.

Joseph PickardChief Economist & Director of Commodities, ISRI (USA)

Presentation title: “The Nonferrous Metals Recycling Industry: Short-Term Challenges and Longer-Term Outlook”

Joe Pickard serves as the chief economist and director of commodities at ISRI. Since 2010, Pickard has directed ISRI’s research and analysis on recycled commodity markets and the key economic role recycling plays in the U.S. and globally. Previously, Pickard served as the economist for the International Copper Study Group in Lisbon, Portugal. As a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) No. 5, he serves as an advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Commerce Department on trade issues related to nonferrous metals and critical minerals. Pickard holds an M.A. in economics from Virginia Tech and a B.A. from Loyola University Maryland.

Panel discussion: “Non-ferrous metals recycling globally and in the Middle East”

Moderated by Non-Ferrous Metals Division Board Members:


Sebastien Perron,

Vice President Recycling Procurement, North America, WIELAND-WERKE AG (DEU)


José-Martin Neumann,

Managing Director, TSR RECYCLING GMBH & CO. KG (DEU)




With the guest participation of Jawed Ahmed, CEO and Board Member of Al Qaryan International, a global trading company based in Dubai (UAE).

With headquarter in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Al Qaryan Group was founded in 1988 and diversified its business into processing material in yards, steel mill, transportation, logistics, heavy equipment and general contracting. We process all types of nonferrous metals with a total of 300,000 MT and ferrous around 1,200,000 tons a year.



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