2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the scrap industry in Russia, which was born along with the young Soviet state, and at the same time, the10th anniversary of the scrap processing industry association RUSLOM.COM’s creation.
As part of systematic work aimed at consolidating the scrap processing industry, improving its image, and increasing transparency, the Association traditionally acts as a host and an active participant in many specialised events. 2022 is no exception. The Association scheduled a number of significant events; the most important ones will be associated with the notable dates mentioned above.
For the 100th anniversary of the scrap industry and the 10th anniversary of RUSLOM.COM, the Association prepared a number of regional tours, which include the exchange of experience between industry participants and visits to scrap collection sites in various regions of Russia. Tour participants will be able to learn best practices and establish additional contacts with their colleagues across the country.
Thus, in January‑February, regional business trips will take place in Mordovia; in February – in the Krasnodar Region and Sochi; in April – in Volgograd-Saratov; in June – in the Russian Far East; in July – in Yekaterinburg, Magnitogorsk, and Chelyabinsk. For August, a regional tour Nizhnevartovsk (Surgut)-Omsk is scheduled, which includes hosting a round table The Siberian Scrap Market. In September, a conference on the forecast of prices for metallurgical raw materials and a general meeting in Moscow will be held; October has already become a traditional month for the forum of scrap processors in Kazan; November will be opened by the Metal Expo exhibition with the participation of the Association. And in December we will sum up the results at our annual meeting.
In February 2022, RUSLOM.COM will take part in the Russian Investment Forum, which is one of the most important regional forums of the country and a key platform for discussing the implementation of national projects, building economic potential and demonstrating the investment opportunities of the regions of the Russian Federation in order to ensure prosperity and higher quality of lives of the citizens. On the sidelines of the Forum, the Regular General Meeting of the Association members will be held; an industry session will be held within the framework of the Forum.
The Association has traditionally planned an extensive programme of international cooperation for its members.
Throughout the year, the Association scheduled a series of events devoted to the international agenda in cooperation with the largest Russian business associations, such as the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Delovaya Rossiya, and the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI). The events will touch upon the issues of export duties on scrap and metal, recycling of scrap and disposal of vehicles, electronics, batteries and other topics relevant for the industry.
In March 2022, a delegation of the Association plans to take part in a business trip to the United States; the trip includes participating in ISRI 2022 programme, visits to production facilities, meetings with scrap processing leaders and experts. ISRI is the world’s largest trade show for the waste management industry, bringing together over 300 product and service providers, experts and industry participants from over 50 countries. A business trip will be an important step to learn the most up-to date experience in the recycling industry, get acquainted with the cutting-edge technologies and approaches to managing business.
In April, marked by the celebration of the Day of the Scrap Collector and the 100th anniversary of the industry, the MIR Expo 2022 exhibition and the Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Scrap Forum, which are the largest industry event in the country throughout the year, will be held. Every year, over 1,000 market leaders in scrap and waste processing, metallurgy, and related industries from Russia and other countries of the world take part in the event. The speakers of the event are representatives of legislative and executive government authorities, including the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the Federal Taxation Service, as well as representatives of Russian and international organisations such as the EAEU, BIR, EURiC, Delovaya Rossiya, and recognised industry expert organizations Argus, Platts, RA Rusmet and others.
In May 2022, the Association will send a delegation to participate in a business tour to Italy and Switzerland to exchange experience in the field of metallurgy, scrap and waste management, and recycling practices. Participants of the event will be able to get acquainted with the advanced technologies of the European recycling market, as well as establish business relations with foreign companies.
In June, RUSLOM.COM will take part in the conference The Market of Scrap and Metals in the Far Eastern Federal District, and in July 2022 it will participate in the thematic session of the international industrial exhibition INNOPROM in Yekaterinburg. More than 43,000 visitors from 22 countries and more than 1,500 journalists are expected at the exhibition. The main focus of INNOPROM this year will be the industrial and energy transition, which in the next decade is going to become a major factor in global industry and will affect all sectors without exception. The structural transformation of the global energy balance will entail a radical modernisation of industrial technologies and a rethinking of economic and production models.
September will be rich in events. This month the Association’s programme includes the conference Metal Cruise on a ship, participation in the annual forum of scrap collectors Zilant Kazan-2022, as well as the international exhibition for waste management, environmental technologies, ecology, and renewable energy WasteTech.
In October, RUSLOM.COM will take part in the thematic session of the 25th World Energy Congress in St. Petersburg. As one of the world’s leading forums on energy, the Congress provides participants with an opportunity to understand energy issues and find ways to solve them on a global scale, from defining the future of energy policy to successful transition to new energy sources.
And in November, the Association will take part in the 28th International Industrial Exhibition Metal-Expo; 50 events, 326 speakers and more than 5,000 delegates are expected at this event. Within the exhibition, representatives of the professional community will be able to discuss topical aspects of the industry development, metal market trends, and exchange experience.
The last few years have taught us all maximum flexibility and increased ability to adapt our tasks to the changing circumstances of the outside world; therefore, of course, the outlined plans of the Association may be subject to adjustment, but it may also be in the direction of increasing the number and variety of events. The Association promptly and flexibly responds to current events and market conditions, so throughout the year we can come up with various additional proposals.
Association NSRO RUSLOM.COM is the only official industry association of scrap processors in Russia with the national self-regulatory organisation status. The Association members are more than 300 companies from among the procurement divisions of metallurgical plants, independent processors, exporters and traders, which are leaders of the market and government programmes. Members of the Association NSRO RUSLOM.COM own 100% of the shredding capacity in Russia and 75% of the market in terms of consumption of steel scrap in Russia.
The Association’s mission is to ensure the resource and environmental security of Russia by means of returning recoverable materials to the economic turnover.
The Association’s goal is to create a high-tech metal recycling industry in Russia.
Director, Public Relations
Association NSRO RUSLOM.COM
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