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SMU Steel Summit 2018 Should Be the Largest Ever

Written by John Packard

Steel Market Update has been pulling out all of the stops as we prepare to host the fastest growing and the largest steel conference in North America at the end of August. This year’s SMU Steel Summit Conference is expected to attract 750+ executives in manufacturing, service centers, steel mills, trading companies, toll processors and the many suppliers that work with the industry.

This year’s conference will continue our focus on youth and on changes to the industry that are “disruptive.” Change is coming to the industry and we will be the first to cover it in detail.

Our conference has always had forecasting as one of its core values. We will continue to have presenters who will speak to where steel prices and commodity prices are expected to be in 2019. SMU will have speakers who will address the economy and what impact trade or government actions are having that may impact your business.

SMU Publisher John Packard will sit down with Nucor CEO John Ferriola to discuss the challenges and opportunities the industry faces during the coming months and years.

Our Steel Summit Conference is already well established as one of the premier events in North America for networking with other decision makers from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the rest of the world.

The convenient location of the conference at the Georgia International Convention Center located right next to the world’s largest international airport makes it easy to get in and out in just a matter of minutes with no cab or rental car needed. The GICC and the hotels used for the conference are literally less than a five-minute ride on the free SkyTrain, which goes directly from the airport to the facilities we use.

The conference schedule allows for travel time during the morning hours of Monday, Aug. 27, as our program begins at the GICC during the early afternoon hours. You will be able to catch a late afternoon/early evening flight home on Wednesday as we will end the conference no later than 3 p.m. ET.

Cost for the conference is $1,275 per person with $100 per person discounts provided for SMU member companies (subscribers) and an additional discount for those companies bringing two or more people to the event.

You can find more details about the conference on our website: or by contacting one of our offices: 800-432-3475 or 706-216-2140.

Click here for a single person registration or if you wish to register two or more people click here. The discount for multiple people registering will be automatically generated using the second link. If you have already registered someone and you want to add another person, please contact our office at 772-932-7538 and they will be able to help you.

Thank you to our sponsors: Pacesetter, Bank of America, Crowe Horwath, Heidtman Steel, Nucor, Magic Coil Products, Mill Steel, MidWest Materials, All Metals Service and Warehousing, Alliance Steel and our newest sponsor – Modern Metals. We have a few sponsor spots left – please contact Jill Waldman at or John Packard at and we can provide you with what is available and the associated cost. We also have exhibition space available and you can contact either of us regarding that space, as well.

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