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SMU Steel Summit Registrations Surging

Written by John Packard

Registrations for the 2018 SMU Steel Summit Conference have blasted through the 300 executives level and we continue to get multiple registrations daily. Here are some of the companies who registered on Monday of this week (those with an asterisk * denote more than one person registered from that company): Ryerson*, Nucor*, California Steel Industries, CSN LLC*, O’Neal Steel*, Agway Metals, Lozier Corp, Phillips Mfg., Hanwa American, Nucor Fabricated Products, Jensen Bridge and Supply*, Prassas Metal Products, Plateplus*, New Process Steel*, Harris Steel Company*, Hubbell* and Material Sciences Corp*.

There are 130 days to go before the start of the 2018 conference, so you have plenty of time to register and to convince your customers and suppliers that they need to be at THE place to see and be seen in the industry. The conference is being held at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) which is located right next to the Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and is connected to the airport via a free train (SkyTrain). No need for a rental car and the time to move from the airport to the convention center (and hotels) is 5 (five) minutes.  The dates for this year’s conference are August 27 (beginning at 1:30 PM ET) through August 29 (ending at 3 PM ET). We are also looking at adding a hedging workshop on Thursday, August 30th for those of you who have interest in learning more about hedging strategies and how the markets work. More details on this workshop very soon.

I expect our room blocks at the Marriott Gateway, Renaissance Gateway and SpringHill Suites Gateway will be gone by the end of this month, if not sooner. We are working with Marriott to block another hotel the next exit south on I-85 from Camp Creek Parkway and arrange for a shuttle to the convention center. I will let you know when that is done and available. There will also be more rooms available at the three hotels in the Gateway (convention center) complex outside of our room block. However, the price of the rooms could go well into the mid $200’s.

Cost to attend is the lowest in the industry at $1275 per person. We allow $100 discount for Steel Market Update member companies (subscribers) and an additional $100 per person if your company registers two or more people.

You can learn more about our 8th SMU Steel Summit Conference on our website by going to or you can contact our offices at 772-932-7538 or by email at

As always, your business is truly appreciated by all of us at Steel Market Update.

John Packard, Publisher

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