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What to Tell Your Friends About SMU Steel Summit Conference

Written by John Packard

The SMU Steel Summit Conference 2018 is the one conference that you and your company will want to attend. It is truly the steel conference to see and to be seen attending. Exceptional networking with decision-makers from manufacturing, steel distribution, steel mills, trading companies, toll processors and those associated with the industry.

I got a call yesterday from a manufacturer who said one of his steel mill suppliers told him he needed to attend our SMU Steel Summit Conference. “I was told if I was going to attend any conference, this was the one to go to.” Thank you to the mill who recommended our conference and to the manufacturer who followed through and registered. He is one of the 400 executives already signed up, with 117 days still to go before our Aug. 27 start date. You can check our website for the most up-to-date listing of companies already registered for this year’s event.

We encourage our readers to recommend our conference to your steel suppliers or customers. Here are the key items to tell them:

  • SMU Steel Summit Conference – THE conference to see and to be seen. Spread over three days.
  • Aug. 27-29 – at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, which is right next to the Atlanta Jackson-Hartsfield International Airport (ATL).
  • The hotels are right next to the convention center and all can be reached by a free SkyTrain from the airport. Transit time is no more than 5 minutes.
  • There will be about 800 executives attending this year’s event. A great venue for networking.
  • Exceptional speakers on a wide variety of topics of interest to manufacturing, steel distribution, steel mills, trading companies, toll processors and those associated with the industry.
  • The cost to attend is $1,275 per person with $100 discounts given to SMU subscriber companies and an additional $100 per person if two or more people from your company attend.
  • You can find more information by clicking the video below, visiting, or contacting us at 772-932-7538.

A quick note about rooms for the SMU Steel Summit Conference: The Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway hotel only has 20-25 rooms left on our room block. Once the room block is complete, we will not be able to add any more rooms and the rates for that hotel will be at Marriott’s discretion. The Atlanta Airport Renaissaince Gateway hotel also has about 20-25 rooms remaining. The Atlanta Airport SpringHill Suites Gateway hotel has about 50 rooms available. We expect these rooms to all be gone within the next two or three weeks – months before the conference is to begin. We are going to add a fourth hotel, a Marriott, which is located a couple of miles from the convention center. We are working with Marriott to have a bus that will go back and forth between the hotel and the convention center. We will advise more details on this hotel when we are close to being completely sold out of the Gateway hotels. You can book the hotels by using the following Marriott reservation number: 800-236-2427 and ask for the Steel Market Update group rate.

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

John Packard, Publisher

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