Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard

It is hard to believe that we are now under 30 days until the start of the 2018 SMU Steel Summit Conference. We have eclipsed our most optimistic goal having reached 805 registrations late last week. With 29 days to go (and fingers crossed there are no hurricanes this year), you can expect 820-850 people to attend this year’s event. Last year’s record attendance was 650 executives… You can add to the record by registering online: or you can contact our office at 772-932-7538.

I mentioned our Steel 201 workshop in an article in tonight’s issue. I think this will be a very special opportunity to learn more about the steelmaking process and I highly recommend it for a wide cross-section of the industry. Whether you are an executive with many years of experience, or you just want to give the new person some training that isn’t easily gotten elsewhere, this is the workshop for you. You can learn more and can register online: or you can contact me at 800-432-3475.

I am in the office all week this week (and next for that matter) as we continue to ramp up for this year’s conference. There is an incredible amount of work yet to be done and our team is working hard to make this another exceptional experience for our attendees. I want to thank Ray Culley, Jill Waldman, Brett Linton, Diana Packard and Alison LaLonde for all of their hard work to date.

We are releasing our SMU Events App for all of those registered to attend this year’s conference. You will receive an email from us with more instructions on Monday morning at 9 AM eastern time. If you are attending our conference, you will want to download our App and use it prior to, during and after the conference.

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

John Packard, President & CEO

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