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Steel Summit: See who you'll meet in the virtual world

Written by John Packard

Virtual Summit Networking – better than in real life?

The SMU Steel Summit Virtual Conference will have a strong focus on networking, to facilitate business and to give you that human connection.

From the minute you enter the virtual venue you’ll be able to see everyone else who is there and can start networking and booking those all important meetings – here’s how.

 How virtual networking will work:

From the lobby (or anywhere else), click on ‘Attendee list’ to see who else is attending  – search by name, company, or keyword.  

Every delegate is encouraged to complete their profile, including their interests, to make the best of the virtual networking function.  

See ‘Who’s Online’ –  wherever you are in the venue – even in the auditorium.  This filters the ‘Attendee List’ to just those who are logged into the event – and you can see where they are in the virtual venue – in the Lobby, the Exhibit Hall, the Resources Center or in the Auditorium.

From both the ‘Attendee List‘ and ‘Who’s Online’, you can click on a person to see their profile, start a chat, start a video call, send them a message (this goes to their email) or request a meeting.

 How might virtual networking be better than in real life?


  • Easily find who you want to network with – search by name, job title, company or keyword
  • Easily find where people are in the venue with the click of a mouse 
  • Make new connections easily – no need to know what the person looks like to find them
  • Connect and communicate your way – send an email, a message, a chat, or start a video call
  • Meet in a group – you can have a group video chat with up to 5 of your fellow attendees – easily find and connect to all of them 
  • Request private meetings with one person or up to 25 participants
  • Add your conference schedule/meetings to your Outlook calendar from the platform – ensuring no clashes with regular work commitments
  • When watching a presentation you can see who is in the audience and communicate with them
  • Wherever you are in the venue, you can interact with others quickly and easily, maximizing your time
  • And more – we’ll share with you soon!
Register today

300 people (and counting) can’t be wrong!

Executives from these companies have already booked their places:
* denotes more than one attendee from this company

  • 3VC Consulting LLC
  • A. B. Martin Roofing Supply, LLC*
  • Acero Prime*
  • ALCOS Machinery*
  • Ameristar Perimeter Security
  • Arcosa
  • Associated General Contractors
  • AveryToday, Inc.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch*
  • Beaver Steel Services, Inc.
  • Berg Steel Pipe Corporation*
  • Big Ass Fans*
  • Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel
  • Bloom Engineering
  • BMO Harris Bank*
  • BofA Securities
  • Cleveland Steel Container
  • Cleveland-Cliffs Inc
  • CME*
  • Crowe LLP*
  • CRU*
  • Daikin*
  • Deutsche Bank*
  • Felux*
  • Fitch Ratings
  • G&W Products, LLC
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Harris Steel Company*
  • Heating and Cooling Products
  • Hirsh Industries, LLC*
  • Imperial Manufacturing Group*
  • ITR Economics
  • Kenwal*
  • Klauer Manufacturing Company*
  • Klein Steel
  • Leeco Steel LLC
  • Lozier Corporation
  • Magic Coil*
  • Magic Coil Products*
  • Majestic Steel USA
  • Material Sciences Corporation*
  • Medtrade Inc.*
  • Metal Edge Partners LL
  • Michelin
  • Mid West Materials*
  • Midwest Pipe & Steel, Inc
  • Mill Steel Company*
  • MiTek Inc.
  • Mitsui Steel Inc
  • Mobius Risk Group, LLC*
  • New Process Steel*
  • North Shore Steel*
  • Northview Advisors
  • Nucor Corporation*
  • Nucor Steel
  • Olympic Steel
  • O’Neal Steel, Inc.*
  • Oshkosh Corporation*
  • Paragon Steel*
  • POSCO America
  • Preston Pipe
  • Priefert Manufacturing*
  • Quality Edge
  • Red Bud Industries*
  • Reibus International*
  • Rio Tinto Services Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Russel Metals
  • Ryerson Steel*
  • SSAB
  • Steel and Pipe Supply
  • Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)
  • Steel Market Update*
  • Steel Research Associates
  • Steel Technologies*
  • Steel Warehouse Co., Inc.
  • Sukup Mfg
  • Superior Steel Supply, LLC
  • Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V. 
  • Ternium USA, Inc*
  • Timpte, Inc.*
  • Triad Metals
  • Trinity Industries
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Westman Steel Industries


Join them – book your place today!

We know how important community is for the US steel industry, and how now, more than ever, it’s important to gather, to share future scenarios, discuss ideas with peers, and to get back to business.  

To learn what the future holds, to network, and to do business book your place now for the great value price of just $450!

Don’t forget:

  • SMU and CRU subscribers get a US$50 discount. 
  • If you book with colleagues from the same company, you all get a US$50 discount. 
  • You can claim both discounts as well offering maximum US$100 off price!

Kind regards,

John Packard, President & CEO, Steel Market Update
Dominic Halahan
, Portfolio Director, CRU

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