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Watch the LIVE DEMO of the SMU Virtual Steel Summit

Written by John Packard

In the SMU Community Chat webinar last week, Paul Terry of CRU and John Packard of Steel Market Update gave a live demo of the virtual event platform that will be the SMU Steel Summit 2020 Virtual Conference.

If you missed the webinar, you can watch the live demo here. We explain networking, agenda, exhibition and other interesting tidbits that are part of this year’s virtual event.

So if you’re still unsure of how the SMU Summit can work online, be sure to watch–we have had great feedback.

Best Ever Agenda!

With participation from six steel mill CEO’s, economists and analysts galore, steel buyers and industry leaders, an expert on elections and election ethics, and more, the agenda and speaker line-up is probably our best ever.

Whether you’re starting out in the steel business, or a seasoned professional or CEO, there really is something for everyone.

Nominations Close August 5th

The SMU NexGen Leadership Award is designed to recognize and celebrate the excellence of emerging leaders within the greater steel community. 

Every qualifying nominee will be given a free place at this year’s SMU Steel Summit Virtual Conference. More information on what makes a great nomination can be found here. But hurry – nominations close tomorrow, August 5!

Register today so you don’t miss out on the Welcome Pack!

No conference would be complete without the welcome pack you receive when picking up your badge and the other useful items you collect as you visit exhibitors at the show. We want the virtual experience to be memorable, and not just because of COVID-19!

To give you that tangible aspect of the event, book your place prior to August 5 to receive a Welcome Pack – but supplies are limited, so these will only be available while supplies last!

The box will contain useful items from some of our generous sponsors, and will also contain a little something from us here at SMU.

T&C’s apply: Welcome packs available while stocks last. Registrations to be received on or prior to August 5th, 2020. Delivery will be to USA/Canada only. Recipients will be contacted after August 5th to confirm delivery address. No cash alternative will be offered.

The attendee list has just passed 600! See who’s attending:

Below is a small selection of the hundreds of companies who are sending people to the Summit:
* denotes more than one attendee from this company

  • Alliance Steel*
  • ArcelorMittal*
  • Big River Steel*
  • Cleveland Cliffs/AK Steel
  • Colakoglu Metalurji A.S.
  • Doosan Bobcat*
  • Emerson Electric Co.*
  • Feralloy Corporation*
  • Ferrostaal Metals USA
  • Flack Global Metals*
  • General Stamping & Metalworks*
  • Great American Group*
  • High Steel Service Center
  • Honda Of America
  • JFE Steel America, Inc.*
  • Klauer Manufacturing Company*
  • Komatsu Mining Corp.*
  • Liberty House Group
  • Magic Steel
  • Majestic Steel USA*
  • McNeilus Steel Inc.*
  • Medtrade Inc.*
  • Metal Supermarkets Service Company
  • Midwest Pipe & Steel, Inc
  • Mill Steel Company*
  • Mittal Steel
  • MRI Steel Framing
  • NB Handy
  • North Star Bluescope Steel*
  • Nucor Corporation*
  • Olympic Steel
  • Pacific Metals Trading Inc.*
  • Phoenix Steel Service, Inc.
  • Priefert Steel
  • Rassini 
  • Reliance Steel and Aluminum 
  • Rio Tinto Services Inc.
  • Ryerson Steel*
  • Shivom Jay Steels International, LLC
  • SSAB
  • Steel Dynamics
  • Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)
  • Steel Warehouse Co., Inc.*
  • Stelco Inc.*
  • Tempel Steel Company
  • Ternium USA, Inc*
  • Tokusen USA, Inc. 
  • TrueNorth Steel
  • United States Steel Corporation*
  • Vicwest Building Products
  • Wallner Expac Inc.*
  • Whirlpool Corp. 
  • Zeeco Metals Inc.
  • and many more! see the full list here

Everyone from the C-Suite to new hires will gain from attending. If you have never been to an SMU event, this is the one to attend. It will give you a good feel for the quality of the program and the value received, all for the great value price of $450 (or $350 if you are a subscriber and bring a colleague – and there’s no airfare or hotel costs to cover).

This conference is the heartbeat of the North American Steel industry. You will find some
of the most incredible speakers with the right balance of integrity, passion, knowledge,
and devotion all coming together in support of an industry they truly believe in.

– Malvina Major, Marketing Manager – Business Development,
RPM Rollformed Metal Products Ltd

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Kind regards,

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

P.S. To be in with a chance of receiving a Welcome Pack – register by August 5!

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