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Time to Register for SMU’s Virtual Steel 101 Workshop

Written by Tim Triplett

Building on the success of Steel Market Update’s Virtual Steel Summit in August, which attracted more than 900 attendees to the COVID-safe online event, SMU will host a virtual version of its popular Steel 101 Workshop on Oct. 20-21 using a similar online platform.

SMU’s team of expert instructors will describe the structure of the steel industry and the steelmaking process, starting with raw materials and going all the way through the various rolling and coating processes. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in live Q&As after each main topic. The agenda even includes a Networking Happy Hour to allow registrants to “mingle” online with other workshop attendees.

Advantages of the virtual format are many, including the ability to watch segments both live and on-demand. There will be resources to download, live interaction and extended time to explore the workshop material. 

On Day One of the workshop, the agenda begins with what components make steel, types of mills, flat rolled, plate, steel qualities and grades, automotive steel and even a virtual mill tour. On Day Two, the instructors will cover long products, end-use applications, commodities and their impact on pricing, the supply chain, how steel is bought and sold, indexing and market fundamentals. The workshop is highly interactive and will allow plenty of time for Q&A with the presenters. 

Pricing for the virtual workshop is $1,400 with a $100 discount per person for multiple registrations from the same company and an additional $100 off for SMU subscribers.

To register for the Oct. 20-21 workshop, click here and we’ll send you the pre-workshop information and workbook. The next Virtual Steel 101 will be held on Dec. 8-9.

For more information about the Steel 101 Virtual Workshop, contact

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