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Tampa Steel Conference: Companies Registered & Agenda

Written by John Packard

As we enter the New Year registrations are starting to accelerate for the 32nd annual Tampa Steel Conference which will be held virtually on February 2nd of this year. We currently have 150 registrations, and we expect 300-500 attendees once the conference opens. Here are the companies registered. Those with an asterisk (*) next to their name means they have more than one person attending.

3VC Consulting LLC, All Metals*, Alliance Steel LLC, AMS Specialty Steel, ArcelorMittal Dofasco*, Arrow Tru-Line, Inc.*, ASSA ABLOY Door Group*, Bank of America*, Berger-US, Inc., BMO Harris Bank N.A., Bradesco BBI*, Briccetti & Associates, Canam, Celtic Marine and Logistics, Chamberlain Group, Chapel Steel, Con-Tech International, Conklin Metal Industries, Inc.*, Cooper Consolidated LLC, Crown Products Co., Inc., CRU*, Cumic Steel USA, Deutsche Bank*, Felux, Feralloy Corporation*, Gibraltar-SEMCO, Global Steel Solutions LLC, Grand Steel Products*, Great Dane, Heating and Cooling Products, High Steel Service Center, Imperial Manufacturing Group*, Jackasonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), Kloeckner Metals, L&W Supply, Lennox International, Magic Coil Products*, Merfish United, Metal Master, Metal One America, Inc., Metal Processors, Inc., Metal Miner, Mica Metal Solutions, LLC, Midmark Corporation, MidWest Materials, Inc.*, MRI Steel Framing, NLMK USA, North Coast Container, North Star BlueScope Steel*, Nucor*, O’Neal Steel, inc., Optima Steel International*, Optimus Steel LLC, Oshkosh Corporation*, Peak Metals Inc., Phillips Manufacturing*, Plateplus, Port Manatee*, Priefert Manufacturing, Ram Steel Framing, Ratner Steel Supply Company, Red Bud Industries, Reliance Steel and Aluminum, Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., Sector 3 Appraisals Inc., Sherwin Williams, Southwark Metal, Southwestern Suppliers Inc., State Steel Supply Company, Steel Market Update*, Steel Warehouse*, Stelco, Steve Hart, Summit Global Trading, Sunbelt Group LP, Tampa Bay EDC, Tampa Bay Steel, Terminal Shipping Company*, Texas Iron and Metal*, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Trademark Metals Recycling LLC*, Valmont Coatings, Voestalpine USA, Webco Industries, West Central Steel, Worthington Industries.

If you did not see your company on the list (or your company did not have an * after the name and you believe it should) please click here to register or reach out to

Below is the agenda for this year’s event:

8:00 AM – Platform Opens

9:00 AM – Welcome & Update on Port Tampa Bay

  • Moderator: John Packard, President & CEO, Steel Market Update
  • Speaker: Paul Anderson, President, Port Tampa Bay

9:30 AM – State of the Steel Industry from AISI Perspective

  • Speaker: Kevin Dempsey, President & CEO, American Iron & Steel Institute

9:50 AM – Questions & Answers

  • Moderator: John Packard, SMU
  • Speaker: Kevin Dempsey, AISI

10:10 AM – Break

10:30 AM – Trade Panel Round Table

  • Moderator: John Packard
  • Speaker: Phil Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
  • Speaker: Lewis Leibowitz, The Law Offices of Lewis E. Leibowitz
  • Speaker: Chris Shipp, Vice President Supply Chain, Priefert Manufacturing/Priefert Steel

11:10 AM – Questions & Answers

  • Moderator: John Packard
  • Speakers: Phil Bell, Lewis Leibowitz, Chris Shipp

11:30 AM – Speed Networking

Your chance to meet face to face and network with your peers from across the steel trade, port, and logistics communities. This has been a highlight in past SMU/CRU conferences and workshops.

12:00 AM – Break

12:40 AM – Keynote Speaker: Leon Topalian, President & CEO, Nucor

01:00 PM – Questions & Answers

  • Moderator: John Packard
  • Speaker: Leon Topalian, Nucor

01:20 PM – Break

01:40 PM – Macro-Economic Outlook & the New Biden Administration

  • Speaker: Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Managing Partner & Chief Economist, The Kemmsies Group

02:00 PM – Questions & Answers

  • Moderator: John Packard
  • Speaker: Dr. Walter Kemmsies

02:40 PM – Break

03:00 PM – Steel Industry Forecasts (SPONSORED BY REIBUS)

  • Speaker: Timna Tanners, Metals & Mining Analyst, Bank of America
  • Speaker: Josh Spoores, Principal Analyst, CRU

03:40 PM – Questions & Answers

  • Moderator: John Packard
  • Speakers: Timna Tanners & Josh Spoores

04:00 PM – Logistics: Ocean and Truck

  • Speaker: Rebecca Brewster, President & CoO, American Trucking Research Institute
  • Speaker: Derek Langston, Head of Research, Simpson Spence Young (SSY)

04:40 PM Questions & Answers

  • Moderator: John Packard
  • Speakers: Rebecca Brewster & Derek Langston

05:00 PM – Conference Adjourned

To see speaker biographies click here.

Cost to Attend:

Full price is $150 per person. $125 per person if your company sends more than one person.

SMU and CRU subscribers $125 for one person, $100 per person if registering more than one individual.

To register: CLICK HERE

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