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Tampa Steel Conference: Companies Registered & Agenda

Written by John Packard

We continue to receive registrations for the 32nd annual Tampa Steel Conference to be held virtually next week on Feb. 2. We expect over 400 attendees once the conference opens. Here are some of the companies that registered just this week, those with an asterisk (*) next to their name means they have more than one person attending.

BTD, Cambridgeport Air Systems, DOT Metal Products, EXLTUBE*, Hill Manufacturing Inc, Hirsh Industries, LLC, IIMA*, JFE Steel America, Inc., Leedy Manufacturing Company, Metal Products Company, Pacesetter, Port Nola*, Reibus International*, SSAB*, SSY Futures LLC, Steel Dynamics Sales NA, Inc. — Flat Roll Group, Totten Tubes, Inc*, Vision Metals*, Wick Buildings

If you wish to add your company to this 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 Roundtable

  • 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

If you have any questions, please contact: or


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