AMSCI to Host Annual Gala Nov. 4 in New Orleans

Written by Tim Triplett

The American Metals Supply Chain Institute (AMSCI) plans to commemorate its successful reorganization by hosting its 70th Annual Dinner Gala on Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans.

AMSCI 2Formerly the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS), AMSCI has expanded its mission from one focusing primarily on free and fair trade in steel – still an area of vital concern – to one representing the entire metals supply chain, said President Richard Chriss.

“AMSCI will continue to lead the fight on vital issues facing the metals supply chain, like the job-killing tariffs on steel and aluminum. Although this fight began in the courts, AMSCI continues to push in other forums to eliminate or reduce the destructive tariffs, particularly in the court of public opinion.”

AMSCI plans to address other significant policy matters on Washington’s agenda and expand the information and educational resources it provides to its members, Chriss said. “Timely, relevant education and information have always been important for those who earn their livelihoods in the metals supply chain, and they will be even more so in the near future.”

AMSCI’s dinner gala serves as the nonprofit’s most important fundraiser. The event had to be cancelled last year due to the COVID pandemic.

With New Orleans’ vaccination rates surpassing the U.S. average, and with protective protocols in place, the city’s incredible food, music, history and culture are ready for guests to experience and enjoy safely this year. The gala will begin with a pre-dinner cocktail reception at 5 p.m. in the hotel’s open-air atrium, the Piazza D’Italia.

To book a room now and save with discounted hotel rates, visit the AMSCI website at and look for the 70th Annual Dinner Gala under “Events.”

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