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2022 Tampa Steel Conference Lineup

Written by Tim Triplett

Steel Market Update will once again be working with Port Tampa Bay as we host the 33rd edition of the Tampa Steel Conference. The 2022 TSC will be held on Feb. 14-16 at the Marriott Water Street Hotel in Tampa, Fla.

This conference is the second largest steel conference of its type in North America (second only to the SMU Steel Summit Conference) with an expected attendance of 300-500 executives from the steel, port, trading and shipping communities.

We have expanded the program while maintaining the charm and networking opportunities that have long been associated with the conference.

The program will be the strongest and most comprehensive ever for the Tampa Steel Conference. Here are some of what you can expect while attending the Tampa Steel Conference.

Monday, Feb. 14

Afternoon: Boat tours of Port Tampa Bay

The event begins with a networking cocktail party in the Marriott Water Street Hotel for those arriving early.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

8:00 AM until 1 PM – Golf Outing

9:00 AM until 11 AM – Boat Tour of Port Tampa Bay

1:30 PM – Special Program – Decarbonization Impact on Commodities & Flow of Materials

  • Hosted by Lynn Lupori, Head of Consulting, CRU
  • Other panelist TBA

This program will focus on the availability and flow of raw materials for steelmaking, the need for integrated steel mills, carbon border adjustment mechanisms on steel and steel-containing goods, and more.

2:30 PM – Special Program – Transportation & Supply Chain Issues

  • Anton Posner, CEO, Mercury Resources
  • Doug Wray, Vice President Commercial, Ports America
  • Other panelists TBA

This program will focus on issues affecting the supply chain from ocean freight, to the ports, and from the ports to the customer.

3:30 PM – Special Program – Economic Outlook for the Steel Industry

  • Walter Kemmsies, CEO, The Kemmsies Group

Where will the economy be in February and what is the outlook for the balance of 2022 and into 2023. How will the Biden administration and infrastructure bills impact the steel industry, and much more.

5:00 PM – Special Networking Reception – Marriott Water Street Hotel

Wednesday, Feb. 16

8:00 AM – Welcome Remarks from Port of Tampa Bay, Mayor of Tampa, and Steel Market Update

  • Paul Anderson, CEO, Port Tampa Bay
  • Jane Caster, Mayor, Tampa
  • John Packard, Steel Market Update

8:30 AM – The Changing Steel Landscape

  • Paul Lowrey, Managing Director, Steel Resource Associates

9:30 AM – Fireside Chat with Lourenco Goncalves, CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs

  • Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President & CEO, Cleveland-Cliffs
  • John Packard, Steel Market Update

10:30 AM – Crossfire Panel on Trade Issues

  • Phil Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
  • Lewis Leibowitz, Principal, Offices of Lewis E. Leibowitz
  • Richard Chriss, President, American Metals Supply Chain Institute
  • Kevin Dempsey, President & CEO, American Iron & Steel Institute

11:30 AM – CRU View on Steel Outlook & Pricing Forecast

  • Josh Spoores, Principal Analyst, CRU

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Steel Buyers Panel of OEMs and Service Centers

  • John Farley, Senior Vice President and COO, McNichols
  • Bill Spiegel, CEO, Southwark
  • Mike Lerman, President, Steel Warehouse
  • Other speakers TBA

2:00 PM – Analyst vs. Steel Executive – What Will the New Normal Look Like for Steel?

  • Todd Leebow, CEO, Majestic Steel
  • Timna Tanners, Managing Director, Wolfe Research

2:45 PM – Special Program TBA

3:30 PM – Close of Conference

Registration fees for this live event are $650 per person with a $50 discount for SMU/CRU subscribers and an additional $50 per person discount for companies registering more than one person. If you attended the 2021 SMU Steel Summit Conference or the 2021 Tampa Steel Conference, you are entitled to a $500 per person ticket price. You can find more details about pricing and how to register by going to:

If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at this event, please contact Jill Waldman at

If you have any questions, please send them to:

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