SMU 7th Steel Summit Conference Speakers Confirmed to Date

Monday, March 20, 2017 1:42 PM Written by 

Steel Market Update (SMU) is pleased to announce the speakers confirmed to date for our 2017 Steel Summit Conference which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on August 28, 29 & 30, 2017.

We continue to reach out to the most qualified speakers we can find on a wide range of topics that we feel will provide value to our SMU Steel Summit Conference attendees. This will be our 7th Steel Summit Conference and we are burning the midnight oil as we firm up our agenda and speakers.

Steel Market Update tries to vary our conference agendas from year to year based on what is happening with the economy, steel using and producing industries as well as those who distribute steel both domestic and foreign. Over the past couple of years, politics has become a big issue for the steel industry and it is a subject that cannot and will not be ignored in this year's conference.

We would like to share the SMU Steel Summit 2017 conference speakers we have confirmed to date and to advise those interested in attending that there are a few more segments where speakers are “to be determined.” We have invitations out there to fill out our program (including one to the Trump administration) and we will advise as those are resolved.

Every SMU Steel Summit Conference presents exceptional networking opportunities.

We anticipate more than 500 manufacturing, distribution, steel mill, trading, logistics, toll processing and financial executives will attend this year’s event.

The Georgia International Convention Center ( is an excellent facility and convenient being attached to the Atlanta International Airport (ATL) by a free “SkyTrain.”

The Conference Host Hotel is the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel – this is not your normal airport hotel. This hotel has won awards within the Marriott community as being one of their best.

Registration (either for individual or as a group) for the conference is open and we have already exceeded 100 registrations. We are well on our way to meeting or exceeding our five hundred person goal. You can find more information about our conference, the costs associated with attending and how to register on our website:

If you have any questions please contact our office: 800-432-3475.

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John Packard

John Packard is the President and Publisher of Steel Market Update. Since 1977, he has been an active participant in the flat rolled steel business in North America. His background provides the unique flavor and quality of Steel Market Update. John has held positions in the service center, steel mill and trading company segments of the flat rolled steel industry. John founded Steel Market Update, Inc. in August 2008. John can be reached via email at: or by phone: 800-432-3475.

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