2018 Program

2018 Agenda

Monday, February 19, 2018


Registration/Information desk open in hotel lobby
Tampa Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602


Early Bird Reception
Tampa Marriott Waterside – former II Terrazzo; off SW Corner of Lobby

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Registration/Information desk open in hotel lobby
(Name badges will also be available at the Networking Reception)


Buses Depart Marriott for Tampa Steel Conference Golf Tournament

8:30A – 1:30P 

Tampa Steel Conference Golf Tournament
The Eagles Golf Club
16101 Nine Eagles Dr, Odessa, FL 33556


Shuttle departs Marriott for Tennis Tournament

10:00A – 1:00P 

Tampa Steel Conference Tennis Tournament
Sandra Freedman Tennis Facility
59 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
10:00A - 11:30A    
                Walking Tour Tampa's Riverwalk & Franklin Street
                  (meet in hotel lobby at 10A)


Meet in lobby of Marriott for Port Tour

4:15P - 5:30P 

Port of Tampa Harbor Tour
Aboard the Bay Spirit II

5:30P – 7:30P 

Tampa Steel Conference Networking Reception
Tampa Marriott Waterside – Outside Terrace
700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Conference name badges will be available at the reception

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Break Area and Networking
Tampa Marriott Waterside

9:00A – 9:15A

Welcome Remarks

9:15A – 12:00P

Session 1 - "Demand Issues and Outside Forces Driving the Steel Market"
Speaker:  John Anton, Director, Steel Analytics, Pricing and Purchasing, IHS Markit

Session 2 - Crossfire Panel:  "An In-Depth Conversation about Current Steel Trade Issues"

Moderator: David Phelps
Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Alan Price, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Richard Chriss, President and International Trade Counsel, American Institute for International Steel
Lewis Leibowitz, Owner, The Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz

Session 3 - “The Trump Administration’s Steel Trade Policy:  U.S. and Global Implications”
Speaker:  Grant Aldonas, Principal Managing Director of Split Rock International; former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade from 2001-2005; former Chief International Trade Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee

Session 4 - Discussion Panel:  "Why a Fair and Open Market is Important to the Steel Supply Chain"
ModeratorJo Isenberg-O'Loughlin, Editor Emeritus, American Metal Market
Chris Casey, PhD, Executive Director, Independent Steel Alliance
Aldo Mazzaferro, Founder, Mazzaferro Research
Gregory Husisian, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP


Session 5 - Networking Lunch & Keynote Session -  "An NFL Legend Reflects on Football, Mentors and Life in Tampa Bay"
Speaker :  Derrick Brooks, Pro Football Hall of Famer