Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
8:30A – 1:30P
4312 Cheval Blvd., Lutz, FL 33558
Shuttle departs Marriott for Tennis Tournament
10:00A – 1:00P
4:00P - 5:00P
5:00P – 7:00P
Conference name badges will be available at the reception
Friday, February 7, 2020
8:30A Break Area and Networking
Tampa Marriott Water Street, Florida Ballroom9:00A – 9:25A Welcome Remarks
Paul Anderson, President and CEO, Port Tampa Bay
The Honorable Jane Castor, City of Tampa Mayor
Doug Wray, Vice President, Commercial, Ports America
John Packard, Master of Ceremonies/President & CEO, Steel Market Update
9:25A – 9:55A Session 1: "A 2020 View of Steel Market Price and Demand: A Lot of 'What' and a Little of 'Why'"
John Anton, Director of Steel Analytics / Pricing and Purchasing Service at IHS Markit
9:55A - 10:40A Session 2: Panel: "The Downstream Effects of Steel Tariffs and Quotas"
Lewis Leibowitz, The Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz
Blake Hurtik, Editor, Argus Metal Pricing, Argus Media Group
10:40A - 10:55A BREAK
10:55A - 11:40A Session 3: Crossfire Panel - "U.S. Trade Policy Debated from Both Sides"
Moderator: John Packard, Master of Ceremonies
Panelists: Philip Bell, President Steel Manufacturers Association
Dave Sumoski, Exec VP-Merchant and Rebar Products at Nucor
Richard Chriss, President and International Trade Counsel, AIIS
John Foster, President of Kurt Orban Partners and Chairman of AIIS
11:40A -Noon Session 4: "How Population Growth and Economic Development are Fueling Florida's Construction Market"
Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Noon - 1:20P Session 5: Networking Lunch & Keynote Session
Introduction: Paul Anderson, President and CEO, Port Tampa Bay
Speaker: Thaddeus M. Bullard, aka Titus O'Neil, WWE Superstar and Founder of the Bullard Family Foundation