2019 Agenda

Monday, February 11, 2019


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


Early Bird Reception
Tampa Marriott Waterside

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


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


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

4:00P - 5:00P 

Port of Tampa Harbor Tour
Aboard the Bay Spirit II

5:00P – 7:00P 

Tampa Steel Conference Networking Reception
Tampa Marriott Waterside
Conference name badges will be available at the reception

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Break Area and Networking
Tampa Marriott Waterside

9:00A – 9:30A

Welcome Remarks

         Speakers:  Paul Anderson, President and CEO, Port Tampa Bay

                           Doug Wray, Vice President - Commercial, Ports America   

                           John Packard, Master of Ceremonies

9:30A – 10:00A

Session 1:
Speaker - "A Steel Market Perspective in a Sea of Uncertainty" 
               Lisa Reisman, Co-founder and Executive Editor, MetalMiner

10:00A - 10:50A

         Session 2:

Crossfire Panel:  "Opposing Viewpoints on U.S. Steel Trade Policy"  
             Philip K. Bell, President Steel Manufacturers Association
             Jean Kemp, Senior V.P. for Government Affairs and Trade Policy for the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)
             Richard Chriss, President and International Trade Counsel, American Institute for International Steel
             Paul Nathanson, Senior Principal, Bracewell

10:50A - 11:10A


11:10A - NOON

Session 3:
Panel Discussion: "Downstream Effects of Tariffs: Costs, Benefits, and Possible Solutions"
Moderator:         Thorsten Schier, North American Editor, Steel and Ferrous Scrap, Fastmarkets
 Panelisst:          Paul Lowrey, President and Founder, Steel Research Associates
                         Todd Leebow, President and CEO, Majestic Steel
                         Alice Ancona, Director, International Trade and Investment Office,
                                                Florida Chamber of Commerce
                         Chris Casey, PhD, Executive Director, Independent Steel Alliance


Session 4:        Networking Lunch & Keynote Session "Moving the Needle in Tampa Bay"
          Speaker - Jeff Vinik, Chairman and Governor, Tampa Bay Lightning and Partner, Strategic Property Partners, LLC