2018 Agenda

Monday, February 19, 2018

3:00P-7:30P 

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

5:30P-7:30P

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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

6:30A-7:30P 

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

7:00A 

Buses Depart Marriott for Tampa Steel Conference Golf Tournament

8:00A – 1:30P 

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

9:45A 

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)

4:00P 

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

8:30A

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"

Panelists:
Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association

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
Panelsit:  Chris Casey, Executive Director, Independent Steel Alliance

12:00P-1:30P

Session 5 - Networking Lunch & Keynote Session
Speaker :  Derrick Brooks, Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee