2024 Highlighted Speakers 

See the full agenda here.

Meet our speakers here.

Walter Kemmsies, Managing Partner, The Kemmsies Group

Dr. Walter Kemmsies is the managing partner of The Kemmsies Group, where he executes initiatives for public and private sector clients who have interests in or properties proximate to seaports and airports throughout North America.

Timna Tanners, Managing Director, Wolfe Research

Timna Tanners is the managing director covering 20 equities in the Americas Metals and Mining sector in addition to forecasting relevant commodities at Wolfe Research, a premier equity research firm.

Dave Stickler, Senior Managing Partner, Global Principal Partners

David Stickler is Chief Executive Officer of Hybar LLC. Hybar was formed in August 2023, and is now building a $700 million environmentally sustainable scrap metal recycling steel rebar mini mill in Arkansas.  

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Praise For the TSC Conference

“Excellent forum for information about the economy, industry, and relevant topics to each of our companies. Tremendous networking opportunity as a variety and volume of people attending seek to meet and share information.”

Timothy Bilkey
President, VOSS Steel

“Found the convention to be informative, effective and purposeful. Believe I can use the information and make better informed decisions. Also made a number of new contacts.”

Carol Pacileo
Purchasing Manager, Westman Steel Industries

"It feels like a mini SMU Steel Summit which is a good thing.  It was my first time attending and I plan on attending again."

Darren DeMange
Global Category Manager, Crown Equipment

"Best source of industry information you can find."

Steve Swaney
Business Development, Flack Global Metals

"If you are looking to gain insight to the current and future market issues and predictions as well as networking then the Tampa Steel Conference is a must attend."

Kevin Bosley
Regional Manager, Steel Dynamics Inc.

"This was my first time attending. It was very informative and a great networking opportunity.  I will be back for more events."

Lee Tyler
Director of Supply Chain, Priefert Mfg. Co.

"This is a major 'must attend' event."

Walter Kemmsies
Managing Partner, Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist Ports Airports, Global Infrastructure JLL

"Overall very good content. Great way to hear about differing viewpoints about the industry"

Richard Hahn
Marketing and Service Manager, Feralloy Corporation

"I find that the TSC gives me a fantastic understanding of the industry forecast and the inputs affecting it so that I am better prepared to manage my business."

Troy Underwood
CEO, Tampa Steel & Supply