2021 Agenda

Virtual Conference

Draft Agenda
Please consider provisional; all speakers, topics and timings are liable to change.
All timings quoted in Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

8:00 – 9:00 Platform Opens 

9:00  - 9:30 Words of Welcome
Paul Anderson, President and CEO, Port Tampa Bay
The Honorable Jane Castor
, Mayor, City of Tampa
Introduced by John Packard, President and CEO, Steel Market Update 
9:30 - 10:10 State of the Steel Industry from AISI Perspective 
 Kevin Dempsey, President & CEO, American Iron & Steel Institute
 9:50 – 10:10 Live Q&A moderated by John Packard, President and CEO, Steel Market Update

10:10 -10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:00 Trade Panel Round Table
Lewis Leibowitz, Principal, The Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz
Philip K. Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA)
Chris Shipp,
Vice President of Supply Chain, Priefert Manufacturing/Priefert Steel
11:30 – 12:00 Live Q&A moderated by John Packard, President and CEO, Steel Market Update

12:00 - 12:40 Speed Networking Reception
Your chance to meet face to face and network with your peers from across the
steel trade and logistics community.

12:40 – 1:00 Break

 1:00 – 1:40 Keynote: Domestic Steel Industry
 Leon Topalian, President & CEO, Nucor
 1:20 – 1:40 Live Q&A moderated by John Packard, President and CEO, Steel Market Update 

1:40 - 2:00 Break

2:00 – 2:40 Macro-Economic Outlook & the New Administration
Walter Kemmsies, Chief Economist, The Kemmsies Group
 2:20 – 2:40 Live Q&A moderated by John Packard, President and CEO, Steel Market Update 

2:40 – 3:00 Break 

3:00 – 4:00 Steel Industry Forecasts
Timna Tanners, Managing Director, Equity Research, Metals and Mining, Bank of America
Josh Spoores, Principal Analyst Steel, CRU 
3:40 – 4:00 Live Q&A moderated by John Packard, President and CEO, Steel Market Update 

4:00 – 5:00 Logistics: Ocean & Truck
   
Session kindly sponsored by Reibus
Derek Langston, Head of Research, Simpson, Spence & Young (SSY)
Rebecca Brewster, President and COO, American Transportation Research Institute
4:40 – 5:00 Live Q&A moderated by John Packard, President and CEO, Steel Market Update 

 5:00 Conference Adjourns

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