2023 Agenda

Tampa Steel Conference

Steel Market Update will once again be working with Port Tampa Bay as we host the 34th edition of the Tampa Steel Conference.  The 2023 TSC will be held on February 5-7 at the Marriott Water Street Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

This conference is the second largest steel conference of its type in North America (second only to the SMU Steel Summit Conference) with an expected attendance of 300-500 executives from the steel, port, trading, and shipping communities.

We have expanded the program while maintaining the charm and networking opportunities which have long been associated with the conference.

The program will be the strongest and most comprehensive ever for the Tampa Steel Conference. Here are some of what you can expect while attending the Tampa Steel Conference.  We will have a strong focus on the economy, steel trade, domestic and foreign steel prices, and what the "new normal" will look like for steel priceduring 2023.  We have an excellent program with Timna Tanners of Wolfe Research, Josh Spoores of CRU, and many more.

Here's what to expect while attending the Tampa Steel Conference.


Sunday, February 5, 2023
2:00 pm Registration Opens 

5:00 pm  Welcome Reception

Monday, February 6, 2023
8:00 am - 1:00 pm - Golf Tournament (golf fees required)
9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Port Tampa Bay Harbor Tour (complimentary w/pre-registration)

1:30 pm - Half-Day Beverage: Sponsored by Bank of America 

2:00 pm - Conference Opening: Welcome and Introduction

Speaker:   Michael Cowden, Senior Editor, Steel Market Update

2:15 pm - Moving Steel in 2023: Smooth Sailing or Cluster Truck?

                A lively and topical discussion on the current issues facing steel transport via overland, waer ways and ocean global freight.  Our panelists will unveil some of the current quagmires in the supply chain and offer insight on what's to come.

Speakers:    Anton Posner, CEO, Mercury Resources

                  Michael Ceravolo, CCO, Beemac Logistics

                  Speaker TBA

Moderator:  Michael Cowden, Senior Editor, Steel Market Update

3:00 pm       Break: 

3:20 pm     Spotlight on Energy Outlook: What to Watch Out for in Energy Markets in 2023

Speaker:     Michael Garcia, CEO, Algoma

4:50 pm     Reception Welcome Address

5:00 pm    Networking Reception: Sponsored by Reibus    

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

7:00 am     All-Day Beverage: 


8:00 am     Welcome Remarks from Port Tampa Bay, Mayor of Tampa and Steel Market Update

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

                  Honorable Jane Castor, Mayor, City of Tampa

                  Michael Cowden, Senior Editor, Steel Market Update

8:30 am    Keynote Presentation: Macro Economic Outlook

Speaker:    Edward Sullivan, Chief Economist and Senior VP of Market Intelligence, PCA

9:30 am    Fireside Chat with Cesar Jimenez

 Speaker:   Cesar Jimenez, President & CEO, Ternium Mexico

10:00 am   Break: 

10:30 am   Recent Developments in U.S. Trade Policy and Their Impact on your Business

Speakers:   Tim Brightbill, Partner, Wiley Rein LLC

                  Jerry Richardson, Executive Director, Companhia Siderùrgica Nacional, LLC (CSN)

Moderator:  Michael Cowden, Senior Editor, Steel Market Update

11:15 am   Geopolitics: What will the Coming Global Bifurcation Mean?

Speaker:     Erik Britton, CEO & Managing Director, Fathom Consulting

12:00 noon    Lunch:

1:00 pm     Forecast Panel

Speakers:    Timna Tanners, Equity Research Analyst, Metals and Mining, Wolfe Research

                   TBC, Fitch Ratings

                   Speaker, TBA

Moderator:   Michael Cowden, Senior Editor, Steel Market Update

3:30 pm    Close of Conference

Special Thanks to our sponsors.