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Summary

Port Tampa Bay and Steel Market Update announce a new partnership to present the first virtual edition for the 32nd annual Tampa Steel Conference, to be held on February 2, 2021. 
The Tampa Steel Conference is one of the nation’s oldest and largest steel conferences. As the movement of iron and steel products is extremely important to the U.S. economy, this event recognizes that importance and provides a wide array of topical information, as well as a forum to discuss the fast-changing steel market. 
Steel Market Update (SMU) is well-renowned as the expert source of steel pricing, industry news and market trends in North America. Like the Tampa Steel Conference, the annual SMU Steel Summit is one of the industry’s premier events. For the first time, it was held virtually this year and, attracting close to a thousand attendees, the online conference was received with great acclaim. 
Together, Port Tampa Bay and Steel Market Update will craft and create the 2021 Virtual Tampa Steel Conference offering an attractive depth of subject material and speakers along with robust opportunities to network and forge new connections. 

Past Sponsors & Speakers

2020 Speakers

(in order of appearance)

John Packard, Master of Ceremonies
John Anton, Director, Steel Analytics, Pricing and Purchasing, IHS Markit
Lewis Leibowitz, Owner, The Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz
Blake Hurtik, Editor, Argus Metal Pricing, Argus Media Group
Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Dave Sumoski, Exec VP-Merchant and Rebar Products, Nucor
Richard Chriss, President and International Trade Counsel, American Institute for International Steel (AIIS)
John Foster, President, Kurt Orban Partners & Chairman, AIIS
Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Thaddeus M. Bullard,aka,Titus O'Neil, WWE Superstar and Founder, Bullard Family Foundation

2020 Sponsors

Title Sponsor - Ports America
Presenting Sponsor - Atlantic Logistics
Stainless Steel - Fastmarkets AMM, JIT Warehousing and Logistics, Linder, Majestic Steel, Reibus, Rukert Terminals, Superior Steel
Alloy Steel - AJ Arango, MID-SHIP Logistics
Carbon Steel - American Shipping & Charteting, A.R. Savage & Son, Celtic Marine and Logistics, Concrete Reinforcing Products, Medtrade, Prestige Transportation & Wharehosue, Smith Metal Source, Southwestern Suppliers, TampaBay Steel, Tampa Tank/Florida Structural Steel, Terminal Shipping, Trademark Metals Recycling,  Valmont Tampa Galvanizing
Media - AJOT, Steel Market Update

2019 Speakers

(in order of appearance)

John Packard, Master of Ceremonies
Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Jean Carroll Kemp, Senior V.P. for Government Affairs and Trade Policy for the Steel Manufacturers Association
Richard Chriss, President and International Trade Counsel, American Institute for International Steel
Paul Nathanson, Senior Principal, Bracewell LLP
Thorsten Schier, North American Editor, Steel and Ferrous Scrap, Fastmarkets AMM                    
Paul Lowrey, President and Founder, Steel Research Associates
Todd Leebow, President and CEO, Majestic Steel
Chris Casey, PhD, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Independent Steel Alliance
Alice Ancona, Director, International Trade and Investment Office,  Florida Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Vinik, Chairman and Governor, Tampa Bay Lightning and Partner, Strategic Property Partners, LLC

2019 Sponsors

Title Sponsor - Ports America
Stainless Steel - Atlantic Logistics, Freight Management Logistics, JIT Warehousing and Logistics, Rukert Terminals, S&P Global Platts
Alloy Steel - AJ Arango, Majestic Steel, Nucor, Reibus
Carbon Steel - American Shipping & Charteting, A.R. Savage & Son, Associated Terminals, Celtic Marine and Logistics, Concrete Reinforcing Products, Loggins Logistics, Nucor - Skyline Steel, Prestige Transportation & Wharehosue, RYERSON, Smith Metal Source, Southwestern Suppliers, Tampa Bay Pilots, Terminal Shipping, Valmont Tampa Galvanizing, Jasmin Logistics
Media - AJOT, Fastmarkets AMM, Steel Market Update

2018 Speakers

(in order of appearance)

John Anton, Director, Steel Analytics, Pricing and Purchasing, IHS Markit
Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
Alan Price, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Richard Chriss, President and International Trade Counsel, American Institute for International Steel
Lewis Leibowitz, Owner, The Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz
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
Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin, Editor Emeritus, American Metal Market
Chris Casey, PhD, Executive Director, Independent Steel Alliance
Aldo Mazzaferro, Founder, Mazzaferro Research
Gregory Husisian, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Derrick Brooks, Pro Football Hall of Famer  

2018 Sponsors

Title Sponsor - Ports America
Stainless Steel - Gerdau, JIT Warehousing and Logistics, Rukert Terminals
Alloy Steel - AJ Arango, A.R. Savage & Son, Mid-Ship Logistics, Nucor, S&P Global Platts, Titan Metal Service
Carbon Steel - American Victory Ship, Associated Terminals, Blue Water Shipping Co., Celtic Marine and Logistics, Concrete Reinforcing Products, CSN, Freight Management Logistics, Southwestern Suppliers, Tampa Bay Pilots, Tampa Bay Steel, Tampa Tank/Florida Structural Steel, Terminal Shipping Co., Valmont Tampa Galvanizing
Media - AJOT, American Metal Market, Steel Market Update

Past Programs