Advancing Free and Responsible Trade in Steel
Steel Trade News
AIIS invites you to a day-and-a-half learning, sporting, and fundraising event at the peerless Houstonian Hotel to explore things you need to know to successfully navigate the steel supply chain in 2017 and beyond. We have carefully designed this new event to bring you the most up-to-date information, introduce opportunities, stimulate ideas, and enhance professional skill, all while experiencing the Houstonian’s acclaimed grounds and hospitality. You will hear expert analysis, engage in penetrating discussion, and interact with some of the industry’s leading experts and practitioners who are at the forefront of key areas like shipping, logistics, customs, and international trade.
The first 120 registrants will receive a special gift, hand-crafted and made in America (Sponsored by NUCOR)!
In the attachment, you may find the flyer of the conference as well as the conference program.
Please complete the following registration form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10 May 2017.
11:00 AM -12:30 PM AIIS Board Meeting (PORT HOUSTON)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Boat Tour (John Moseley, PORT HOUSTON)
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Evening Welcome Reception (The Houstonian Hotel, Club, & SPA)
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM-8:15 AM Welcome
John D. Foster, President, Kurt Orban Partners LLC
John Moseley, Senior Director, Trade Development PORT HOUSTON
8:20 AM- 8:40 AM Keynote Address, TBA
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Coffee Break
Panel 1: “What’s happening now in the Steel Supply Chain,” Moderator James M. “Jimmy” Baldwin, Jr., Coastal Cargo
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Trade: Vorys attorney Frederick P. Waite Of Counsel.
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Customs: Lawrence W. Hanson, The Law Office of Lawrence W. Hanson, P.C.
9:30 AM -9:45 AM Maritime: Marc Hebert, Partner, Jones Walker LLP
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Finance: Ms. Bahar Gökçe, Regional Manager Americas, Westford Trade Services Ltd
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM Q & A
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM Coffee Break
Panel 2: “Steel Imports and Exports on the Move,” Moderator Kevin Castagnola, Executive Director & CEO, South Jersey Port Corporation
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Wade Elliott, VP Marketing & Business Development, Port Tampa Bay
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Chris L. Stockman, Sr. Business Director, Metals and Ores, Union Pacific Railroad
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Andy Powell, Vice President & General Manager, Grieg Star, Inc.
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Dr. Henriette van Niekerk, Director & Global Head of Dry Bulk Analysis, Clarksons Platou
11:45 AM – 12:15 AM Q & A
12:15 PM Close of conference
1:30 PM Golf Tournament, Wildcat Golf Club
Includes Boxed Lunch
5:00 PM BBQ
AIIS Customs Committee
For News and Insights on Important Customs Developments
AIIS Ports Committee
A Key Part of the Global Steel Supply Chain
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