Advancing Free and Responsible Trade in Steel

Benefit from exclusive steel trade information available to our members.

Join Today!

Steel Trade News

Comments &




AIIS Events

STEEL-CON 2017 | AIIS new conference for the steel supply chain
May 18 – May 19 all-day

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.

Registration is now open!

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 before 10 May 2017.

AIIS Annual Golf Tournament Registration

Sponsored by

PortHoustonLogo-horizontal-RGBLOGO_GEODIS_SIGNATURE_RVB_VERTICAL_WEB sjpcnucorcorporation  KOP Logo UPassociated-terminals Bluescope-logo_header C_PA LogoCLmid-ship






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, Chairman Janiece Longoria, PORT HOUSTON

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


American Institute for International Steel

701 W Broad St Suite 301
Falls Church VA 22046
Tel: 703-245-8075
Fax: 703-610-0215

Midwest Region

9350 Excelsior Blvd 4th Floor MS
Hopkins, MN 55343
Tel: (952) 984-3303
Fax: (952) 984-6097

Pacific Region

200 Pine Ave Suite 550
Long Beach, CA 90802
Tel: (562) 491-1441
Fax:(562) 628-0100

Atlantic Region

150 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10155
Tel: (212) 758-0418
Fax: (212) 758-0215

Gulf Region

16510 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
Tel: 281- 878-4677
Fax: 281-999-4143

Share This