WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 – AIIS Evening Reception, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Location – The Houstonian Hotel)
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
07:30 Opening session Continental Breakfast
John D. Foster – President, Kurt Orban Partners LLC
Keynote Address ROGER GUENTHER, Executive Director, Port Houston
Panel 1: Trade Policy in Turbulent Times
How will potential Section 232 national security-based trade restrictions, and other trade-restrictive measures, affect the steel supply chain? What other measures can we expect to see? How long will they last? What will happen with efforts to reshape NAFTA, or possibly withdraw from the agreement altogether? How will steel be affected by changes to, or withdrawal from NAFTA? What trade-related initiatives can we expect to see in Congress? What significant developments will occur on the Customs front, and how will they affect your business?
Moderator: Grant D. Aldonas, Hon. Grant Aldonas, former Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce
Lawrence Hanson, Esq. The Law Office of Lawrence W. Hanson, P.C.
Nithya Nagarajan, Esq. Husch Blackwell
Lewis Leibowitz, Esq. The Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz
Panel 2: Successfully Navigating Shipping and Logistics Challenges in 2018
What are the primary steel supply chain challenges facing the shipping industry in 2018, and how will it respond to them? Will changes in the U.S and global economies affect operations, and if so, how? How will U.S. steel-handling ports like Houston be affected?
Moderator: Joseph T Webb, General Manager, Clipper Steel Services
Dene Ward, Commercial Manager, Chipolbrok America, Inc.
Gilbert Wright, Partner, Marine Inspection LLC
Rick Webb, CEO, Watco Companies
12:15 Close of Conference
1:30 Golf Tournament, Wildcat Golf Club (includes box lunch)
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