Steel-Con 2017 & AIIS Annual Gulf Region Golf Tournament
The Event Program is now finalized and you may find it here in an attachment.
The program starts on Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 1.30 pm with a special tour aboard The M/V Sam Houston.
The M/V Sam Houston will depart promptly at 1:30 p.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m.
*Due to PHA’s commitment to safety and security, all attendees must have a current photo ID to enter Port Authority property.
The boat tour will be followed by a “Bring a Customer – Meet a Customer” networking Reception at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & SPA from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Friday, 19 May 2017 will be a half conference day that will send you home with up-to-the-minute, practical, useful information from some of this country’s—and the world’s—leading experts and practitioners in key elements of the steel supply chain.
Port of Houston Authority Chairman Janiece Longoria will deliver the keynote address on the following topic(s): the Port of Houston and global trade with a focus on the steel supply chain.
The conference will be moderated by Jimmy Baldwin, S.V.P. Sales & Marketing, Coastal Cargo, and Kevin Castagnola, CEO of South Jersey Port Corporation.
The golf tournament will begin with registration and lunch at 12:30 PM followed by a shotgun start at 1:30PM. An awards program & BBQ will conclude the day’s events. The format for the Tournament will be an 18 hole, four-person traditional scramble. More detailed rules will be distributed on the day of the tournament.
Breakbulk Americas’s targeted programming will ensure that you develop skills and strategy to help you do your job more effectively, while making industry connections that count.
Breakbulk Americas is the venue to connect with executives from leading EPCs and other large-scale shippers who are moving cargoes throughout the Americas and around the world. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, road, rail, barge and air transportation, export packers, equipment companies and more.
Hear from industry experts during the conference sessions, which are held on the exhibition floor. Those seeking to build their professional skills can participate in a number of workshops, designed for a variety of experience levels.
Targeted exhibition, sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. To find out how you can become a part of this event, contact:
2016 TEXAS – TURKEY IRON AND STEEL NETWORKING AND BUSINESS FORUM
(October 7th 2016, Port of Houston Conference Room 111 East Loop N, Houston, TX 77029)
Turkish Consulate General in Houston in collaboration with Port of Houston Authority cordially invites you to the “2016 TURKEY – TEXAS IRON AND STEEL NETWORKING & BUSINESS FORUM” on October 7th, 2016 at Port of Houston Conference Room. The program is organized in conjunction with a Steel Exporters Delegation visit from Turkey to Houston on 5-7 October 2016. The Delegation headed by Namik Ekinci, Chairman of Turkish Steel Exporter Association, will comprise of high ranking representatives of 14 Turkish steel companies.
Given the fact that Turkey is the 2nd largest rebar exporter, 9th largest steel producer, world’s biggest scrap metal importer, the forum will offer a unique opportunity for US companies, exporters, importers, logistics and decision makers to explore business, trade and investment opportunities in/with Turkey and meet with senior Turkish businessmen of leading Turkish business/trade associations in iron and steel industry.
Date : October 7, 2016
Location : Port of Houston Conference Room 111 East Loop N, Houston, TX 77029
RSVP : Ricardo Arias, email@example.com
Thursday, December 1st: The 66 Annual AIIS Gala Dinner. We will hold our premier event of the year at The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY. Our members and guests will be entertained by the highly regarded Los Angeles comedian Steve Mittleman. Steve has appeared on the Johnny Carson Show, various national late-night shows, and at numerous functions around the country. Last year we had over 300 in attendance, and we expect this popular event to be another sell-out. Our Annual Dinner is a special time for our members and their customers, friends, and colleagues to get together, unwind, and do some business while enjoying exceptional food and dazzling views of the Manhattan skyline in a convivial Christmas holiday setting.
Invitation to Cover
The 232 Steel Investigation: A New Report Measures the Devastating Impact of Tariffs on the U.S. Economy
Experts chart destructive effect of steel tariffs on broader U.S. steel supply chain; _
WHAT The 232 Steel Investigation: Measuring the Pain for Domestic Industries
WHEN Tuesday, September 12, 2017
WHERE National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20045
WHO Spokespersons for Steel Users, Ports, and Agriculture Industries:
• Richard Chriss: President, American Institute for International Steel
WHY As the Trump Administration nears a determination on whether imported steel poses a “threat to U.S. national security,” the widespread and potentially devastating impacts of a Section 232 trade remedy grow ever more clear.
Drawing from a newly released report, economist John Martin will detail the impact that steel tariffs pose for U.S. ports, which make an outsized contribution to the U.S. economy. According to Martin’s report, 1.3 million jobs are currently supported by port activity related to imported steel, feeding nearly $240 billion in economic activity, or 1.3% of U.S. GDP in 2016.
Adding insult to injury, America’s billion-dollar poultry industry stands as collateral damage from tariffs as steel-carrying ships that offload product inland—and take goods back to the ports—disappear from the heartland. Poultry, grain, and other ag interests face drastically increased shipping costs and reduced access to key export markets as the burden of transportation is shifted to their industries, even as they brace for the potential of retaliatory tariffs on their products.
About AIIS The American Institute for International Steel, representing 120 member companies, is America’s leading voice for the steel supply chain, and the only voice in Washington, D.C. for free and responsible trade in steel.
Media Contact: Amelia Berger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-828-1727
Port of Long Beach Harbor Tour
The event starts on Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 2.00 pm with a special Port of Long Beach harbor tour.
The vessel will depart promptly at 2:00 p.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Guests will be required to arrive no later than 1:40 p.m. for 1:45 p.m. boarding. The vessel will depart from Shoreline Village – Dock 9.
Note: Dock 9 is outside the main entrance of Parkers’ Lighthouse (http://parkerslighthouse.com/home/), and parking will be validated for those who park at Shoreline Village.
The harbor tour will be followed by a “Bring a Customer – Meet a Customer” networking Reception and Dinner at the L’Opera Restaurant, Long Beach, CA from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
Thursday, November 2
POLB Harbor Tour: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Dock 9, Shoreline Village (next to Parkers’ Lighthouse) Los Angeles
435 Shoreline Village Drive
Dinner: 7:00PM – 9:30PM
L’Opera Italian Restaurant
Presentation by Mr. John D. Foster, AIIS Chairman:
“Section 232 and You – How New Era Trade Regulations Could Impact Your Business”
|Reza Tehrani||Access World (USA), LLC|
|Mike Kwon||Alpha Steel|
|Ed Bastian||BBC Chartering USA|
|Allen LaTourrette||BlueScope Steel|
|Gene Misiak||BlueScope Steel|
|Dieter Schulz||BlueScope Steel Americas|
|Brian Kelso||BlueScope Steel Americas|
|Sherry Falcon||BlueScope Steel Americas|
|Gloria Zepeda||BlueScope Steel Americas|
|Maria Hart||BlueScope Steel Americas|
|Andrew Pappas||BMO Harris Bank, N.A|
|KC Cooper||Cargoways Warehousing and Trucking|
|Aaron Kruisheer||Esserman Steel|
|Chris Baek||Global Metal Resources Inc.|
|Joe Beattie||Harbor Pipe & Steel, Inc.|
|Bob Moffitt||Heico Wire Group|
|Timothy Davies||Hyundai Corporation|
|Walter Synek||IMS Steel Company|
|Brion Talley||JFE SHOJI TRADE CORPORATION|
|Kenichi Nishikori||JFE SHOJI TRADE CORPORATION|
|Hideyoshi Jake Takani||JFE SHOJI TRADE CORPORATION|
|J. Paul Javier||Kloeckner Metals|
|Kathy Kester||Kloeckner Metals|
|John Foster||Kurt Orban Partners|
|Brad Decker||Kurt Orban Partners|
|Oda Shoko-ISALSA||Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc.|
|Rob Ikegami||Marubeni-Itochu Steel, Inc.|
|Taoko Akashi||Metal One America, Inc. – Los Angeles|
|Bob Swist||Metal One America, Inc. – Los Angeles|
|Gary G. Sanders||Metal Partners Rebar|
|Kenneth Weinstein||Metallia/Hartree Partners|
|Michael Kroman||Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc.|
|Jeff Kubo||Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas, inc.|
|Atti Schmidt||Nucor Trading USA Inc|
|MALENA VILLARREAL||Pacific Awards Metals|
|Brett Mascaro||Port of Long Beach|
|Don Snyder||Port of Long Beach|
|Mechelle Smothers||Port of Long Beach|
|Heinz Lange||Port of Vancouver USA|
|Bart Goedhard||Ports America|
|James Prassas||PRASSAS METAL PRODUCTS, INC|
|Bill Fitz||SSA Marine|
|Klaudio Biazevich||SSA Marine|
|Andre Boettger||Swire Bulk | The China Navigation Co|
|Frank Leigh-Spencer||Swire Shipping|
|Lawrence Hanson||The Law Office of Lawrence W. Hanson, PC|
Thursday, November 30th: The 67th Annual AIIS Gala Dinner.** We will hold our premier event of the year at The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY. Last year we had over 300 in attendance, and we expect this popular event to be another sell-out. Our Annual Dinner is a special time for our members and their customers, friends, and colleagues to get together, unwind, and do some business while enjoying exceptional food and dazzling views of the Manhattan skyline in a convivial Christmas holiday setting.
REMARKS OF AIIS CHAIRMAN JOHN D. FOSTER
AIIS PRESIDENT’S GREETING RICHARD CHRISS, ESQ.
DRESS CODE AT THE YALE CLUB: Traditional business attire
*Proceeds from these membership events cover event fees and charges as we acknowledge AIIS’s progress. Since all of our events serve as significant fundraising affairs, your vital support will allow the Institute’s important and expanding efforts for free and responsible trade in steel to continue to benefit all our members.
The Customs Committee meeting will take place the morning following the AIIS Annual Dinner. All members are welcome to attend. Members unable to attend in person can use the call-in number,
Questions? Call AIIS at 703-245-8075
Hear the latest from Customs:
Base Metals Center Director
Discuss Current Issues:
Steel 232 Investigation Update
|We cordially invite you to join in our Christmas holiday celebration as we prepare to welcome a New Year, and wish one another health, happiness, and prosperity. Enjoy good company and fellowship at:
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
111 N Post Oak Ln Houston, TX 77024
Thursday, December 14, 2016
Cocktails at 6:00 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Captain Kevin Oditt, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston. – United States Coast Guard
Captain Oditt is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Captain Oditt’s previous operational assignments include Coast Guard Cutter’s ALERT and VIGOROUS, Marine Inspector at Marine Safety Office Port Arthur, TX, Chief of Inspections at Marine Safety Office Tampa, FL, and Chief of Prevention at Sector Long Island Sound, New Haven, CT. Captain Oditt served at Coast Guard Headquarters in the office of Design and Engineering Standards, Port Security Directorate, Staff Chief for the Deputy Commandant for Operations, and Division Chief in the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance. Captain Oditt earned advanced degrees from the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Manufacturing and the Marine Corps War College in Strategic Studies.