Upcoming Events

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.
Guests will be required to arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. for 1:15 a.m. boarding at the Sam Houston Visitors Pavilion, 7300 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas 77020, Gate #8. A map is enclosed to assist your guests with locating the facility.

*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.

AGENDA

REGISTER HERE

Sep
26
Mon
Breakbulk Americas 2016
Sep 26 – Sep 29 all-day

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Breakbulk Americas is the largest exhibition
of its kind in the Americas,
bringing top-tier shippers together
with breakbulk and project cargo service providers.

 

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:

 

Christian Blair Thompson
Event Director, Americas
+1 281 416-4672

Kathleen Pinson

Sales Manager – Americas & TransAsia
+1 423 598 2264
Oct
7
Fri
2016 TEXAS – TURKEY IRON AND STEEL NETWORKING AND BUSINESS FORUM
Oct 7 all-day

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, rarias@poha.com


AGENDA

Dec
15
Thu
Annual AIIS Christmas Dinner | DECEMBER 15 | THE HOUSTONIAN HOTEL, CLUB & SPA
Dec 15 all-day
Sep
12
Tue
The 232 Steel Investigation: Measuring the Pain for Domestic Industries | AIIS MEETING IN WASHINGTON 09.12.2017
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MEDIA ALERT

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; _
U.S. agriculture industry braces for impact from shipping disruption, potential retaliation

WHAT The 232 Steel Investigation: Measuring the Pain for Domestic Industries

WHEN Tuesday, September 12, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 PM (Media Registration: 1:45 PM)

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
John Martin: Principal Economic Analyst, Martin Associates
Kevin Brosch, Attorney, BroschTrade, LLC, on behalf of The National Chicken Council
Introductory Remarks by John D. Foster, Chairman of AIIS

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, amelia.berger@bracewell.com, 202-828-1727

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Nov
2
Thu
AIIS West Coast Steel Dinner | November 2nd | L’Opera Italian Restaurant | Long Beach, CA
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Reception: 5:30PM

Dinner: 7:00PM – 9:30PM

L’Opera Italian Restaurant
101 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802

Presentation by Mr. John D. Foster, AIIS Chairman:

“Section 232 and You – How New Era Trade Regulations Could Impact Your Business”


 


Registration Form

Name Company
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
Tom Delpit CEMCO
Justin Cook CEMCO
Aaron Kruisheer Esserman Steel
Jack Mallough GEODIS
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
Gilles Dumont PGS
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
Dec
1
Fri
AIIS CUSTOMS COMMITTEE 2017 ANNUAL MEETING
Dec 1 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

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,

1-800-250-2600

PIN: 3427031#

Questions? Call AIIS at 703-245-8075

Hear the latest from Customs:

Base Metals Center Director
National Import Specialist
AD/CVD Policy

Discuss Current Issues:

Steel 232 Investigation Update
Court Case Review
Enhanced Enforcement Policy
Trade Facilitation

AGENDA

Dec
14
Thu
AIIS Annual Christmas Dinner | December 14th | Houston, TX
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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

ASPEN ROOM

111 N Post Oak Ln Houston, TX 77024

Thursday, December 14, 2016

Cocktails at 6:00 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm

REGISTER HERE

Keynote SpeakerCaptain Kevin Oditt, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston. – ‎United States Coast Guard

Captain Kevin Oditt

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.

REGISTER HERE

Apr
18
Wed
Section 232 Steel Tariffs: Effect on Domestic Steel Capacity Utilization and Real-World Impact on U.S. Manufacturers
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
   

 

MEDIA ALERT

 

Invitation to Cover

 

Section 232 Steel Tariffs:  Effect on Domestic Steel Capacity Utilization and Real-World Impact on U.S. Manufacturers

Launch of new Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users

WHAT        Steel Tariff Fallout: Effect on Domestic Steel Capacity Utilization and Real-World Impact on U.S. Manufacturers, Launch of New Coalition

WHEN        Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 2:00 3:00 PM(Media Registration: 1:45 PM)

WHERE               National Press Club, 529 14thStreet NW, 13thFloor, Washington, D.C. 20045

WHO          Steel Users and Economists:

Richard Chriss (moderator), President, American Institute for International Steel

Dr. John Martin, Economic Analyst, Martin Associates

Laura Baughman,Economist, The Trade Partnership

Troy Roberts,CEO, Qualtek Manufacturing,Colorado Springs, CO

Other Steel-Using Manufacturers

WHY           President Trump imposed tariffs on steel imports under the premise of “protecting U.S. national security” with the goal of increasing capacity utilization among U.S. steel producing companies. Unfortunately, the Section 232 trade action will actually have a negative impact on steel capacity utilization while penalizing America’s small manufacturers and their workers in the process.

Drawing from a newly released report, economist John Martinwill reveal the downward effect of tariffs on steel capacity utilization on the sector. Economist Laura Baughmanwill detail the decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs that result from the Section 232 tariffs. Troy Roberts, CEO of Qualtek Manufacturing in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will describe the threat that cost increases for steel pose to U.S. manufacturers.

The event will also mark the launch of the Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users, comprised of small and medium U.S. manufacturing companies united in an effort to oppose the 25% tariff on steel imports.

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, amelia.berger@bracewell.com, 202-828-1727

 

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Jun
27
Wed
Invitation to Cover- Section 232 Steel Tariffs: Announcement of Major Legal Challenge
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Invitation to Cover

Section 232 Steel Tariffs: Announcement of Major Legal Challenge 

American Institute of International Steel Initiative is First of its Kind

WHAT          Steel Tariff Legal Challenge: Major Announcement Pending from AIIS

WHEN         Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 AM (Media Registration: 9:45 AM)

WHERE       National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20045

Edward R. Murrow Room 

WHO           Richard Chriss, President, American Institute for International Steel

                    AIIS Legal Team

WHY              President Trump’s Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminum have already created significant collateral damage for U.S. industries. American ports and steel importing companies are seeing throughput decline sharply. Meanwhile, U.S. steel-using manufacturers are  encountering product price increases of 50% or more and are experiencing  difficulty in obtaining the steel they need, regardless of whether they buy domestic-sourced or imported steel.

This briefing will announce the launch of a legal challenge that seeks to remedy a situation that is bad for the American economy and American workers alike. The legal action will commence Wednesday morning, with attorneys available at the press conference to describe and discuss this critically important, first-of-its-kind initiative.

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.

Contact:        Amelia Berger, amelia.berger@bracewell.com, 202-828-1727

Sep
17
Mon
AIIS Webinar: The NEW Steel Product Exclusion Process Explained
Sep 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

On September 6, the Department of Commerce published a 171-page interim final rule modifying the process by which the Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will process and assess steel product exclusion requests. The new rules take effect on Tuesday, September 11.

If you have filed one of the 38,000 exclusion requests received by BIS (as of August 20), are thinking of filing, or want to know how the new review process works and might affect you, this informative and timely webinar, presented by Gary Horlick, one of the country’s top trade lawyers, is designed with you in mind.

If your business depends on access to the latest accurate trade information, you will not want to miss this important session.

For more information, please contact Alexandra @ jopp@aiis.org

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