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.
It’s not too soon to make plans for our New York City Annual Dinner on Thursday, December 3rd!
The Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue, with its outstanding, in-house catering and striking, floor-to-ceiling views of landmarks like the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building, will once again be the venue for our celebration.
As you may know, this year’s Annual New York City Dinner is a special occasion, our 65th New York City Annual Dinner.
To mark this milestone, we are delighted to announce that we will have a very special guest. Our keynote speaker will be the acclaimed journalist Mr. Bret Stephens.
Bret Stephens writes “Global View,” the foreign-affairs column of the Wall Street Journal, for which he was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is the Journal’s deputy editorial-page editor, responsible for the opinion pages of the paper’s sister editions in Europe and Asia, as well as a member of the Journal’s editorial board. He is also a regular panelist on the Journal Editorial Report, a political talk show carried nationally by the Fox News Channel.
Mr. Stephens joined the Journal in New York in 1998 and later worked for the paper in Brussels. In January 2002, at the age of 28, he was named editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, where he was responsible for news and opinion, the international and digital editions, and also wrote a weekly column.
Mr. Stephens returned to the Journal in late 2004 and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum the following year. He has won numerous journalism awards in addition to the Pulitzer, and reported stories from around the world, including Burma, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Gaza. He has also interviewed scores of world leaders, including every Israeli Prime Minister since Shimon Peres.
In November 2014 Sentinel Books published Mr. Stephens’s first book, “America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.” The book was praised by former Secretary of State George Shultz as “wise counsel for a constructive, tough-minded and sensible foreign policy,” and by Harvard University historian Niall Ferguson as “a shrewd, sharp, and shamelessly unfashionable defense of American power.”
This year’s NYC Annual Dinner will be an engaging, festive evening, with penetrating, off-the-record commentary you won’t hear anywhere else by one of America’s most accomplished journalists and astute observers of global affairs.
I would encourage you to reserve your ticket now by calling Assistant Director Alexandra Jopp at (703) 245 – 8079.
Better yet, reserve a table and bring your friends, business associates, and colleagues. Tables are selling now.
If you are traveling to New York City, we have reserved a block of rooms at the midtown Roosevelt Hotel at a special discounted rate of $329.00 per night. These rooms are in limited supply. You may reserve your room now by calling The Roosevelt Hotel NYC toll free reservation # is 1-888-833-3969. For those who wish to make their reservation on-line, Here is a reservation link
If you are requesting pre or post date’s outside of the outlined registration link dates, please e-mail your reservation request to firstname.lastname@example.org
All reservations must be made by Tuesday, November 11, 2015. Once these discounted rooms at the Roosevelt are gone, they are gone.
Please fill out this form if you would like to register for the AIIS 65th Annual Dinner REGISTER HERE
AIIS Annual Christmas Dinner
We cordially invite you to join in our holiday celebration and the welcome of a New Year of health, happiness, and prosperity for all. Enjoy the usual good company and fellowship at:
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas 77024
Time: Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. – Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
To reserve a room at the Houstonian Hotel:
Group Name: AIIS Christmas Dinner (the rate is setup under this name)
Group Rate: $149.00 per night
Number to call: 1-800-231-2759 or email us at email@example.com
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm | Saturday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm | Sunday: CLOSED
The Customs Committee of the American Institute for International Steel is holding a meeting by conference call to discuss the potential impact of a number of recent and upcoming actions affecting importers and exporters of steel products.
The meeting is open to all AIIS members, including individual Customs Committee members.
Topics to be discussed include:
The full operation of all Customs Centers for Excellence and Expertise (CEEs), including the Base Metals CEE, as of March 23, 2016
The ongoing issues with mandatory entry filing in ACE
The upcoming (July 1, 2016) SOLAS requirements regarding Verified Container Mass (VGM) from the International Maritime Organization
The Antidumping and Countervailing Duty enforcement provisions contained in the recently passed Customs Reauthorization Act
Suggestions for additional topics may be sent to Committee Chair Steve Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or co-presenter Larry Hanson (email@example.com).
If you would like to join this teleconference please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Critical Commodities Conference is a dynamic three day conference focused on the efficient transportation of energy products, steel and other raw materials, food, containerized cargo and more. Many of the current challenges that the shipping community faces today are common across several industries and at the CCC, you will learn from a diverse group of industry experts. The CCC is a highly interactive forum with plenty of networking opportunities to see old friends and connect with new ones in America’s most unique city.
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
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|