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

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Nov
1
Thu
AIIS West Coast Steel Dinner | November 1ST | L’Opera Italian Restaurant | Long Beach, CA
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
AIIS West Coast Steel Dinner | November 1ST | L'Opera Italian Restaurant | Long Beach, CA @ L'Opera Italian Restaurant | Long Beach | California | United States

Port of Long Beach Harbor Tour

The event starts on Thursday, 1 November 2018 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 1

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 the New Era in Trade Regulations Could Impact Your Business”

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Nov
29
Thu
68th Annual Dinner | The Yale Club of New York City | November 29th | REGISTRATION CLOSED
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Registration closed

Thursday, November 29th: The 68th 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.

RECEPTION

5:30PM-7PM

DINNER

7PM-9:30PM

PROGRAM

AIIS PRESIDENT’S GREETING RICHARD CHRISS, ESQ.

REMARKS OF AIIS CHAIRMAN JOHN D. FOSTER

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.

Sponsored by:

 

The Yale Club of New York City, Grand Ballroom

The Yale Club is located at 50 Vanderbilt Avenue on the corner of 44th Street, across from the western entrance of Grand Central Terminal.

The Roof Dining Room and Terrace The perfect place for cocktails and dining al fresco. One of the nicest restaurants in midtown just happens to be on the 22nd floor of the Club.

 

68th AIIS Annual Dinner Program BOOK (download)

Dec
13
Thu
AIIS Annual Christmas Dinner | December 13th | Houston, TX
Dec 13 @ 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 holiday cheer at:

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

ASPEN ROOM

111 N Post Oak Ln Houston, TX 77024

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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

Keynote Speaker: John Moseley, Chief Commercial Officer, Port Houston

Port Houston Chief Commercial Officer John Moseley

 John Moseley was named Chief Commercial Officer in June 2018. He joined the Port Houston in 2010, successfully leading the port’s sales efforts as Senior Director of Trade Development. Moseley started his career in international supply chain and logistics in 1987 and has held expanding roles in the U.S. and overseas with ocean carriers, international freight forwarders, customs house brokers and beneficial cargo owners. His most recent position prior to joining the port was with CMA CGM.

Moseley earned a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from California State University at Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. 

In his position, he is responsible for Port Houston’s real estate, trade development, economic development, marketing/external communications and media relations departments and the administration of Harris County’s Foreign Trade Zone. Moseley actively serves in leadership positions of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, American Institute for International Steel and the Greater Houston Partnership and is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, NAIOP – Commercial Real Estate Development Association and the Industrial Asset Management Council. 

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AIIS Annual Christmas Dinner Flyer (DOWNLOAD)

REGISTRATION FORM (DOWNLOAD)

Apr
24
Wed
STEEL-CON® & GOLF TOURNAMENT | April 24-25 | Houston,TX
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm

AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STEEL, INC.

Presents

STEEL-CON® 2019 AND GOLF TOURNAMENT, April 24-25

“U.S. Tariffs Roil Global Steel Trade”

Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2018 

“Steel Tariff Rules Strew Confusion”

Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2019

If you are an importer / exporter of steel, or you provide products or services to the industry, more than ever this year you need to know how developments in Washington and beyond will affect your business. This is your conference.

Event Description

AIIS invites you to a day and a half gathering at the peerless Houstonian Hotel to explore what you need to know to succeed in today’s challenging environment. This year’s event is carefully designed 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 by the country’s top trade and customs law experts, engage in penetrating discussion, and interact with leading industry practitioners who will guide you through the thorny, complex trade and customs issues affecting the steel supply chain in 2019 and beyond.

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The program starts on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 with the AIIS Annual Golf Tournament at 8:30AM at the Wildcat Golf Club followed by a networking Reception at the Houstonian Hotel from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The conference begins the next day on April 25 with a continental breakfast at 7:00 AM and speakers’ presentations from 8 AM to 12 noon.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Contact The Houstonian at 1-800-231-2759 to secure an AIIS guest rate of $215 per night.

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Program GUIDE

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Keynote Address – William (Bill) C. Lane, Free Trade & Global Development Advocate
A 40-year Caterpillar Veteran, Bill is the Executive Director of Trade For America, a coalition supporting the modernization of NAFTA and KORUS. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition which supports U.S. funding for diplomacy and development.
First Panel: Trade Policy in Turbulent Times

DESCRIPTION:  Panelists will present a comprehensive overview of current trade and customs law, policy, and regulatory developments.

Donald B. Cameron. Esq. Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.
AIIS attorney-of-record in the AIIS legal challenge to Section 232.
The Legal Challenge to Section 232: Developments at the U.S. Court of International Trade and Beyond.”

Lewis E. Leibowitz, Esq., The Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz
Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Developments in 2019 and Beyond.”

Paul Nathanson, Senior Principal, Bracewell, LLP, and director of strategic communications for the Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users.
Update on Congressional Efforts to Reform Section 232.”

Nithya Nagarajan, Esq., Partner, Husch Blackwell
Living with Section 232: How to Navigate the New Exclusion Process.

Second Panel:  Developments in Customs Law and Regulation You Absolutely Need to Know About                                                                                                                                  

DESCRIPTION:  One of the country’s leading Customs law practitioners will  guide you through the important new developments that will impact your business.

Matthew Cummins, Esq., The Law Office of Lawrence W. Hanson, P.C.
Important Customs Developments You Should Know About

Additional Speakers to be Announced Shortly

Location:

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024
Reservations: 800-231-2759
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Wildcat Golf Club
12000 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77045
Golf Club Rental: 713-413-3400

Fees:

AIIS Member Conference Registration: $325.00
Non-Member Conference Registration: $375.00
Golf (April 24th): $180.00 per person

Contact:

American Institute for International Steel
1101 King St #360
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-245-8075 | Email: jopp@aiis.org

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AIIS Annual Golf Tournament Sponsored by

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Sep
26
Thu
AIIS GULF REGION NETWORKING AND BUSINESS FORUM: Imported Steel – Trials, Tribulations, and Solutions | Mobile, AL
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The American Institute for International Steel, Inc (AIIS) cordially invites you to register for the 2019 – AIIS GULF REGION NETWORKING AND BUSINESS FORUM on September 26th, 2019 at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, AL. We are also pleased to advise this event will include a luncheon and facilities tour hosted by the Alabama State Port Authority.

AIIS is widely viewed as the last real voice in Washington promoting free and responsible trade in steel for the benefit of all whose livelihoods are touched by the international steel supply chain.  AIIS is a 69-year old organization whose 110 member company list includes a broad range of participants ranging from the thousands of stevedores that handle our country’s steel imports and exports as well as the tens of thousands who work in the rail, barge, steamship and trucking sectors, Customs brokers, marine surveyors, insurance carriers, terminal operators, steel distributors and fabricators, and of course, the steel traders themselves. Trade in steel, and now in many other products and materials, has been living under a cloud of uncertainty due to the unprecedented trade policies that have made the last two years one of our most volatile and challenging periods in recent memory. This business meeting and luncheon event will highlight the trials and tribulations of our shared market, as well as alert our guests to solutions in play and answer questions.  The primary presenters will include John Foster, who serves as the President of the steel trading and trade services company Kurt Orban Partners as well as Chairman of AIIS, along with Richard Brazzale, Managing Director of Lake Shore Associates in Houston and V.P. of the Gulf Region for AIIS.  We also expect to have remarks from Richard Chriss, President of AIIS as well as James Lyons, Director and CEO of the Port.

Agenda

10:00AM Registration
10:30AM Welcoming Remarks by Jimmy Lyons, Director / CEO of the Alabama State Port Authority
10:45AM  

Remarks by Richard Chriss, AIIS President & International Trade Counsel

 

10:50AM Presentations by John Foster, Chairman of American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) & Richard Brazzale, VP Gulf Region of AIIS on US Steel Market.
11:30AM Buffet lunch offered by the Alabama State Port Authority

Networking

12:30PM – 1:30PM  

Port facilities tour set up by the Alabama State Port Authority

 

 

Oct
29
Tue
AIIS West Coast Steel Dinner | October 29th | The Federal Underground | Long Beach, CA
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Date: October 29th, 2019

Location: The Federal Underground | 102 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Federal Underground is located beneath the Federal Restaurant at 102 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Presentations by

Richard Brazzale, Lakeshore Associates LLC & AIIS Gulf Coast VP

Brian Riley, Managing DirectorGeodis USA, Inc.

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Agenda TBA

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Dec
2
Mon
AIIS 69th Annual Dinner | The Yale Club of NYC | Monday, December 2nd
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Important: Please note your registration fee helps defer costs of the event as well as helping fund AIIS legal expenses at work to terminate Section 232 that is so detrimental to the entire steel supply chain. Your support is both needed and appreciated.

To register, please contact Alexandra at jopp@aiis.org or call 703.245.8079

REGISTER HERE (DOWNLOAD FORM)

Fees:

AIIS Member: $580
AIIS Non-member: $ 680

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The Roosevelt Hotel NYC toll free reservation # is 1-888-833-3969. Provide your requested dates and reference the American Institute for International Steel.
Special AIIS guest room rate is USD 319 / Night Excluding Taxes & Fees. The reservation cut-off date is November 5th.

 

Rooftop the Yale Club of New York City

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Dec
3
Tue
AIIS Annual Customs Committee meeting
Dec 3 @ 9:15 am – 11:00 am
Dec
12
Thu
AIIS Annual Christmas Dinner | December 12 | Houston, TX
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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 holiday cheer at:

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

ASPEN ROOM

111 N Post Oak Ln Houston, TX 77024

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Lindner, Director of Flood Operations/Meteorologist, Harris County Flood Control District

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Mar
4
Wed
Steel-Con® 2020 | Houston, TX | March 4-5
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm

 

Steel-Con® 2020 WILL BE THE YEAR’S PREMIER STEEL CONFERENCE- MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

March 4-5, 2020, Houston, TX

Come for the Conference, or just come for golf on Thursday, March 5.

Steel-Con® has become a key gathering for steel supply chain practitioners who want to better understand global trade and customs developments, manage risk, and be more competitive in a challenging market. Bringing together a diverse audience, it’s a unique mix of networking, expert analysis and discussion, and hospitality. Contacts will be made, horizons expanded, and important developments explained.

The program starts on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, with a networking reception from 5-7 PM at the Houstonian Hotel, where you will meet friends old and new, and interact with individuals at the forefront of key areas like shipping, logistics, customs, and international trade. The Conference begins the next day, Thursday, March 5 with a continental breakfast at 7 AM, and speakers’ presentations from 8 AM to 12 noon. The AIIS Annual Golf Tournament kicks off at 1:00 PM at the Wildcat Golf Club (March 5th.)

Agenda TBA

Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa: 111 North Post Oak Lane • Houston,TX 77024 • Ph: 800-231-2759

Wildcat Golf Club: 12000 Almeda Road • Houston,TX 77045 • Ph: 713-413-3400

Fees*: AIIS Member: $375 pp | Non-Member $400 pp | Golf Only $205 pp

*Proceeds from the event will cover event fees and charges. Since our Steel-Con® Supply Chain Conference also serves as a significant fundraising event, your investment will also allow the Institute’s good and expanding work for free and responsible trade in steel to continue to benefit all our members.

    

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? Call AIIS Headquarters in Washington, DC at 703-245-8079, or email Alexandra Jopp at jopp@aiis.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities for Steel-Con® 2020

General Conference Sponsor (towards facility, event materials, and catering) $2,500
Advertisements in Conference Brochure $500
Reception Sponsors/Marketing & Advertising (3 available) $1,000
Coffee Break Sponsor (1 available) $1,000
Panel Sponsor (2 available) $1,000
Keynote Sponsor (1 available) $1,000
Golf Hole Sponsors/Marketing & Advertising (18 available; includes green fee) $500

Sponsorship Benefits

• Opportunity to display branded items at the event (i.e., coffee cups, napkins, etc.) (general conference sponsorship only)

• 2 conference passes (general conference sponsorship only)

• Prominent signage at the event

• Recognition from the podium prior to the start of and during the event’s program

• Listing on the AIIS website

• Recognition in event materials and press releases

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