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.



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




“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.


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.


Program GUIDE


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


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


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


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


Sponsored by



AIIS Annual Golf Tournament Sponsored by


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

Reserve your seat today!


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

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

AIIS Annual Customs Committee meeting
Dec 3 @ 9:15 am – 11:00 am
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


111 N Post Oak Ln Houston, TX 77024

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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


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