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.
Steel-Con® 2020 TRADE POLICY IN TURBULENT TIMES
March 4-5, 2020, Houston, TX
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.)
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
Wednesday, March 4
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – AIIS Evening Reception (The Houstonian Hotel)
Thursday, March 5
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome
John D. Foster – President, Kurt Orban Partners LLC
8:15 AM Keynote Address – Timothy Meyer, Director, International Legal Studies Program and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
9:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Donald B. Cameron, Esq. Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Nithya Nagarajan, Partner, Washington, DC, Husch Blackwell
Josh Zive, Partner, Washington, D.C., Policy Resolution Group, Bracewell LLP
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM – 12:30 PM
PANEL – Wood Packaging Material: Enforcement and Compliance
Matthew Farmer, USDA/Animal Plant Health Inspection Service/ Plant Protection and Quarantine Program
Jared Franklin, Texas Agriculture Liaison Agriculture Oversight and Engagement U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Discussion: Discharge: Direct or Not?
Nolan Richardson, President, Richardson Companies
Chris Lewis, Vice President, Cooper/Ports America, LLC (C/PA)
12:30 PM Close of Conference
1:30 PM Golf Tournament, Wildcat Golf Club
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.