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.



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




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



STEEL-CON | AIIS Steel Supply Chain Conference, April 25-26, Houston, TX
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

AIIS invites you to a day-and-a-half learning, sporting, and fundraising event at the peerless Houstonian Hotel to explore things you need to know to successfully navigate the steel supply chain in 2018 and beyond. We have carefully designed this event 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, engage in penetrating discussion, and interact with some of the industry’s leading experts and practitioners who are at the forefront of key areas like shipping, logistics, customs, and international trade.

The program starts on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 with a networking Reception at the Houstonian Hotel from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The conference begins the next day on April 26 with a continental breakfast at 7:00 AM and speakers’ presentations from 8 AM to 12 noon. The AIIS Golf Tournament kicks off at 1:00 PM at the Wildcat Golf Club (April 26, 2018.) REGISTER HERE 


Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? Click here


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: $295.00
Non-Member Conference Registration: $325.00
Press Registration: FREE

Reception Only (April 25th): $175.00
Golf (April 26th): $180.00


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

Steel-Con’18 e-Program Book


Share This