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.



Invitation to Cover- Section 232 Steel Tariffs: Announcement of Major Legal Challenge
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Invitation to Cover

Section 232 Steel Tariffs: Announcement of Major Legal Challenge 

American Institute of International Steel Initiative is First of its Kind

WHAT          Steel Tariff Legal Challenge: Major Announcement Pending from AIIS

WHEN         Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 AM (Media Registration: 9:45 AM)

WHERE       National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20045

Edward R. Murrow Room 

WHO           Richard Chriss, President, American Institute for International Steel

                    AIIS Legal Team

WHY              President Trump’s Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminum have already created significant collateral damage for U.S. industries. American ports and steel importing companies are seeing throughput decline sharply. Meanwhile, U.S. steel-using manufacturers are  encountering product price increases of 50% or more and are experiencing  difficulty in obtaining the steel they need, regardless of whether they buy domestic-sourced or imported steel.

This briefing will announce the launch of a legal challenge that seeks to remedy a situation that is bad for the American economy and American workers alike. The legal action will commence Wednesday morning, with attorneys available at the press conference to describe and discuss this critically important, first-of-its-kind initiative.

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.

Contact:        Amelia Berger, amelia.berger@bracewell.com, 202-828-1727

AIIS Webinar: The NEW Steel Product Exclusion Process Explained
Sep 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

On September 6, the Department of Commerce published a 171-page interim final rule modifying the process by which the Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will process and assess steel product exclusion requests. The new rules take effect on Tuesday, September 11.

If you have filed one of the 38,000 exclusion requests received by BIS (as of August 20), are thinking of filing, or want to know how the new review process works and might affect you, this informative and timely webinar, presented by Gary Horlick, one of the country’s top trade lawyers, is designed with you in mind.

If your business depends on access to the latest accurate trade information, you will not want to miss this important session.

For more information, please contact Alexandra @ jopp@aiis.org

The World Trade Association of Philadelphia Invites you to attend its 87th Annual Banquet
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The WTA 87th Annual Banquet

Join us for one of the biggest events of the year, as we welcome a new Executive Board and celebrate 2018 Honoree of the Year – American Institute for International Steel.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00pm

The Cescaphe Ballroom
923 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Megan McCormick, Executive Administrator
Email: wtaphila@gmail.com
ph: 215.908.6494

For more information & tickets click here

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
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”











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.








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)

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


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. 

Sponsored by


AIIS Annual Christmas Dinner Flyer (DOWNLOAD)


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