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.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STEEL, INC.
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.
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.
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
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: email@example.com
AIIS Annual Golf Tournament Sponsored by
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 Rick Clark, Deputy Director of the Alabama State Port Authority.
|10:30AM||Welcoming Remarks by Rick Clark, Deputy Director of the Alabama State Port Authority|
|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
|12:30PM – 1:30PM||
Port facilities tour set up by the Alabama State Port Authority
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
Richard Brazzale, Lakeshore Associates LLC & AIIS Gulf Coast VP
Brian Riley, Managing Director, Geodis USA, Inc.
Online Registration Now Closed
Registration Deadline November 12th
All registrations postmarked after this date will be processed on-site. You will be charged a late registration fee of $125 if you register after the due date. Absolutely NO REFUNDS after November 12th. Substitutions are allowed.
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.
AIIS Member: $ 705
AIIS Non-member: $ 805
To register, please contact Alexandra at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.245.8079
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.
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
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Lindner, Director of Flood Operations/Meteorologist, Harris County Flood Control District
REGISTER HERE (DOWNLOAD)
INCOTERMS are the rules which define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods under sales contracts.
INCOTERMS 2020 are the latest version of these rules, effective January 1, 2020.
This webinar will provide a review of the use and limitations of INCOTERMS together with an update on the changes for 2020.
Special attention will be paid to terms common for steel shipments.
The presentation will be made by Terrie Brougher, Director, Product Management, Air & Ocean Freight, at AIIS member GEODIS Freight Forwarding.
Moderator: Steven W. Baker, Law Offices of Steven W. Baker and AIIS Customs Committee Chair.
This Webinar is FREE for all AIIS members. $99 for all others.
Registration is required: Contact Alexandra Jopp at email@example.com
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.
The Customs Committee of the American Institute for International Steel will host an update video conference call with the leadership of the CBP Base Metals Center on issues affecting steel importers. This will occur on
Tuesday August 11, 2020 at 2 pm EDT, 1 pm CDT, and 11 am PDT
Customs representatives will include Center Director Africa Bell and Acting Assistant Directors Michelle English and Tracy Roy.
Topics for discussion include:
How has COVID-19 affected the personnel and the operations of the Center?
What issues and concerns have come up with the implementation of the USMCA?
Are there new or continuing problems or questions in Customs operations relating to Section 232, Section 301, and AD/CVD (including EAPA evasion and Commerce scope and circumvention actions)?
What can importers do to better present issues, resolve problems, and interact with Center personnel?
Advance questions from planned participants are encouraged; please send to Committee Chair Steve Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. The conference is free to AIIS members, but registration is required email@example.com. Connection information will be provided to registrants prior to the conference.
About this Event
To Our Steel Supply Chain Colleagues and Friends,
We are delighted to invite you to join us on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, for our annual golf tournament at Houston’s scenic, highly rated Wildcat Golf Club.
Like you, there is nothing we desire more than a return to normalcy, including the ability to enjoy the fun, camaraderie, and sportsmanship of a day on the golf course. As we continue our progress back to the normal life we once knew, we believe that we can offer you this opportunity with your safety as our first concern, in a manner that reflects accepted safety protocols. We will take each player’s temperature at registration, observe safe distancing, and, if possible, enjoy BBQ outdoors, with masks worn at your discretion. Hand sanitizer will also be available.
This will be our sole remaining event this year. Since we are not able to hold our two major end-of-the-year fundraising dinners, this golf tournament will also serve as our principal fundraiser for 2020. These funds are much needed to continue our operations so that we can continue to serve you.
Fee: $ 495 per person when registering individually or $1800 a foursome; includes lunch, dinner, and event sponsorship)
– 12:00pm check-in, 1:30pm shotgun start, 5:00pm – BBQ dinner buffet following the tournament and prizes
No refunds after 9/30.
How to Register: Contact Alexandra Jopp, firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase tickets here