About the Event

Welcome to the 25th Anniversary Tampa Steel Conference

Join the steel industry’s key decision makers and experts to learn about the future outlook for this important industry.


The Tampa Steel Conference is one of the nation’s largest steel trade events. The movement of iron and steel products is extremely important to our economy, as well as the Port of Tampa. This event pays due recognition to the steel industry and provides a forum to discuss the changing steel market.

Conference registration is $195 which includes admission to all conference events. Golf ($125) and tennis ($30) are an additional charge.

The Tampa Steel Conference is one of the nation’s largest steel trade events.Register Now

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Wednesday, February 5th

ALL DAY
Registration & Attendee Material Pick-up - Grand Ballroom Foyer - Marriott Waterside Hotel
 

ALL DAY
Sponsor Exhibits Grand Ballroom Foyer - Marriott Waterside Hotel
 

9:45A - 2:30P
Tampa Safety Summit Grand Ballroom - Marriott Waterside Hotel
 

5:00P 7:00P
Early Bird Reception Presidential Suite - 18th Floor For those attending both the Safety Summit and Steel Conference of if you arrived early please join us for a networking reception
 

Thursday, February 6th

ALL DAY
Registration & Attendee Material Pick-up - Grand Ballroom Foyer - Marriott Waterside Hotel
 

ALL DAY
Sponsor Exhibits Grand Ballroom Foyer - Marriott Waterside Hotel
 

7:00A
Buses Depart Marriott for TPC Tampa Bay
 

8:00A – 1:30P
Tampa Steel Conference Golf Tournament - TPC Tampa Bay
5300 West Lutz Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33558
 

9:45A
Shuttle departs Marriott for Freedman Tennis Facility
 

10:00A – 1:00P
Tampa Steel Conference Tennis Tournament
Sandra Freedman Tennis Facility
59 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
 

3:45P
Meet in lobby of Marriott for Florida Aquarium/Port Tour
 

4:00P - 5:00P
Port of Tampa Harbor Tour
 

5:30P – 7:30P
Networking Reception Patio & Riverwalk - Marriott Waterside Hotel
 

Friday, February 7th

ALL DAY
Registration & Attendee Material Pick-up - Grand Ballroom Foyer - Marriott Waterside Hotel
 

ALL DAY
Sponsor Exhibits - Grand Ballroom Foyer - Marriott Waterside Hotel
 

ALL DAY
Break Area and Networking - Grand Ballroom Foyer - Marriott Waterside Hotel
 

7:00A – 9:00A
Breakfast - Grand Salon E - Marriott Waterside Hotel
 

8:45A – 9:10A
Welcome Remarks Grand Salon A - Marriott Waterside Hotel Session Sponsored by: TBD
Speakers: The Honorable Bob Buckhorn, Mayor, City of Tampa
Paul Anderson, President and CEO, Tampa Port Authority
 

9:20A – 9:50A
Session 1 – “Will the Steel Industry Survive?” - Grand Salon A - Marriott Waterside Hotel Session Sponsored by: TBD
Speakers: Charles Bradford, Principal, Metals Industry Advisory Group LLC.
 

9:55A – 10:25A
Session 2 – Scrap Market Update Grand Salon A - Marriott Waterside Hotel Session Sponsored by: TBD
Speakers: David Hodory, VP Marketing & Communications, David J. Joseph Co.
 

10:25A – 10:35A
Break
 

10:40A – 11:05A
Session 3 – "Steel Trade Policy – What's on the Horizon for Steel Importers and Steel Consumers" Grand Salon A - Marriott Waterside Hotel Session Sponsored by: TBD
Moderator: Tom Balcerek, Senior Editor, Platts
Panelists: Paul Nathanson, Founding Partner, Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and Executive Director of Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC)
Richard Chriss, Executive Director, American Institute for International Steel (AIIS)
 

11:30A – 12:00P
Session 4 – Success Stories in Processing & Manufacturing Grand Salon A - Marriott Waterside Hotel Session Sponsored by: TBD
Moderator: Tom Balcerek, Senior Editor, Platts
Panelists: Chris Bush, General Manager, Titan Metals
David Hale, CEO, Tampa Tank / Florida Structural Steel
 

12:05P - 1:35P
Session 5 - Keynote Session and Networking Lunch Grand Salon E - Marriott Waterside Hotel Session Sponsored by: Ports America
Speakers: Stu Varney, Economist and Host of Varney & Company on FOX News Channel
 

Location

Marriott Waterside Hotel
700 Florida Avenue

in the Channelside District

Tampa, Florida 33602

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Paul Anderson Stuart Varney Bob Buckhorn

Paul Anderson

Former Federal Maritime Commissioner Paul Anderson joined the Tampa Port Authority as Chief Executive Officer in December 2012 after holding a series of high-profile leadership positions in the public and private sectors over the last three decades. Prior to joining the Tampa Port Authority, Mr. Anderson was the Chief Executive Officer at the Jacksonville Port Authority.

Mr. Anderson was recently elected Chairman of the Florida Ports Financing Commission by Florida’s port directors. He’s also been appointed by the Chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) to lead a newly created cooperative effort of the AAPA and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. In this role, Mr. Anderson will bring together the country’s most prominent mayors with port leadership to urge investment in seaport infrastructure and make U.S. port competitiveness a national priority. In addition, he is the Legislative Chairman of the Florida Ports Council and serves on the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

 

 

Stuart Varney

Charismatic, articulate, and candid, Stuart Varney is credited with changing the way financial and economic news is reported worldwide, consistently winning rave reviews from audiences. Varney anchors Fox Business Network’s top rated show, Varney & Company, appearing regularly with Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and Megyn Kelly, among others.

An economist educated at the London School of Economics, Varney is uniquely qualified to address the rapidly shifting domestic and global economic trends, and the implications for business, institutional investors, and individuals. His exceptional coverage and analysis of the stock market crash of 1987 earned him a Peabody Award for excellence in journalism.

For business to prosper, it must address economic issues impacting its ability to compete. Stuart Varney cuts through the jargon to make complex economic issues accessible and interesting for any audience.No discussion about the economy is complete without consideration of the political climate and the economic agenda of the current administration. Varney’s frank assessment of worldwide politics as it relates to economic trends, opportunities, and hazards is fresh, insightful, and comprehensive.

 

 

Bob Buckhorn

As Tampa’s mayor, Bob Buckhorn serves on several boards and governing authorities including the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority, and the Tampa Port Authority. The mayor is represented on the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tampa Bay Water, and the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority. He also appoints citizens to serve on a number of other boards, committees and authorities charged with regulating and overseeing various city operations.

Buckhorn is committed to continuously looking for ways to reduce costs and create opportunities for economic growth. In June 2011, he formed the Economic Competitiveness Committee to review the City of Tampa’s permitting and regulatory processes and look for ways to improve the system. Buckhorn is committed to ensuring that Tampa is known as a place that is open for business and he will continue to focus on building an environment that will create a strong economic climate.

Buckhorn graduated from Penn State University in 1980, with a degree in Political Science. He is married to Dr. Catherine Lynch Buckhorn and they have two daughters.

 

 

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