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Conferences

15th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference

Date
March 14-15, 2019
City
Chicago, Illinois USA
Venue
W Chicago–City Center

Register Now to Attend

  • The S&P Global Platts 15th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference is the can’t miss steel event of the year.

    This year we will be at the W Chicago–City Center discussing ongoing trends in the steel market and examining evolutions in manufacturing, supply/demand, policy, international influence and more.

    This annual event attracts attendees from the entire steel market including producers, traders, buyers, investors from over 100 organizations.

    Organizations speaking on this year’s program include:

    • - Bank of America Merril Lynch
    • - BMO Harris Bank N.A.
    • - Boston Metal
    • - Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
    • - CareGo
    • - Economic Policy Institure
    • - FERROMETRICS LLC
    • - FeLUX
    • - GFG Alliance
    • - Hoffman Iron and Steel
    • - KeyBanc Capital
    • - MetalMiner
    • - Montrose Advisors, LLC
    • - S&P Global Platts
    • - Steel Manufacturers Association
    • - And More…

    Here are just some of the companies in attendance last year:

    • - Aggreko, LLC
    • - Agway Metals Inc
    • - AIST
    • - AK Steel Corporation
    • - Alliance Steel
    • - American Commercial Barge Line
    • - American Iron & Metal
    • - American Iron and Steel Institute
    • - American Metal Market
    • - AMG Resources Corporation
    • - Atlantic Industries Ltd.
    • - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    • - Berg Steel Pipe Corp.
    • - Berlin Metals
    • - Big River Steel
    • - Bloomberg
    • - BMO Harris Bank
    • - BNP Paribas
    • - Brose North America
    • - Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
    • - C.D. Waelzholz
    • - Chicago Council on Global Affairs
    • - Chicago Tube & Iron
    • - Chrome Deposit Corp. Columbus Roll Shop
    • - Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
    • - Consolidated Scrap Resources
    • - Covanta
    • - Cowen and Company
    • - DTE Energy
    • - EvrazHolding
    • - General Stamping & Metalworks
    • - Gerdau
    • - Glencore
    • - Goldman Sachs
    • - HarbisonWalker International
    • - Headwall Partners
    • - HedgeStar
    • - Hendrickson
    • - Hoffman Iron and Steel
    • - Horizon Steel Co.
    • - HSM
    • - Idoru Trading
    • - International Equipment Solutions
    • - INTL FCStone, LLC
    • - Japan External Trade Organization
    • - JBS USA Food Company
    • - JDM Steel Inc
    • - KeyBanc Capital Markets
    • - London Metal Exchange
    • - Macquarie Bank
    • - Majestic Steel USA
    • - Medtrade, Inc.
    • - Mergermarket
    • - Metal Center News
    • - Metal Exchange Corporation
    • - Metal Master Sales Corp
    • - Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
    • - Montrose Advisors, LLC
    • - Natural Resource Partners
    • - NextEra Energy
    • - NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN BUSSAN AMERICAS, INC.
    • - NLMK USA
    • - Norfolk Iron and Metal
    • - North Star
    • - Omaha Public Power Disrict
    • - Ordeg Trading LLC
    • - Pacesetter
    • - PADNOS
    • - Phoenix Bulk Carriers (US) LLC
    • - Phoenix Steel Service, Inc.
    • - PNC Bank
    • - Port of Houston Authority
    • - Priefert Steel
    • - ProTrade Steel
    • - Ratner Steel
    • - Schaeffler
    • - Sims Brothers Recycling
    • - SSAB Americas
    • - State Steel Supply Company
    • - Steel Dynamics Inc
    • - Steel Manufacturers Association
    • - Steel Warehouse Co
    • - Target Steel
    • - Terex Corp
    • - TG Missouri Corporation
    • - The Coeur d'Alenes Company
    • - The Wall Street Journal
    • - Thomson Reuters
    • - thyssenkrupp, N.A.
    • - Treon Asset Management LLP
    • - TTX Company
    • - Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    • - Votorantim Metais
    • - Waelzholz North America
    • - WISCONSIN STEEL AND TUBE
    • - World Steel Dynamics
    • - World Steel Exchange Marketing
    • - Zekelman Industries
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Our 2018 event received rave reviews from delegates:

"An insightful conference with lively speakers addressing relevant and timely issues." - 2018 Attendee
"Excellent mix of presenters covering various levels of the steel supply chain and providing a well-rounded view of the current state of the North American steel market." - 2018 Attendee
"Excellent conference that offers an opportunity to network with a wide-range of leaders from the North American steel industry." - 2018 Attendee

Agenda

Speakers

Timna Tanners, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Vincent J. Pappalardo, Managing Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Andrew Pappas, Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Adam Rauwerdink, Director, Strategy and New Ventures, Boston Metal

TBA, CareGO

Robert E. Scott, Senior Economist, Director of Trade and Manufacturing, Economic Policy Institute

John Camenisch, Managing Director, FeLUX

Mitch Robertson, Partner, FERROMETRICS, LLC

Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman, GFG Alliance

Phillip Hoffman, Chairman and CEO, Hoffman Iron and Steel

Philip Gibbs, Director, Senior Equity Analysts, Metals and Mining, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

Lisa Reisman, Co-Founder, Editor, MetalMiner

Dan Sullivan, President and Managing Director, Montrose Advisors, LLC

Jeremy Kirchin, CEO, Scrap Metal Services

Nicole Leonard, Senior Project Consultant, Custom Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Beth Ann Bovino, Managing Director-U.S. Chief Economist, S&P Global Ratings

Philip Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association

Jody N. Hall, Vice President, Steel Market Development Institute, a business unit of AISI

Pricing Details

The S&P Global Platts 15th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference will be held on March 14-15, 2019 at the W Chicago–City Center Chicago, Illinois.

    • Registration Fee
    • Team Discount
    • Early Bird Rate
      Register by February 8, $300
    • Conference
    • $1,395 / delegate
    • $1,046.25 / delegate
    • $1,095 / delegate
    • Government/Muni/Coop Discount
    • $995 / delegate
    • ----- / delegate
    • ----- / delegate

Please refer to the Discounts section below for details and restrictions. Some discounts not available online.

The conference registration fee includes breakfasts, luncheon(s), reception(s), and refreshments as noted in the conference agenda, as well as post-conference documentation. Payment in full is required for attendance. If payment or proof of payment is not received before the start of the event, our staff will require a credit card guarantee to allow entry. We do not accept cash payments. All onsite registrations will be charged an additional $100. All prices are stated in USD.

Discounts

Discounts or promotional offers cannot be combined and must be applied at the time of original registration (cannot be applied retroactively).

Early Bird Discount:

Register by Friday, February 1, 2019 to save $300 off the Standard Commercial registration rate. This discount is applied automatically, regardless of registration method.

Team Discount (Best Value):

Your organization may send 1 executive free for every 3 delegates registered at the Standard Commercial Rate. All registrations must be made at the same time to qualify. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email registration@platts.com to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Government/Muni/Coop Discount:

Verification may be required. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email registration@platts.com to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Substitutions & Cancellations

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the conference. Cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to registration@platts.com on or before Thursday, March 7, 2019 in order to be refunded, less a $195 administrative charge. No refunds will be made after this date. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable. In case of conference cancellation, S&P Global Platts liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. S&P Global Platts reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice.

Payment

S&P Global Platts accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, check, and purchase order for this conference.

To pay by credit card You may register using any of the available registration methods (website, phone, and email).

If registering on the website:

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment.

To pay by wire transfer, check, or purchase order You may register by phone and email for all conferences. Registration on the website using these payment methods is available for select conferences only.

If registering on the website (where available):

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step. To pay by wire transfer or check, choose “Please invoice me”. Instructions on where and how to send payment will be included on the invoice.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment. Instructions on where and how to send payment will also be included on the invoice.

Please note that full payment must be received before the registrant may enter the conference. Wire transfer payments require at least 5 business days to post to an order. Check payments require at least 10 business days to post to an order.

Venue and Accommodation Information

The S&P Global Platts 15th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference will be held on March 14-15, 2019 at the W Chicago–City Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Venue

  • W Chicago–City Center

    W Chicago – City Center

    172 W Adams St.

    Chicago, IL 60603

    Main Hotel Phone: +1 312-332-1200

    Visit the hotel website

Accommodation

Discounted Accommodation **
A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the W Chicago – City Center at a discounted group rate. Please note that these rates apply for the nights of Wednesday, March 13 through Friday, March 15th, 2019 with the option to lengthen your stay up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event dates (subject to hotel availability). The discounted room rate will be available until Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. All accommodation rates are stated in USD.

Room Rate
Standard Room, Single or Double Occupancy, $159.00 + tax

Reservations
Reservations may be made by calling the hotel reservation number toll free at 1-877-946-8357. Be sure to mention you are attending the S&P Global Platts Steel Markets North America Conference in order to receive the discounted rate. Alternatively, you may book your room online by clicking this link.

** Please note: S&P Global Platts is not associated with any third-party reservation agents. Making any reservations through a third party may put your credit at risk of a compromise. To make your reservation, please use the hotel link or hotel phone number provided above.

Our Sponsors:

Our Supporting Partner:

Partnership through sponsorship

Are you a market leader or looking to become one?

For the past 14 years, the S&P Global Platts Steel Markets North America Conference has connected senior-level experts, decision-makers, and solution providers from across the Americas steel industry.

Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

— Leverage the S&P Global Platts energy and commodities information reputation
— Boost and reinforce your corporate image and brand recognition within the market
— Plan your onsite networking effectively with advance access to the attendee list
— Demonstrate your organization’s strengths and capabilities to executives empowered to make decisions
— Build and maintain lasting business relationships with key industry players
— Maximize your investment by focusing your efforts at a single location, face-to-face with an engaged audience

For more information on the full range of opportunities available and what S&P Global Platts can do for your business, please contact:

Martin Falkenberg
Business Development Manager
Tel. +1 857-383-5630
martin.falkenberg@spglobal.com

Platts offers a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs and your budget.

Examples include:

  • Executive Sponsor

    As a leading sponsor, in addition to significant branding opportunities, your company may also recommend content and speakers, and enjoy the right of first refusal for an appropriate speaking opportunity within the agenda S&P Global Platts has researched and set forth.

  • Luncheon Host

    Marking the middle of each day, a great lunch provides the perfect setting for inspiring conversation and networking. As the exclusive Luncheon Host, your company will enjoy branding at the event along with the opportunity to engage existing and prospective clients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Cocktail Reception Host

    Closing the day, a networking reception for all participants provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss the day’s presentations and network prior to the evening’s plans. As the exclusive Cocktail Reception sponsor, your company will provide the audience with an enhanced networking experience while positioning itself as an industry leader in engaging existing and prospective clients.

    Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

  • Exhibitor

    Showcasing your products and services to a targeted group of senior executives reinforces market leadership and can help grow your business. Your exhibit will be located in the main breakout area where attendees go to network and get refreshments, which provides a focal point to engage your audience directly.

  • Additional sponsorship opportunities include:

    — Strategic Partner
    — Refreshment Break Host
    — Breakfast Sponsor
    — Lanyards and Name Badges

FAQs and Facts

Please read below for answers to frequently-asked questions, and how to contact us for more information or assistance.

Register Now

Register
  • 3 Easy Ways to Register

    Have questions? Check out our helpful FAQs page.

    1. Online

    2. PhoneToll Free: 800-752-8878

    Outside the US & Canada: +1 212-904-3070

    3. Emailregistration@platts.com


Our Sponsors:


Our Supporting Partner: