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We are excited to bring you the SMU Steel Summit 2020 as a Virtual Conference

The virtual conference will be much more than just a series of webinars. The virtual conference will provide a fully immersive experience, with multiple interactive spaces. 

You'll be greeted in the lobby and from there, you can click into the auditorium to watch the program and participate in live Q&A's; enter the exhibit hall to meet exhibitors and explore their products and services; and network with fellow conference attendees via chat, video call or messages - anywhere in the venue.

The program format has been re-imagined so you can attend sessions, explore the exhibition, ‘meet’ your peers, and still have time to check in on your day-to-day job.


Key benefits of attending:

  • Networking, networking, networking: The Summit has an intimate environment where people can meet to develop or cement relationships. It’s the perfect place to showcase your products and services to an engaged audience who come to the event with a ‘ready to do business’ mindset - learn how networking will work in a virtual world
  • Insights and analysis: learn from experts in the fields of economics and market analysis, banking, commodities, international trade and regulation, steel, and the auto, construction and energy markets, about topics critical to the North American Steel Market, to apply to your strategy and decision-making
  • Understand where steel prices and commodities are headed in 2020 and why
  • Conveniently located at a computer near you!  Wherever you are, all you need is your laptop and a broadband connection
  • Fit the conference around your work commitments - with all conference sessions being available on-demand as well as live, you can attend the conference around your work commitments. Plus, the event will remain open for 3 weeks after the live event dates, giving you ample time to catch up, visit exhibit booths and even network with others.
  • No need to choose between attending a meeting or a conference session, you can now do both, with all conference sessions being on-demand, you can catch up when you want to
  • The best value event in the 10-year history of SMU Steel Summits - with possibly the best agenda and speaker line-up event, plus the special attendee rate of just $450 (dropping to $350 if you're a subscriber and you bring a colleague), there's never been a better-value event!  Plus, there's no airfare of hotel costs (compared to the usual attendee rate of $1375, plus airfare, plus hotel costs!)

Who attends?

In 2019, the conference attracted over 1000 attendees.  95% of attendees are actively associated with the flat rolled steel industry in North America and around the world: they are decision-makers from manufacturing companies, distribution, trading, steel mills, wholesalers, toll processors, and logistics.

Whilst the vast majority of attendees are based in the US, the Summit also has attracted attendees based in Canada, South America, Europe, India, and the Middle East.