SMU Steel Summit returns live, in-person for 2021

The SMU team are excited to announce that SMU Steel Summit will return to its live, in-person format this August 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia.

We have been speaking to our past attendees, speakers and steel industry leaders and the appetite to meet face-to-face has been strong. With Covid-19 vaccines rolling out, we are cautiously optimistic that we can return to almost normal by the summer. We will be closely monitoring the situation with Covid-19, and we are committed to providing an event which will be fully compliant with safety measures advised or required by the state of Georgia and/or the CDC.

First Speakers Announced

What can you expect in 2021?

  • Networking: The Summit has an intimate and safe 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
  • 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 2021 and why.
  • Conveniently located at a world-class conference facility, adjacent to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: low airfares, and easy access.

Who attends?

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.

The Premier Steel Conference in North America

The Steel Summit has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, growing from 434 attendees in 2016 to more than 1000 attendees in 2019.   Even though we ran the event as a virtual conference in 2020, more than 900 industry executives joined us online. As we return to our live in-person event the team our excited to welcome you to Georgia this August.

Representing more than 400 companies from the North American Steel Market, attendees gather at the event to learn what the future holds and to network and do business.

CRU Safe on Site

We will continue to monitor the covid-19 pandemic at every stage. The health of you, our attendees and staff are paramount, and we will follow all national, and local guildelines to ensure the event is as safe as possible.


Red Bud Industries
BMO Harris Bank
Heidtman Steel
Mill Steel Company
CME Group
SMA (Steel Manufacturers Association)
Alliance Steel LLC
Magic Coil Products LLC
Paragon Steel
Ratner Steel Supply Company
Ryder Systems Inc



Fitch Ratings
Modern Metals
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International

Take part in this event

Interested in speaking, sponsorship or exhibiting? Click here
Or just want to receive updates? Click here

More events from CRU

SMU Steel 101 Workshop
Virtual Event
Tampa Steel Conference 2021 Virtual Event
Virtual Conference
SMU Steel Hedging 101
Virtual Event

SMU Steel Hedging 201
Virtual Event
Ferroalloys Europe 2021
Düsseldorf, Germany
CRU Ryan's Notes Ferroalloys 2021
Orlando, Florida, USA