The 33rd Annual Tampa Steel Conference returns live and in-person February 14-16, 2022

- After a highly successful virtual Tampa Steel Conference in February 2021, and following the recent well-attended Steel Market Update (SMU) Summit held in person this August in Atlanta, Port Tampa Bay and SMU are excited to present the next Tampa Steel Conference as an in-person live event on February 14-16, 2022.

The Tampa Steel Conference is one of the nation’s largest steel trade events, bringing together the industry’s key stakeholders and leading experts to network and discuss the latest developments and forecasts for this critical sector of our economy.

Held at the Tampa Marriott Water Street, the 2022 Tampa Steel Conference will be bigger and better than ever with an expanded agenda, including an in-depth look at the steel industry and a top-level line-up of speakers addressing economic, trade, policy and market intelligence issues, with panels, workshops and keynote speakers discussing:


  • Global and North American economic and steel outlook
  • Transportation and supply chain Issues
  • Changes in the way steel is bought and sold
  • Steel price forecasts
  • Trade policy
  • and much more


Steel Market Update President, CEO and founder John Packard will return as the moderator and master of ceremonies for the event. Among the keynote speakers will be Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and CEO of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., the largest flat-rolled steel company in North America.

Networking opportunities include a golf tournament, harbour tours and receptions.

Special discounted registration fees available for past attendees. For more information, including registration, please visit:


About Steel Market Update

Steel Market Update and its parent company CRU are leading providers of market information, data, analysis, and consulting services to the steel industry in North America and around the world. The SMU and CRU events teams conduct conferences and training workshops around the world covering raw materials, steel, and other products.


About Port Tampa Bay

Port Tampa Bay is the largest port in Florida and one of the most diversified in the country.  Port Tampa Bay is also Florida’s largest for handling steel and the Tampa Bay region is home to a diverse and growing mix of companies involved in the distribution, processing and manufacturing of steel products.