METALCON Announces Keynote Speakers


Two icons in their respective industries will be on hand at METALCON 2018 to deliver Keynote Addresses.

Steve Smith, the former five-time Pro Bowl and three-time All-Pro wide receiver for the NFL Carolina Panthers, and Dan DiMicco, a steel-industry icon, former CEO of NUCOR, and Senior Trade Advisor to the Trump Campaign will deliver keynote addresses at this year’s METALCON.

Catch Steve Smith’s address on “Perseverance, Teamwork and Overcoming Obstacles” on Wednesday at 11:00 am and Mr. DiMicco’s “The Economic Plan for Growth and Global Competitiveness in the United States – Implications for Steel” on Thursday at 11:00 am. Keynotes are included in your Total Experience and take place in our new METALCON Theatre conveniently located on the show floor.

Perseverance, Teamwork and Overcoming Obstacles

Speaker: Steve Smith

Smith will explain the many obstacles he had to face and overcome to make it to the NFL.  From struggles in his personal life to overcoming injuries and facing adversities on and off the playing field, Smith will ignite and motivate you to be the best they can be, both as individuals and as team players.

Considered one of the NFL’s most productive wide receivers of the 21st century, Smith is the Panthers’ all-time leader in total touchdowns, receptions and receiving yards.  Smith and his wife founded the Steve Smith Family Foundation, dedicated to helping families impacted by domestic violence and to promoting child health and wellness.  His success story is sure to motivate attendees to reach their professional and personal goals.

The Economic Plan for Growth and Global Competitiveness in the United States – Implications for Steel

Speaker: Dan DiMicco, Retired CEO and Current Chairman Emeritus of NUCOR Steel & Trump Campaign Adviser

For Dan DiMicco, the former steel executive and trade adviser to President Trump, there’s no risk of the president’s tariffs sparking a trade war —“we’ve already been in one for years!”  The only difference now is that we’re deciding to fight back.  Trump’s proposal to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on imports of aluminum has been met with opposition, but Dan is among those who think they’re putting the United States back on track.  In this session, Dan will present the 30-year trade war, section 232 of the US Trade Expansion Act of 1962, the impact on the metal construction industry and why Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs make sense, in addition to sustainability of the steel industry.  There will be plenty of time for Q & A.

Learn more and register for METALCON.

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