North American Stainless & Special Alloys Conference 2023

Thursday, October 12 to Friday, October 13, 2023
(Welcome Reception Oct. 11, Conference Oct. 12 - 13)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
The Westin Nashville
The return of the White Swans?

Stainless & Special Alloys Conference is back to Nashville in 2023!

Organized by SMR Events in cooperation with World Steel Dynamics.

After a successful event in Nashville in 2022, with more than 220 participants from the entire stainless steel supply chain, we will meet again at the same location in 2023.

We will gather in Nashville, TN, USA, from Oct. 12 - 13, 2023 in order to discuss the current state of the global and North American stainless & special alloys industry and all relevant issues that will shape the business in 2024 and beyond.

We look forward to seeing you there!




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The detailed conference program will be shown here soon. Please check for updates regularly.

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023
    Networking Welcome Reception at 6 pm

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023
    Conference day 1 incl. keynote panel, fireside chat with key industry executives, etc.
    Nashville Music Night

  • Friday, October 13, 2023
    Conference day 2 incl. raw material sessions and industry outlook panel.

Here you can view the full conference program of our 2022 conference held in Nashville. The structure of the event will be similar in 2023.

We will invite high ranking speakers from the entire stainless steel supply chain. Updates will be posted here soon, so please check for updates regularly.

Here you can view a list of the speakers that presented at our 2022 conference in Nasville, USA.

North American Stainless & Special Alloys Conference 2022 will take place in the following venue:

The Westin Nashville
807 Clark Place Ave, Nashville, TN, 37203

You can book your room by clicking at the button below.

For further information and queries, please contact the hotel directly (Telephone +1 629 800 5213).

As the conference venue is located close to the city centre, many other hotels can be reached within walking distance. Please check booking platforms for a suitable choice.

Hotel Booking

Representatives from the following companies will attend the event in 2022. We expect a similar audience in 2023.

  • Aamor Inox
  • A. Zahner Co.
  • Amari Metals
  • American Stainless
  • Amerinox Processing, Inc.
  • Antunes & Co
  • Aperam Stainless Services & Solutions USA
  • ASA Alloys
  • ATI Specialty Rolled Products
  • Basic Metals
  • Böllinghaus Steel Americas Corp
  • Canada Nickel Company Inc.
  • Carlson Sales
  • CFF Stainless Steels Inc.
  • Chicago Stainless & Metal Exchange
  • Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.
  • Climax Molybdenum Company
  • Cogne Acciai Speciali Spa
  • Cogne Speciality Steel USA, Inc
  • Coilplus
  • Combined Metals
  • Cronimet Corporation
  • Daido Steel (America) Inc.
  • Dharma Empresarial
  • Diversified Ulbrich
  • DM Latin Express Corp
  • Electralloy
  • ELG Metals, Inc.
  • Ellwood City Forge
  • EMI Industries, LLC
  • Excel Stainless USA
  • Faurecia Clean Mobility
  • Ferrous Processing & Trading
  • Finkl Steel
  • Fischer Canada
  • Frisa
  • Gautier Specialty Metals LLC
  • GE Appliances
  • G&L Tube
  • Global Stainless Steel, Inc.
  • Groditz
  • Heat and Control, Inc
  • ICDA - International Chromium Development Association
  • IMA Inox Market America LLC
  • Independent Stainless LLC
  • Industeel USA LLC
  • Inox Market Service SpA
  • Jacquet Mid-Atlantic
  • JeriPar
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Kloeckner Metals
  • LE Commodities
  • Magna Stainless
  • Marcegaglia Specialties
  • Marmon Keystone Corp
  • Marubeni Itochu Steel Canada
  • Metals Hub
  • Metalwest
  • Middleby
  • Millennia Metals
  • MISA
  • NAS - North American Stainless
  • Nesta Metals
  • Nichol and Associates Inc.
  • NIM Group
  • Nippon Yakin America, Inc.
  • NKS
  • Norma Group
  • Olbert Metal Sales Limited
  • OMP
  • Outokumpu Americas
  • Palisades Holdings
  • PCC Energy Group
  • PCC Metals Group
  • Phoenix Tube
  • Powkat, LLC
  • Purem by Eberspacher
  • Quarto North America
  • Reibus International
  • RM Metals
  • Rolled Alloys
  • Rolled Metal Products
  • Ryerson Inc.
  • Sachin Steel Inc
  • Samuel, Son & Co.
  • Schnitzer Industries
  • SIJ Americas
  • SMR
  • Solar Turbines
  • Special Metals Corporation
  • SPS Companies Inc.
  • Stainless Steel Midwest
  • Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
  • Sun City Group
  • Swepco Tube
  • Swiss Steel International
  • Synalloy (Bristol Metals)
  • Ta Chen International, Inc
  • Titanium Industries
  • TW Metals
  • Ulbrich
  • United Scrap Metal
  • Universal Stainless and Alloy Products Inc.
  • Valbruna Group
  • Vale Canada Limited
  • Webco Industries
  • WESTMET International
  • World Steel Dynamics
  • Yarde Metals
  • Zapp Precision Strip


NAS - North American Stainless

North American Stainless (NAS), is the largest Stainless Steel Producer in the U.S. with a fully integrated Mill located in Kentucky that produces a full range of both flat and long products.

Our one site location enhances the efficiency of our production processes enabling us to fully control all aspects of production without having to deal with the inefficiencies inherent in multiple site production facilities.

Our full range of products, both flat and long, gives NAS the ability to become a one stop shop for the stainless steel requirements of both Service Centers and industry as a whole.

As a member of the Acerinox Group, NAS benefits from a unique position as the premier Stainless Steel Mill in the U.S. while having the support of a large international network for both purchasing and sales.

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Global Stainless Steel Inc.

Global Stainless Steel Inc. is a Canadian based company selling stainless flat, long and aluminum flat products on 5 continents. They started in 1996 and they now have offices in Canada, USA, England, Italy, Australia and China. They are unique in that they run service centers, master distribution and trading divisions, giving them a broader understanding of the metals distribution business. Global stainless has stock of 12,000 tons in North America and processing equipment to deliver your needs. Its European business is centered around jit material in stainless flat products processed to size. Stocking programs, processing to size and financing are key offerings of Global's.

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CBMM | Niobium

About CBMM | Niobium - World leader in the production and commercialization of niobium products, CBMM | Niobium has customers in over 40 countries. With headquarters in Brazil and offices and subsidiaries in China, The Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States, the company supplies products and cutting-edge technology to the infrastructure, mobility, aerospace and energy sectors. CBMM was founded in 1955 in Araxá, Minas Gerais, and relies on a strong technology program to increase niobium applications, growing and diversifying this market. CBMM | Niobium has 198 technical cooperation projects worldwide, 146 partnership with costumers, 36 with universities and 15 with technical & research institutes to develop new technologies and innovative applications of Niobium, aiming to support the market needs and demand. CBMM | Niobium has a long history of collaboration and support with the supply chain of the Stainless Industry by supporting the technical and commercial development of these alloys for many decades worldwide.

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Canada Nickel Company Inc.

Canada Nickel is currently focused on its 100% owned flagship Crawford Nickel Sulphide Project in the heart of the prolific Timmins mining camp. Crawford is the world’s largest nickel sulphide discovery since the early 1970s, would be one of the five largest nickel sulphide operations if in production today, and is targeting completion of a bankable feasibility study by year-end 2022.

Canada Nickel’s Crawford Nickel Sulphide discovery represents the Next Generation of Nickel – large scale, lower grade, open pit nickel sulphide project with potential for zero carbon footprint – well-positioned to deliver the metals needed to power the electric vehicle revolution and feed the high growth stainless steel market. The Company possesses industry leading nickel expertise and is focused on low risk well-established mining jurisdictions. The Company is also pursuing the development of processes to allow the production of net zero carbon nickel, cobalt, and iron products, and has applied in multiple jurisdictions to trademark the terms NetZero NickelTM, NetZero CobaltTM, NetZero IronTM.

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OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized supply chain planning solution on the market. Hundreds of customers in a wide range of industries - spanning consumer goods, life sciences, chemicals, metals, paper and packaging - benefit from using OMP’s unique Unison PlanningTM concept.

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Böllinghaus Steel GmbH

Founded in 1889, Böllinghaus Steel is a German-based specialist for stainless steel long products, carried on by its fifth generation. According to international standards, the company produces high-quality standard and custom-made stainless steel profiles. The portfolio includes stainless flat, square, and hexagonal profiles – hot-rolled and cold-drawn.

Today it is a highly specialised and globally active company with more than 250 employees in Germany, Portugal, the USA and Italy. Since 1996, Böllinghaus Steel has been producing in Portugal and supplying its customers worldwide from here. With its own production plant in Portugal, complex customer requirements can be implemented flexible and promptly.
Intensive quality controls, modern production methods and continuous process development ensure optimal solutions. Companies all over the world appreciate the uncomplicated and personal contact they have with Böllinghaus Steel.

Whether standard profiles or custom-made, Böllinghaus Steel manufactures precisely fitting products of the desired grades, dimensions and processing techniques, which are tailored to the individual needs of the customers.

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Laxcon Steels Limited

Laxcon Steels Limited is India’s fully integrated steel mill and leading producer of high quality stainless and special steels with an annual melting capacity of 140,000 MT.
Our state-of-art steel plant produces extensive range of Stainless Steel products like Bright Bars, Hexagonal Bars, Square Bars, PSQ, Bearing Shaft Quality Bars, HRAP – Angles, Flat Bars, Channels, T-Profiles, Threaded Rods, Continuous Cast Billets/Blooms/ Hot Rolled, Forging Quality Ingots. We produce all grades in Austenitic, Martensitic, Ferritic, Duplex and Precipitation Hardening steel as well as customized grades.
With a dedicated team of over 1500 skilled employees, we ensure that our extensive quality system, safety measures and environment management systems deliver flawless products.

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Amerinox Processing, Inc.

Amerinox Processing has four cut to length lines in operation covering thickness’s from .012” through .500”, widths up to two meters, focusing on stainless steel and aluminum flat rolled products. The company has one coil polishing line 60” wide, one sheet/plate polishing line two meters wide, one plate polishing line with capacity of up to 6” thick, 10’ wide by 39’ long, and operates a non-directional super number 8 mirror line with 60” width capacity, maximum 20’ length.

Amerinox Texarkana LLC opened a new facility covering 125,000 square feet in December of 2020 and has one new cut to length line engineered specifically for the company’s needs to process stainless steel and aluminum. The line is 72” wide, has 2 inline levelers capable of thickness from .250” through .015”. Amerinox Texarkana is directly across the street from Texarkana Aluminum providing seamless transition from the mill to its facility and to the market. The company has six overhead cranes from 7 ½ to 20-ton capacity and will be expanding its processing capacities with additional values added services.

Amerinox is continually adding the right equipment to provide the most diverse range of value added processing at one location with of a combined 435,000 square feet committed to service the US, Canadian and Mexican markets.

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Supporting Organization

World Steel Dynamics

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The North American stainless and special alloys industry gathers in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, to discuss all relevant issues that will shape the business in 2024 and beyond:

  • What is hot …. and what is not hot in 2024?
  • Will allocation return in the North American Market?
  • What damage is inflation doing to the North American stainless market?
  • Are global supply chains still the strongest model for the future?
  • Examples for successful Re-Shoring?
  • Substitution: Where can Stainless gain new applications?
  • Will automotive ever recover to previous levels?
  • Section 232 vs. Import Quotas – Implications for Importers and Mills?
  • Is sustainability (CO2) an issue in the USA … or is this an ‘European thing’?
  • How can the Western World secure competitive raw material sources?
  • What damage is the shortage of skilled labor doing in the fabrication industry?
  • Introduction of the American Tiger: Mexico
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