The Globe-Trotters Member Chapter annual meeting is unique in that it has more than 50 years of history behind it. To kick off the meeting, the Producers Only roundtable discussion is perhaps the most valuable portion of the event. Here, producers are separated into meltshop and rolling mill groups and various topics are discussed from safety, quality and production. After lunch, the suppliers are invited to the group, which includes a question-and-answer session from the roundtable discussion, followed by an open discussion. On Monday morning, attendees will depart for Cascade Steel Rolling Mills and then the golf outing (separate registration is required). On Tuesday, the technical exchange continues with technical papers presented by producer members. This is the perfect opportunity to hear about the latest projects and updates happening inside steel mills. Tuesday night concludes with a fellowship dinner, which will include the chapter’s scholarship winners, best papers of the day and a keynote speech from the Cascade Steel Rolling Mills.
Meltshop personnel who would benefit from attending the meeting include: leads, operators, metallurgist/process engineers, maintenance personnel, refractory personnel, safety personnel, supervisors and managers.
Rolling mill personnel who would benefit from attending include: operators, rollers, supervisors, maintenance personnel, finishing personnel and safety specialists. Equipment manufacturers and service supplier from either of these areas would also benefit from this course.
Advance registration by 1 August 2014: Member US$400, Non-Member US$525. Registration after 1 August 2014: Member US$450, Non-Member US$575. Registration fee includes Saturday and Sunday receptions, Sunday and Tuesday continental breakfast, lunch and continuous breaks, Tuesday reception and dinner, tour, roundtables and technical paper sessions. This is an “off the record” meeting, so no handouts will be given.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Please call the Hilton Portland at 1-800-HILTONS by July 31, 2014, to secure the AIST discount rate of US$142 per night for single/double occupancy.