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General Information

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Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Bonita Springs, FL
Wednesday, January 25 - Thursday, January 26

Conference Registration
Complete the registration form and mail or fax it, along with your remittance or credit card information, to MSCI or register online here.  Register by November 14, 2016 to save $500 or register before December 14 to save $300.  Your registration fee covers lunch on Wednesday, refreshments, Wednesday evening reception and dinner, breakfast on Thursday morning, refreshments, and Thursday evening reception and dinner. You will also receive a link to receive presentations from the meeting – an invaluable resource.

What to Wear
During the day, business/resort casual sportswear is appropriate attire for our business sessions. This includes khaki slacks, polo-style shirts, or sweaters for the gentlemen; slacks, skirts, polo-style shirts, blouses, or sweaters for the ladies. Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions. The Thursday and Friday evening receptions and dinner will be held outdoors; weather permitting. It calls for casual and comfortable clothing; jackets are recommended. While planning your wardrobe, please remember that Bonita Springs average high and low temperatures in mid-January are 75° high and 53° low.

Affiliate Member and First-Time Attendee Reception
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Are you an MSCI Affiliate Member? Is this your first Tubular Conference or first MSCI event? The Tubular Products Division Council and the MSCI staff welcome you to the Tubular Conference 2017! Please join us for an early start and meet council members and staff prior to our Thursday evening reception and dinner. Details to follow.

For questions or assistance, contact:

Rose Manfredini
Vice President, Membership & Events
(847) 485-3008 –

Briana Dee
Senior Member Services & Events Coordinator
(847) 485-3021 –

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa is located midway between Fort Myers and Naples in the town of Bonita Springs. The resort is situated on 26 acres overlooking Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, where tropical gardens, warm breezes and sparkling waters create the classic retreat for golf, beach play, and spa enjoyment. 

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
5001 Coconut Road 
Bonita Springs, FL 34134 
Reservations: 239-444-1234

Click here for online reservations and to receive the MSCI Tubular Conference Rate.

When calling, please mention MSCI to receive the negotiated rate.

Room Rates (run of house - single/double occupancy): $289.00 plus tax (includes resort fee)

Cut-off date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Please note: It is recommended that you make your hotel accommodations early to ascertain availability. These rates are available three days prior and three days after the conference, based upon availability. MSCI cannot guarantee availability or the room rate after December 14 or when the MSCI room block is filled— whichever occurs first.

All reservation requests must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel room deposits will be refunded if cancellations are made at least 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival date.

Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is noon. While the hotel will attempt to accommodate early check-in and late departures, it cannot be guaranteed depending upon hotel occupancy.

Transportation Information
Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa is approximately 12 miles or 20 minutes from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). 

National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car
We are proud to announce that National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car along with its subsidiary Enterprise Fleet Management are MSCI member companies! MSCI is supporting its new member by suggesting that you also support Enterprise and/or National when renting a car during MSCI conferences. MSCI has negotiated discounted rates for your benefit. For faster service and reward options please enroll into Emerald Club. Emerald Club members are recognized at both National and Enterprise so please reference your Emerald Club number and Account Number XZ15W61 when reserving at both National and Enterprise. Counter-by pass is available through National Car Rental. Reservations with Enterprise and National can be made by phone or online at

Naples Transportation & Tours:  Offers town cars, limousines and multi-passenger vehicles with drivers. Advance reservations are necessary. Please call (239) 390 4223 or (800) 592 0848.

Taxis are available outside the airport terminal. Approximate one-way fare is $35.00 for one to three passengers. Additional passengers are $10.00 each.  Please call for return to airport 239-482-2777. 


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MSCI Golf Tournament
The Raptor Bay Golf Club
Thursday, January 26, 12:30 pm

Discover this most unique South Florida golf resort, where world-class facilities made history as the first course in the world to receive Audubon International’s Gold Signature Sanctuary Certification. Each hole was carefully crafted to blend with the environment, leaving a beautiful course with natural surroundings and wild creatures including the American Bald Eagle, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets and even the very shy Whooping Crane. 

Fee:  $275.00 per person, inclusive of greens fees, golf cart, and lunch buffet.

TaylorMade clubs are available to rent for $60.00 and are charged to your room portfolio.

Should you wish to arrange individual tee times, please contact the golf shop directly: (239) 390-4600.

NOTE: Golf pairing requests will not be taken this year but rather will be created by selected members of the Tubular Council.




Tours & Activities

Backwater Fishing
Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$175 pp

The 20’ vessel departs the Hyatt Coconut Point Marina for an afternoon of Southern Florida backfishing. Enjoy a spectacular view of real estate, tropical mangrove islands, a variety of bird species and other exotic plants and animals as you make your way to your captain’s favorite fishing holes. Reel in the catch of the day such as Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Redfish, Snook, Tripletail, Jack, Sea Trout, Tarpon, Catfish and many more! License, bait and tackle is included. 

Registration deadline: Wednesday, December 14, 2016.



Sponsorship Opportunities

Don’t miss the opportunity to generate new leads and raise positive awareness of your company. Be a 2017 Tubular Products Division Conference sponsor and build on your relationships within the metals supply chain. A number of outstanding sponsorship opportunities remain. For more information and to secure your sponsorship, speak with Monique Kaiserauer at (847) 485-3004.

Deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Limit one sponsor per event.

$7,500 Level includes one complimentary registration*, signage, listing in the conference app, and display of literature in the registration foyer. Meal sponsorships also include a reserved table, and golf sponsorships include custom flags. 

Choose from:
Wednesday Dinner January 25
Thursday Dinner January 26
Golf Tournament January 26
Room Keycards provided upon check-in
Bottled Water provided throughout the conference

$5,000 Level includes signage, listing in the conference app, and display of literature in the registration foyer.

Choose from:
Opening Lunch January 25
Breakfast January 26
Room Drop of company literature or takeaway item January 25
Charging Station
Bound Notebooks or Padfolios provided upon registration

$3,500 Level includes custom napkins, signage, listing in the conference app, and display of literature in the registration foyer.  Reception sponsorship also includes custom napkins. 

Choose from:
Refreshment Break January 25 or 26
Wednesday Reception January 25
Mints provided throughout the conference
General Session WiFi

*Complimentary registrations are valued at $1,695


Stephen Armstrong

Stephen Armstrong, president and CEO of O’Neal Steel, began his career with BellSouth spending 10 years in various operations, finance, marketing, strategic pricing and management roles. He joined O’Neal Steel in 2006 as Financial Planning & Analysis manager.  He was promoted to manager of Sales & Marketing Analysis in 2008 and in 2010, he was promoted to Vice President of Administration which ultimately included responsibility for Accounting, Credit, Information Services, Human Resources, Analytics and Strategic Planning.  In 2012 Stephen was named vice president and CFO and held that position until his promotion in 2014 to president and CEO.

Armstrong earned a degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and earned an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He is a member of the Junior Board of Directors for the Birmingham Zoo, UAB Collat School of Business Advisory Committee, former Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board of Directors and Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future – Class of 2008, along with other industry and philanthropic organizations.

Ladd Hall

Ladd Hall, executive vice president of Flat-Rolled Products, Nucor Corporation has been with Nucor for 34 years.  He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing and a minor in Japanese.

Hall began his career at Nucor Steel Utah in 1981, in inside sales. In 1986, he transitioned to outside sales and in 1988, Mr. Hall became a sales manager for Nucor Cold Finish Utah. In 1993, he was promoted to general manager of Vulcraft Texas, and in 1994 he was promoted to vice president and general manager of Vulcraft Utah. In 1998, Hall was named vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Darlington. From there, he went on to become vice president and general manager at Nucor Steel Berkeley, until being appointed to his current position. 

Anja Manuel

Author, former diplomat, speaker, and now a sought after advisor to Fortune 50 and Silicon Valley CEOs, Anja Manuel shares her powerful insights on the rise of emerging markets in Asia and beyond, what this means for us, and America’s future role in international leadership.

As co-founder and partner with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in a strategic consulting firm, she helps business leaders make sense of and expand into key international markets. 

Manuel was deeply involved in U.S. policy towards Asia as a diplomat for the U.S. State Department. Her front row view of the colossal shift in power to China – and India in particular – makes her a significant voice on globalization and how to manage it today.

Her book This Brave New World draws on two decades of experience in business, law, and government to take the audience on an intimate tour of the corridors of power and the lowly slums of Asia. She has traveled extensively across Asia and the world, independently and with her clients, and regularly experiences tough negotiators and managing unruly subsidiaries in cities from Beijing to Bangalore to Bogota. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Stanford University, Manuel now lectures at Stanford. 

Providing audiences a candid look at the rise of emerging markets, Manuel is a commentator on TV and radio (NPR, BBC, AlJazeera, and others), and writes frequently for major U.S. publications such as

Fortune, Reuters,, Foreign Affairs, Daily Beast, and others.

Matt Meyer

As vice president of Digital Innovations for Kloeckner Metals, R. Matt Meyer is responsible for leading the effort to drive change in an industry that has been slow to realize the benefits of the digital economy.  He has 22 years in the service center sector in various sales, product marketing and management roles. Having introduced digital products for multiple distribution companies since the infancy of the internet, Mr. Meyer has insight into how dramatic shifts in the customer’s digital fluency is driving adoption rates and expectations in the shifting B2B economy.

Meyer holds a BS from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University and is a graduate of the MSCI Strategic Metals Management Program at Washington University. 

Chad Moutray

Chad Moutray is chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), where he serves as the NAM’s economic forecaster and spokesperson on economic issues. He frequently comments on current economic conditions for manufacturers through professional presentations and media interviews. He has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox Business and Fox News, among other news outlets.

Prior to joining the NAM, Mr. Moutray was the chief economist and director of economic research for the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) from 2002 to 2010. In that role, he was responsible for researching the importance of entrepreneurship to the U.S. economy and highlighting various issues of importance to small business owners, policymakers and academics. In addition to discussing economic and policy trends, his personal research focused on the importance of educational attainment to both self-employment and economic growth.

Prior to working at the SBA, Mr. Moutray was the dean of the School of Business Administration at Robert Morris College in Chicago, Ill. (now Robert Morris University of Illinois). Under his leadership, the business school had rapid growth, both adding new programs and new campuses. He began the development of an M.B.A. program that began accepting students after his departure and created a business institute for students to work with local businesses on classroom projects and internships.

Mr. Moutray is a former board member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He is also the former president and chairman of the National Economists Club, the local NABE chapter for Washington, D.C. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Eastern Illinois University. He is a Certified Business Economist™, where he was part of the initial graduating class in 2015.

In 2014, he received the Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award from Eastern Illinois University, and in 2015, he accepted the Alumnus Achievement Award from Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill., where he earned his associate’s degree in business administration.

Maria Orosco

Maria Orosco, Big Data manager, Resolvit, has 18 years experience in business management and information technology.  She has in-depth experience working with business and data analytics on sales insights including products, services, customers and partners.  She also has expertise in data quality and data architecture, specializing in cross-enterprise and B2B; as well as data visualization (trending, predictive, opportunity and risk insights).  She handles program and project management, change management, and system assessment and configuration.  She holds a BA from San Jose State University.

Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson is president of Norfolk Iron & Metal Co. (NIM), a family-owned business, now over 100 years old. Norfolk Iron and Metal Co. was founded in 1908 by John Robinson, Richard’s grandfather. The company now employs approximately 700 people, with locations in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, and Iowa, as well as a joint venture in Illinois. Richard joined NIM in 1976 after graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Engineering.   

Richard is the chairman of the Metals Service Center Institute Board of Directors. He was honored as the 2010 Metal Center News Executive of the Year, an award which recognizes an individual whose career and business strategies represent a model for the rest of the industry. He is also active in his community: a trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation, past chairman of the Norfolk Area YMCA, past chairman of the Norfolk, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Division.

Richard and his wife Betti are the parents of three sons, two of whom have continued the tradition of joining the family business. Their youngest son is a financial advisor. 

Joseph Salazar

Joe Salazar is a brocker within Aon’s Financial Services Group, Professional Risk Solutions Team. Joe manages E&O exposures for Middle Market clients across the country. Some areas of expertise include Network Security & Privacy Liability (Cyber), Technology Errors and Omissions, Professional and Media Liability

Joe is a member of Aon’s Professional Risk Solutions team, a groundbreaking team created thirteen years ago made up of risk specialists from inside and outside the insurance industry, drawing from technology, law, and consulting. Joe has been with Aon since February of 2015. He has specialized in E&O and Network Security & Privacy risk for that entire period.

Joe earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Minor in Entreprenuership from Eastern Illinois University.

Dan L. Van Alstine

Dan Van Alstine is president and chief operating officer for Ruan Transportation Management Systems. Prior to joining Ruan in 2014, Van Alstine held senior-level roles with Schneider National, Inc., including senior vice president of their over-the-road van truckload group, senior vice president and general manager of dedicated services and logistics, as well as commercial positions throughout Schneider. Additionally, he served as vice president of marketing at Transport America and other senior roles throughout his 35-year career in transportation and logistics.

Van Alstine received his Bachelor of Arts in Business & Communication Arts from St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI). He has been involved in a number of transportation and logistics industry associations and groups and currently serves on both the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Iowa Motor Truck Association (IMTA) executive boards.

He and his wife Chris are heavily involved in community and charity groups, including supporting the homeless and underprivileged. They have three grown children and reside in Des Moines, IA.

Ed Vore

Edward Vore serves as chief executive officer, ArcelorMittal Tubular Products NAFTA.   

Edward joined Copperweld Corporation in 1983 which was a legacy company acquired by Dofasco in 2005. He held a number of commercial roles of increasing responsibility prior to an assignment in the metallurgical department at the Shelby, Ohio tubing plant. After his technical development, Edward held commercial management roles in sales and marketing of increasing responsibility until assuming his current position in July 2013.

Edward is a member of the executive boards of the MSCI Tubular Products Council, Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports (CPTI), and the Steel Tube Institute of North America (past president).

Edward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from Lafayette College and a MBA in executive management from Ashland University. He is married with two sons and lives in Lexington, Ohio.

Stephen Yates

As the founder and president of Optimum Safety Management, Steve brings extensive leadership experience as he partners with local, regional, and national firms to design and implement effective, sustainable safety management systems.

With vast experience in manufacturing operations and construction technology, Steve uses his background in mechanical engineering to see the entire picture of safety before helping Optimum Safety Management clients to recognize the true Return on Safety™¸ the significant gains in engagement, productivity and profitability that come with innovative, structured, and sustainable safety management systems.

An authorized OSHA outreach trainer, Certified Leadership Coach, Construction Health and Safety Technologist®, Steve also is a highly regarded speaker who has introduced attendees at local, regional, and national events to the big picture in safety, including recent speaking engagements at Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Finishing Contractors Association, Metals Service Center Institute, Illinois Safety Council, Valley Industrial Association, Northwest Builders Association and OSHA Conferences.

Barry Zekelman

As Executive Chairman and CEO, Mr. Zekelman is responsible for all aspects of Zekelman Industries’ business and as such has devoted his entire business career to the development of Zekelman Industries, Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube and the structural tube and pipe industry.

Zekelman began his career at Atlas Tube, assuming ownership, with his brothers, with his father's sudden passing in 1986. His primary role at Atlas was the provision of strategic and commercial leadership. Under his direction, the business grew from $2 million in sales to over $1.2 billion in sales. In 2006, as CEO, Chairman and President of Atlas Tube, he merged Atlas Tube with Zekelman Industries.

Zekelman previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and President of Zekelman Industries in 2008. Mr. Zekelman's initial term as Chief Executive Officer lasted until March of 2010 when he was appointed to Executive Chairman.

Mr. Zekelman was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He received his early education in Windsor and later attended York University in Toronto, Ontario.



Program & Attendance Lists
Advance attendance lists are available on the MSCI website and APP and are updated regularly.

Activity and Registration Cancellation Policies
A full refund will be issued for cancellations received in writing by MSCI by 5:00 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2016; cancellations received in writing by MSCI before 5:00 pm Monday, January 2, 2017, will receive a refund of 50% of registration fees paid. No shows and cancellations received after that time will not be eligible for refunds. Substitutions may be made at any time. Written cancellations or substitutions will be accepted by the MSCI Member Services Department .

Activity registration deadline is Wednesday, December 14. No refunds on cancelled activities or golf will be issued after this date as we are obligated to provide guarantees to our vendors.

Press and Sponsorship Policies
No MSCI policy is intended to prevent accredited members of the press from attending MSCI events. Members of the press are defined as employees of publications that are subject to a circulation audit by a reputable third party (i.e., BPA). Each press outlet will receive one complimentary press registration. Any attribution from a formal presentation or informal conversation outside of a formal conference session requires the permission of any speaker and MSCI before their comments or information from their presentation may be printed or distributed or published. Please note that recording of programs, materials and/or presentations (e.g., audio taping and/or videotaping) is prohibited. MSCI has the right to deny attendance to individuals or publications not abiding by this policy.

Any attribution from a formal presentation or informal conversation outside of a formal conference session requires the permission of any speaker before their comments or information from their presentation may be printed or distributed. Recording of programs, materials and/or presentations (e.g., audiotaping and/or videotaping) is prohibited. MSCI has the right to deny attendance to individuals or publications not abiding by this policy.

Only event sponsors may distribute products or promotional materials at MSCI venues. Please contact Monique Kaiserauer at (847) 485-3004 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.