11:00 a.m. Former NHL Ice Hockey Center Presents Keynote Address
Seven-time Stanley Cup winner, Bryan Trottier, who played 18 seasons in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders presents Finding Strength in Teamwork & Diversity at the PPG Theater, located on the center aisle in the exhibit hall.

Trottier will share his life journey, including the challenges he faced/overcame along the way and life lessons learned.  He will cover the importance of leadership, the uniqueness of team and how it strengthens an organization, the importance of diversity in an organization–diversity of thought, perspective and experience.  He will even share a few ice hockey stories.

4:00 p.m. Tariff Talk: Update on the Status of Steel Tariffs at the PPG Theater
Associate General Counsel of International Trade & Public Policy for U.S. Steel, Benjamin Blase Caryl, will present an Update on the Status of Steel Tariffs, a briefing on the current status and likely trajectory of the Section 232 national security action on steel imports; U.S. trade agreement negotiations with Canada, Mexico, China, Europe and Japan; Section 301 tariffs on imports from China; and current U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations on certain fabricated structural steel products from China, Canada and Mexico.

4:45 p.m. Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania (VLP) Check Presentation Ceremony
METALCON is partnering with the VLP to raise money for essential housing, employment, and vital support services for eligible Pittsburgh-area veterans, service members and their families.  VLP’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Stahl will join show management for this special check presentation ceremony at The Deck, near the registration area on the show floor.

CONTECH Construction Technology Hub at METALCON (All Day)
Discover the latest in construction technology in an interactive and innovative hub showcasing the hottest trends in: wearable monitoring technology; wireless sensors; scanners; drones; tracking, costing and estimating software; smart-connected building systems; 3D technology; virtual reality/augmented reality; robotics; Internet of Things (IoT); cybersecurity and more.  Learn how this new construction technology improves productivity standards, creates a more engaged company culture and streamlines business processes.


Established in 1991, METALCON is the largest international event in the metal construction industry.  Unique in both its service and show management to this industry, METALCON is the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted entirely to the application of metal in industrial, institutional, light commercial and residential projects.  Its success is based on three key components: education, exhibits and interactive, learning opportunities.  METALCON is produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., and sponsored by The Metal Construction Association. This three-day event takes place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  This is the event’s first time in Pittsburgh.  For more information, visit www.metalcon.com.