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Time to Register for the Bluefield Coal Symposium August 12-14


July 4, 2024 - “We are expecting heavy registration activity during the next four weeks and we urge that all those interested in attending get their registrations completed to avoid being disappointed,” said Jeff Disibbio, President & CEO of the Chamber. “Our Symposium Chair, Bill Reid, has brought together a very distinguished group of industry decision makers to address the current issues in the coal industry and “dig” into the challenges and opportunities of coal so we can all see what the future of the industry looks like.”  


Jeff Disibbio



Bill Reid


The Symposium not only offers a very fine technical program but for golfers T-times have been arranged on Monday, August 12 at Fincastle Country Club. There will be gourmet quality food served at the two dinners and one lunch, and the finest live entertainment on both evenings. There are a number of exhibitors displaying their latest products and services. Online registration is available at     


Chuck Mathena Center


The Bluefield Coal Symposium has the theme Using U.S. Coal for a Better America. This national event is jointly presented by the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias and The symposium is being held on August 12- 14, 2024 at the Chuck Mathena Center, 1298 Stafford Drive, Princeton, WV. which is a beautiful 930-seat theater with state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities as well as stunning architecture. The outstanding list of speakers includes:

·       Four coal operator CEOs

·       Heads of two government agencies

·       Six coal association leaders

·       Ten industry experts



The Symposium includes superb entertainment with special live performances by Twitty and Lynn: A Salute to Conway & Loretta as well as an appearance of Exile, who will perform many of their hit records.  


Twitty and Lynn




The greater Bluefield area is quite beautiful in August and those attending this marquee event will receive high-quality presentations, great food and the finest entertainment, combined with plenty of friendly socializing at this celebration of coal, all happening in a picturesque setting in the heart of coal country.

To register click here. Hotel accommodations may also be seen. For questions phone the Chamber of Commerce at 304-327-7184. Bill Reid may be reached at