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All MINExpo® Attendees are Invited to the Bluefield Coal Symposium August 12-14

July 5, 2024 - “All coal people planning to attend MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® are invited to attend the Bluefield Coal Symposium in Princton, WV,” said Bill Reid, Symposium Chair. “There are 6 weeks between these events so those thinking about coming will only be away from their mines and offices for two short periods several weeks apart. Both meetings are most important ones for the coal industry and should not be missed.”     


Bill Reid

Online registration is available at and those wishing to attend this one-of-a-kind Symposium are urged to sign up to avoid disappointment. The speakers include no less than four coal operator CEOs as well as numerous industry experts.

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.



Chuck Mathena Center 


An awesome group of speakers, comprising leaders in the industry from all parts of the country, will present their experiences in achieving greater safety and increased productivity in both underground and surface mining. Over two days, there are three technical sessions, two dinners, and one luncheon.

The American coal industry makes a $40 billion economic contribution to the Nation each year and there are 54,500 employees at coal mines, including contractors, with both direct and indirect workers totaling 250,700. The Bluefield Coal Symposium will dig into the future of the coal industry and is a marquee event leading up to MINExpo®.

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

Twitty and Lynn



The greater Bluefield area is quite beautiful in August, so please join us at this coal celebration for some high-quality presentations, great food and top-class entertainment, combined with plenty of friendly socializing, all happening in a picturesque setting in the heart of coal country.

To register click here. Bill Reid may be reached at