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


July 6, 2024 - “To provide marketing opportunities for our manufacturing friends, we are making available a limited number of Table Tops for displays at the Symposium on August 12-14,” said Bill Reid, Symposium Chair and Managing Editor of CoalZoom. “The tables are 3’ x 2’6” and include a 3’ wide sign and a couple of chairs. A few Double Unit tables are available. Table Top Exhibits will be promoted during the entire Symposium to ensure that everyone is aware that they are a most important part of the proceedings.” 


Bill Reid

A truly unique feature is the MINExpo enhancement package, which is included in the cost of $995.00 per Table Top. CoalZoom will design a digital trifold brochure customized for each company, which will include photos of equipment to be displayed, photos of personnel manning the exhibit, and a diagram of the particular Exhibition Hall the company is in, showing the exact location at the Convention Center in Las Vegas. A brochure describing this may be seen at .                                    

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. Online registration is available at



Chuck Mathena Center


A very distinguished list of speakers, comprising leaders in the industry from all parts of the country are presenting 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 the marquee event in the 2024 coal calendar leading up to MINExpo®.

The Symposium includes entertainment with special live performances by Twitty and Lynn: A Salute to Conway and 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, so please join us 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, visit or phone the Chamber at 304-327-7184. Bill Reid may be reached at