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Register Now to Hear Four Coal Operator CEOs Speak at the Bluefield Coal Symposium


July 7, 2024 - Register now to hear no less than four coal operator CEOs comprising: Jimmy Brock, CONSOL Energy; Mike Quillen, Founder & Retired CEO, Alpha Metallurgical Resources; Randall W. Atkins, Ramaco Resources; and John Schroder, Metinvest-United Coal speak at the one-of-a-kind Bluefield Coal Symposium. There are also two government leaders, Christopher J. Williamson, Assistant Secretary of Labor, MSHA; and Dr. Stephen G. Sawyer, Director, NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Center.   



Jimmy Brock


Mike Quillen



Randall Atkins 


John Schroder


The list doesn’t end here and representing other organizations are CEOs and Vice Presidents of six mining associations comprising: Michelle Manook, Chief Executive, FutureCoal (formerly World Coal Association); Ben Beakes, President, Metallurgical Coal Producers Association; Paul Krivocuka, VP of Health and Safety, National Mining Association; David Kanagy, Executive Director & CEO, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc; Michelle Bloodworth, President & CEO, America’s Power; and Chris Hamilton, President & CEO, West Virginia Coal Association. In addition, there are numerous other well-known industry personalities, who will be speaking.

A block of hotel rooms at favorable prices can be seen at and these rooms are only available till July 12.

This amazing group of speakers has been brought together so that questions on the future of the American coal industry can be answered. Thus, the way forward can be understood. This will certainly be an iconic meeting which is now drawing attendees from every coalfield.

The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias based in Bluefield and Princeton, WV, together with are jointly presenting the marquee 2024 Bluefield Coal Symposium, taking place at the beautiful Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV on August 12-14. The Symposium has the theme Using U.S. Coal for a Better America. 



Chuck Mathena Center 


Over one and a half days, there are three technical sessions, two dinners, and one luncheon at this national event. The Symposium includes 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




Registration is open and Package A, which includes entrance to everything costs $495.00. To register, click here or phone the Chamber (304) 327-7184Bill Reid can be reached at