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There’s no doubt about it: the industry is ready for a truly great coal show. Organizers SEMCO Publishing and North American Mining magazine are working non-stop on the details for the first annual 2024 West Virginia Coal Show, being held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the West Virginia Coal Association Mining Symposium.

The expo, set for March 26-27, 2024 at the Charleston Convention Center and Coliseum, has received enormous positive feedback from an excited coal mining community, from suppliers to operations and beyond. The proof is in the numbers: at press time, available booth spaces were continuing to quickly shrink, with new applications being received daily from across the U.S. and Europe for what promises to be the best coal-focused mining show in many years. See the complete exhibitor list here.

One main attraction is the locale: one of the arterial cities for mining in the United States, Charleston, and in the state long known for its top production and support of the coal community, pro-coal regulations and technological innovators. What’s more is its host venue: the newly renovated and expanded West Virginia Convention Center and Coliseum, a riverfront gem in the heart of the state’s capitol city.

Another great benefit of the show is its reasonable pricing. For example, coal industry suppliers and manufacturers can secure a 10-foot by 10-foot (10×10) exhibit space for just $1,700, and those who are West Virginia Coal Association members (or apply for membership before booking) are eligible for a $200 discount per space. For coal operators wishing to recruit new talent, a 10×10 space is just $1,200. A booth package – which consists of carpet, a table and two chairs – is just $150. Compare that to the costs of other events. As a bonus, forklift services using one of two available machines, is free of charge thanks to a sponsorship from North American Mining magazine.

If you want a specific position on the floor plan, reach out today to publisher Peter Johnson at [email protected] and [email protected] for real-time availability. Don’t wait!

Lodging options

Show organizers have gotten many inquiries from attendees attending companies in regards to housing and hotels. These deals are now being finalized; watch the announcements on www.wvcoalshow.com and on social media for more (use hashtag #WVCS2024 to let others know you’re attending!).

FREE admission

Registrations will be opening soon for attendees to the West Virginia Coal Show. Want to join us? Keep an eye on wvcoalshow.com as well as your email for a link to get your pre-registration ticket. Pre-registrations will be highly recommended, as only those who get their tickets in advance will be able to enter free (door tickets will be available for a fee).

Special ad pricing for North American Mining magazine and MNG

The sales manager for North American Mining magazine, Vic Matteucci, has opened up his deals portfolio for special pricing on both print and digital advertising in NAM as well as the Miners News Global online news and newsletter. Interested in a program package that includes pre-show coverage as well as a presence in the show issue in March 2024? Reach out to [email protected] today.

For more details on planned special features and our latest confirmed supporters, keep watching www.wvcoalshow.com. While you’re there, download an application and sign up for the West Virginia Coal Show newsletter to stay in the know on the latest with what promises to be an outstanding, unprecedented event for the coal industry of West Virginia and across the nation.

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