Organizers Forecast Heightened International Participation in 30th Annual Coal Prep International Exhibition & Conference

Reflects growing global demand for US coal and interest in US preparation and production practices

Feb 21, 2013, 10:00 ET from Penton

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global market pressures, including trade, environmental and energy policy issues are driving heightened international interest and participation in this year's Coal Prep International Exhibition & Conference, which will be held in Lexington, KY April 29 through May 2.

Coal Prep is the only annual trade show and conference in the United States dedicated to coal preparation and processing. This year's event will cover the latest ideas and most effective techniques for preparing and processing coal, with an additional focus on the operational, regulatory and legislative factors that influence the export of US coal to other countries.

Through a partnership with the Kentucky Coal Association, the first day of Coal Prep will also feature a new spotlight event, the "KCA Symposium", a one-day forum focused on delivering more business intelligence, insights and networking opportunities for coal professionals.

"In the US, export of coal will continue to increase to support expanding global demand," said Coal Prep Show Manager Florence Torres. "In the current coal industry environment, it is essential to speak globally about coal, and Coal Prep is the most concentrated professional forum for processing world for that conversation."

Specific industry topics scheduled to be covered at Coal Prep 2013 include:

  • Analysis/Sampling
  • Chemical Applications
  • Coal Sales
  • Consulting/Construction Engineering
  • Distributor/Equipment Sales/Manufacturing
  • Government Research
  • Mining and Processing Plants
  • Utilities and Transportation

Organizers expect more than 3,000 participants from around the world, including buyers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mongolia, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and other countries involved in coal preparation.

Coal Prep is dedicated to making it easy for international travelers to attend the event, including helping with exchange rates, visas, letters of invitation, translation links, etc. Click here for detailed travel information for international travelers.

For details in Chinese, Russian, French, Portuguese, or Hindi, download our multi-lingual brochure

Click here to view conference information, the schedule, and to print the event brochure in English.

About Coal Prep
Celebrating its 30th year, Coal Prep is the only annual trade show and conference in the U.S. dedicated to coal preparation and processing, and industry professionals come from all over the world to share the latest ideas and most effective techniques on coal preparation and aggregate processing plant technologies. These professionals come to purchase and preview the latest equipment and services in order to increase plant productivity and reduce costs. Coal Prep is a Penton Media business. Learn more at

About Kentucky Coal Association (KCA)
The Kentucky Coal Association (KCA) advocates for the coal industry and works to enhance the ability of the Kentucky coal industry to compete in domestic and world coal markets. KCA represents its member companies in innovative ways that educate the citizens of Kentucky about energy resources in general and coal in particular.
Coal benefits every Kentuckian and powers the state. KCA carries this message in a multifaceted program supported by coal producers, suppliers, transporters, utilities, financial institutions, consulting firms, and individuals. Learn more at

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

For Marketing
Florence Torres
Coal Prep Show Director
Phone: (913) 530-0872

David Moss
Vice President, Kentucky Coal Association
Phone: (859) 684-5797

For Media
Chris Meyer
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: (212) 204-4259
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