Penton's 2015 International Coal Preparation Exhibition and Conference Changes Event Format, Increases Value for Event Participants

Nearly Doubles Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours, Offers Robust Conference Program and Adds New Peer-to-Peer Topic Programming; Takes Place April 27-29, 2015 in Lexington Kentucky

Aug 13, 2014, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's International Coal Preparation Exhibition and Conference, the only annual event in the U.S. dedicated to coal preparation and processing, today announced that it is changing the format of its event to increase the value for event participants.  The conference and exhibition will now offer nearly double the dedicated exhibit hall hours, a three-day robust conference program and new peer-to-peer topic programming.  The International Coal Prep Conference & Expo will take place April 27-29, 2015 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

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"After reviewing feedback from exhibitors, attendees and our Advisory Committee we are very pleased to offer our event in a new format," said Florence Torres, Group Show Director, Penton. "Our dedicated exhibit hall hours now allow conference attendees more time on the exhibit floor and our conference program has been adjusted to accommodate standard programming without sacrificing the content and quality of the program.  We are confident that the coal preparation and processing community will be very pleased with the new event structure."

Key highlights of the 2015 event:

  • Monday, April 27, Conference Technical Sessions, Workshops and Forums
  • Tuesday, April 28, Exhibit Hall Hours: 10 a.m.5 p.m. (3.5 Dedicated Hours)
  • Tuesday, April 28, Coal Prep Cocktail Reception: 5 p.m.6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 29, Exhibit Hall Hours: 10 a.m.3 p.m. (4 Dedicated Hours)

In addition, Coal Prep will offer workshops by the Coal Preparation Society of America as well as topic programming, which will bring peers together to discuss and debate the hottest topics in the industry.

To view the complete schedule, click here.

"I want to let you know that moving to the two day format is a FANTASTIC idea – it will save us money and get us back a day early. I applaud you for seeing that and helping with the issue," commented Darren Durbin, GM, S&S.

"I applaud Coal Prep for listening to the exhibitors and making the changes," added Keith Grgurich, Sales Director, BJM Pumps, LLC.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Sam Posa, Sales Manager, Penton at  For attendee information on Coal Prep, click here.

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About Coal Prep
Coal Prep is the ONLY annual trade show and conference in the U.S. dedicated to coal preparation and processing. Industry professionals come from all over the world to share the latest ideas and most effective techniques on coal preparation and 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 celebrated its 31st annual event this year.

About Penton
Penton drives performance for more than sixteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and data & marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI. They look to Penton to power the possibilities.

Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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Florence Torres
Show Director