STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coal Prep, the only annual trade show and conference in the U.S. dedicated to coal preparation and processing, and the Kentucky Coal Association (KCA) today announced their partnership to launch the "KCA Symposium", a new one-day forum focused on delivering more business intelligence and insights for coal preparation and mining professionals during the Coal Prep International Exhibition and Conference 2013, April 29 through May 2 in Lexington, KY. This collaborative venture will promote networking and discussion of issues facing the coal industry among lobbyists, coal producers, manufacturers and service providers. Content will focus on education, discussion of policy, regulations, and the future of the industry. A centerpiece of the symposium will be a new "CEO Power Panel" dinner and discussion, " Where Does U.S. Coal Go from Here?" CEO Power Panel speakers include:
Steve Wunning, CEO Mining Division, Caterpillar
Peter Socha, CEO, James River Coal Company
Ben Hatfield, President & CEO, Patriot Coal Company
CLE and PDH credits are available for attending this Symposium. The agenda for the exhibition and conference includes numerous guest speakers who are leaders in the coal industry. Click here to view conference information, the schedule, and to print the event brochure. About Coal PrepCelebrating its 30 th 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 business. For information visit www.coalprepshow.comAbout 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.For information visit www.kentuckycoal.comAbout 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 www.penton.com. Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.