Bluefield Coal Show Announcing
New Dates: 2022
The Bluefield Coal Show, brought to you by the
Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias,
has a new date. The biennial event, originally
scheduled for September 15-17, 2021 has
been rescheduled to avoid any conflict with the
revised date of the National Mining Association
(NMA) show. We were notified by the officials
of the National Mining Association, that due to
the COVID-19, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL®
2020 was forced to reschedule and would
conflict with the Bluefield Coal Show dates in
After considerable discussion with many of
the 2019 exhibitors, the service providers,
and the Bluefield Coal Show Executive
Committee; the Chamber
will reschedule the Bluefield
Coal Show to
according to Bob
Ramsey (r), General Chairman
for the Bluefield Coal Show.
We understand many of
the exhibitors have already
contracted with the MINExpo
INTERNATIONAL® for 2020 and will be
exhibiting at the September 2021 show in Las
With the change in dates, the National Mining
Association has agreed to support the Bluefield
Coal Show 2022 event and will be working in
conjunction with us on advertising, exhibit
space and promotions, as confirmed by Bob
Ramsey. If you plan on attending MINExpo
INTERNATIONAL® in 2021, please stop by
The Bluefield Coal Show booth and say hello.
The Bluefield Coal Show will provide contracts
and promotional information in mid-2021 for the
September 2022 Show. As always, exhibitors
in the 2019 show will receive their exhibitors’
packet two months in advance of being mailed
to prospects. Additional information will be
available on our website,www.coctwovirginias
com and the Bluefield Coal Show site, https://www.coctwovirginias.com/2019-bluefield-coal-
show. Information will continue to be posted
on these sites until the show.
The Bluefield Coal Show would like to thank all
of our longtime exhibitors for their support and
understanding through this difficult time that
has required rescheduling.
If you have questions, and/or need additional
information, please contact the Chamber at:firstname.lastname@example.org
; Bluefield: 304-327-
7184 and Princeton: 304-487-1502.
innovators – and they’re finding ways to accomplish what they need to
Even in the doldrums that followed the cliff-plunge in production for many
companies after Covid-19 hit back in the spring, the conversation has settled
in a place that’s positive, hopeful, and upbeat.
When I asked the folks at the National Mining Association about Covid-19
back in the summer, they already had a list of ways they were adapting – and
calling attention to issues in the global economy that the pandemic had made
clear. Now, they’re looking ahead to the Covid-19 recovery.
“The mining industry looks forward to working with President-elect Biden and
Vice President-elect Harris to help drive America’s post-pandemic economic
recovery and set our country on a firm course for a prosperous future,” said
NMA President and CEO Rich Nolan, in a recent news release following
announcements of the election results.
“This past year has presented some of the most difficult economic and social
challenges of our time. Now is the time to move forward in a positive direction,
and the mining industry is committed to providing the foundation upon which
we will launch our recovery.”
Ashley Burke, vice president of communications at NMA, said in response
to questions that the new year brings an opportunity for the United States to
begin addressing some of the challenges the pandemic has revealed.
“2021 brings an opportunity for the White House to address the grave
vulnerabilities that exist in our energy, national security, manufacturing and
medical supply chains given our reliance on geopolitical rivals for minerals we
could be sourcing here at home,” she said.
“When you look at the advanced technologies that are essential for the future of
our country, their production and deployment simply cannot be accomplished
without more support for our domestic mining industry.”
In a time of political division, industry also has some great news with bipartisan
significance: long-awaited technologies that capture carbon dioxide from fossil
fuel emissions are on the cusp of commercialization – and presumably on the
verge of solving a contentious, longstanding political debate about greenhouse
gases and the balance between the economy and the environment.
Mining people have always had an above average level of optimism, the
confidence to take calculated risks, a faith in technology as a tool that’s
always ready to help solve the next problem, and the perseverance to get the
job done. This is true whether it means pulling a mineral out of the ground,
finding a safe way to work in a pandemic, or solving the challenge of carbon
In 2020, that spirit has been put to the test – and it has prevailed.
This industry is set to be a key part of the post-pandemic recovery not just
because of its foundational importance to the economy, but also because of
its hope, determination, and willingness to work for success. After all, this is
just another downturn – and some say the worst of it is behind us.
As 2020 draws to a close, panic has finally given way to planning – and
people are learning how to move forward despite the challenges posed by
the pandemic. It’s been an interesting year. An instructive year. And now, we
can hope the new year we are about to begin will bring us out of the shadow
So long, 2020! Here’s hoping that by this time next year, you’ll be a distant