To provide all IMAA members with an all-encompassing event – educational seminars, hot topic discussions, networking, social gathering, recognition of outstanding achievements, and a showcase for products and services.
Who Should Attend?
No seriously – we mean it. The Workshops present topics that have value for entry-level employees as well as top management in both Producer member companies and Associate member companies. The Trade Show adds another layer of networking opportunities onto the informal meet-ups you may have with clients and customers during the event. If you only attend one IMAA event during the year, the Winter Workshops is the one you just can’t miss.
The workshops take place over 2 days, usually in early February. They consist of a General Session – which features a keynote speaker, as well as other speakers and presentations on topics that pertain to the industry in general – and Breakout Sessions. The Breakout Sessions run concurrently, each featuring an area of interest such as Technical, Safety, Sales, etc., with a variety of educational presentations on different topics by industry experts.
The Awards Luncheons
IMAA presents member awards at the two Workshop luncheons. The first luncheon features the Excellence in Mining awards, INDOT CAPP awards, and other IMAA awards like the Miner of the Year Award, for example. The Safety Luncheon on the second day features remarks from MSHA and Safety Awards presented in recognition of “no reportable injuries” for any number of years. IMAA proudly presents over 100 Safety Awards at this luncheon.
The Trade Show
The Trade Show is open to IMAA members only. It is the ideal time and place for IMAA Associate members to display their products and services to a targeted group of Producer members. So as not to distract from the educational aspect of the Workshops, the Trade Show is only open during the Opening Reception, the General Session Breakfast and the Associate Members’ Reception.
Other IMAA Activities
The Operations Seminar takes place the day before the Winter Workshops, with a limited number of participants. During the 3 day period, IMAA holds several meetings, such as a quarterly Board of Directors meeting, the Annual Meeting of the Members and the Associates Annual Meeting. We are always looking to improve the Operations Seminar and Winter Workshops events, so please contact us with any additional activity ideas you may have for our largest event of the year.
Benefits of the Workshops & Trade Show
- Learning seminars and presentations by industry experts
- Hundreds of industry professionals provide excellent networking opportunities
- Education that is relevant to both you and your employees
- Learn more about IMAA Associate members displaying at the Trade Show
- Awards that recognize your accomplishments in front of your peers
Find the Winter Workshops & Trade Show on the Calendar