Thanks to all who attended our 91st Annual Meeting — one of our biggest and best!

Mark your calendars now for 2025:

March 28 – April 1  |  Lost Pines, Texas

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Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association logo with images of Disney Resort attractionsMarch 1 – 5, 2024

Waldorf Astoria Orlando  |  Walt Disney World Resort

Registration Now Open!

Click through the tabs above to learn more, or below to register.

Remember, Member dues are discounted (25% for Manufacturing and Conveyor Systems Integrator Members, and 5% for Technical Members) when a Member Company representative participates in a minimum of one in-person CEMA meeting per year.

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Annual Meeting Schedule at a Glance

Agendas including prior minutes are available at the home page of the Members Only section; you must log in to view/download them.


  • Noon – 4pm Board of Directors Meeting (Executive Session)
      • Central Park C
  • 5:30 pm Newcomers Welcome and Orientation (First-time Attendees, Mentors, CEMA Board of Directors)
    • Sponsored by 4B Components
      • Park
  • 6:30 pm Welcome Reception and Dinner (All Members and Registered Guests)
    • Reception sponsored by Martin Sprocket & Gear
      • Central Park South Foyer
    • Dinner sponsored by JIE Drives
      • Central Park A-D


  • 6:30 am Breakfast Buffet (All Members and Registered guests) served until 8:00 am
      • Central Park E-H
  • Overlapping Committee Meetings
    • 7:00 am Meetings Committee
      • Madison Meeting Room
    • 7:30 am Membership & Marketing
      • Central Park A-D
        • Sponsored by Timken 
  • 9:00 am General Business Session
      • Broadway/Carnegie Meeting Room
    • President’s Welcome and Introductions
    • Alex Chausovsky Keynote, “Economic & Labor Market Update – A Shift in Momentum”
    • Panel Discussion facilitated by Alex Chausovsky:  Johnny Wheat, 4B Components; Chris Glenn, FMH Conveyors LLC; Tamara Thimmel, BEHAbelt USA: Rick Kosik, Itoh Denki USA, Inc.
  • 12:00 pm Networking Luncheon  (All Members and Registered Guests) served until 1:00 pm
      • Central Park E-H
  • 1:15 pm Concurrent Meetings
    • Past Presidents’ Meeting (Executive Session)
      • Madison Meeting Room
    • Young Professionals Committee (45 and under)
      •  Jade Lexington Meeting Room
        • Sponsored by Screw Conveyor Corporation
  • 6:30 pm Fun Night Reception and Dinner (All Members and Registered Guests)
    • Reception sponsored by JIE Drives
      • Central Park South Foyer
    • Dinner sponsored by PPI – Precision Pully & Idler
      • Central Park A-D
    • Entertainment sponsored by Syntron Material Handling
      • “Pub Quiz” Team Games – Join in the Fun!


Optional Activities, all attendees welcome – come network and play:

  • 8:00 am Fun Walk/Run
    • Sponsored by NORD Drivesystems, PRAB, Webster Industries and SEW Eurodrive
  • 12:30 pm Golf Tournament, Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course


  • 7:00 am Breakfast Buffet (All Members and Registered Guests) served until 8:30am
      • Grand Ballroom 2
  • 7:30 am Concurrent Sessions
    • Conveyor Chain & Sprocket
      • Madison Meeting Room
    • Conveyor Systems Integrators
      • Central Park E
        • Sponsored by Frantz Manufacturing
    • Joint Screw Conveyor / Bucket Elevator
      •  Jade Lexington Meeting Room
  • 9:00 am General Business Session 2
      • Broadway / Carnegie Meeting Room
    • New Member Presentations
    • Nominating Committee Report
    • Election of Directors
    • Financial Report
    • Statistics Report
      • Sponsored by Dodge Industrial 
  • 10:30 am Concurrent Sessions
    • Bulk Handling Section
      • Central Park E
    • Unit Handling Section
      • Central Park A-D
        • Sponsored by Flow-Turn
  • 6:00 pm Annual Reception and Dinner (All Members and Registered Guests)
    • Reception Sponsored by Siemens Industries
      • Central Park South Foyer
    • Dinner Sponsored by Siemens Industries
      • Central Park A-D
    • Entertainment Sponsored by Itoh-Denki
      • Dancing & Entertainment by DJ Jayce


  • 7:30am Board of Directors Meeting (Executive Session)
      • Central Park A

This is a horizontal, color photograph Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park, Florida. People walk outside along the sidewalk.Scenic Park Avenue Tour and Lunch

Saturday, March 2

8:40am – 3:00pm

Meet at the front of the Waldorf at 8:40am for departure at 8:50am:

The Tour Bus Pick-Up is the outer bus lane on the front drive of the Waldorf — the blue bus icon on the Resort Map.

You can still sign up for this event; call Karen at (239) 248-0028 to register!

Approximately 20 minutes northeast of downtown Orlando, Winter Park gained its name after the arrival of the South Florida Railroad in 1880. The highly rated Rollins College — Florida’s first four-year university — opened shortly thereafter, heralding the city’s refined future.  Today, Winter Park’s epicenter is Park Avenue, a tree-lined, cobblestoned street bursting with acclaimed eateries, museums and some of the Orlando area’s best shopping.

Your tour includes a relaxing, 1-hour scenic, open-air boat ride past Rollins College and luxurious homes along three beautiful lakes and canals, followed by lunch at one of Winter Park’s signature restaurants, 310 Park South.

After lunch, there will be plenty of time to:


Your $175 excursion includes transportation to and from Winter Park, the boat tour, lunch, and admission to the Morse Museum (optional); it will last from approximately 9am – 3pm.

CEMA is excited to host the 2024 Annual Meeting at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Orlando, at Walt Disney World Resort.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando has garnered industry accolades from both meetings and leisure travel experts over the years as a result of its dedication to providing a memorable stay for every guest.  In addition to top awards from Tripadvisor, Travelocity, and, and more, they have been named a 4-Star Award Winner by Forbes, received a Readers’ Choice Award and been named a Top Hotel for Business Travelers by Condé Nast, and included in the Best Hotels in the United States by US News & World Report. (Link to map and directions)

    • front of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando with building and fountainThe Waldorf Astoria pools and cabanas are the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the theme parks and attractions, and guests can also enjoy the 3-acre Lazy River pool and water slide at the adjoining Signia by Hilton.
    • Enjoy more fun with 30-minute early entry to any Walt Disney World Theme Park every day, and continuous luxury motorcoach transportation to all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and Disney Springs.
    • The WA Kids Club keeps children happily entertained and feeling welcome, with a world of adventure and learning for them and a little free time for you.
    • Outstanding fine and casual dining options reflect the culinary excellence established at the original Waldorf Astoria in New York.
    • And of course, luxurious therapies, soothing environments and a unique client-centric approach unify to create an elevated state of rejuvenation and renewal at the Waldorf Astoria Spa.

The CEMA rate is $315 per night for single or double occupancy in a standard room.

(Additional people are $25 plus 12.5% room tax per person to a maximum of 4 people per room.)

CEMA will make your reservations.  No payment for the hotel is collected at this time; you will supply a credit card at check-in for your hotel costs.  The CEMA rate is also available up to 3 nights in advance or following the Annual Meeting, based on space and rate availability.

NOTE:  CEMA Rate cut-off is February 2. You can register after that time based on room availability, but will not be guaranteed the discounted rate. Contact Karen at the CEMA office, 239-260-8406, with any questions.

A Resort Fee will be added to all Room Rates:  $50/room/night Reduced to $20/room/night, plus 12.5% sales tax.  Includes:

    • Premium Wi-Fi access throughout the resort and public areas for up to 2 devices (does not include the meeting spaces);
    • two (2) bottles of water daily;
    • shuttle service to Walt Disney World® theme parks and Disney Springs®;
    • 20% off Spa treatments at Waldorf Astoria Spa;
    • access to Waldorf Astoria Golf Club practice facilities, with complimentary golf club rentals after 2pm;
    • 20% off apparel and merchandise at the Waldorf Astoria Pro Shop; and
    • access to the Waldorf fitness center.

Parking Information:

    • The Waldorf offers 24-hour valet parking; there is no self-park. The valet parking fee is discounted from $52 to $40 per day plus applicable taxes. Overnight guests have in/out privileges.

Interested in upgrading from a standard room?  We would be happy to get a price for you; please call Karen at 239-260-8406 to discuss.

Planning ahead for a trip to Disney?

There’s so much to see and do at the Walt Disney World Resort you won’t want to miss. As a meeting/event attendee, you have access to special Disney tickets!

  • With Disney’s After 1 p.m. or After 5 p.m. evening tickets, you can stay focused on your agenda and then catch up with your family and friends after the day’s business has concluded.
  • Advance Purchase Savings are available when you buy a Multi-Day ticket of two (2) or more days in length. Ticket(s) must be purchased prior to the start date of your event.
  • Multi-day tickets also include an added BONUS to one (1) select Disney attraction such as a Disney Water Park.

To purchase specially priced Walt Disney World® Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, click below or call 407-566-5600 and provide group code G0837474.


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Tickets are valid 7 days before, during, and 7 days after the meeting dates. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid ticket on the same day are required. To make park reservations, you will need to sign-in to an existing Disney® Account or create a new one and link each ticket. Park reservations are subject to availability – please check the Park Availability Calendar. For details on making a park reservation, please visit Disney Park Pass Experience Updates.

Whether it’s your first visit or your 100th, Disney recommends reviewing the Walt Disney World® Resort Experience Updates.

What is the cancellation policy?


  • You may send a substitute in your place at any time.
  • To request a refund (less a $100 service charge), notify Karen at CEMA ( of your cancellation in writing no later than noon on February 2, 2024. NO REFUNDS can be issued for cancellation after this date.


  • The resort has a 5-day Cancellation Policy; any cancellations within 5 days of the arrival day will incur a charge of one night’s room and tax.
  • In addition, there is an Early Check-out Fee of $100 per room for those who check-out prior to their reserved check-out date. Please advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change in the planned length of stay.

I have a question about or need to change my registration. Who should I contact?

Karen Lampart at the CEMA office (, or 239.260.8406) would be happy to answer your questions or make any necessary changes to your registration.

How do I contact the Waldorf Astoria?

The address for the Waldorf Astoria Orlando is: 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821. Phone: (407) 597-5500.

Are there CEMA discounts available for any of the Disney Parks?

YES! As a meeting/event attendee, you have access through this link to:

  • Special evening theme park tickets, not available at the gate.
  • Advance Purchase Savings on multi-day tickets when purchased prior to the start date of your meeting/event.
  • Multi-day tickets with an added BONUS!

Theme Park Tickets are valid up to seven days before, during and seven days after your meeting/event dates.

What meals are included in my registration fee?

Your registration fee includes the following meals:

  • Receptions and Buffet Dinners Friday and Saturday
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Monday
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Reception and Plated Dinner Monday

In order for guests to participate in the meal events, they must be registered.  Name badges are required at all CEMA events to distinguish registered guests for the hotel staff.

What is the dress code?

FOR CEMA EVENTS:  Attire for all events and meetings will be business casual except for Monday evening’s Annual Reception and Dinner, where dress will be jacket for men, and either a dress or pant suit for women.

FOR GOLFERS:  The dress code for the Disney Lake Buena Vista Golf Club is as follows:

  • Men: polo-style shirt with collar, turtleneck or mock turtleneck shirt, and slacks or Bermuda-length shorts.
  • Women: polo style shirt with collar or other suitable shirt or blouse with or without a collar, slacks, skirt, or Bermuda length shorts.

Golf shoes with metal spike alternatives are required; however soft-sole shoes and tennis shoes are acceptable.

Will paper handouts be available at the Conference?

No, we are trying hard to reduce the impact of our meetings and conferences.  You will receive links to minutes from the last meetings, and to agendas for the Annual Meeting via email in advance.  In addition, every morning during the conference, you will receive an email with the schedule for the day and links to the agendas for that day’s meetings.  Finally, QR codes linking to the agendas will be available in meeting rooms.

What if I want to arrive early, or stay a few days longer?

The quoted rates at the Waldorf Astoria are available 3 nights before and 3 nights after the Conference, subject to space and rate availability.  The special priced tickets to Disney properties are available 7 days before, during and 7 days after the Annual Meeting.