90th Annual Meeting
March 10-14, 2023
CEMA Members & Representatives
CEMA’s 90th Annual Meeting will be held March 10 – 14, 2023, at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Attending the Annual Meeting will qualify your company for the 25% Meeting discount off of the membership dues. The purpose of the discount is to encourage active member participation. The Virtual Fall Engineering Conference will no longer be eligible for the 25% Meeting discount.
Registration Fees are as follows:
- First Company Representative – $1,350, Additional Representative – $1,300
- Spouse/Guest or childern over 10 – $650
- Children under age 10 – $400
The Registration Form is located in the link below.
CEMA will make your hotel reservation, at the special rate of $315/USD per night, with up to 4 people in a room at no additional charge. Please note that should you need to cancel your hotel reservation, a minimum of 72 hours prior to your arrival date is required to avoid a one-night room charge! The deadline for hotel reservations is February 10, 2023.
We are making a few changes to the schedule:
- For Saturday’s General Business Session, Alex Chausovsky will give the Keynote Address “Economic and Labor Market Update”, followed by a “State of the Industry” Panel Discussion.
- The Young Professionals (up to age 45) will meet after lunch on Saturday afternoon.
- A second General Business session on Monday will replace the Joint Bulk/Unit Section meeting, and will contain the Nominating Committee Report, Election of Directors, Financial Report, New Member Presentations, and Statistics Report.
Sign up for all events on the Registration link below.
Friday: On Friday evening, join us as we socialize and network after dinner.
Saturday: While you attend meetings, your Guests are invited to an off-property outing to a Kendra Scott Color Bar where participants will design and create their own custom piece of jewelry to take with them, followed by a delicious luncheon. All registered spouses/guests are welcome to participate, and transportation is provided. There is a $100 charge per person to contribute to the cost of this outing; more details about this unique event HERE.
Saturday evening will be a fun, game-filled evening!
Sunday: For those who would like to play a round of Golf on Sunday and also do the 5K Fun Walk/Run, the Walk/Run is at an early time to accommodate your participation in both functions.
Monday: After the Annual Banquet, join us for dancing and entertainment with DJ Curtis – “awesome with just the right mix of music and entertainment” according to his many glowing reviews.
If you have further questions about the meeting please contact Angela at 239.260.8405 or Angela@cemanet.org.
The Preliminary Schedule and the Summary of the meetings are below. But first, a big thank you to all the Sponsors listed below… CEMA appreciates your support! There’s still time to become a sponsor; more information HERE.
Schedule at a glance
CEMA Summary Of Meetings
Chair: J. Heathman, Precision, Pulley & Idler (PPI)
-Purpose: Provide a mix of business and social events to maximize networking opportunities at CEMA meetings.
-Value: Create a program to enhance the meeting experience by providing increased value to all attendees. Review prior programs and adjust program content as needed.
Government Affairs Committee
Chair: T. Thimmel, Bryant Products, Inc.
-Purpose: Provide you with Legislature and Bill activity that affect our industry and provide CEMA (our members) a voice within the government about our concerns.
-Value: Having active involvement in the Bills that are being presented to Legislature.
CO-Chairs: P. Dent, Osborn and J. Swiger, Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc.
-Purpose: Membership – Bring relevant conveyor equipment manufacturers and technical companies into the CEMA organization.
Marketing – Create interest and intrigue of potential new members. Drive Sales and distribution of CEMA Publications and Standards to the conveyor market.
-Value: Learn about who our industry consists of and contribute to the integrity and growth of the overall CEMA organization.
General Business Session 1
- President’s Welcome and Introductions
- Keynote Address – Alex Chausovsky with the Miller Resource Group, “Economic and Labor Market Update”
- Panel Discussion to follow, “State of the Industry”
Conveyor Systems Integrators Ad-Hoc Committee
Chair: B. Gauger, Cisco-Eagle; Vice-Chair: M. Nisenbaum, CEMA
-Purpose: Provide the opportunity to discuss the “voice of the final customer” to Manufacturing and Technical members so that CEMA can address “pain points” and be of better service to the Conveyor industry.
-Value: Bring together Manufacturers, Technical and Conveyor Systems Integrators in implementing “best practices” to end users and provide a forum for system installers to improve safety, cost, and statistical reporting.
Joint Screw Conveyor/Bucket Elevator Section
Chair: J. Wheat, 4B Components, Ltd.; Vice-Chair: C. Abraham, Screw Conveyor Corporation
-Purpose: Provide the most current up-to-date information for the industry through standards, technical reports, best practices, and address any current industry needs.
-Value: Be involved in a section that is working on industry standards (i.e. 300, 350, etc.), technical reports, best practices, and bringing value to the screw/bucket elevator conveyor industry through engineering efforts.
Conveyor Chain and Sprocket Section
Chair: J. Fogo, PEER Chain; Vice-Chair: D. Fannin, Regal Rexnord
-Purpose: Provide the most current chain information available within the industry and represent all types of conveyor chains, i.e. drag, engineered, plastic, wire belt, etc.
-Value: Develop a standardized and effective ability to identify chain products and chain conditions that best fit the needs of member organizations and end-user application requirements; Chain Products, Application Matrix or Hierarchy, Chain Safety, Loads, Installation, Maintenance, and Wear Best Practices.
General Business Session 2
- New Member Presentations
- Approval of Minutes
- Nominating Committee Report
- Election of Directors
- Financial Report
- Statistics Report
General Bulk Handling Section
Chair: P. Ross, Douglas Manufacturing Co., Inc.; Vice-Chair: R. Webb, Syntron Material Handling
-Purpose: Provide the most current ‘Business and Labor Trends’ in the conveyor industry and to provide direction to other CEMA sections.
-Value: Be involved in a committee that is reviewing current industry trends and providing direction to other working sections.
Unit Handling Conveying Section
Chair: R. Kosik, Itoh Denki USA, Inc.
-Purpose: Provide the most current discussion on the ‘Business and Labor Trends’, and additional industry related topics for this portion of the industry.
-Value: Development of standards & technical reports addressing topics that are affecting this portion of the industry.