June 8 – 11
Naples Grande Beach Resort

2024 Summer Engineering Conference

Naples Grande Beach Resort

June 9-12     Naples, FL
This meeting provides opportunities for engineering representatives from member companies to develop and update CEMA engineering documents and standards while building relationships and strengthening the industry.  All committees meet, with general sessions as well as breakout meetings for special projects, including work on:
  • the upcoming 8th Edition of “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials” (AKA The Belt Book),
  • a new edition of the Bucket Elevator Book, and
  • review of eight ANSI/CEMA Standards, including
    • No. 550 “Classification and Definitions of Bulk Materials,” and
    • the entire 400 series on Unit Handling Conveyors.



collage of photos from O'Hare Hilton Chicago

2024 Fall Meeting
O’Hare Hilton

September 17-18  |  Chicago, Illinois


In addition to a General Membership Meeting, the following sections and committees will meet: 

  • Sections:  Conveyor Chain & Sprocket; Bulk Handling; Unit Handling; Screw Conveyor & Bucket Elevator
  • Committees:  Government Affairs; Meetings; Membership/Marketing; Idler; Pulley; Ad Hoc Systems Integrators, Ad Hoc Young Professionals

September 16-17
Hyatt Regency DFW, DFW Airport, Texas
male hand on laptop with text on CEMA engineering conference Nov 4-5 2024

2024 Fall Engineering Conference

November 4-5  |  Microsoft Teams

This virtual meeting allows for follow-up and/or completion of CEMA projects, standards development, etc., initiated or under development during the Summer Conference, as well as planning for future projects.  The following committees meet:

  • Committees: Belt Book Updates (FKA Bulk Belt Systems/Emerging Technologies); Bulk Conveyor Accessories; Bucket Elevators & Screw Conveyors; Conveyor Controls; Rollers & Pulleys; and the Unit Handling and Bulk Handling Safety Committees.
  • Sections: Unit Handling, and Bulk Handling,

November 3-4

2026 Annual Meeting Information
Coming Soon!


2025 Annual Meeting
Lost Pines Resort & Spa


Mar 28 – Apr 1  |  Lost Pines, TX


Unique, member-only community, no vendors or consultants, featuring CEMA’s Annual Walk-Run and Golf Tournament, Keynote Speaker and Industry Statistics Updates.

  • Network face-to-face and build relationships within the industry.
  • Gain business insights and learn more about issues impacting the sector.
  • Peer-to-peer roundtable discussions, driven by attendees’ interests and issues.
people at tradeshow Perumin


Perúmin 2025
Convencion Minera


Sep 22 – 26  |  Arequipa, Perú

CEMA will attend its first Latin American tradeshow in 2025 with a visit to Perúmin to support our esteemed community of conveyor equipment manufacturers, and engineers in the region.  We are excited about the opportunities for collaborating, networking, and growth.  Plans are in the making for:

  • Hosting a meeting of attending members and potential members;
  • Valuable discussion groups to identify the interests and issues facing our industry partners.

Tentative 2026
Early June | Antofagosta, Chile