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November 4-5, 2024

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June 8 – 11, 2025

Naples Grande Beach Resort

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Register Now for the 2024 Engineering Conference!

June 9 – 12, 2024 | Naples Grande Beach Resort

This Conference is an opportunity to strengthen the industry while building relationships with colleagues from other CEMA member companies.  Join us to be a part of developing and updating key CEMA engineering documents and standards, including working 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.


Comments about recent Engineering Conferences:

Registration Fee:  $1,250 for first company representative,
$1,200 for each additional representative from the same company.

Also 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.



    • Thank you for completing a separate registration form for each attendee from your member company.
    • Registered Guests of attendees may join the group for all meals. The fee for guests aged 13 and older is $600; for 12 and under, $175.
    • Hotel costs are in addition to registration fees.

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Proposed Conference Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, June 9

OPTIONAL:  CEMA’s First ‘Fore Engineers’ Golf Tournament, Naples Grande Golf Club ($143 green fees, $58 club rental.  All are welcome to play, whether or not they are registered for the rest of the Conference. See the Optional Events tab for details and to register.)

6:00 pm Newcomers Welcome (First-Time Attendees, Mentors, Conference Officers)

7:00 pm Get Acquainted Reception and Dinner (All Members and Registered Guests)

Discover the musical roots of your Conference peers!

For our opening night reception and dinner, come wearing jeans and your best band tee –whether it’s from your first concert, your most recent, or just your favorite band.

Monday, June 10

7:00 am Breakfast Buffet (All Members and Registered Guests)

8:00 am First-Time Attendees Orientation

8:20 am Administrative Remarks, Introductions, Conference Business

8:30 am Overview from Committee Chairs

8:45 am CEMA Combined Safety Committee

9:45 am Split into Separate Bulk and Unit Safety Meetings

12:00 pm Luncheon – Casual (All Members and Registered Guests) – Served until 1:00 pm

1:00 pm Conveyor Controls Committee

2:10 pm Sub-Committee Working Sessions


OPTIONAL:  Riptide Brewing Co. Beer Tasting ($70.  All are welcome to participate, whether or not they are registered for the rest of the Conference. See the Optional Events tab for details and to register.)

Tuesday, June 11

7:00 am Breakfast Buffet (All Members and Registered Guests)

8:00 am Bulk Handling Section

8:00 am Unit Handling Section

9:00 am Screw Conveyor Committee

9:00 am Conveyor Idler Committee

10:30 am Bucket Elevator Committee

10:30 am Conveyor Pulley Committee

12:00 pm Luncheon – Casual (All Members and Registered Guests) – Served until 1:00 pm

1:00 pm Bulk Conveyor Accessories Committee

1:00 pm Conveyor Chain and Sprocket Committee

2:00 pm 8th Edition Belt Book Committee

4:00 pm Coordination Meeting-Safety Chair and Vice Chairs

6:30 pm Reception and Dinner (All Members and Registered Guests)

Wednesday, June 12

7:00 am Breakfast Buffet (All Members and Registered Guests)

8:00 – 11:00 am Engineering Conference Committee/Section Reports

CEMA’S 2024 Engineering Conference returns to the beautiful Naples Grande Beach Resort.

The Naples Grande has received numerous awards as a result of its dedication to providing a memorable stay for every guest.  In addition to being honored by Tripadvisor, US News & World Report, Travelocity,, and more, they received a Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award in 2023, are designated a Green Lodging Florida Resort, and the Spa was recently selected as the Best of Gulfshore 2022:

The Engineering Conference rate is $249 per night

  • Includes 1 or 2 adults in a standard room.
  • Children under 18 years of age stay free in the same room with their parents.
  • A charge of $25 per day will apply per additional adult above 2.
  • Maximum occupancy is 4 people per room.
  • Room tax is 11%.

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 Conference Rate is also available up to 3 nights in advance or following the conference, subject to room and rate availability, if you wish to extend your stay.

NOTE:  Conference Rate cut-off is May 10. You can register after that time, but will not be guaranteed the Conference Rate. Contact Karen at the CEMA office, 239-260-8406, with any questions.

Interested in upgrading from a standard room?  There are 2 options:
    1. Guarantee an upgrade by selecting one on the registration form and paying a higher rate, as follows:
      • Signature Gulf View Room (floors 12-18) = $50 extra for $299 per night – details
      • Garden Villa Suite (more space, not a Gulf view) = $150 extra for $399 per night – details
      • If your chosen upgrade is not available, Karen will reach out to you with options.
    2. Request an upgrade by noting your request on the registration form. Requests are not guaranteed; depending on availability at check in, your request may be able to be accommodated.

A Resort Fee will be added to all Room Rates:  $40/room/night Reduced to $10/room/night, before tax.  Includes:child on water slide

    • 1-800/local calls,
    • high-speed WIFI in the guestroom,
    • two bottles of water in the room,
    • bicycle rentals,
    • 1-hour beach kayak or paddleboard rental,
    • beach towels and luxury chaise lounges,
    • range balls and use of driving range at Naples Grande Golf Club (which is off-site),
    • 24-hour access to the fitness club and weekly fitness classes,
    • newspaper in the lobby, and
    • 10% discount on tennis court fees and weekly resort activities.

Parking Options, all plus tax:

    • Self-parking – $20 Reduced to $10 per day
    • Valet parking – $30 Reduced to $15 per day
    • Event parking (for non-hotel guests) – $10 per day

Indicate your preferences when you register.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  You must cancel hotel reservations by 4:00 pm three (3) days prior to your arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax.

What is the cancellation policy?

FOR REGISTRATION FEES:  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 May 10. NO REFUNDS can be issued for cancellation after this date.

FOR HOTEL:  You must cancel hotel reservations by 4:00 pm three (3) days prior to your arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax.

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.

What meals are included in my registration fee?

Your registration fee includes the following meals:

  • Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner
  • Breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • Tuesday Reception and Plated Dinner


In order for guests to participate in the meal events, they must be registered.  The registration fees for guests are as follows:

    • Guests 13 and older:  $600
    • Guests 12 and under: $175

There is an optional excursion on Monday night; it is not included in your registration fee, and any guest can register and attend, whether or not they register for the other meal events.  To learn more about this fun event, click on the “Optional Events” tab above.

What is the dress code?

Comfortable, casual dress is appropriate for the day sessions.  Sportswear is customary — golf shirts and khakis or shorts for men; slacks, shorts or skirts/dresses for women.

Sunday night’s Welcome event is all about the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.  This year, you’re invited to show your musical roots by wearing a concert tee.  Whether it’s a souvenir from your first concert, your most recent concert, or just your favorite band, represent by rocking the t-shirt and your favorite jeans.

For Tuesday evening’s dinner, the look is professional but relaxed.  A button-up and slacks are perfect attire for men, but a sport coat is welcome if that’s more your style.  Pantsuits, slacks and a blouse, or skirts / dresses are all perfect for women.

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 June conference via email in advance.  Those links will also be posted on the home page of the Members Only section of the CEMA website.  In addition, every evening during the conference, you will receive an email with the schedule for the following day including links to the agendas for that day’s meetings.  Finally, QR codes will be posted each day linking to the agendas.  *If you would like your daily emails sent to an address other than your primary work email, there’s a place to list that second email on your registration.  If you’ve already registered, you can send that alternate email address to

Are continuing education credits available?

Yes!  We have revamped this following research into major states’ requirements, to aid you in getting credit for attending.

All attendees will receive a personalized Certificate of Attendance for submission to their certifying organizations as proof of continuing professional education.  Each certificate will include:

      • the specific sessions attended (based on the sign-in sheets),
      • the topics covered in those sessions,
      • the duration of each session, and
      • the leader(s) of each session (Chair and/or Vice Chair).

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

The quoted hotel rates are available 3 nights before or after the Conference, subject to the hotel having room and rate availability.  Plan as far ahead as possible for the best options.

Thank you for considering these opportunities to support CEMA’s 97th Engineering Conference.


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2024 June Engineering Conference Roll Call

Two Great Optional Events for 2024:

Golf Tournament  |  Beer Tasting

(Your spouse and/or other guests are welcome to attend these events whether or not they register for the rest of the Conference.)

Registration for the Golf Tournament has closed, but there’s still time to sign up for the Beer Tasting!

CEMA’s 2nd Annual Beer Tasting

Monday, June 10  |  5:30 – 9:30pm

Back by Popular Demand:  This year we’ll visit the only brewery located within the Naples city limits.  Riptide Brewing Company is 100% family-owned and fiercely independent, encompassing the Southwest Florida lifestyle with a passion for craft beer.   As they like to say, “Good brew, family, friends, community and fun:  Life is good at Riptide!”

You’ll be picked up at the hotel at 5:30 and travel to the Riptide, where you will each enjoy a beer flight – four pours of some of Riptide’s most popular brews.  Next up is a pint of your choosing – one from the flight, or another of the many choices, including ciders, wine, and their own hard seltzer — while enjoying delicious food from Cosmos Ristorante.

You can choose to purchase additional beverages before re-boarding the trolley at 9:00 to head back to the hotel.

The cost per person is $70; space is limited, so register today!

Registration for the Golf Tournament has closed.

CEMA’s First ‘Fore Engineers’ Golf Tournament

Sunday, June 9  |  Tee Times begin at 8:20am

a view of Naples Grande Golf Club course with lake in foregroundEnjoy an optimum golf course for players of all skill levels at the private Naples Grande Golf Club. Acclaimed golf architect Rees Jones designed a par 72 championship course that proves both interesting and challenging. Each hole at this demanding course promises an exhilarating new experience. With extraordinary elevations and unique water features expertly incorporating the native Florida foliage, this course offers stunning fairways for year-round play.  Golfweek Magazine rated Naples Grande Golf Club as one of North America’s Top 100 Resort Courses.

        • Green fees are $143 per person
        • Club rental is $58 per person
        • NOTE:  The course is located 6.2 miles from the hotel, and transportation is not provided; Uber or Lyft are recommended for those who will not have access to a car.
        • Dress Code: No denim allowed on course or in the clubhouse. Men must wear a collared shirt and Bermuda length shorts. Mock turtlenecks are acceptable. Ladies must have a collar or sleeves on their top. Shorts or skirts of appropriate length are allowed.