June 9 – 12, 2024

Naples Grande Beach Resort  |  Naples, FL

More information available Early Spring 2024.
Thanks to everyone for making the 2023 Conference so outstanding!

image of attendees at CEMA 2023 Engineering Conference

image of attendees at CEMA 2023 Engineering Conference

Thanks to everyone for making the 2023 Engineering Conference outstanding!

June 11 – 14, 2023 | Naples Grande Beach Resort

Comments about the 2022 Summer Engineering Conference:

Registration Fee:  $1,200 for first company representative,
$1,150 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 $575; for 12 and under, $150.
    • Hotel costs are in addition to registration fees.

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Conference Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, June 11

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

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

Monday, June 12

6:30 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:  Bone Hook Brewing Co. Beer Tasting – for details and to register, click on the tab above.

Tuesday, June 13

6:30 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 Bulk Belt Systems and Emerging Technologies Committee

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

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

Wednesday, June 14

6:30 am Breakfast Buffet (All Members and Registered Guests)

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

CEMA is excited to host the 2023 Engineering Conference at the beautiful Naples Grande Beach Resort.

The Naples Grande has received numerous awards over the years as a result of its dedication to providing a memorable stay for every guest.  In addition to awards from Tripadvisor, US News & World Report, Travelocity,, and more, they have been named a AAA Four Diamond Resort, a Green Lodging Florida Designated Resort, and the Spa was recently selected as the Best of Gulfshore 2022:

The Engineering Conference rate is $239 per night for single or double occupancy in a standard room.

(Additional people above two in a guest room is $25 per person per night, except children under 18 years of age stay free in the same room with their parents. Maximum occupancy is 4 people per room. Room tax is 12%.)

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 of the conference start, if you wish to extend your stay.

NOTE:  Conference Rate cut-off is May 15. 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 $289 per night – details
      • Garden Villa Suite (more space, not a Gulf view) = $150 extra for $389 per night – details
      • If your chosen upgrade is not available, Karen will reach out to you with options.
    2. Request an upgrade — note 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.

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 31, 2023. 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:  $575
    • Guests 12 and under: $150

There is an optional excursion to the Bone Hook Brewery 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 Beer Tasting” tab above.

What is the dress code?

Comfortable casual dress is appropriate. Generally, attire is casual and sportswear is customary (golf shirts and slacks or shorts for men: slacks, shorts or skirts/dresses for women). Tuesday evening dinner is business casual, and may include sport coat for men; pantsuits, slacks, skirts/dresses 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.  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.

Are continuing education credits available?

All attendees will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance, along with the topics worked on, that they can submit for educational credit to their certifying organizations as proof of continuing professional education.

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

The quoted hotel rates are available 3 nights before the Conference, subject to the hotel having the rooms available.  As of May 3, the Naples Grande is nearly full beginning on June 14; if you wish to check out later than the 14th, the extra nights will be at the hotel’s usual rates, if a room is available.  (If you requested a longer stay prior to May 3, your request was accomodated.)

Thank you for considering these opportunities to support CEMA’s 96th Engineering Conference.

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2023 June Engineering Conference Roll Call

Bone Hook Brewing Co. logo

Exciting News:  CEMA has added an optional beer tasting at a local award-winning brewery to the Engineering Conference for Monday, June 12 — the free night at the Conference.  (Guests are welcome to attend whether or not they are registered for other meals at the Conference.)

Bone Hook Brewing Co. offers the largest selection of freshly made beers of any brewpub in Florida, with at least 20 available every day.  “The Hook” offers great beer, great food, and great service, in a relaxing atmosphere.

An open-air trolley will pick up the beer group at 6pm at the hotel.  You’ll then travel to the brewpub, where you will each enjoy a beer flight – four 5-oz pours of some of Bone Hook’s most popular brews — while tasting some of their delicious appetizers.  Next up is a pint of your choosing – one from the flight, or another of the many choices brewed right on the premises.  You can choose to purchase additional food and beverages, before re-boarding the trolley at 9:30 to head back to the hotel.

The cost per person is $60; click HERE to register by June 2!