2017 Annual Convention


73rd ANNUAL CONVENTION

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

 

           WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017

1:00 p.m.  MLPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING - Room 60

4:00 p.m.   REGISTRATION OPENS

4:00-6:00 p.m.  “MARGARITAVILLE” RECEPTION – Salon B - Courtesy of The G. W. Van Keppel Co.

 

            THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017

 6:00 a.m.  EYE-OPENER COFFEE - MLPA Registration Desk - Courtesy of BITCO Insurance Co.

7:00-8:30 a.m.  EARLY BIRD BREAKFAST - Salon C - Courtesy of FabickCAT

8:00 a.m.  REGISTRATION OPENS

8:30 a.m.  MORNING COFFEE - Salon B - Courtesy of BITCO Insurance Co.

8:30 a.m.  “CITIZEN’S GUIDE TO TRANSPORTATION FUNDING”- Patrick McKenna, MoDOT director - Salon A

9:15 a.m.  “PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHILE PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT” 

                  - Carol Comer, DNR director - Salon A

9:50 a.m.  SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION BOARD NOMINATIONS - Salon A

10:00 a.m.  “MEET OUR NEW MLPA MANAGER” - Morgan Mundell, MLPA – Salon A

10:15 a.m.  SOFT DRINKS BREAK - Salon B - ourtesy of The Victor L. Phillips Co.

11:00 a.m.  MLPA PRODUCER MEMBER MEETING - (Producer Members Only) - Salon A - Presiding: Mike Martin, MLPA President

11:00 a.m.  MINING INDUSTRY COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP/BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – Room 74/75 (7th floor)

11:00 a.m.  SPOUSE/GUEST BINGO BRUNCH – HOSPITALITY, REFRESHMENTS & PRIZES - Parasol I

                   Sponsors:  Buckley Powder; Central Power Systems & Services; Purvis Industries; The G. W. Van Keppel Co.

12:00 Noon  PRODUCERS' APPRECIATION LUNCHEON - Salon C - Courtesy of Buckley Powder

12:00 Noon  INDUSTRIAL MINERALS ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING - Room 60

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  TECHNICAL SESSIONS - Salon A

  * Environmental Regulatory Update - Perry Schneider, Journagan Construction

  * Blasting Liability: Protecting Yourself Before, During and After – Jeff Taylor, Saul’s Seismic

               * What You Should Know Before Buying a Drone – Trevor Smyth, Kespry

               * Wash Screen Optimization:  Making Water Work For You - Jef McGee, Polydeck Screen Corp.

3:00 p.m.  MISSOURI MINERALS EDUCATION FOUNDATION MEETING - Room 60

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Break to visit Exhibit Hall and Hospitality Rooms

5:30 – 6:45 p.m.  SCHOLARSHIP SILENT AUCTION - Salon B

6:45 p.m.  BID TICKET PRIZE DRAWING - Salon B - Courtesy of Foley Equipment Company

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  PHOTO SESSION (Free 8x10) - Salon B - Courtesy of Universal Lubricants

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  HOSPITALITY - Salon B - Courtesy of Roland Machinery

7:00 p.m.  PRESIDENT’S BANQUET - Salon C - Presiding:  Mike Martin

            DINNER COCKTAILS - Courtesy of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.

            DINNER CHAMPAGNE TOAST - Courtesy of Buckley Powder

DINNER WINE - Courtesy of Rudd Equipment

            DINNER SPONSORS:   Ford Steel Co.; Horton Supply Co.; IronPlanet, Inc.; Scotwood Industries; 

                                                   Midwest Environmental Consultants; Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.            

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017

6:00 a.m.  EYE-OPENER COFFEE - MLPA Registration Desk - Courtesy of BITCO Insurance Co.

7:30 a.m.  SAFETY AWARDS BREAKFAST -  Salon A - Presiding: Jacci Gamble

            Breakfast courtesy of Martin Equipment of Illinois and Erb Equipment of Missouri

           Keynote Speaker:  Sammy Lee Davis, Medal of Honor recipient

9:30 a.m.  MLPA ASSOCIATE MEMBER MEETING (Associate Members Only) - Salon A