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Snow & ice conference June 24-27 in Louisville


February 11, 2009
By Turf & Recreation

thumb_grasshopper-snowthrowerThe
Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) will hold its 12th
annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Louisville, Ky., June 24-27. The
four-day event will feature a trade show, speakers, educational
sessions, and networking events for professionals in the snow and ice
industry.

The
Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) will hold its 12th
annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Louisville, Ky., June 24-27. The
four-day event will feature a trade show, speakers, educational
sessions, and networking events for professionals in the snow and ice
industry.

“After
achieving record attendance at the 11th annual Snow & Ice
Symposium in Buffalo, N.Y., SIMA is working hard to provide another
great show,” said Jennifer Hallett, SIMA director of education and
certification. “We are looking forward to presenting some new
programs and ideas in Louisville.”

New
for the 2009 symposium will be a half-day equipment demonstration at
Manning Equipment in Louisville, where attendees can take a hands-on
approach to snow and ice equipment and discuss best practices in
equipment safety, maintenance, preparation, troubleshooting, and
more.

The
Symposium will be held at the Kentucky International Convention
Center in downtown Louisville, and will also feature:

• A
two-day trade show featuring the latest equipment and services from
more than 80 exhibitors.

• Two
keynote sessions, including “Legendary Service at the Ritz Carlton”
with Jeff Hargett and “Snow Removal in Russia– earn from your
Counterparts Overseas” with Mikhail Baranov of Agrimex, LLC in
Moscow.

More
than 20 educational sessions with topics covering sales and
marketing, operations, management and leadership, and administration.

• A
new anti-icing and de-icing track with four sessions focusing on salt
supply management, environmental concerns, and chemical alternatives.

• “Snack
& Chat” roundtable discussions on various snow and ice topics
where attendees can network and share tips of the trade.

• A
Certified Snow Professional (CSP) exam.

• An
awards banquet honouring the best in snow and ice management.

Registration,
hotel, and travel information is available now for the 12th annual
Snow & Ice Symposium at www.sima.org. For a list of scheduled
events or exhibitor information, contact Jennifer@sima.org, or call
414-375-1940.

The
Snow & Ice Management Association Inc. is a trade association for
those who manage snow and ice. SIMA ensures professionalism and safer
communities by helping those who manage snow and ice master essential
skills and practices.