2018 Illinois Basin Coal & Mining Expo

Hosted by the Illinois Mining Institute, Illinois Coal Association, Indiana Coal Council and the Kentucky Coal Association, the 2018 Illinois Basin Coal & Mining Expo brings together hundreds of mining experts from across the Midwest to educate, engage in discussion, and look forward to the future of the industry.

 Who should attend? 

This annual mining-industry tradeshow is ideal for coal-mining professionals , industry vendors and suppliers, families and students from throughout the Midwest interested in learning more about the mining industry.

 What will you learn? 

Hear from top leaders on the state of today’s coal-mining industry and its future, engage in discussions with hundreds of industry peers, participate in mining education, and talk with students who may be considering careers in the industry.

 Symposiums /activities: 

Keynote Speakers

Gov. Bruce Rauner is the current and 42nd governor of Illinois.





Rep. Mike Bost represents the 12 counties of Illinois’ 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.





Rep. John Shimkus is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chairman of its Environment Subcommittee.





To learn more about  Gov. Rauner,Rep. Bost, Rep. Shimkus and our other keynote speakers, click here.


CEO Roundtable

Alliance Coal Chief Executive Officer Joe Craft, Prairie State Energy Campus President and Chief Executive  Officer Don Gaston, Knight Hawk Coal President Steve Carter and President, CEO of White Stallion Energy, LLC Steven E. Chancellor and President of Americas Peabody Kemal Williamson will lead this year’s CEO roundtable, providing a deep insider’s look at the coal-mining industry and its future. Former coal miner and journalist Jim Muir will host the roundtable discussion.  Learn more.


Mine Rescue Competition

This annual competition draws approximately 20 mining teams from across the region, where they spend the afternoon honing their mine-rescue expertise, competing for bragging rights, but most importantly preparing to respond effectively in an emergency rescue. Learn more.


Educational Sessions

Learn from mining professionals and industry academics from across the Midwest. Learn More.





Exhibit Expo

The Illinois Basin Coal Expo provides one of the best opportunities in the region to exhibit the latest and greatest in technology, services and information. Learn more.




Golf Outing

Wind up your golf swing, form your foursome and join us at the Kokopelli Golf Club for an afternoon of sunshine, competition and – most of all – comradery.  Learn more.