2018 Symposium

Coal SymposiumThe Illinois Basin Coal & Mining Expo featured a Symposium piece to the event this year.  The picture featured, taken by The Southern Illinoisan and used with their permission, features CEO’s from around the Illinois Basin discussing issues with the industry. Steve Carter, President and co-owner of Knight Hawk Coal, Joe Craft, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Alliance Resource Parnters LP, Don Gaston President and CEO of Prairie State Energy Campus, and Kemal Williamson, President of Americas for Peabody made up the round table with moderator Jim Muir leading the discussion.  Also, featured at the symposium were Representative Mike Bost, Representative John M. Shimkus, and GOP candidate for Attorney General Illinois Erika Harold sharing their views for the coal industry from their perspective.  The symposium was concluded by the keynote speaker, Governor Bruce Rauner.  The event was a huge success! Below please find links to the coverage of this and other aspects of the event.

 Media Coverage

Politicians, leaders discuss future of the coal industry at Illinois Coal & Mining Expo opening by Isaac Smith

Newsradio WJPF Interview with Phil Gonet & Steve Carter

Hundreds gather for Illinois Coal Forum in Marion by Andrew Feather, WSIL TV