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Forge relationships at the Best Show in Snow

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES 

Forge professional relationships and ignite your passion for snow all week long.

TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY | THURSDAY | FRIDAY

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TUESDAY / JUNE 25

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FIRST-TIMER + VOLUNTEER RECEPTION

Sponsored by 
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Attending a show for the first time can be intimidating - but not at SIMA.  First-time Symposium attendees are invited to this reception, where they’ll connect with SIMA’s board of directors, volunteers, SIMA staff and more. (By invitation only)


SIMA AFTER HOURS

We have the scoop on the best places to keep the party going after the show closes for the day. Meet up at Pittsburgh's hotspots for fun, fellowship, drink specials and more! Check the SIMA Show app and show.sima.org/schedule for finalized locations!

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WEDNESDAY / JUNE 26

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BREAKFAST / AWARDS PROGRAM

Sponsored by 
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Kick off the 27th Annual Symposium with a pre-keynote breakfast. We'll honor the 2024 award winners and provide SIMA updates.


SNACK & CHAT

Sponsored by 
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Need information or advice on a particular topic or want to connect with snow professionals who are in a similar position? We have you covered with our popular topic-focused snack and chat. Grab lunch and pick a table!

Want to run the table? Volunteer to be the facilitator.


*NEW* SIMA CONNECTIONS: REGION

After the keynote address, attendees can gather outside the ballroom to network with others who work in similar regions. Whether it’s talking about challenges you’re facing or trends or changes you’re seeing that are impacting your businesses, these are safe spaces to seek advice.


SIMA CONNECTIONS: ROLE

Come together after Wednesday’s education sessions to network with snow professionals in similar roles. Whether you’re seeking advice or want to give back to the industry by sharing your knowledge and experience, these informal get-togethers are a must-attend event.

Roles: Owners, Management, Operations, Sales & Business Development and Women Leaders in Snow & Ice.


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 WELCOME RECEPTION 

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Everyone is invited to the highly anticipated Symposium Welcome Reception! Join us on the stunning Rooftop Terrace at the top of the convention center, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of Pittsburgh's iconic landmarks and magnificent skyline. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to mingle, network and have fun! The event is free and open to all show attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.


SIMA AFTER HOURS

Sponsored by 
ProTech_logo

We have the scoop on the best places to keep the party going after the show closes for the day. Meet up at Pittsburgh's hotspots for fun, fellowship, drink specials and more! Check the SIMA Show app and www.sima.org/show for finalized locations!

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THURSDAY / JUNE 27

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 BREAKFAST JAMBOREE 

Sponsored by 

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More than 40 presenters will be on hand to share talking points, take questions and invite peer discussions on a variety of topics. Interested in sharing your knowledge? Submit a session topic here

Become a table host! Volunteer with your topic of expertice.


*NEW* SIMA CONNECTIONS: FACILITY TYPES

Snow is snow, right? But there are nuances and challenges to snow and ice management operations depending on the property types being serviced. Find your niche and chat with like-minded snow pros.


CSP/ASM RECEPTION

You’ve done the work, now enjoy the rewards! SIMA congratulates its new and current Certified Snow Professionals and Advanced Snow Managers with a dedicated reception each year. Grab a beverage and mingle with the crew. (By invitation only)


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THURSDAY NIGHT PARTY 

Join us for “retro-tainment” at its finest as SIMA takes over Shorty’s Pins & Pints in Pittsburgh’s popular North Shore District. Stop by after the trade show for duckpin bowling, arcade games, bocce ball, shuffleboard and more. Networking, food and fire pits await you along the beautiful Allegheny River. This event is free and open to all attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.

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FRIDAY / JUNE 28

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 CLOSING EVENT 

Sponsored by 
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Pittsburgh is home to the Three Rivers, and we’re going to cruise them all on the Gateway Clipper. Enjoy the sights and beautiful skyline while chatting with fellow attendees and guests. Need a group photo? We’ll plan to stop at the fountain at Point State Park along the way.  Don’t delay! Tickets are limited. (additional fees apply)

 


Thanks to our 2024 Symposium Sponsors