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June 20–23, 2017

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Featured Events

SIMA is excited to head back to Providence, RI this June.  We have a great line up of education and trade show exhibitors, but what really helps to make the show memorable are the special events that also take place.

Below is a list of our featured events that attendees will see at the 19th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium. Be sure to take advantage of one or all!

A special thank you to all of our show sponsors.

1:1 Exhibitor Meetings

1:1 Meeting

The trade show is a wonderful way to experience the innovation and sophistication of the snow industry. But the show has become popular and busy enough that attendees and exhibitors want more one-on-one time with key contacts during floor time. With that in mind, this year we are unveiling our new off-hour meeting opportunities.


A SIMA 1:1 at the show will enable an attendee to proactively schedule protected time with a key exhibitor in a quiet location on or near the floor.

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Welcome Reception (sponsored by Avalanche, Trasir by McMahon, Pro-Tech, SynaTeck, and Spectrum Insurance)

Welcome Reception

Kick of the Symposium Providence-style at the always popular Welcome Reception. This is a perfect time to network and reconnect with industry friends. So come eat, drink and have some fun!

New in 2016!  This event will run an extra hour - until 10:00pm - and will feature live music.

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Professional Headshot Station (sponsored by Fisher, SnowEx, Western)

Headshot Station

In a crowded marketplace of snow contractors, any advantage can be crucial to your bottom line. Looking professional on your website, business card or social media is one of those advantages. So here’s your opportunity to get a professional headshot!

Drop by the headshot station (located right outside the show floor in SIMA Central) and get ready for your close up, and a digital image will be provided to use copyright free.

Individual photos are preferred, but group shots can be accommodated. 

Station hours are:
Thursday, June 23rd from 11:00 - 5:00pm / Friday, June 24th from 8:30 - 1:00pm

Industry Awards & Recognition Night (sponsored by CAT and LMN)

Awards Night

You work hard all year. SIMA's Award & Recognition Night is a time for the industry to come together to relax, have fun and celebrate the successes of your company and peers. Join us as we recognize safety award winners, Excellence in Business winners, Volunteer of the Year, the Alan Steiman Scholarship recipient and more!

The night will begin with cocktails from 6:30-7 p.m., followed by a three-course dinner and late-night talk show-themed awards presentation. Jason Wilton, creative director of Boundless Productions, will be hosting the evening.

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Looking for a fun snow related t-shirt to wear to your next family function or a hoodie to keep you warm this winter?  Look no further, we've got exactly what need! 

Visit SIMA Central at the show and find available SIMA Gear for purchase.

Available gear includes the popular Plow/Life T-shirt, safety beanie, hooded sweatshirt and professional half-zip performance shirt.

Newport Closing Event (sponsored by CAT and LMN)


After a long week of meetings, educational sessions and walking the tradeshow floor, take some time to unwind at the 2016 Closing Event. This year we travel about 40 miles southeast of Providence to the beautiful seaside city of Newport, RI.  Newport is the perfect environment to experience New England charm in the summertime.

Attendees will be dropped off in downtown Newport for an hour to explore. Then walk or hop back on the bus and head to Waite’s Wharf for a harbor-side evening filled with food, cocktails and a live band. If you’ve never experienced Newport, this is an amazing opportunity to explore the beautiful shorelines, gorgeous sunset, gilded mansions and amazing food.

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