19th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium to be held in Providence, RI Milwaukee, WI, March 1, 2016 – The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) will hold its 19th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Providence, RI, June 22-24, 2016. The event will feature a trade show, speakers, educational sessions and networking events for the snow and ice industry. “SIMA is excited to return to Providence, the site of the 13th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium in 2010.” says Martin Tirado, CAE, SIMA CEO. “We look forward to the show as a way for snow and ice professionals to gain new ideas, share challenges and successes, and check out the latest industry equipment and services, all in one place.” New for the 2016 Symposium are 3 options for in-depth pre-conference workshops on June 22: Equipment Safety and Maintenance Best Practices, Sustainable Salt Use, and Parking Deck Operations. There will also be 2 Keynote speakers, with Ben Casnocha presenting “The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age” on June 23, and Dr. James Rouse presenting “High Performance, Wellness and Happiness at the Speed of Life” on June 24. The Symposium will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center & Omni Providence Hotel, and will also feature: • A 2-day trade show with the latest equipment and services from over 120 exhibitors. • 25 concurrent education sessions covering relevant topics in Labor & Employee Development, Risk Mitigation and Management, Ice Management, Business Growth & Efficiency, and Personal Health & Safety. • “Snack & Chat” roundtable discussions on various snow and ice topics where attendees can network and share tips of the trade. • Networking receptions, including a closing event in Newport, RI. • The SIMA Awards & Recognition Night, honoring the best in snow and ice. Press registration and a full schedule of events are available now for the 19th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium at www.sima.org/show. About the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) Founded in 1996, the Snow & Ice Management Association is the North American trade association for professionals involved with the snow and ice industry, including snow plowing as well as commercial and residential snow removal for shopping centers, sporting complexes, apartment buildings, offices, schools and universities, hospitals and other necessary facilities in your community.