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PTDA selects Montreal for next Canadian conference

Chicago, Ill. -- The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its third annual Canadian Confere...


December 29, 2003
By MRO Magazine

Chicago, Ill. — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its third annual Canadian Conference on May 13-15, 2004, at the Hyatt Regency Montreal in Montreal, Que. Designed to complement (not replace) the PTDA annual convention, the conference will provide an opportunity for Canadian power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) channel participants to explore nationally-focused industry issues and trends.

The PTDA 2004 Canadian Conference will consist of a Thursday evening welcome event, a full day of programming and dinner on Friday, a Saturday morning agenda, optional events scheduled for the afternoon and an optional dinner.

Highlights of the PTDA 2004 Canadian Conference will include:

— A keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Andersen of Andersen Economic Research Ltd.
— A panel of key end-user industry executives.
— Formal and informal networking with key decision-makers in the Canadian PT/MC market.
— Social events, a golf outing and tours for companions/spouses.


The Canadian Conference is open to all PTDA members selling product in Canada — distributors and manufacturers — as well as non-members who qualify for membership.

Complete program details and registration materials will be available in February 2004. For more information on the conference, contact PTDA at 312-876-9461 or

Founded in 1960, PTDA is an U.S.-based trade association representing 227 power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributor firms with almost 3,200 locations throughout North America and 14 other countries, as well as 193 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry. PTDA is a member-driven organization dedicated to advancing distribution and strengthening members to be successful, profitable and competitive in a changing market environment. For more information, visit