MRO Magazine

Canadian event for power transmission industry set for May 13 in Montreal

Montreal, QC -- PTDA's third annual Canadian Conference will be held May 13-15, 2004, at the Hyatt Regency Montreal...


May 3, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Montreal, QC — PTDA’s third annual Canadian Conference will be held May 13-15, 2004, at the Hyatt Regency Montreal in Montreal, Quebec. The conference will provide an opportunity for Canadian power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) executives to explore nationally focused market issues, themes and trends.

Dr. Peter Andersen, president of Andersen Economic Research Ltd., returns by popular demand to kick off the conference with his keynote presentation. Dr. Andersen will analyze short- and long-term trends for Canada’s overall economy, by region and key end-use industries. He also will compare the Canadian and U.S. economies and provide insight on how these two trading partners impact each other.

The program also features a series of customer presentations that focus on key Canadian PT/MC end-use markets. Representatives from major industries will provide an overview of their markets and issues affecting their industries (including economic drivers, tariffs and process equipment technology), as well as outsourcing and purchasing trends within their companies.

Panelists also will discuss supplier expectations, vendor selection and evaluation, and threats and opportunities for PT/ MC suppliers. Each presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Other highlights of the conference include:


* “The Future of Manufacturing in Canada,” a presentation by Perrin Beatty, president of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

* A tactical workshop on successful negotiations by Neil Parry, director, Tack Sales & Marketing Training Ltd.

* Formal and informal networking.

* Relaxed social events and optional golf outing.

* An optional retirement roast for Bob Marshall, formerly of INA FAG Canada.

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. To register, contact PTDA at 312-876-9461 or, or just show up at the event.

Thursday, May 13
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Friday, May 14
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Canadian Economic Forecast
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Future of Manufacturing in Canada
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Q&A with Dr. Andersen and Mr. Beatty
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Customer Presentations
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Customer Presentations and Wrap-Up
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner
Saturday, May 15
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast/PTDA Update: How Customers Really Buy
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Successful Negotiations
12:30 p.m. Golf Outing*
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bob Marshall Retirement Roast*
*Separate registration fee required.