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PTDA sets location for 4th annual Canadian Conference

Chicago, IL -- The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its fourth annual Canadian Conferen...


December 17, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Chicago, IL — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its fourth annual Canadian Conference on June 9-11, 2005. Designed to provide Canadian-centric educational programming and networking, the conference will provide an opportunity for Canadian power transmission/motion control channel participants to explore nationally focussed industry issues and trends.

The PTDA 2005 Canadian Conference will be held at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Alta. The program will consist of a Thursday evening welcome event, a welcome breakfast and a full day of programming on Friday, a Friday evening dinner and a Saturday morning of programming with optional events and dinner scheduled for Saturday.

Highlights of the 2005 program include:

– Keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Andersen of Andersen Economic Research Ltd.
– Panel of key end-user industry executives.
– Presentations on trends affecting the Canadian PT/MC industry.
– Formal and informal networking with key decision-makers in the Canadian power transmission/motion control market.
– Social events and an optional golf outing.


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 2005. For more information, contact PTDA at 312-876-9461 or

Founded in 1960, PTDA is a U.S.-based trade association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. It represents almost 220 power transmission/motion control distributor firms with almost 3,000 locations throughout North America and 13 other countries, as well as almost 190 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

PTDA is dedicated to providing networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably.