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Ottawa, ON -- The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its fifth annual Canadian Conference...


May 8, 2005
By MRO Magazine

Ottawa, ON — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its fifth annual Canadian Conference June 1-3, 2006. 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 2006 Canadian Conference will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa. The program will consist of a Thursday evening welcome event, a welcome breakfast and full day of programming on Friday, a Friday evening dinner and Saturday morning programming, with optional events and dinner scheduled for Saturday.

Highlights of the 2006 program include:

— Keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Andersen of Andersen Economic Research Ltd.
— Panel of key end-user industry executives.
— Member presentation by Wendy McDonald, chairman of BC Bearing Engineers Ltd., on building and maintaining a successful distribution business.
— Member presentation by Ted Chisholm, vice president finance and information technology of BDI Canada Inc., on the PTDA Foundation’s Industrial Careers Pathway initiative.
— 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 2006. 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. PTDA represents 224 power transmission/motion control distributor firms with over 3,500 locations throughout North America and 11 other countries, as well as 196 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.