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EPTDA annual convention to be in Vienna in 2006

Brussels, Belgium -- The European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) will hold its next annual con...


December 7, 2005
By MRO Magazine


Brussels, Belgium — The European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) will hold its next annual convention in Vienna, Austria, Sept. 20 to 22, 2006.

The main theme of the convention is ‘Do not re-invent the wheel – learn from other distributor industries’.

High-profile speakers will give their views on topics related to the main theme, such as ‘Logistics of today and tomorrow’ and ‘How to measure success’. A new initiative will give member companies and outside organiztions the opportunity to organiz workshops as additional, optional educational sessions for the benefit of convention participants.

In addition, the Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange held during the convention will provide a unique platform for productive communication and networking between distributors and manufacturers. This networking platform is considered by members to be the most valuable feature of the EPTDA event.


The convention will take place at the recently renovated Hilton Vienna Hotel, located in the heart of Vienna, neighbouring the city park. Spouses and accompanying guests will be provided with sightseeing tours and social activities.

Headquartered in Brussels, EPTDA is the largest organization of distributors and manufacturers of power transmission and motion control products on a European level. EPTDA is currently representing 198 companies from 19 countries, including East European countries, the U.S.A. and Canada, namely 119 distributors of power transmission/motion control products, 70 manufacturers and nine associate members that provide services directly related to the industry. In 2005 EPTDA welcomed 24 new members and targets to increase this number by the next convention in Vienna.

For more information, contact EPTDA, 287 Avenue Louise, 2nd floor, BE-1050 Brussels, Belgium, tel. 0032 2 6432040, fax 0032 2 6452671, e-mail, or visit