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PTDA Canadian Conference set for May 31 start in Quebec city

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


January 29, 2007
By MRO Magazine


Chicago, IL — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will hold its sixth annual Canadian Conference May 31-June 2, 2007, at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Que.

Devoted to Canadian industry networking and trends, the Canadian Conference — now in its fifth year — has become a must-attend event for distributors and manufacturers in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.

The conference 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 2007 program include:


–Keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Andersen of Andersen Economic Research Ltd.

–Panel of key end-user industry executives from the mining, automotive and wind power generation sectors.

–Motivational presentation by Jean-Marc Chaput, an internationally known speaker, author and professor.

–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 March 2007. For more information, contact PTDA at 312-516-2100 or

Founded in 1960, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. A U.S.-based trade association, PTDA represents 216 power transmission/motion control distributor firms with over 3,500 locations throughout North America and 11 other countries, as well as 198 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

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