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PTDA Canadian Conference comes to Niagara Falls in May

Chicago, IL -- In times of uncertainty, you need as much information as you can get to make sure your strategies an...


January 19, 2009
By MRO Magazine


Chicago, IL — In times of uncertainty, you need as much information as you can get to make sure your strategies and decisions will keep your company moving forward. So during May 28-30, 2009, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) plans to deliver industry-specific information and trends focused on the Canadian markets at its annual Canadian Conference.

The 2009 PTDA Canadian Conference will be held at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Centre in Niagara Falls, ON.

Devoted to Canadian industry networking and trends, the PTDA Canadian Conference is designed for distributors and manufacturers in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry. The focus at this conference is on issues particular to the Canadian marketplace, making the information directly relevant to local business.

Delegates can meet with existing channel partners, begin conversations with potential suppliers, and compare issues and solutions with non-competing distributors — all in one convenient and accessible location over two days.


 Managers and sales staff at both distributors and manufacturers have a significant impact on their company’s profitability.? Recognizing that individuals in these roles also benefit from the industry knowledge and networking available at the PTDA Canadian Conference, PTDA will be sponsoring a special session for this targeted audience.?This two-hour program, to be held during the afternoon on May 29th, will be conducted by sales guru Joe Ellers and will spotlight tactics for selling on value to improve profitability. Also, Mike Edwards of Design Product News will give program participants insights into how technology trends are affecting the PT/MC industry. This special program will be available to Canadian Conference participants as well as by separate registration.

 In addition to the Friday afternoon programming, this year’s Canadian Conference will offer attendees sessions covering:

  • An economic update tailored to the Canadian industrial sector presented by Jayson Myers, president of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada’s largest industry and trade association.
  • Build a team and your business by successfully selling change, a vision and your mission with Larry Smith, president and CEO of the Montreal Alouettes Football Club. He will show delegates how mastering these important elements can make a true difference to an organization and help bring out the best in people.
  • Market briefings on end-user industries critical to the Canadian marketplace.
  • Formal and informal networking with key decision-makers in the Canadian PT/MC market.

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.

Founded in 1960, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is an association for the industrial power transmission/motion control distribution channel. A U.S.-based trade association, PTDA represents 205 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $10 billion in sales and span 3,500 locations in North America and 12 other countries.? PTDA members also include 194 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

For more information on the PTDA Canadian Conference and to register, visit