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PTDA Canadian Meeting gets going May 28 in Niagara Falls

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

Niagara Falls, ON — The 2009 PTDA Canadian Conference will be held at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Centre in Niagara Falls, ON, May 28-30, 2009. At it, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) plans to deliver industry-specific information and trends focused on Canadian markets at its annual Canadian Conference.

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.

The conference will include a two-hour program on May 29 by sales guru Joe Ellers, who will discuss tactics for selling on value to improve profitability. Another program will provide insights into how technology trends are affecting the PT/MC industry.


The conference also will offer:

• 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. For more information and to register, visit