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PTDA Canadian Conference to deliver business information to power transmission/motion control industry

Chicago, IL – With the economic picture improving, however slowly, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) figured that power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry professionals would be hungry for information on how...


Industry

February 13, 2012
By MRO Magazine

Chicago, IL – With the economic picture improving, however slowly, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) figured that power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry professionals would be hungry for information on how to make the most of the recovery in the shortest amount of time possible. As a result, this is the basis for the program for the association’s upcoming 2012 Canadian Conference.

Scheduled for June 7-9, 2012, at the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, BC, the PTDA Canadian Conference will feature – as it has in previous conferences – an Industry Showcase with tabletop exhibits of new products from PTDA’s manufacturer members.

As well, the conference will include speakers who will address issues currently affecting the distribution channel.

Michael Campbell, a BC-based business analyst and author, will speak about the Canadian economy. He is host of ‘Money Talks’, a commentator for ‘BCTV News on Global’, and a frequent contributor to the national ‘Canada Tonight’ broadcast. He will provide an understanding of the Canadian economy to help PTDA members better plan for the future of their businesses.

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Host of CBC Radio’s award-winning show ‘Quirks and Quarks’, heard regularly by more than 500,000 people, Bob McDonald has been communicating about science internationally for more than 30 years. He will entertain and enlighten conference participants about energy usage in Canada and the state of the country’s natural resources vis-à-vis supply and demand. He’ll also explore how a clean-energy future is good for business.

The future of the PT/MC industry means replacing an aging workforce and replenishing the brain drain when those retirees leave. Ryan Berlin, a lead researcher and economic analyst at Urban Futures, will discuss the impact of an aging population on business and how the demographic shift will shape Canada’s future for decades to come.

Market brief presentations

Specific market brief sessions are another feature of the Canadian Conference and deliver tailored market presentations direct from the end-user perspective. This year, participants will hear from the Canadian aboriginal community and from Canada’s mining industry to learn more about emerging opportunities. Speakers will give an overview of their industries to help the PT/MC industry better address their needs. Participants can expect to learn about trends affecting these end-user segments, their supplier expectations, vendor selection procedures and evaluation processes, as well as threats and opportunities the PT/MC supplier industry should be aware of.

The conference will provide time for participants to network and socialize with one another, and includes a golf outing at Victoria’s Bear Mountain Resort – featuring contests, prizes and sponsorship exposure for supporting manufacturers.

For more information, visit http://www.ptda.org/CanadianConference.