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PTDA’s 2015 Canadian Conference set for Vancouver in early June

Vancouver, BC  – Registration is now open for the PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference, to be held June 4-5, 2015, at the Four Seasons Vancouver, Vancouver, BC. For the fourteenth year, key decision makers in the Canadian power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry will gather for business networking, market-driven education, a manufacturer industry showcase and more.

Networking opportunities at the conference include an optional harbour cruise and a golf outing, a welcome reception and an Industry Showcase featuring tabletop exhibits from PTDA’s manufacturer members. New this year, scheduled meetings will help to round out prime organized business networking opportunities.

Along with networking, business market-driven education takes centre stage. On June 5, participants will be served up hard-hitting business facts by a line-up of business speakers, including Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president and chief policy officer, Business Council of British Columbia, and Ron Monk, M.Eng, P.Eng, district energy system practice leader of hydro-consultancy Kerr Wood Leidal. As well, others will deliver market updates on the mining and manufacturing industries. Completing the day’s education will be Todd Snelgrove, an expert on total cost of ownership selling solutions.

“It is essential to gather market facts and have an intense understanding of the pain points felt by end users in order to be of the most service possible in this industry, said Tom Dielschneider, PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference Planning Committee co-chair and vice-president, supply chain, Motion Industries Inc. “We worked diligently in planning this event to deliver the means by which Canadian distributors and manufacturers can gather this type of information during the conference so they can use it to map out their business strategy for the next few quarters.”


According to David Heal, business development manager, NSK Canada Inc. and also co-chair of the Canadian Conference Planning Committee, “When preparing for our next business launch, we seek out Canadian economic insight based on facts, figures, data and solid information. This is what we will get from this line-up. These are experts who really ‘get’ our industry.”

In addition to Canadian business topics, participants will be served up a bit of entertainment and fun, a key goal of the president of PTDA’s 2015 board of directors, Ajay Bajaj of Woodbridge, ON-based Rotator Products Ltd. Toronto-born comedian Arthur Black will endeavour to deliver belly laughs for the closing event.

In 2014, more than 200 distributors and manufacturers attended the PTDA Canadian Conference in Quebec City.

A discounted registration rate is in effect until May 1, 2015. Participants who register by that date will save $50 off their registration fee.

For more information about the Canadian Conference, visit or call 312-516-2100. PTDA is based in Chicago, IL.