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Belting association and power transmission distributors association host joint summit

April 7, 2017 | By MRO Magazine

Madison, Wisc., and Chicago, Ill. – Planning is well under way for the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit, September 27-30, at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, for top executives and those who aspire to leadership among distributors and manufacturers in the belting and power transmission/motion control industries. The one-time, combined meeting presents an opportunity for cross-channel/cross-industry networking and collaboration between the two industries during a powerful three days.

NIBA – The Belting Association and the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) are combining all that’s best about the NIBA Annual Convention and the PTDA Industry Summit into the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit. Volunteers from NIBA and PTDA are working to create a truly unique networking and education event for members, with much more information being made available through 2017 at

To kick off event participation, organizers prepared an FAQ document for those who want to learn more about the synergies they hope to build from a one-time combined annual conference about what participants can expect in 2017 from this groundbreaking event.

The FAQs are posted at the newly launched event website at and provide answers to questions such as:
·  Why are NIBA and PTDA holding a joint meeting?
·  How will each association’s signature events – NIBA’s Expo and PTDA’s MD-IDEX – be merged for this Joint Industry Summit?
·  How many people do you expect?


Manufacturers who wish to stand out are now reserving event sponsorships and booth space in the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo, a blended fast networking/trade show event that combines the best of both associations’ signature events.

About NIBA—The Belting Association
NIBA—The Belting Association is a trade association representing over 145 distributor/fabricator companies and over 125 additional manufacturing-based companies, that produce belting and components and supply the conveyor belting industry. NIBA companies have thousands of locations globally with eighty percent of the members based in the United States and the remaining twenty percent found in over 25 other countries.

About Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 2,500 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry. For more information, visit


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