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NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will be held as scheduled

September 14, 2017 | By Rehana Begg

Madison, Wisc., and Chicago, Ill. – Hurricane Irma caused much damage across the Caribbean and up Florida’s west coast. Fortunately, The Diplomat Beach Resort, the host hotel for the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit, was spared Irma’s wrath and is ready to host member participants from both NIBA-The Belting Association and Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) in Hollywood, Florida, on September 27-30.

Conversations with the management at The Diplomat as well as other people in the area have generated confidence for a spectacular experience for participants. Although the hotel did sustain some minor damage, primarily in landscaping, restoration crews are already at work. The hotel maintained power throughout the storm so all services are up and running.

The organizers of the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summitare are delighted to be able to welcome all participants to Hollywood, Florida.

About the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit
In 2017, 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 a new one-time joint event. The NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will be held September 27-30 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. 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


About NIBA—The Belting Association
Founded in 1927, 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.

NIBA is focused on promoting the common business interests of all distributor/fabricators and manufacturers of conveyor and flat power transmission belting and materials. Our mission is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and new ideas, product education opportunities and access to institutions of higher education in Industrial Distribution.

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.

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