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PTDA 2018 Canadian conference focuses on participant connections, targeted education

March 19, 2018 | By MRO Magazine

Chicago, Ill. — Registration is now open for the PTDA 2018 Canadian Conference, to be held June 6-8, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For the seventeenth year, key decision makers of the Canadian power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry will gather for business networking and education including: a CEO/Senior Executive Roundtable, a Leadership Enhancement Seminar and DM-IDEX. DM-IDEX (Distributor-Manufacturer Idea Exchange) provides Canadian distributor companies the opportunity to schedule meetings in advance with the manufacturers they wish to see during the conference. Manufacturers also can schedule meetings with distributor companies.

Two education sessions will also be offered on the second day of the conference. Dave Mitchell, a professional development expert will provide techniques to establish and develop extremely effective relationships. Brian Thwaits, author and educator will demonstrate how learning to use the brain better will significantly enhance the way participants think, learn and communicate.

“I thought last year’s Canadian Conference format was outstanding and look forward to attending again this year. Our team finds the DM-IDEX a great opportunity to spend time with our supplier partners. I am happy to see the CEO roundtable and leadership enhancement seminar will continue for the 2018 conference as they were great additions,” said Brent Pope, VP Sales & Marketing, Motion Industries Inc.

Charlie Banta, VP sales, Isostatic Industries, said, “Isostatic has supported and attended the PTDA Canadian Conference for many years. It is fun and fruitful, and it annually serves as a terrific springboard for us to visit with our Canadian friends just several months in advance of the Industry Summit.”


A golf outing will be held on the morning of the third day to round out the networking opportunities of the conference.

PTDA is a member-driven organization led by volunteers who work with their peers in the industry to develop relevant and timely content and programming. Using the expertise of several of the industry’s top executives, the programming for the Canadian Conference is specifically designed for Canadian distributors and manufacturers who sell power transmission/motion control products in Canada. With new sessions each year, the conference goal is to inform and educate with relevant and timely material.

For more information about the Canadian Conference, please visit and follow the meeting on Twitter at #PTDA18CC.

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, 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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