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NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

September 27 - September 30, 2017
The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla.

Madison, Wis., and Chicago, Ill. — Advanced registration is open for the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla., September 27-30, 2017. More than 1,000 delegates, representing over 425 distributor and manufacturer member companies of NIBA–The Belting Association and PTDA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) will attend. This is a premier event for the belting and power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industries, respectively. The program includes cross-channel networking, shared learning and collaborative experiences under the theme of  “Powering Thoughts. Conveying Ideas.”

The NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit is blending the best offerings of two great trade association conferences. Education and shared learning is offered with three keynotes-in-one through the highly successful IML Talks format to Inspire. Motivate. Lead.

Speakers include: John O’Leary, bestselling author and speaker, teaches participants to lead a radically inspired life. Molly Fletcher, a trailblazing sports agent, motivates relationship-building to help you rise to the top of your game. Dr. Alan Beaulieu assists company leaders with his uncannily accurate economic forecast and tips to survive through 2018 and beyond. All three renowned speakers offer more during Deeper Dive sessions later in the day which will allow participants to gain even more insights to bring back for immediate implementation.

In addition to the shared learning experiences at the conference, networking opportunities are even more exhilarating. The showcase networking event of the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit is the Joint Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange (MD-IDEX)/Expo, which blends the NIBA Expo with the PTDA MD-IDEX forum to bring together executives for high-level discussions on market strategies and common issues. Distributor and manufacturer members alike laud MD-IDEX as one of the best face-to-face cross-channel business programs with a measureable ROI for participants.

Additional cross-channel networking opportunities abound at the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit. From receptions and networking lunches to the “Havana Nights” closing event, participants will get business done—and have a lot of fun in the process. For more information, visit

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