[SP OT LI G H T] Association
PTDA Industry Summit: Collaboration
Is An Important Safety Net
The theme for this year’s PTDA Industry
Summit—“Working Without a Net?”— reflects how, despite all of the communications bombarding us daily, it takes collaboration to find the right information to move
your company forward. The PTDA Industry
Summit offers a support net through the extensive opportunities
to discuss business issues and develop innovative solutions.
Highlights of the upcoming Industry Summit include:
• A who’s who of C-suite level attendees from leading distribu-
tion and manufacturing companies.
• Educational workshops on industry issues with respected
• Peer networking forums for distributors and manufacturers.
• One-on-one meetings with current and potential business
partners as part of the Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange.
• Informal networking at enjoyable social events.
• Optional golf outing benefiting the PTDA Foundation.
The summit takes place October 3-5, at the J.W. Marriott Desert
Springs in Palm Desert, CA. To register, please visit www.ptda.org.
“Make It Happen” At The 2013 NIBA Convention
Must Go On
They say everything is bigger in Texas,
and this year the NIBA Convention & Expo
hopes to be no different.
The convention will begin September
12th, and the expo will take place on Sunday the 15th. It will
feature new products and innovative services from a number of
“Our 2013 Convention theme ‘Make It Happen’ is born out of
the challenging business times we have all been experiencing. Taking control of our destiny and being today’s leaders is the backbone of our industry,” says John Shelton, the 2013 Program Chair.
Howard Putnam, the former CEO of Southwest Airlines, will
deliver a keynote which will focus on the importance of people to
distributors as they move forward in challenging times.
The weekend will come to a close with a visit to the Knibbe
Ranch, where attendees will enjoy everything from mechanical
bull rides to Texas 2 Step dancing. Shelton says it will be “a closing
event to remember.”
The convention and expo will happen September 12th-15th at
the J. W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country in San Antonio, TX. To
register, please visit www.niba.org.
NSC Congress & Expo: Over A Century Of Safety
For more than 100 years, professionals have
turned to the National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo for industry-leading technology,
education, networking opportunities, and the
tried and true products and services needed
to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry. This year, the event will offer:
• Educational Opportunities - Attendees can choose from a host
of carefully selected opportunities led by verified safety experts.
And because safety challenges come in all shapes and sizes, pre-
senters make time for a Q&A at the end. There will be keynotes,
over 130 technical sessions, and more than 30 in-depth profession-
al development seminars.
• The Expo Floor - Offering 190,000+ net square feet of more
than 900 companies showcasing the latest innovative products
and services. You’ll also find the New Product Showcase area, the
Solution Center, OSHA’s Top 10 most cited safety violations, and
solutions from the International Safety Equipment Association.
• Networking Events - Network and unwind with like-minded
professionals during Rock ‘n’ Community: Connections for a Cause
and the National Awards Celebration.
The expo takes place September 30 - October 2, 2013 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. To register, please visit www.nsc.org.
The upcoming PTDA, NIBA, and NSC shows talk safety nets, industry challenges, and competitive safety