• Increase the efficiency of doing business.
One of the top advantages in attending the
current NIBA Annual Convention and PTDA
Industry Summit is the ability to meet with distributors and manufacturers in one location.
• Combine the product focus of the NIBA
Convention Expo with the management
meetings of PTDA’s Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange
(MD-IDEX). Participants from every level of a member company’s
management team – from the CEO to the branch manager – will
derive value from this new hybrid experience.
• Offer each association a chance to highlight the programs
and services developed to improve members’ business processes,
training programs, and business development initiatives.
A joint planning committee consisting of members from both
associations – supported by the staff of each association – will be
appointed to design the event.
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Advance Registration Open For PTDA 2014 Industry Summit
The Boards of Directors of NIBA — The Belting Association and
the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently
announced the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will be held in
the fall of 2017.
The leaderships of both associations have dedicated much
effort in designing a program that will continue to provide the
exceptional experience already enjoyed at each organization’s
current annual meeting as well as bring enhanced benefits that
are only possible through a joint conference. With the NIBA/PTDA
Joint Industry Summit, members of both associations can look forward to enriched networking opportunities, enhanced educational content, and minimized conflicts and reduced multiple meeting
attendance costs for shared members.
The NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will:
• Focus on getting business done. Both associations pride
themselves on hosting an annual meeting where the business of
product-specific industrial distribution is the reason for attending.
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) convenes its 2014 Industry Summit, October 22–25, 2014 at the
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL. More than 550
delegates, representing 240 PTDA distributor
and manufacturer companies, are expected to
conduct business and learn the latest tips on
operating successfully in the B2B sphere at this
year’s Industry Summit, titled, Imagine. The
PTDA 2014 Industry Summit opens with keynote
speaker Mike Ditka. Ditka will share the lessons
he learned in a life of commitment and attention to the fundamentals, resulting in victory. Workshops at
the PTDA 2014 Industry Summit cover the latest information
on B2B topics including customer service, e-commerce, global
expansion, leadership, maximizing technology budgets, and social media. The closing keynote speaker, Alan Beaulieu, returns
to the PTDA Industry Summit bringing his uncannily accurate
The signature event of the PTDA Industry Summit is the Man-
Coming in 2017: The NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit
ufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange (MD-IDEX). MD-IDEX is a
time and cost-effective opportunity bringing together distrib-
utor and manufacturer executives for high-level
discussions on market strategies and issues to
mutually benefit each other and end-users. This
year’s MD-IDEX features a new and improved on-
line scheduling system, designed to ensure partic-
ipants make the most of their time in productive
Additional cross-channel networking opportu-
nities abound at the PTDA 2014 Industry Summit. From recep-
tions and networking lunches, to a party at one of Orlando’s
theme parks for the ultimate Industry Summit Bash, attendees
will enjoy epic events in a magical setting, where they’ll be
empowered to envision and achieve success on the road ahead.
For more information, visit ptda.org/IndustrySummit.