PTDA 2013 Industry Summit Offers Networking Opportunities & Cutting-Edge B.I.

To be held at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, Calif., on October 3-5, 2013, the Industry Summit is the premier global venue for distributors and manufacturers of power transmission and motion control products to develop industry contacts and hear the latest on the economy and technological trends.

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Chicago, IL — More than 550 power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) executives are expected to convene at the Power Transmission Distributors Association’s (PTDA’s) Industry Summit, themed “Working Without a Net?” In addition to being a cost-efficient and powerful connection hub, the emphasis on current events and economic trends provides attendees with the net they need to be more secure in their plans for business moving into 2014 and beyond.

To be held at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, Calif., on October 3-5, 2013, the Industry Summit is the premier global venue for distributors and manufacturers of power transmission and motion control products to develop industry contacts and hear the latest on the economy and technological trends.

The Industry Summit’s signature event, the Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange (MD-IDEX), is the foremost networking opportunity for distributor and manufacturer executives looking to discuss issues and concerns, expand their distribution network and develop new partnerships.

Jeffrey Gitomer, founder and president of TrainOne, Inc., and Alan Beaulieu, founder and president of Institute for Trend Research (ITR), are the keynote speakers at PTDA’s Industry Summit. Gitomer, author of the popular The Little Red Book of Selling, will address sales principles in a PT/MC industry-specific presentation. Beaulieu will share economic insights that can help businesses align their strategic plans to marketplace realities. He’ll also examine key economic indicators, industrial production highlights, consumer trends and economic developments in the global marketplace.

This year’s Industry Summit also includes workshops by Jonathan Bein, Ph.D. on exploring marketing strategies for uncertain times; Steve Deist explaining how to put together a market-driven sales force; and Mel Kleiman on how their companies can become “employers of choice.” 

Industry Summit registration is now open to members and prospective members of PTDA. For more information, visit www.ptda.org/IndustrySummit.  Not a PTDA member but still want to attend? Contact Brenda Holt at bholt@ptda.org or +1.312.516.2100.

Founded in 1960, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. A U.S.-based trade association, PTDA represents 178 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $11 billion in sales and span just over 3,400 locations in the United States, Canada and eight other countries. PTDA members also include 180 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry. PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably. For more information, call +1.312.516.2100, visit www.ptda.org or follow us at @PTDAorg.

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