Coming Oct. 17-20: PTDA 2018 Industry Summit Elevates Industry Connections In Colorado

More than 600 delegates, representing more than 230 distributors and manufacturers in the power transmission/motion control industry are expected to attend PTDA's 2018 Industry Summit, to be held Oct. 17-20 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. Get the event details here.

CHICAGO The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has opened advanced registration for its PTDA 2018 Industry Summit to be held at The Broadmoor, Oct. 17-20, in Colorado Springs, CO. More than 600 delegates, representing more than 230 PTDA distributor and manufacturer member companies in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry, are expected for cross-channel networking, shared learning and collaborative experiences at this year’s Industry Summit, themed Ascend the Summit. Elevate Connections. Those registering before Aug. 10, 2018, receive a $100 discount.

The PTDA 2018 Industry Summit offers four keynote caliber speakers: Jay Samit on personal disruption; Kevin Ashton on the Industrial Internet of Things; Chad Hymas on creating mobility and strength; and Alan Beaulieu on the economy. New for 2018 will be an exclusive distributors-only workshop, applying the results of the recently completed groundbreaking research — PTDA Voice of the End Customer — to distributor value propositions.

The signature event of the PTDA Industry Summit is the Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange (MD-IDEX), a time- and cost-effective forum to bring together distributor and manufacturer executives for high-level discussions on market strategies and 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 networking opportunities abound at the PTDA 2018 Industry Summit. From receptions and networking lunches to a fun and interactive après-ski Closing Event, participants will garner takeaways to use right away. For more information, visit

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is a global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 2,700 locations. PTDA members also include 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 or follow on LinkedIn or Twitter at @PTDAorg.