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PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference open for registration


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Registration is now open for the PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference, to be held June 4-5, 2015, at the Four Seasons Vancouver. For the fourteenth year, key decision makers of the Canadian Power Transmission/Motion Control (PT/MC) industry gather for business networking, impactful market-driven education, a manufacturer industry showcase and more.

Networking opportunities abound at the PTDA Canadian Conference, the association says. Starting with an optional Harbor Cruise and a golf outing, participants have many opportunities to meet channel partners—both new and established—in comfortable settings like the Welcome Reception Industry Showcase, featuring tabletop exhibits from PTDA’s manufacturer members. New this year, scheduled meetings round out prime organized business networking opportunities.
Along with networking, business market-driven education takes center stage. On June 5, 2015, participants will be served up hard-hitting business facts by a line-up of business speakers including Jock Finlayson, executive vice president and chief policy officer, for the Business Council of British Columbia; Ron Monk, MEng, Peng, district energy system practice leader of hydro-consultancy Kerr Wood Leidal (KWL), and others who will deliver market updates on the mining and manufacturing industries. Completing the day’s learning is Todd Snelgrove, a noted expert on total cost of ownership selling solutions.
“It is essential to gather market facts and have an intense understanding of the pain points felt by end-users in order to be of the most service possible in this industry. We worked diligently in planning this event to deliver the means by which Canadian distributors and manufacturers can gather this type of information during the conference so they can use it to map out their business strategy for the next few quarters,” said Tom Dielschneider, PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference Planning Committee co-chair and vice president supply chain, Motion Industries Inc.
According to David Heal, business development manager, NSK Canada, Inc. and Canadian Conference Planning Committee co-chair for 2015, “When preparing for our next business launch, we seek out Canadian economic insight based on facts, figures, data and solid information. This is what we will get from this line-up. These are experts who really ‘get’ our industry.”
In addition to high profile Canadian business topics, participants will be served up a bit of entertainment and fun, a key goal of PTDA’s 2015 board of director’s president Ajay Bajaj of Woodbridge, Ontario-based Rotator Products Limited. Entertainer Arthur Black, one of Canada’s leading personalities of radio and television delivers belly laughs for the closing event.
PTDA is a member-driven organization led by volunteers who work with their peers in the industry to develop relevant and timely content and programming. Using the expertise of several of the industry’s top executives, the programming for the Canadian Conference is specifically designed for those who sell and manufacture PT/MC products in Canada. With new sessions each year, the conference goal is to inform and educate with relevant and timely material.
In 2014, more than 200 distributors and manufacturers attended the PTDA Canadian Conference. A discounted registration rate is in effect until May 1, 2015. Participants who register by that date will save $50 off their registration fee. For more information about the Canadian Conference, please visit and follow the meeting on Twitter at #PTDA15CC and on PTDA’s LinkedIn company page.
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 3,400 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 us at @PTDAorg.


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