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PTDA 2014 Canadian Conference gathers key PT/MC decision makers.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 25, 2014 - Registration is open for PTDA 2014 Canadian Conference, which will take place June 5–7 in Québec City, Québec and unite key decision makers of Canadian Power Transmission/Motion Control (PT/MC) industry. Attendees can meet channel partners at Welcome Reception/Industry Showcase, which features tabletop exhibits from PTDA's manufacturer members, and attend education sessions presenting celebrated achievers who will share information designed to strengthen business in Canadian market.

Original Press Release

PTDA 2014 Canadian Conference to Gather Key Power Transmission/Motion Control Decision Makers

Press release date: Feb 19, 2014

Chicago, Ill.—Registration is now open for the PTDA 2014 Canadian Conference, to be held June 5 – 7, 2014, at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City, Québec. This thirteenth annual business conclave unites the key decision makers of the Canadian Power Transmission/Motion Control (PT/MC) industry—an industry which represents $6.4 billion of the Canadian economy according to PTDA’s recently released PT/MC Market Size Report.

Networking opportunities abound at the PTDA Canadian Conference.  Starting early on June 5 there will be an optional golf outing at Mont Tourbillon.  Later that evening attendees will have the opportunity to meet channel partners—both new and established—in an informal format at the Welcome Reception/Industry Showcase featuring tabletop exhibits from PTDA’s manufacturer members.  On June 6 attendees will network at the elegant Parliament Building, the home of the Assemblée nationale du Quebec, just outside the walls of Old Québec.

“This conference not only provides a venue to meet key decision-makers all in one place, it also allows next-generation ideas to have a platform for debate within our industry,” says Bruno Mylchreest, regional manager of Mississauga, Ontario-based Timken Canada LP, and co-chair of PTDA’s 2014 Canadian Conference Planning Committee.

Education sessions will present PTDA Canadian Conference participants with celebrated achievers in their respective fields, sharing vital information designed to strengthen business in the Canadian market. BNN's Andrew Bell will provide an economic update, “Lifting the Loonie.” Québec radio host, Stephan Maighan, will present his inspirational tale on “Striving for Excellence.” And, consultant and author Nigel Southway will examine the benefits and provide tactics to facilitate reshoring in his session, “Take Back Manufacturing.”

In addition to high profile Canadian keynote speakers, a market briefing session will provide PTDA members with a better understanding of the needs of a key end-user market, and a panel discussion will focus on “How Technology is Affecting the Distributor/Manufacturer Relationship.”

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 promises to be informative, relevant and timely.

In 2013, more than 200 distributors and manufacturers attended the PTDA Canadian Conference. A discounted registration rate is in effect until May 2, 2013. 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 #PTDA14CC.

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, PTDA represents 168 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 3,400 locations in nine nations. PTDA members also include over 185 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.