Posted August 26, 2020

Registration opens for PTDA's virtual summit

Registration is now open for the PTDA Virtual Industry Summit to be held Oct. 21-23.

Originally planned for Oct. 21-24 in Atlanta, the event was moved to a virtual format as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Virtual Industry Summit will provide networking and education experience PTDA members have come to expect at the live event. In addition, this year, the Virtual Industry Summit is open to distributors and manufacturers in the power transmission/motion control industry that have not yet committed to PTDA membership.

During this unique event, participants have ample opportunity for networking in a virtual lounge that mimics a cocktail party environment. They can move from table to table, having small group discussions using video. Formal networking is also included. As PTDA members have had limited opportunities to meet in-person this year, the virtual MD-IDEX provides participants with one-on-one pre-scheduled, private video appointments.

The highest caliber of professional knowledge sharing sets the PTDA Virtual Industry Summit apart from other industry events. Participants can:

  • Share ideas and solutions in community conversations focused on four hot industry topics.
  • Learn from a panel of students and faculty from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering program from Georgia Institute of Technology about building their workforce.
  • Understand how the salesperson of tomorrow needs to adapt to meet never-ending changing customer needs with insights from Indian River Consulting’s Mike Marks.
  • Plan for the future with economic insights from Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics.

“I always look forward to connecting with my industry peers and gaining new knowledge that I can implement at my business when I attend the Industry Summit. This is needed more than ever this year as we are all working through the challenges of the past few months and anticipating what may come,” said Brian Davis, executive vice president and COO at B & D Industrial and PTDA board president.