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Events | Industry Summit | Networking

Industry Summit

October 17-20, 2018
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, Colo.



PTDA Foundation Networking Outings*

Thursday, October 18
Starting at 8:00 a.m.

Play a challenging but fun round of golf with your colleagues during the PTDA Foundation Golf Outing, enjoy a lively round of tennis at the PTDA Foundation Tennis Outing, or test your luck at the PTDA Foundation Fly Fishing Advenuture.



Women in the Industry (WITI) Happy Hour

Thursday, October 18
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: Bishop-Wisecarver, Nidec Motor Corporation/U.S. MotorsTorque Drives, Inc., U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC (UST), Webster Industries, Inc.

All women in the industry are invited to participate in the Women in the Industry (WITI) Happy Hour to network, explore areas of common interest and build relationships to enhance business. A hosted bar is provided.

First Timer Event

Thursday, October 18
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: Daido Corporation of America, NSK Americas, Peer Chain Company, The Ralphs-Pugh Company, Inc., Ringfeder Power Transmission USA Corporation, U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC (UST), YRC Freight


If this is your first PTDA Industry Summit, you’re invited to connect with other first-timers and seasoned experts to learn about PTDA programs and share tips, insights and advice to get the most out of your time at the PTDA Industry Summit. Be sure to identify yourself as a first timer by ticking “yes” on the Industry Summit registration form.


Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 18
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: Altra Industrial Motion, MBL (USA) Corporation, Ringfeder Power Transmission USA Corporation, SENQCIA MAXCO LTD., WEG Electric Corp.

You’ve come to the mountains. Now kick back and say hello to long-time friends and business connections as well as get to know all the new faces attending the PTDA 2018 Industry Summit. The Welcome Reception is your chance to reconnect, plan for the coming days and recalibrate in a beautiful outdoor setting at the spectacular Broadmoor nestled at the foot of the Rockies while you nosh on delightful hors d’ouevres and sip the local brews.


Next Gen After Party

Thursday, October 18
8:30-10:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: AMI Bearings, Inc., Ringfeder Power Transmission USA Corporation, U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC (UST), YRC Freight

Future leaders of the industry can relax and “play” at this year’s Next Gen After Party. This fun-filled event will take place at Play, The Broadmoor’s on-site restaurant and sports bar featuring bowling lanes, a shuffleboard table, a pool table, foosball and game monitors to keep the fun going all night. Be sure to identify yourself as Next Gen on the Industry Summit registration form.

Welcome Breakfast

Friday, October 19
7:00-8:00 a.m.

Sponsored by: Altra Industrial Motion, Nidec Motor Corporation/U.S. Motors, Regal Power Transmission Solutions, Schaeffler, WEG Electric Corp.


Networking Break

Friday, October 19

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Daido Corporation of America, NSK Americas, SENQCIA MAXCO LTD.


Networking Lunches

Friday, October 19
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m

Sponsored by: Ringfeder Power Transmission USA Corporation


Saturday, October 20
12:45-1:15 p.m.


Charity Event: Wish for Wheels Bike Build*

Friday, October 19
2:00-4:00 p.m.


Bikes bring health and happiness and sometimes are a valued means of transportation. But for kids in low income communities, bikes can be out of reach. Wish for Wheels, a nonprofit organization, gives you the opportunity to participate in an on-site activity to build brand new bicycles which are then donated to a deserving child. Join the fun (with a bit of competition and team-building thrown in) as you build a bike for donation. You’ll get your chance to ride too as adult-sized big wheels will be available for participants.


PTDA Dine-Around*

Friday, October 19
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.


Looking to continue the networking over dinner? Sign up for one of the Dutch-treat dinner options available through the PTDA Dine-Around. Reservations have been pre-arranged for groups of 20 at three of the on-site dining options at the Broadmoor. Stop by the PTDA registration desk to sign-up.


MD-IDEX:  Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange

Saturday, October 20
8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Coffee Break sponsored by: Bishop-Wisecarver, Conveyor Accessories, Inc., Daido Corporation of America, LUBRIPLATE® Lubricants Company, MBL (USA) Corporation, NSK Americas​, P.T. International Corp., Schaeffler, SENQCIA MAXCO LTD., WEG Electric Corp.

Finding time to build strong relationships with your channel partners can be a challenge, but not at the PTDA Industry Summit. With over four hours of dedicated time to meet specifically with top-level distributor and manufacturer executives, you'll engage in focused, one-on-one discussions and get things done. Consistently rated as one of the top reasons members attend the Industry Summit, MD-IDEX is a time- and cost-effective opportunity to meet face-to-face with the management of many potential and current business partners to discuss new product lines, market information and opportunities, and other topics of mutual interest. Learn more at ptda.org/MDIDEX


Closing Event: Take Home the Gold

Saturday, October 20

7:00–10:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: AMI Bearings, Inc., Bando USA, Inc., Rollon Corp., WEG Electric Corp.

Celebrate your victories with your PT/MC connections and toast your teammates during this Industry Summit après ski-styled closing event as you enjoy the sun setting behind the mountains, the firepits to warm up the conversation, and the fun and games (try your hand at simulator snowboarding!) just to keep things light. A full dinner and open bar is of course nothing less than you’d expect from your PTDA 2018 Industry Summit wrap up.

*Not included in the delegate registration fee.