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the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

Events | Canadian Conference

Canadian Conference

June 9-10, 2016
The Westin Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The PTDA 2016 Canadian Conference is now history. Participants can say they "Survived the Sinkhole of '16" in addition to meeting and greeting industry peers and getting business done. The sinkhole in downtown Ottawa which occured on Wednesday, just prior to the conference, caused some initial concern, but turned out to be a non-issue (except for a lack of hot water in the hotel for 24 hours which most everyone soldiered through with good humor!). Participants enjoyed industry networking opportunities, shared learning which provided take aways for immediate use on Canadian business information regarding recruitment, mining, team building and culture shifts specific to the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.

Enjoy photos from the event by hovering over the image below and clicking the arrows or double click to be directed right to PTDA's Flickr site where you can easily download and share the photos with others. Don't forget to use the Hashtag: #PTDA16CC when sharing!

2016 PTDA Canadian Conference Golf Outing Winners:
Team 9A had the low round of the day at 5 under par.
Team members:
Matt McCloy
Steve McCauley
Steve Ross
Tom Dielschneider
In the circle: Jean Marie Fink
Longest drive: Shawn Grant
Closest to the line: Darren Redlick
Closest to the pin: John Sousa

Download the attendee list

A special thank you to WTWH Media, LLC/ Design World for sponsoring the lanyards!

The Canadian Conference featured networking and educational opportunities:

  • Golf outing at Rivermead Golf Club
  • Industry Showcase Welcome Reception
  • Presentation by industry professional Randy Disharoon
  • Tips on how to recruit qualified employees in Canadian markets
  • Market update on innovations in mining
  • Tips on how to build your dream team
  • Scheduled Meetings
  • Dinner at the beautiful Canadian War Museum

Thank you to the 2016 Canadian Conference Planning Committee

Karim Asri
Mitch Bouchard, General Bearing Service Inc. (Co-chair)
Jeff Lunn, Pepco
Dave McCormack, Thomson Industries
Paul Meo, NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada (Co-chair)
Tapi Mupambawachi, Nachi Canadia Inc.
Luigi Papais, Timken Canada LP
Craig Pirie, Daemar, Inc.

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