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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

comprised of companies that distribute and manufacture the components that keep your world running smoothly.

Canadian Conference

June 7-9
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

DM-IDEX (Distributor-Manufacturer Idea Exchange)

Thursday, June 8
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Registered Manufacturers: You can now schedule appointments with distributors by clicking here. Scheduling for manufacturers will end May 30.

Download the DM-IDEX Information and Policies for complete details on DM-IDEX.

NEW this year, DM-IDEX (Distributor-Manufacturer Idea Exchange) is a tabletop forum designed to truly maximize your Canadian Conference ROI.  It is a time- and cost-effective opportunity to meet face-to-face with several potential and current business partners to talk about issues of importance.

Whether you are focused on touching base with current partners or expanding your supplier/distribution network, DM-IDEX offers you the opportunity to meet and hold one-on-one discussions in 20-minute pre-scheduled appointments during a three-hour period.

The structure of DM-IDEX allows both distributors and manufacturers to schedule appointments, ensuring each has the opportunity to meet with those of interest, giving all participants the ability to get business done at the Canadian Conference.  


How does it work?
All distributor member companies in attendance will be assigned a table. Using PTDA’s online appointment scheduler software, distributor companies will have the ability to schedule up to six 20-minute appointments with attending manufacturing companies, while two 20-minute time slots are reserved for attending manufacturing companies to make appointments with distributor companies in attendance. One time slot is reserved for open time to allow an opportunity to meet with someone who was not able to schedule an appointment.

May 12-18:  Distributor company representative schedules up to six (6) 20-minute appointments with registered manufacturer companies on a first-come, first-served basis.   

    Watch the Webinar: "Making DM-IDEX Work for You - Distributors"

May 23-30: Attending manufacturer company representative will be able to review the appointments scheduled with them and then make additional appointments with distributor companies registered to attend the Canadian Conference.  

    Watch the Webinar: "Making DM-IDEX Work for You - Manufacturers"

DM-IDEX Schedule

Thursday, June 8

2:00 - 2:20 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
2:20 - 2:40 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
2:40 - 3:00 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
3:00 - 3:20 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
3:20 - 3:40 p.m. Open time slot (not pre-scheduled)
3:40 - 4:00 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
4:00 - 4:20 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
4:20 - 4:40 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
4:40 - 5:00 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment

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