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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

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

Canadian Conference

June 3-4
Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario

DM-IDEX (Distributor-Manufacturer Idea Exchange)

Thursday, June 4
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


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 in a one-on-one setting to talk about issues of importance.

Whether you are touching base with current partners or expanding your supplier/distribution network, DM-IDEX offers you the opportunity for 15 pre-scheduled one-on-one 15-minute appointments. These meetings are designed for introductions, key contact exchange, a brief discussion and to arrange for a follow-up meeting.

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

How does it work?

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 seven 15-minute appointments with attending manufacturing companies. Eight 15-minute time slots are reserved for attending manufacturing companies to make appointments with distributor companies in attendance. Fifteen minutes of open time allow an opportunity to meet companies with whom you are unable to schedule an appointment.

DM-IDEX at the Canadian Conference is a cost effective way to get in front of the top management of your key suppliers/distributors—or your potential suppliers/distributors. But preparation is essential for getting the most of your DM-IDEX experience. View a demonstration on navigating through the online DM-IDEX Appointment Scheduler, and learn tips on how to prepare for your appointments with suppliers/distributors to ensure a successful outcome from your meetings.

May 11-15: Distributor company representative schedules up to seven 15-minute appointments with registered manufacturer companies on a first-come, first-served basis.   


May 19-26: Attending manufacturer company representative schedules up to eight 15-minute appointments with distributor companies in attendance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Review the DM-IDEX policies for more information.

DM-IDEX Schedule

Thursday, June 4

1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Open Time/Break
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment

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