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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

more than 370 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $16 billion in product sales.

Canadian Conference

June 5-7
Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

DM-IDEX (Distributor-Manufacturer Idea Exchange)

Thursday, June 6
1:15 - 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.

Whether you are focused on touching base with current partners or expanding your supplier/distribution network, DM-IDEX offers you the opportunity for 12 pre-scheduled 15-minute one-on-one appointments and three 15-minute unscheduled meetings. These 15-minute meetings are designed to allow for introductions, key contact exchange, a brief discussion and arrange for a follow-up meeting.

The structure of DM-IDEX allows both distributors and manufacturers 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. Five 15-minute time slots are reserved for attending manufacturing companies to make appointments with distributor companies in attendance. Forty-five minutes of open time provides for three additional 15-minute time slots at the beginning of the DM-IDEX session to allow an opportunity to meet with companies with whom you are unable to schedule an appointment.

May 9-16: Distributor company representative schedules up to seven 15-minute appointments with registered manufacturer companies on a first-come, first-served basis.   

Distributors: To maximize your DM-IDEX experience, watch: Webinar: "DM-IDEX for Distributors"
(Note: Register when prompted for immediate access)

May 21-28: Attending manufacturer company representative schedules up to five 15-minute appointments with distributor companies in attendance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Manufacturers: To maximize your DM-IDEX experience, watch: Webinar: "DM-IDEX for Manufacturers"
(Note: Register when prompted for immediate access)

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.

DM-IDEX Schedule

Thursday, June 6

1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Open time slot (not pre-scheduled)
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Open time slot (not pre-scheduled)
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Open time slot (not pre-scheduled)
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Distributor Scheduled Appointment
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Manufacturer Scheduled Appointment
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Distributor 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

Download the DM-IDEX policies

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