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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

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

PTDA Virtual Canadian Conference

June 9-10

DM-IDEX (Distributor-Manufacturer Idea Exchange)

Wednesday, June 9
2:30 p.m.-4:25 p.m.


Thursday, June 10
1:00-2:55 p.m.


DM-IDEX (Distributor-Manufacturer Idea Exchange) is designed to truly maximize your Canadian Conference ROI. It is a time- and cost-effective opportunity to meet privately with several potential and current business partners 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 12 pre-scheduled 15-minute appointments. These meetings are designed for introductions, key contact exchange, a brief discussion and to arrange for a follow-up meeting.

How does it work?

Whether you’re a distributor or a manufacturer, there is no need to “reserve” a booth. All registered distributor and manufacturer companies can participate (unless you opt out in advance).


We’re enhancing your ability to meet with the channel partners you want to see through a new feature in the scheduling process--matchmaking. Through matchmaking, you prioritize the channel partners you’d like to meet with, eliminating the need to login at a specific date and time to get appointments.

Distributors and manufacturers choose and prioritize a set number of companies from the list of participating member companies. The software then matches companies using a built-in algorithm, increasing your chances of getting an appointment with a preferred company, particularly when both companies have prioritized each other.

Once matches are complete, distributors and manufacturers will fill in any remaining open appointments using the direct scheduling process in the software as previously done. This begins with distributors scheduling open slots and manufacturers filling in the balance.

Key Dates

April 22 Opt-out if you are not going to participate in DM-IDEX
April 26-May 6 Choose and prioritize companies you want to meet with for matchmaking
May 7-11 Distributors review matches and determine who else you want to meet with
May 12-18 Distributors schedule any remaining open appointment times
May 19-23 Manufacturers review matches and determine who else you want to meet with
May 24-28 Manufacturers schedule any remaining open appointment times

Virtual Appointments

After scheduling is complete, you can then access your appointment schedule. Each appointment will contain a link. Appointments will be launched by clicking the link to start the video meeting window. Any employee from your company registered for the Virtual Canadian Conference will be able to join the appointment. 

DM-IDEX Schedule

Wednesday June 9

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
2:50 - 3:05 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
3:10 - 3:25 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
3:50 - 4:05 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
4:10 - 4:25 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
Thursday, June 10  
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
1:20 - 1:35 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
1:40 - 1:55 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
2:20 - 2:35 p.m. Scheduled Appointment
2:40 - 2:55 p.m. Scheduled Appointment