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more than 300 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $20 billion in product sales.

Events | Industry Summit | Presentations


October 19-21, 2023
Omni Amelia Island Resort
Amelia Island, Fla.


Registration is now open!
You may also book your hotelMD-IDEX booth and sponsorship package today!

Opening Keynote

Friday, October 20 | 10:15–11:45 AM
PT/MC Business Climate Update
Dr. Alan Beaulieu, Founder and President, ITR Economics

When Beaulieu speaks, people listen. Back by popular demand, leading industrial economist Dr. Alan Beaulieu will offer an update to the long-range global economic forecast. Is a recession looming? If so, what will it mean for the PT/MC industry? Beaulieu will address why planning today is imperative to help circumvent the challenges of tomorrow, allowing you to seize opportunities and strengthen profits. Read more about Alan.

Concurrent Sessions
Friday, October 20 | 12:45–1:45 PM

PT WORK Force® Keynote

Building an Effective Compensation Strategy to Attract and Retain Top Employees
Alex Chausovsky, Market Researcher & Analyst, Miller Resource Group

Presented by PT WORK Force®, an initiative of the PTDA Foundation
Is your compensation and benefits strategy shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality? That thinking leaves some organizations ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market. Chausovsky will assess current labor market conditions and share best-in-class hiring strategies including salary requirements, metrics and practices plus top factors driving talent retention including industry-specific compensation analysis and benchmarking. You’ll leave ready to snap up and retain highly performing impact players and supercharge their growth.
Read more about Alex.

You Can Always Sell More! How To Differentiate Yourself and Your Company to Establish a Stronger Value Proposition
Jim Pancero, Sales and Sales Leadership Speaker, Trainer and Consultant

Selling and sales leadership has drastically evolved over the past five years. Buyers today are harder to reach, less loyal and more price sensitive. How are you adjusting your selling efforts to successfully gain a competitive edge and win in this new reality? Pancero will address how to increase your effectiveness and avoid the selling traps even sales pros experience. He’ll highlight ways to develop more buyer-focused language that incorporates your “Four Core Values” so you can confidently answer the age-old buyer question: “Why do I want to buy from you?”
Read more about Jim.

Executive Panel

Tales From the Font: A PT/MC Industry Specific Panel Discussion
Moderator:  Jeff Cloud President & CEO, IBT Industrial Solutions
  • Mitch Bouchard, Secretary & Treasurer, General Bearing Service Inc.
  • Michael Moonan, SVP of Sales, Solve Industrial Motion Group
  • Drew Tucci, VP Sales & Marketing, Eastern Industrial Automation

This panel of PTDA industry veterans will address how they are adapting to fluctuations in the industry from evolving digital capabilities, e-commerce, supply chain challenges, mergers and acquisitions, vendor relations and changing consumer behavior. Attendees will be polled prior to the conference to determine topics. 


Closing Keynote

Saturday, October 21 |1:30–2:30 PM
Building World Class Teams: How to Achieve Breakthrough Performance Through Collaboration, Creativity, and A Culture of One
Robyn Benincasa, Leadership & Teamwork Speaker and Best-Selling Author

As a world class team builder, San Diego firefighter, World Champion Adventure Racer, 2014 CNN Hero and a Guinness World Record Endurance Kayaker, Robyn knows the world’s most successful teams have one thing in common: Human Synergy. She describes it as “the magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.” Sharing insights from her best-selling book, How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons From The Toughest Teams On Earth, Robyn will identify innovative team-building strategies to help raise your team to the next level. You’ll leave inspired and armed with skills to cultivate deep and lasting connections for any team. Read more about Robyn.

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