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

Events | Industry Summit | Presentations

Industry Summit

October 27-29, 2022
Omni Hotel Nashville
Nashville, Tenn.


Online registration is now open or download the registration form.

Opening Keynote

Friday, October 28 | 10:15–11:45 AM
PT/MC Business Climate Update
Dr. Alan Beaulieu, Founder and President, ITR Economics
Leading industrial economist Dr. Alan Beaulieu returns to address the global economic climate, what it means for the PT/MC distribution market and how to forecast for your company’s long-range needs. Dr. Beaulieu is an Industry Summit favorite, so you won’t want to miss his much-anticipated insights on taking advantage of the post-COVID landscape.


PT WORK Force® Keynote

Friday, October 28 | 12:30–1:30 PM
Get Rid of the BS (Bias Synapse) to Attract Diverse Employees & Markets
Risha Grant, Founder & CEO of Risha Grant, LLC
Presented by PT WORK Force®, an initiative of the PTDA Foundation
Unconscious bias can sidetrack companies from recruiting diverse candidates. Highlighting unconventional methods and marketing techniques, Grant will share how best to tap into a rich market of dynamic and diverse candidates. The result for employers: an energized workforce-focused program and environment where understanding and acceptance thrives. 

PT WORK Force® Panel Session

Saturday, October 29 | 12:45–1:45 PM
Build Your Talent Pipeline
Presented by PT WORK Force®, an initiative of the PTDA Foundation
Now more than ever, PT/MC companies struggle to lock in top talent. Discovering new channels to recruit candidates is critical for building a robust talent pipeline. Local educational institutions are the ideal place to cultivate relationships. This discussion brings together career service directors from technical and industrial programs at colleges and universities to share best practices for engaging your future workforce before they hit the market.

Erica Betz, Associate Director, Employer Relations
Vanderbilt University Career Center
Antoinette Hargrove Duke, Director, Career Development Center
Tennessee State University

Nicole Hubbs, Director, Welcome Center & Career Services
Nashville State Community College

Asha Mayer, Assistant Director, Career Services
Lincoln Tech – Nashville

Closing Keynote

Saturday, October 29 | 2:00–3:00 PM
The Challenge of Change
Joe Theismann, Former NFL Quarterback and Analyst
Joe Theismann knows how to deal with change. Once the most productive quarterback in the history of the Washington Redskins, at age 35, Joe’s football career ended abruptly after a sidelining injury. Maintaining a positive and game-winning attitude has led Joe to find success in other arenas including as an Emmy award-winning analyst for ESPN’s Sunday Night NFL. Joe will relate his own experience to highlight how individuals and organizations committing to a positive mental outlook and vision can tackle any obstacles that impede their climb toward success.
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