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

Events | Industry Summit | MD-IDEX

Industry Summit

The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, Colo.


MD-IDEX: Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange

Saturday, October 20
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Manufacturers: Reserve your booth by June 29 and save $500 to maximize your opportunity to meet with distributors at MD-IDEX at the PTDA 2018 Industry Summit. Download the MD-IDEX policies for more information.

What is MD-IDEX?

The Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange (MD-IDEX) is consistently rated as the one of the most valuable benefits of PTDA membership, and one of the most important elements of the PTDA Industry Summit for both distributors and manufacturers. Why? MD-IDEX provides a unique opportunity for one-on-one, strategic-level discussions with senior management of current and potential channel partners.
MD-IDEX offers a time- and cost-effective method for distributors and manufacturers to have multiple opportunities to meet face-to-face, in just a few hours. Whether you’re focused on touching base with current partners, or expanding your distribution network or product line offerings, invest in your business by participating in MD-IDEX.

The structure of MD-IDEX blends scheduled appointments and open unscheduled time, giving all participants an opportunity to get business done at the Industry Summit.


How Does It Work?

For Manufacturers: Reserve booths by June 29, 2018, to save $500. From September 24-October 5, using the online MD-IDEX Appointment Scheduler, manufacturer members can schedule three 20-minute appointments with registered distributors. Exhibiting manufacturers may also schedule appointments in any distributor time slot not already reserved by them with another exhibitor.

Only PTDA manufacturer and associate members with a reserved booth are allowed to enter the MD-IDEX booth session.

Manufacturers, plan ahead and register now for:

Webinar: "Making MD-IDEX Work for You - for Manufacturers"

August 21
1:00-1:30 p.m. Central

For Distributors: From September 10-20, 2018, using the online MD-IDEX Appointment Scheduler, distributor members registered for the Industry Summit  have the ability to schedule up to six 20-minute appointments with exhibiting manufacturers, while three 20-minute time slots are reserved for exhibiting manufacturers to make appointments with distributor companies attending the Industry Summit.

Distributors, plan ahead and register now for:

Webinar: "Making MD-IDEX Work for You - for Distributors"

August 16
1:00-1:30 p.m. Central

In addition to these nine scheduled appointment times, three 30-minute time slots are unscheduled open time for distributors wishing for a less formal opportunity to connect with suppliers during MD-IDEX in Colorado Springs.

To get a sense of MD-IDEX, watch the video: