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Events | Industry Summit | MD-IDEX

Industry Summit

October 17-20, 2018
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, Colo.
#PTDA18IS

 

MD-IDEX: Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange

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


Download the MD-IDEX Exhibitor Directory  

What is MD-IDEX?

The Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange (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. Consistently rated as one of the most important elements of the PTDA Industry Summit for both distributors and manufacturers, MD-IDEX provides a unique opportunity for one-on-one, strategic-level discussions with senior management of current and potential channel partners.
 
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?


Think of it as speed networking.
  • PTDA manufacturer member companies reserve booth space in MD-IDEX. Download the MD-IDEX Exhibitor Directory  to see which companies have reserved a booth.
  • Distributors have the ability to pre-schedule up to six 20-minute appointments with exhibiting manufacturers using the online appointment scheduler.
  • Three 20-minute time slots are reserved for exhibiting manufacturers to pre-schedule appointments with distributor companies attending the Industry Summit and may also pre-schedule appointments in any of the distributor six time slots not already reserved by the distributor for the potential of up to nine scheduled appointments.
  • Three 30-minute unscheduled time slots provide opportunities for distributors wishing for a less formal time to connect with suppliers.

How Do I Participate?

 


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

  1. Reserve your booth 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.
  2. Register your team for the Industry Summit (all firms reserving a booth at MD-IDEX must have at least one executive at the national decision-making level at MD-IDEX).
  3. Download the slide deck  and listen to the recording  from the webinar, "Making MD-IDEX Work for You (for Manufacturers)," to learn how to schedule appointments and make your MD-IDEX meetings count.
  4. 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.

Manufacturer PTDA MD-IDEX 2018 Deadlines-at-a-Glance

 

For Distributors:

  1. Register your team for the Industry Summit. 
  2. Download the slide deck  and listen to the recording  from the webinar, "Making MD-IDEX Work for You (for Distributors)," to learn how to schedule appointments and make your MD-IDEX meetings count.
  3. Download the MD-IDEX Exhibitor Directory  to make a plan for which exhibitors you'd like to meet.
  4. 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.

Distributor PTDA MD-IDEX 2018 Deadlines-at-a-glance



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