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Events | Industry Summit | MD-IDEX

Industry Summit

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

#PTDA22IS

 
MD-IDEX: Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange

NEW FOR 2022! Two MD-IDEX Sessions for even more meetings with channel partners

Friday, October 28, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


PTDA Manufacturer Members: Reserve your MD-IDEX booth today to ensure maximum opportunities for appointments with distributors.

The most time and cost-effective way to do business, MD-IDEX provides an opportunity for 14 pre-scheduled 15-minute meetings between distributors and manufacturers. These formal meetings allow you to build relationships, solve problems and discuss new opportunities with senior executives of potential and current business partners. It's amazing how much you can get done in just 15 minutes!

All manufacturer companies with an MD-IDEX booth and all distributors attending the Industry Summit can participate. Manufacturers are required to reserve a booth for entry into MD-IDEX. Register by September 15 to get maximum exposure.

 

How Does MD-IDEX Work?

  • Manufacturers reserve space in the MD-IDEX hall. This also allows your company to participate in the process to schedule appointments with attending distributors.
  • Distributors and manufacturers schedule appointments with each other. More information about the scheduling process will be available soon.
  • Final appointment schedules will be available through the scheduling software about a week before the Industry Summit.

  • Following the appointment schedule created, distributors and manufacturers meet in the manufacturer's reserved space to discuss current sales programs and begin planning for 2023.

MD-IDEX Information and Policies


What Is the Schedule?

Friday, October 28
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


Scheduled 15-minute appointments (with 5 minute "passing" time between each appointment)

Saturday, October 29
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Scheduled 15-minute appointments (with 5 minute "passing" time between each appointment); there will be a break with no appointments from 10:15 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
  

How Do I Participate?

For Distributors:
  1. Register your team for the Industry Summit. At least one team member will need to be registered by September 15 to take full advantage of the scheduling opportunities. Companies who register after September 15 may still take advantage of direct scheduling if time allows.
  2. Prior to scheduling, you will be asked to identify which delegate will be responsible for scheduling appointments.
  3. Watch the appointment scheduling demo to learn how to schedule appointments and make the most of your meetings. 
  4. Identify those manufacturers you want to meet with during MD-IDEX.
  5. Starting at 10:00 a.m. Central on October 4 and continuing through October 10, schedule eight appointments (on a first-come, first-served basis).
  6. Between October 4-10, review your final schedule and prepare for your MD-IDEX appointments using the Distributor Worksheet for Manufacturer Meetings.

Distributor Deadlines-at-a-glance

September 15 Register to attend the Industry Summit
September 15- October 3 Review the list of manufacturers exhibiting in MD-IDEX and determine which manufacturers you want to schedule appointments
September 30-October 3 Review your schedule to see your matched appointments
October 4-10 Starting at 10:00 a.m. Central, schedule your nine dedicated distributor appointment time slots on a first-come, first-served basis
October 21-27 Review your final appointment schedule and prepare for your appointments
 

For Manufacturers:

  1. Reserve your MD-IDEX booth by August 25 to save $500 or by September 15 to be included in scheduling.
  2. Register your team for the Industry Summit.
  3. Watch the appointment scheduling demo to learn how to schedule appointments and make the most of your meetings. 
  4. Identify the distributors you want to meet with during MD-IDEX.
  5. Beginning October 11, review the appointments scheduled with you by distributors. Determine which distributors to schedule in your remaining appointment time slots.
  6. Starting at 10:00 a.m. Central on October 12 and continuing through October 18, schedule the balance of your appointments (on a first-come, first-served basis).
  7. Between October 19-27, review your final schedule and prepare for your MD-IDEX appointments using the Manufacturer Worksheet for Distributor Meetings.
Manufacturer Deadlines-at-a-Glance
August 27 Reserve your MD-IDEX booth to save $500 on the reservation fee
September 15 Register to attend the Industry Summit
September 15 Reserve your MD-IDEX booth to be included in scheduling
September 15- October 11 Review the list of participating distributors
October 11 Review your schedule to see your scheduled appointments. Identify which distributors you want to schedule in your remaining appointment slots
October 12-18 Starting at 10:00 a.m. Central on October 11, schedule the balance of your five dedicated manufacturer appointment slots on a first-come, first-served basis
October 21-27 Review your final appointment schedule and prepare for your appointments
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