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Events | Industry Summit | Networking

Industry Summit

October 23-26. 2019
JW Marriott Austin
Austin, Texas



PTDA Foundation Golf Outing*

Thursday, October 24
7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. shotgun start)

Enjoy a round of golf with your industry colleagues during the PTDA Foundation Golf Outing.



Women in the Industry (WITI) Happy Hour

Thursday, October 24
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: LUBRIPLATE Lubricants Company, Torque Drives, Inc. and U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmissions LLC

Build relationships to enhance business and explore areas of common interest with fellow women in the industry. All women are invited to participate. A hosted bar is provided.

First Timer Event

Thursday, October 24
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: Daido Corporation of America, Peer Chain Company and U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmissions LLC


Gain tips, insights and advice from seasoned experts to make the most of your time at the Industry Summit. Connect with other first-timers and learn about PTDA resources that can help you in your job. All first time Industry Summit attendees are invited so be sure to check “yes” to being a first timer on the Industry Summit registration form.


Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 24
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: NORD Drivesystems, P.T. International/IPTCI Bearings

You've come to the live music capital of the world. Now is the time to amplify your network by re-connecting with long-time friends and business connections as well as creating new relationships. The Welcome Reception is your chance to catch up, plan for the coming days and enjoy the poolside atmosphere while you sip on cocktails and nibble on delightful hors d'ouevres.


Next Gen After Party

Thursday, October 24
8:30-10:30 p.m.

Sponsored by U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC

Extend the fun with an informal, poolside BBQ while you enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Next Gen colleagues. Music, drinks and great conversation round out your evening. Be sure to identify yourself as Next Gen on the Industry Summit registration form.

Welcome Breakfast

Friday, October 25
7:00-8:00 a.m.


Networking Break

Friday, October 25

10:00-10:30 a.m.


Networking Lunches

Friday, October 25
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 26
12:15-1:00 p.m.

Fuel up and network with your industry colleagues. To ensure you make the most of this networking opportunity, there will be assigned seating at Friday's lunch.


MD-IDEX:  Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange

Saturday, October 26
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Coffee Break sponsored by: Daido Corporation of America, Torque Drives, Inc.

Finding time to build strong relationships with your channel partners can be a challenge, but not at the PTDA Industry Summit. With four hours of dedicated time to meet specifically with top-level distributor and manufacturer executives, you'll engage in focused, one-on-one discussions that allow you to get work done. Consistently rated as one of the top reasons members attend the Industry Summit, MD-IDEX is a time- and cost-effective opportunity to meet face-to-face with potential and current business partners to discuss new product lines, opportunities and other topics of mutual interest. Learn more at ptda.org/MDIDEX


Closing Event: Austin Block Party

Saturday, October 26

6:00–9:00 p.m.

End your 2019 Industry Summit on a high note when you attend the Austin Block-Party-styled closing event. This event amplifies the fun Austin is famous for: live music, inspired cuisine served out of a food truck and outdoor settings. Relax and enjoy with the friends you made during the week and soak up Austin's zany and eclectic culture.

The party doesn't stop there as you will receive free admission to an after party at one of Austin's live music venues on famed Sixth Street, only a half-block away from your PTDA Industry Summit wrap-up. With Austin's love of music and anything offbeat, there's no telling where the night will take you.

*Not included in the delegate registration fee.