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

Events | Industry Summit | Networking

Industry Summit

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


Online registration is now open or download the registration form.

See which companies have members registered to attend.

Informal Networking

Enjoy the opportunity to network in-person at a variety of events. Work the room as you move from table-to-table, person-to-person. With all of the industry’s top executives in one place, this is where you can amp up business connections with the people you want to see.

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by JIE USA, MBL USA and Orthoman Conveying Systems
Thursday, October 27 | 6:00–8:00 PM

The Welcome Reception is your chance to reconnect with longtime friends and business acquaintances as well as forge new relationships. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres while you catch up and plan for the coming days.

Exclusive Closing Party at the Iconic Wildhorse Saloon

Saturday, October 29 | 6:00–9:00 PM

Don your cowboy boots and Stetson (if you’ve got ‘em!). Southern hospitality, drink and dinner, line dancing, pool and other games are on the menu during our exclusive closing reception at the famous Wildhorse Saloon. Wind down the day, relax and enjoy this iconic Nashville’s venue with your partners in business.

Women in the Industry (WITI) Social Hour

Sponsored by Bishop-Wisecarver and Interlynx
Thursday, October 27 | 4:00–5:00 PM

Network with fellow women who are shaping the PT/MC industry and are committed to creating opportunities to attract, develop and support female colleagues.  This event will feature conversation about the missteps women often make when communicating. Be sure to check "yes" to being a woman in the industry on your registration form.

First–Timer Event

Sponsored by Peer Chain Company
Thursday, October 27 | 5:00–6:00 PM

Get fired up for your first Industry Summit! Connect with other first–timers and gain tips, insights and advice from seasoned industry professionals to chart a course for success at the Industry Summit. All first–time Industry Summit attendees are invited. Be sure to check "yes" to being a first timer on your registration form.

Next Gen After Party

Thursday, October 27 | 8:00–9:30 PM

Continue the fun with targeted networking for participants under age 40.  Hop on a pedal tavern and explore downtown Nashville. The 90-minute, BYOB tour will begin at the Omni Nashville and travel throughout the neighboring Broadway Street area. Be sure to check "yes" to being a Next Gen on your registration form.

Friday Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by JIE USA
Friday, October 28 | 8:00–8:45 AM

Friday Networking Lunch

Sponsored by Martin Sprocket & Gear
Friday, October 28 | 12:00–12:30 PM

Saturday Networking Lunch

Saturday, October 29 | 12:15–12:45PM


Formal Networking

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.

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!
Beverage Stations sponsored by Bishop-Wisecarver, Interlynx, JIE USA and MBL USA


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