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comprised of companies that distribute and manufacture the components that keep your world running smoothly.

Events | Industry Summit | Networking

Industry Summit

October 20-23, 2021

Informal Networking

Enjoy the opportunity to connect in-person at  the many networking 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’ll connect with the people you want to see.

Welcome Networking Event

Thursday, October 21
6:00-8:00 p.m. 

It’s been too long since you’ve been able to see your colleagues! The Welcome Reception is your chance to reconnect with long-time 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.

WITI Happy Hour

Thursday, October 21
4:00-5:00 p.m. 

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 a round-robin networking format. No need to prep work for this event, conversation starters will be provided! 

First-Timer Event

Thursday, October 21

5:00-6:00 p.m

Get fired up for your first Industry Summit! Connect with other first-timers and gain tips, insights and advice from seasoned industry professionals in the PT/MC workforce. 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 21

8:30–10:30 p.m
Game on! Get ready for a night of friendly competition as the PTDA Next Gen Community hosts an informal game night.  Great conversation, and cocktails will provide a chance to unwind with your Next Gen colleagues, and perhaps discover who in the group is a fierce competitor. Winner takes bragging rights and everyone scores with this fun evening. PTDA "Next Gen" are any employees of PTDA member companies who are age 40 and under. 

Networking Lunches

Friday, October 22

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m
Saturday, October 23

12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Fuel up and use this time to lunch, network and learn about your industry peers and colleagues.
Extend your time with channel partners in between MD-IDEX appointments while you enjoy lunch.

Networking Break

Friday, October 22

10:00–10:30 a.m

Closing Event - An Exclusive Tailgate Party at the College Football Hall of Fame

Saturday, October 23

6:00–9:00 p.m

Sport your favorite college team’s apparel for an unforgettable exclusive game day experience at the College Football Hall of Fame. PTDA has the run of the venue! Drive the ball down the field or defend the goal on the 45-yard indoor football field – just one of 50 interactive exhibits. To customize your experience, be sure to indicate your alma mater or favorite college football team on your registration form.

Formal Networking

MD-IDEX:  Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange

Saturday, October 23
8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 


New for 2021! Private Meeting Space Reservations

Thursday, October 21
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.