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Events | Industry Summit

NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

Reserve your hotel room at The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida, for the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit, scheduled for September 27-30, 2017.

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Beginning on March 1, 2017, Joint MD-IDEX/Expo booths and NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit sponsorships will be available. More information coming soon.

While we prepare more information about this exciting upcoming PTDA event, enjoy reading about the PTDA 2016 Industry Summit:

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


Registration List (Final)

The PTDA 2016 Industry Summit brought together 750 participants, including nearly 590 delegates from the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry, representing 12 countries, to San Diego, Calif., to network, build relationships, collaborate and learn to Lead in Disruptive Times.

The crowning centerpiece of the PTDA Industry Summit is MD-IDEX, PTDA’s signature fast-networking session. The 2016 MD-IDEX session generated 614 scheduled meetings, not counting the hundreds of unscheduled and informal meetings that occurred during the four-hour session and during the few days of the conference at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

PTDA members can download the final registration list (see above) to continue to build relationships with those they met and worked with during the meetings.

In addition to networking, the business of the Association was conducted during the conference with the election of a new Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council. Hundreds of volunteers were thanked and outgoing leaders were recognized for their contributions to the Association and the industry, including the presentation of the prestigious Warren Pike Award to Keith Nowak, president, MPT Drives, Inc.

The PTDA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization with separate leadership from PTDA, also got involved. Over $61,000 was raised to kick off the PTDA Foundation Vanguard Campaign. Outgoing leaders were recognized and thanked for their contributions to the Foundation. Linda Miller, vice president IT & HR, B & D Industrial, received the Wendy B. McDonald Award from the PTDA Foundation. The Milton B. Schott, Jr. Memorial Open golf tournament raised funds for the work of the PTDA Foundation.

The spouse/companion 5K walk along with donations from delegates generated a $3,225 donation to the San Diego-based Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

The continuation of the IML Talks and Deeper Dives was met with positive enthusiasm. The educational component of the Industry Summit is an important element, and this year included some exciting presentations:

  • Mark “The Sales Hunter” Hunter delivered powerful reasons why every member of your team needs to see themselves as a leader.
  • A panel discussion by members of the industry including Jeff Cloud, VP marketing, IBT Industrial Solutions, Ellen Holladay, SVP CIO OE officer, Motion Industries Inc. and Kristin Jennings, director marketing, Climax Metal Products Company challenged members to consider the ramifications of having five generations working side-by-side for the first time in history. The Deeper Dive sessions were moderated by industry veteran Tribby Warfield, Sr. VP & GM automation control & energy, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, which allowed delegates to talk through the issues faced in their organization and share their findings and best practices.
  • Michael Abrashoff, the former commander of the U.S.S. Benfold, wowed participants with his stories of transforming the lowest performing crew in the Pacific Fleet to the best.

The closing keynote featured Dr. Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics, who provided specific management objectives and accompanying recommendations to guide PTDA members through the next few years.

To celebrate a successful few days in San Diego, participants were treated to a closing event at the San Diego Zoo featuring exotic species up-close and personal.

More pictures are available on the PTDA Flickr page to enjoy, share and download photos. Also, check out the Twitter stream by searching PTDA on Twitter with Hashtag #PTDA16IS to see who said what and add some comments of your own. Make it easy and click on one of ours to share with your followers:



Plan to participate in the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit in 2017

September 27-30, 2017
The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, Fla.

We look forward to seeing you there. Tweet with #NIBAPTDA