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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

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

PTDA Virtual Canadian Conference

DM-IDEX (Distributor-Manufacturer Idea Exchange)

DM-IDEX (Distributor-Manufacturer Idea Exchange) is designed to truly maximize your Canadian Conference ROI. It is a time- and cost-effective opportunity to meet privately with several potential and current business partners to talk about issues of importance.

Whether you are touching base with current partners or expanding your supplier/distribution network, DM-IDEX offers you the opportunity for 12 pre-scheduled 15-minute appointments. These meetings are designed for introductions, key contact exchange, a brief discussion and to arrange for a follow-up meeting.

How does it work?

Whether you’re a distributor or a manufacturer, there is no need to “reserve” a booth. All registered distributor and manufacturer companies can participate (unless you opt out in advance).


We’ve enhanced your ability to meet with the channel partners you want to see through a new feature in the scheduling process--matchmaking. Through matchmaking, you prioritize the channel partners you’d like to meet with, eliminating the need to login at a specific date and time to get appointments.

Distributors and manufacturers choose and prioritize a set number of companies from the list of participating member companies. The software then matches companies using a built-in algorithm, increasing your chances of getting an appointment with a preferred company, particularly when both companies have prioritized each other.

Once matches are complete, distributors and manufacturers will fill in any remaining open appointments using the direct scheduling process in the software as previously done. This begins with distributors scheduling open slots and manufacturers filling in the balance.

Watch this brief video on how appointments are booked.