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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.

Resources | Learning & Development | Seminars & Webinars | University of Innovative Distribution

University of Innovative Distribution

March 21-24, 2022

JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel
Indianapolis, Ind.


Registration Now Open!
Early bird registration deadline: January 2, 2022
Final registration deadline: March 6, 2022


PTDA’s University of Innovative Distribution - UID offers an annual, intensive four-day educational program focused on the unique needs of the distribution industry. With over 40 courses on the key functional disciples relevant to distribution, you can customize your own curriculum. Courses are grouped in one of six Education Tracks based on theme. Not all course content fits neatly into one track or another; use this classification more as a guide. These groupings give participants the option to plan their curriculum based on interests in one or more areas.

In addition, instructors have assigned a Level of Complexity (LOC): Foundational, Intermediate or Advanced to their course. Note some course content will overlap between foundational and intermediate or intermediate and advanced. Check out the course offerings.

Who Should Attend?
• CEOs
• Branch Managers
• Sales & marketing Managers
• Distribution sales people
• Purchasing managers
• Human resources directors/managers
• Operations managers
• Inventory managers
• Training managers
• Manufacturer personnel in regional sales, distribution sales and marketing management

In addition, UID offers excellent peer to peer networking opportunities including the Welcome Happy Hour and lunches each day. UID is unique in that it brings together people from the whole spectrum of the supply chain – members of 40 different distribution associations in all lines of trade. 

PTDA members should select "PTDA" as your sponsoring association in order to receive the discounted registration price. A block of hotel rooms have been designated for UID attendees. The room block has a history of selling out early, so be sure to reserve ASAP!

Participants can earn credits toward their Certificate in Industrial Distribution from Purdue University. Learn more at University of Innovative Distribution.