Contacts, Networking and Know-How
EPTDA is the first and only association in Europe which offers a platform for discussion and information exchange for both distributors and manufacturers in the power transmission and motion control industry. This powerful forum addresses PT/MC- and distribution-related matters such as distributor-manufacturer relationships, standardisation, development of 'EUROLAND', distribution policy of manufacturers and any other concerns that may be of interest to PT/MC distributors and manufacturers.
EPTDA's effective communication channels allow its members to keep abreast of the latest industry developments, benefit from efficient tools programmes, share experience and best practices with other professionals in the field.
Every year, EPTDA hosts hundreds of PT/MC professionals, both members and non-members, during its Annual Convention in a different European city. The Annual Convetions offer a combination of all: education, executive workshops, networking, economic insight and socializing.
Saving time and money through NETWORKING at the EPTDA Annual Convention: within just two days, distributors can meet manufacturers they are already working with but also make new contacts and set up business relationships with new manufacturers in order to widen their product ranges. Manufacturers at their end can within a mere span of two days meet with many qualified distributors, sustain existing business partnerships and start new ones, expanding their sales networks.
Distributors and manufacturers have also the chance to meet within a more specific framework called the MD-IDEX. Consistantly rated the most valuable feature of the Annual Convention, the Manufacturer-Distributor IDea EXchange (MD-IDEX) offers a unique opportunity for executive managers to meet one-on-one. It is a highly effective forum for productive dialogue, learning about the latest product offerings and arrange private discussions about matters of mutual interest and concern. All attending manufacturer members will be allocated one table (meeting space), and distributor members will be able to meet around manufacturer members' meeting areas. Distributor members can apply for appointments with specific manufacturer members. Likewise, manufacturer members will get the chance to invite distributor members to their tables. The MD-IDEX features 12 appointments of 30 minutes each - an exclusive opportunity for quality business time. Coupled with the MD-IDEX, the OPEN MD-IDEX also allows participants to meet without prior appointment.
EPTDA's official publications: e-Motion is the association's electronic, bimonthly newsletter sharing 'what's on' in the association and industry; the Blue Book, official association review and membership directory.
EPTDA offers access to an international database of PT/MC distributors and manufacturers, and gives a better overview of new products and suppliers.
EPTDA benefits from PTDA's 60 years of background in the PT/MC industry. EPTDA members can take advantage of this long-run experience as they are eligible for services provided by PTDA.