The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organisation for the mechanical Power Transmission and Motion Control (PT/MC) industry in EMEA, opens today the registrations for its 21st Annual Convention held in London, on 26th -28th of September, 2018

Over a spam of more than 20 years, EPTDA Annual Conventions are recognized as the place to be and to meet with the movers and shakers of the PT/MC industry, making it the most credible networking and B2B event of its kind in the EMEA-region.

This year’s edition will be taking place In London, one of world’s most cosmopolitan cities of the world and close to 500 delegates and guests are expected to take part in EPTDA London 2018.

London, UK’s capital boasts 270 nationalities and 300 languages. It’s a city that is always on the global agenda – be it for fashion, art, culture, food, creativity, innovation, brands or politics – and is never afraid to reinvent itself. EPTDA needs to reach out more than ever to its member companies in the UK, and show that EPTDA stands for a strong and well established pan-EMEA community of leading companies, thus remaining present and active in the United Kingdom, and no matter the outcome of the BREXIT. We believe that a multi-cultural environment creates a stronger community and this is our aim for EPTDA in 2018 and beyond“, said Hans Hanegreefs, EPTDA’s Executive Vice-President.

EPTDA’s Annual Conventions are considered one of the most strategic, informative and executive platforms for the PT/MC industry decision makers to meet every year. The association represents today 254 leading companies from 35 countries worldwide, representing over 24 billion euros annual sales volume and 313,000 employees.

EPTDA London 2018 marks the start of a new era for our association – we are looking forward to sharing the outcome of EPTDA’s Strategic Plan (2019-21) discussions taking place this month , and to bringing the best thought leaders and industry experts on stage as our keynote speakers. In London EPTDA will again offer successful B2B meetings at its MD-IDEX sessions and trying to overtake the previous year’s record in Rome of nearly a thousand B2B sessions, hosting the Association’s exclusive D2D-IDEX (Distributor-to-Distributor Idea EXchange), and hosting another memorable social and spouse/partner programme”, said Hans Hanegreefs, Executive Vice President of EPTDA.

Introducing EPTDA London 2018 Keynote Speakers

Hamish Taylor

Hamish Taylor uses both his practical senior line management experience and his experience in applying these lessons to a wide range of industries, to defy both organisations and teams to think differently about how they approach collaboration, innovation and change and re-focus their activity and behaviour accordingly.

At EPTDA London 2018, Hamish will challenge the attendees with his Opening Keynote Address named “Trains, planes… and toilet cleaners”. Participants will receive Hamish Taylor’s genuine insights into the world of business, with an inspirational and practical approach that will make them experience turning points in the way they lead their organisations and teams.

Marco Bertini

Professor Marco Bertini’s views on monetisation – a unique blend of economics, psychology and sociology – are helping business leaders make the most of the offerings they proudly bring to market, build stronger brands and strengthen relationships with customers, and attendants present at EPTDA London 2018 will get valuable insights about the latest trends that can improve their businesses. Marco will teach about “Selling And Capturing Value In The Market” during the Executive Development Seminar in London.

Ian Heller

Ian Heller is President of Modern Distribution Management ( and will hold the Executive Development Seminar about “The New Digital Imperative For Distributors”, where he will outline the critical balance that distributors need to find.

Paul Lennart

Paul Lennart is a B2B expert and has gained valuable experience in the design and implementation of new digital business models for different industries. Paul will be the moderator of the newly introduced panel discussions and he will also present the NexGen Seminar – “Digital Leadership In Industrial Markets”.

Tom Gale

Tom Gale is the CEO of Modern Distribution Management, a market research and media company focused on industrial product and distribution markets globally. He is working with EPTDA to strengthen the NexGen programme with expert content specialists, management skills development, networking and career advancement opportunities for all members.

The Hilton London Metropole Hotel is hosting EPTDA London 2018

The Hilton London Metropole combines a fantastic Central London location — great for visiting many of the capital’s favourite attractions — with comfortable guest rooms and first-class facilities.

For business travellers, this location is one of Europe’s largest conference hotels, with 42 well-equipped meeting and event rooms.

On-line registrations for this leading industry gathering as well as the specialy designed hotel booking convention platform are accessible as of today and are open to all EPTDA member companies’ representatives as well as the selected professionals from the mechanical power transmission and motion control (PT/MC) industry.

More details on the EPTDA London 2018 Annual Convention program, how to register and secure your hotel accommodation, please visit


EPTDA is the leading association for the PT/MC industrial distribution channel in EMEA, setting the highest commercial, environmental, social, and ethical standards. EPTDA currently has a membership of 254 leading companies in 35 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Its membership represents over 24 billion euros annual sales volume and 313,000 employees. The Association’s mission is to strengthen its members in the industrial distribution channel to be successful, profitable and competitive in serving customers according to the highest standards. EPTDA takes great pride in its values, which focus on being a premier community for qualified members through open dialogue and mutual respect; acting with integrity, honesty, and fairness; and ensuring continuous growth and learning.

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