The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organization for the Power Transmission and Motion Control (PT/MC) will host its 2019 Annual Convention in the Canary Islands of Tenerife, from 25 – 27 September 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Abama Resort.

The online registrations for EPTDA and PTDA members are open now at Non-members interested in attending the event can contact [email protected] for more information.

EPTDA’s Annual Convention is highly acclaimed by PT/MC professionals as being a leading event in the industry, providing outstanding time and cost-saving solutions for expanding business networks and enhancing knowledge. Consistently rated as one of the most influential executive platforms in the international power transmission and motion control industry, it attracts 350-400 entrepreneurs and leaders of well-respected PT/MC Distributor and Manufacturer companies, together with their guests. Offering invaluable opportunities to network with peers and potential contacts, both formally and informally, this renowned event also presents inspiring and thought-provoking educational programs and business case studies for the member and non-member attendees.

“EPTDA Annual Conventions are one of the most desired executive networking event for the industry leaders worldwide. Our delegates and their spouses and partners, business professionals and our staunchest supporters, join forces every year, in some of the most iconic destinations of EMEA to celebrate the strengths of this unique community. Attendees can count on a high-energy, inspirational, all hands-on-business, educational program and a meticulously crafted social program. EPTDA Annual Conventions are a signature event of the industry, and the only place to meet all the leaders of the business in one place, over three days”, said Hans Hanegreefs, EPTDA’s Executive Vice-President.

EPTDA Tenerife 2019 Speakers

Nicklas Bergman

Nicklas Bergman has spent the last 25 years working as an entrepreneur and technology investor, mostly focusing on investments and business development in emerging markets, IT software and hardware, instrumentation, nanotechnology, new materials and new media art, currently through more than 10 direct and indirect investments.

In Tenerife, Nicklas Bergman will explain how digitization is highly relevant but only the warm-up. True disruption will come from a combination of new digital technologies such as AI, blockchain and the Internet of Things in combination with a deeper understanding of nanotechnology, neuro technology as well as biotechnology and genetics. In a couple of decades, this will create a world that’s totally different from the one we’re living in today.

Ramon Vullings

The “IdeaDJ”, Ramon Vullings helps business leaders bring the outside world in. He advocates why remixing ideas across-sectors and industries is not only smart, but the only strategy to thrive in a highly complex, increasingly competitive and digitally connected world.

Ramon Vullings will share insights from his latest research focusing on how leaders can leverage the power of combinations in an ever more complex world. Our society and businesses face complicated and ‘wicked problems’. Ramon shows how cross-over cooperation between silos and sectors, and cross-industry innovation are crucial to resolve these conflicts.

The Ritz-Carlton Abama Hotel is hosting EPTDA Tenerife 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Abama Hotel is a luxury hotel set on a clifftop in the Canary Islands, and probably the best location and occasion to combine your business meetings with an extended stay for (family) holidays. The idyllic setting of Guía de Isora, the clean lines of Moorish-inspired architecture and the quiet beauty of the Atlantic create a stage for luxury at this Canary Island hotel.

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 Tenerife 2019 Annual Convention program, how to register and secure your hotel accommodation, please visit

About the EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association

EPTDA is the leading association for industrial distribution distributors and manufacturers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa, setting the highest commercial, environmental, social and ethical standards. Its mission is to advance distribution and strengthen members to be successful, profitable and competitive in a changing market environment. EPTDA vision is to be the leading community in the EMEA region for industrial distribution, as recognized by customers. EPTDA currently has a membership of more than 250 leading companies across 35 countries worldwide, working with some 313,000 employees and representing over €24 billion in annual revenues.

EPTDA Contact

[email protected]