EPTDA Lisbon 2012 Annual Convention, Portugal
The European Power Transmission Distributors Association 15th Annual Convention
At this early stage, over 300 participants have already confirmed their attendance, and more are expected. "For years, the EPTDA Annual Convention has been rated as the one and only event for top-executive-level networking and business meetings in the PT/MC industry and industrial distribution", says Hans Hanegreefs, Executive Vice President of the EPTDA. "From world-class economists and speakers, our successful Next Generation event, the Distribution Forum to the highly popular MD-IDEX (Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange), we promise this year again to bring you a highly versatile, educational and thought provoking programme. Tailored to help you and your business move forward, this programme is geared to make sense of the on-going economic challenges and give insight into the future challenges and opportunities."
The EPTDA Lisbon 2012 convention will generate a large number of opportunities for future growth, thanks to both formal dedicated business functions and informal networking. The MD-IDEX specifically brings together PT/MC distributors and manufacturers around the table. It is the one and only platform allowing distributors of all sizes to meet one-on-one with the key executives and decision-makers of qualified manufacturers and distributors and is therefore regarded as one of the most beneficial events of the EPTDA Annual Convention.
After a successful "premier" at the EPTDA Budapest 2011 convention, the EPTDA is once again holding its exclusive Distributor Forum: a one of a kind professional discussion forum in the power transmission and motion control industry. The focus on specific fields of interest to distributors' business like 'Improve your profitability', 'Plan for your people' and 'Customer Intimacy', combined with topical discussions driven by dedicated Distribution Forum facilitators, will ensure that participants take precious thoughts and innovative ideas home with them to implement into their own business strategies.
The scheduled convention will include an imposing array of speakers. The Opening Keynote Address will be by world-renowned "Mr Body Language" on how to decode people's behaviour and best-selling author of "Why Men Don't Listen and Why Can't Women Read Maps", Mr Allan Pease. Mrs. Sahar Hashemi, co-founder of Coffee Republic will enthusiastically teach the audience about an entrepreneurial mind-set. Mr. Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research (ITR®) analyst & renowned economist, will address global prosperity and how to maximise profits for PT/MC industry businesses.
Hosted in one of the most beautiful and historical centres of Europe - Lisbon, at the magnificent Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, this professional event will additionally offer industry experts and the Next Generation of PT/MC leaders many occasions to socialise in a more relaxed atmosphere and prepare the future of the industry. A thoughtfully-designed Social Programme and special invitations will enrich the experience for delegates' spouses and partners who are taking part in the convention.
The EPTDA annual conventions are open to both EPTDA members and qualified non-member companies. The EPTDA also secured the most competitive and comfortable solutions for its delegates: early- bird and on-line registration, competitive accommodation packages, attractive air fares with its Official Carrier Tap Portugal Airlines and many other advantages that can be found on www.eptdaconvention.org.
"Making an early decision and reservation will benefit participating companies in many ways while securing their position on the front line for a higher visibility and brand recognition. The EPTDA looks forward to welcoming numerous professionals in Lisbon and writing history once again. Register today on www.eptdaconvention.org/register!" Mr. Hanegreefs concludes.
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EPTDA (European Power Transmission Distributors Association)
EPTDA is the leading association for the industrial distribution channel in Europe, 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 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. EPTDA currently has a membership of over 200 leading companies across 28 countries worldwide, representing nearly 24 billion euro annual sales volume, 245,000 employees. For more information about EPTDA, visit www.eptda.org and follow us on Twitter @EPTDA