Heading for Istanbul in 2014: Win Automation Fair and EPTDA Annual Convention

Prepare for New Growth Perspectives in EMEA

Brussels, (PresseBox) - The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) announces its 2014 Convention in Istanbul, Turkey, from September 24-26. With a first stop-over at the WIN Automation Fair in March 2014, EPTDA will inevitably be focusing its growth efforts this year on Turkey, a key business hub connecting West to East.

"In 2013, EPTDA set new targets of geographical growth, taking a more prominent role in the whole EMEA region. Considering the current economic conditions and industry developments in Europe, our members - both distributors and manufacturers - are looking for new opportunities, new channels. Turkey is a thriving business place offering a lot of potential, and a distinctive gateway to emerging marketplaces", Hans Hanegreefs, EPTDA Executive Vice President explains.

EPTDA will host its next Annual Convention - "EPTDA Istanbul 2014" - in Turkey's economic, cultural, and historical heart, with the support of its ten Turkish member companies. The Annual Convention is a leading business-to-business event, attracting 350-400 decision-makers and leaders of the PT/MC industry every year. Industrial distributors, manufacturers, associate partners and end-users will convene on 24-26 September for an intensive networking and educational event. A high array of experts, including Opening Keynote Speaker Lawrence Heyton, Closing Keynote Speaker Charles Hazelwood and economist Alan Beaulieu, will line up to share experience with business and success. Parallel hands-on seminars will also shed light on topical issues of industrial distribution and nurture innovative ideas to face today and tomorrow's challenges. Besides executive-level networking functions, the convention agenda features yielding distributor-manufacturer meetings, called the "Manufacturer-Distributor IDea EXchange" (MD-IDEX), where both parties can discuss openly on all the latest products, innovations, technology development and business opportunities. For more information about the convention, log on to www.eptdaconvention.org

Complementing its activities in Turkey, EPTDA will exhibit at the WIN Automation fair, also held in Istanbul, on March 19-22. On this occasion, EPTDA has partnered again with organisers and associate member Deutsche Messe/Hannover Fairs to bring the best of the experience to its members interested to further explore the potential of this growing market.

"The WIN fairs follow an upward trend every year. They have been the drivers of the manufacturing industry for long years and they are successful at satisfying both exhibitors and visitors. Reflecting the momentum of the industry, the WIN Fairs are supported by 86 organisations at national and international level. As Hannover Fairs Turkey, we are aware of the importance of cooperation with sectorial organisations. For this reason, we are proud to announce the first steps of our long-term cooperation with EPTDA in the field of Motion-Drive Technologies. We are focused on similar markets and sectors. With the synergy of this cooperation both Hannover Fairs Turkey and EPTDA will have a chance to develop their activities especially in the Middle East and Africa," Alexander Kühnel, General Manager Hannover Fairs Turkey, explains.

In the coming years, EPTDA will keep on strengthening its members and the business in home markets, while simultaneously establishing its position in other regions. For more information about EPTDA members and their product lines, connect to www.eptda.org

EPTDA (European Power Transmission Distributors Association)

EPTDA is the leading association for the industrial distribution channel in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, setting the highest commercial, environmental, social and ethical standards. EPTDA currently has a membership of more than 230 leading companies across 30 countries worldwide, that represent over 25 billion euros annual sales volume and 250,000 employees. EPTDA'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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