Marriott Park Hotel, Rome. The 12th annual European Power Transmission Distributors Association brings its 200 distributor and manufacturer member companies together to network around the theme of “excellence in relationships.” The goal for this year’s convention is to restore confidence and inspire the PT/MC industries to overcome economic challenges and create business opportunities. Experts will address topical issues such as risk and cash flow management, opportunities of the global economic situation and human resource retention. The convention also features a day of private meetings for open discussions on the latest product offerings, innovations and industry developments. A Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange is one major highlight.