Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia. Since its debut in 2002, the PTDA Canadian Conference has become a powerful business conclave for Canada's power transmission/motion control industry. The event features intimate business networking and educational opportunities along with "The Industry Showcase", a program designed for those specifically marketing product in Canada. "The PTDA Canadian Conference delivers unmatched value for members," said Mitch Bouchard, secretary treasurer of Ottawa-based General Bearing Service Inc. and the newly elected PTDA board of directors' president. "There is no other organization that can deliver such thorough networking and educational opportunities in such an efficient package."Bouchard said the planning committee is optimistic about 2012, as the latest PTDA Market Forecast indicates the Canadian market will be steadily increasing in strength and growth throughout the year. "We believe the Fairmont Empress will be the ideal location on the West Coast to host this important Canadian-specific networking event," said Bouchard.