EPTDA Celebrates 20th Annual Convention in Rome
October 4, 2017—
The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) proudly celebrated this year its 20th Annual Convention, at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri Hotel in Rome, Italy, in September.
Close to 500 people - the movers and shakers, thought leaders and industry influencers - from 191 class-leading distribution and manufacturing companies across 35 countries attended the pinnacle event, with almost 30 companies and their over 40 delegates joining an EPTDA Annual Convention for the first time.
A new record was established for the Manufacturer-Distributor IDea EXchange (MD-IDEX) and the Distributor-to-Distributor IDea EXchange (D2D-IDEX) programs - EPTDA’s proprietary business-to-business speed-networking platforms: close to 1,000 meetings took place over two days, enabling participants to refresh their connections, to establish new ones, and to set the scene for new and fruitful business.
The 2017 Annual Convention was also the occasion for launching new and exciting members’ benefits, such as the Production Line Intelligence Report (PLI) on the Confectionery Industry - a one-of-a-kind tool facilitating a deep understanding of the confectionery production process and machinery, thus empowering sales teams to create new growth opportunities for EPTDA members.
The EPTDA also launched the General Code of Conduct and the Information and Data Policy - a set of recommended best practices regarding the relationship between distributors and manufacturers, the exchange of information, the data format, and the timelines of information delivery and change notifications.
Regarding future plans, EPTDA announced the upcoming White Paper on WMI Systems, and the continuation of the PLI and the End-User Video programs.
EPTDA is already looking forward to its 21st Annual Convention, next year in London, UK. The event will take place September 26-28 at the centrally located Hilton London Metropole Hotel.