No.4 / August-September 2017

Check Out Who Are the Confirmed Participants and New Faces at
EPTDA Rome 2017

With 433 delegates and guests representing 179 key PT/MC companies already confirmed, EPTDA Rome 2017 will meet its objective of bringing together the key-players of the PT/MC industry, this time in Rome at the occasion of the Association’s 20th Annual Convention.
Provisional EPTDA Rome 2017 participants’ listings
Provisional EPTDA Rome 2017 participants’ listings
EPTDA Rome 2017 - Newcomers & Guests Brochure
EPTDA Rome 2017 - Newcomers & Guests Brochure
Registrations are still open and the EPTDA invites you to secure your participation as soon as possible.
Convention Registration
Convention Registration
For all other information about this leading industry event, please visit:
EPTDA is looking forward to welcoming you in Rome!

Mark Your Agenda for the EPTDA Rome
MD-IDEX and D2D-IDEX (Distributors Only) Meetings Scheduler

84 manufacturer and 20 distributor member companies will be hosting a table at the respectively MD-IDEX and D2D-IDEX meeting sessions. The appointments for the MD-IDEX and the D2D-IDEX (distributors only) programs are made prior to the EPTDA Convention, online with the dedicated EPTDA appointment makers. Make sure the dates are marked in your agenda and get in the starting blocks on time to make your appointments.

The times indicated in the table below are based on Brussels time (GMT +1).
*The credentials for accessing the appointment system are sent to only one delegate of the participating member companies - either the 1st delegate or appointed colleague.
For more information on the rules and regulations of the online EPTDA MD-IDEX and D2D-IDEX applications, please visit:

IAMD Hannover Fair 2018:
Reserve Your Participation NOW and Guarantee the Best Options on Booth Sizes
and Positioning for Your Company

Deutsche Messe has picked-up on the current trend towards industrial total solutions and announced that the Industrial Automation and the MDA (Motion, Drives & Automation) industry fairs will become ONE SINGLE, YEARLY EVENT as of 2018: IAMD - Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives Events Worldwide.

The EPTDA is ready to face the change by increasing its presence in Hannover to an yearly basis (instead of once every two years), and by offering an improved, turn-key solution to its Joint Pavilion participants, eventually also with smaller booths sizes upon request, additional services and attractive pricing. We expect the first rough floor plan of the hall and stand location for the EPTDA Pavilion to become available most likely at the end of August. Therefore please expect further news at that time.

Please contact the EPTDA Bureau at in order to reserve NOW your participation at the 2018 IAMD Hannover Fair and guarantee the best options on booths sizes and positioning for your company.

Get in Tune With the Most Recent and Critical Economic Developments During the Executive Seminar with Nenad Pacek at the Annual Convention in Rome

Extensively appreciated by the audience for his documented facts and figures and a thorough interpretation of this data during EPTDA’s 2016 edition of the Executive seminar in Berlin, Nenad Pacek will join us again in 2017 to share a detailed view on the global economy and its implications on business.

Nenad Pacek’s presentation, Managing Through Tough Times – a Global Economic Outlook, will resume some of his ongoing observations and advisory work about the latest corporate trends and activities, sharing the insights and direct observations of multinational companies’ successes and failures in the international arena, and will stress on the constant need to keep the leaders, managers and employees in tune with international business practices and most recent / critical economic developments in this constantly changing environment.
More information about the 2017 Rome Annual Convention speakers
More information about the 2017 Rome Annual Convention speakers

2 More New Members Joined EPTDA

Since its Annual Convention in Berlin, EPTDA has welcomed 16 new members companies, including:
The Maxbelt Company is a manufacturer of special pulleys for timing belts, timing bards, clamping plates, and pulleys for: V-belts, multi V-belts and PV-belts. The long-term and active presence on the market has helped to enlist customers in Poland, in the territory of EU and around the world.

The main purpose of the Maxbelt Company since its formation in 1992 is to provide customers with the best technological solutions while maintaining the highest, excellent quality in the shortest possible time. By investing in advanced machines, technical team and continuous development, Maxbelt is able to offer products which are ahead of Europe standards as far as the manufacturing of timing pulleys is concerned.

As a production company, Maxbelt ensures its customers with the most advances technologies in terms of wide variety of power transmissions processing. It concerns also non-standard technologies and these requiring individual solutions.
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Based in Rock Island, Illinois, Inpro/Seal is part of the Dover Corporation, operating as part of the Dover Energy Segment along with Cook Compression and Waukesha Bearings. Inpro/Seal is a leading manufacturer of bearing protection and shaft sealing devices. Focused on custom solutions for the most demanding industrial environments, Inpro/Seal provides same day turnaround of custom designs on many of its common product lines, to get its customers the bearing protection solutions required to keep their processes up and running when they need them.
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The Latest From the EPTDA
Bi-Monthly Economic Report

The latest issue of the EPTDA Bi-Monthly Economic Report is advising that Western Europe industrial production is generally in a slower growth trend. On the other hand, Poland will be a bright spot in the European economy.

Despite slowing wage growth, Europe retail sales are accelerating, up 3.3% year over year. The food industry seems to be an area of opportunity during the coming quarters, as Europe food production is likely to avoid recession through 2018. Europe machinery production is accelerating as well.

Finally, please look out for growth opportunities in construction. Important to mention is also that the consumer will be the engine that drives growth in the European economy into 2018.
The full Report is available to the EPTDA Members

EPTDA's Affiliate Association in the USA

Registration for the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit Is Now Open

EPTDA members are invited and encouraged to register at the member rate, including a discount of $65 in effect until August 23, 2017. This year only PTDA is welcoming NIBA - The Belting Association members for a truly joint conference that allows members from both the PT/MC industry and the belting industry to network, find synergies and share solutions to common industry challenges. Join PTDA and NIBA in Hollywood, Florida, September 27-30, 2017.
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