Volume 1 / February-March 2019

Message from the Executive Vice President

Welcome to the first edition of 2019 e-Motion by EPTDA. In the past two months, we have had several strategic meetings with our Executive Committee and leaders to push ahead our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, built around four powerful strategic initiatives:
EPTDA Leadership Conference, our first public event of this year will be hosted in the great and sprawling capital of Poland – Warsaw, 7-9 March 2019 at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Center. EPTDA is co-hosting a dedicated Future Leaders Conference at this event too, signalling its commitment to the next generation of leaders.
EPTDA leaders will meet over three days for exclusive and intensive learning, networking and driving the strategic initiatives of the association. For more details on the two events, we invite you to visit our website:
We are exceptionally proud to welcome a special delegation of PTDA Leaders, who will be joining us in Warsaw to craft new venues of collaborations and global expansion for both PTDA and EPTDA, aligning our strategic priorities.
This edition of e-Motion brings you an update of our activities in the first quarter and focus for the year ahead. With this, I am truly excited to bring you the 2019-2020 edition of EPTDA Blue Book, the ultimate reference guide for PT/MC leaders is out now. Read more below.
Hans Hanegreefs
Executive Vice President, EPTDA

2019-2020 Blue Book out now

EPTDA is proud to publish the ultimate reference guide for the PT/MC industry leaders. The 2019-2020 Blue Book, EPTDA’s Industry Review & Membership Directory is out now. EPTDA Members will shortly receive a printed copy by mail, but in the meantime, we invite you to experience a truly digital and fully interactive Blue Book online.
Access the digital 2019-2020 Blue Book
Here’s what to expect from this new interactive version:
  • Cross-reference and quick links to company pages, product categories, country index and executive contacts    
  • Cross-reference on member indexes to drive readers directly to company websites
  • Logos and URLs actively drive readers directly to company websites
  • Advertisements drive readers directly to company websites
  • Readers can connect on LinkedIn with senior leaders of the EPTDA
  • Access to all PTDA resources
  • Special recognition for our founding companies and diamond members
Blue Book is a celebration of the growing strength of our community. It promotes our vision to be the leading community in the EMEA region for industrial distribution, as recognized by customers.

Enjoy this creative addition to our resources and spread the word. The more (qualified) members we have on-board, the stronger our voice will be in to drive change in the industry.

Leadership Skills for Industry 4.0

The 2019 Future Leaders Conference in Warsaw will welcome Lennart A. Paul and Thomas Gale to give deeper insights into helping our Future Leaders develop Leadership Skills for Industry 4.0. The workshop will take place on 7 March 2019 at the Hilton Hotel.

Thomas, no stranger to EPTDA Future Leaders, is a leading expert in marketing services and competitive intelligence analysis of industrial markets and distribution channels.

Lennart is a B2B Digital Commerce Witness and has gained valuable experience in the design and implementation of new digital business models for different industries.

This digital duo will help set the foundation of the new leadership skillset required for leading Industry 4.0.
Take a peak

Redburn’s update on the industrial cycle

EPTDA Leadership Conference in Warsaw will bring on stage James Moore of Redburn Partners, to get a “Sense of what's going on in the world: an update on the industrial cycle”.

EPTDA executives will discover an independent perspective on the global industrial economic cycle. Where are we and where are we heading? Redburn seeks to disentangle the disparate elements that will propel growth in the mechanical power transmission markets in 2019 and beyond.

James Moore, frequently voted as one of the top analysts in his sector by global investors, has covered the European Capital Goods sector for over 20 years and EPTDA is privileged to have him onboard its Warsaw Leadership Conference.
Warsaw Leadership Conference Program

IAMD Hannover, Deutsche Messe

With more than 70 years of experience, the world’s largest industrial fair, is, once again, host to all key technologies and core areas of industry in Hannover, Germany. This year, the “industry’s global hotspot” as defined by Deutsche Messe, is featuring some 6,500 exhibitors, organizing more than 1,400 events and expecting to facilitate some 6.5 million business contacts between its 220,000 expected visitors.

The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) and its US affiliate PTDA will jointly host a pavilion for their members from 1-5 April 2019.

Members of both associations will benefit from great brand awareness as one united global community exhibiting one united booth, as leaders of the international PT/MC industry. The joint pavilion – Stand B35 – expands over 300 sqm located in Hall 24 and is dedicated exclusively to member companies of EPTDA and PTDA. The members will have access to a private business lounge too, allowing them to meet with customers and EPTDA and PTDA leaders in an exclusive environment.
Press Release

EPTDA’s Market Insights

According to the new 2019-2021 EPTDA Strategic Plan, one of its four core strategic initiatives and priorities is defined as Content Development.

To bring this initiative to life, EPTDA has introduced the EPTDA Market Insights – the association’s new initiative to bring its members all relevant market intelligence, trend analysis, reviews, forecasting, EU monitoring, and relevant economic updates in one newsletter.

Market Insights are available for EPTDA members Only.
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