IBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit in Florida will be held as scheduled

Over the weekend, Hurricane Irma caused much damage across the Caribbean and up Florida’s west coast. the thoughts are with those who were affected by this catastrophic storm.

Fortunately, The Diplomat Beach Resort — the host hotel for the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit — was spared Irma’s wrath and is ready to host member participants from both NIBA — The Belting Association — and Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) in Hollywood, Florida, on September 27 to 30, 2017.

Conversations with the management at The Diplomat as well as other people in the area have generated confidence for a spectacular experience for participants. Although the hotel did sustain some minor damage, primarily in landscaping, restoration crews are already at work. The hotel maintained power throughout the storm so all services are up and running. The PTDA is are delighted to be able to welcome all NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit participants to Hollywood, Florida.

In 2017, NIBA and the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) are combining all that’s best about the NIBA Annual Convention and the PTDA Industry Summit into a new one-time joint event. Volunteers from NIBA and PTDA are working to create a unique networking and education event for members, with much more information available through 2017 at NIBAPTDA.org.


NIBA — The Belting Association — is a trade association representing over 145 distributor and fabricator companies and over 125 additional manufacturing-based companies, that produce belting and components and supply the conveyor belting industry. NIBA companies have thousands of locations globally with eighty percent of the members based in the United States and the remaining twenty percent found in over 25 other countries.

NIBA is focused on promoting the common business interests of all distributor/fabricators and manufacturers of conveyor and flat power transmission belting and materials. the mission is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and new ideas, product education opportunities and access to institutions of higher education in Industrial Distribution.


The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 2,500 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably. For more information, visit ptda.org.

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