EPTDA held its 1st regional conference in ITALY

On June 7th 2016, EPTDA  hosted its first Regional Conference in Italy at Bonfiglioli Headquarters in Bologna, Calderara di Reno.

The EPTDA Regional Conference was hosted by Hans Hanegreefs, EPTDA’s Executive Vice President and Roberto Cugnaschi, Vice General Manager of Mondial and Past President of EPTDA – in collaboration with Bonfiglioli’s Distribution Sales Manager, Carlo Rondelli.


This first regional conference welcomed some 45 delegates from over 25 Italian EPTDA member and non-member companies specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of industrial products (Power Transmission and Motion Control). 15 companies are already loyal members of the association whereas the other 10 companies are keen on joining EPTDA.

The EPTDA Regional Conference was a great success illustrating the benefits of the association in the local language for the local companies showcasing the association’s commitment to grow membership in Italy. Some pictures of the event has been attached.

Roberto Cugnaschi gave a detailed presentation on the association’s benefits, strengths, heritage and objectives to connect Distributors and Manufacturers on a global transparent and executive level platform to network with key decision makers, improve business and personal development opportunities, benefit from market intelligence and trend research to continue driving the PT/MC industry forward.

Bonfiglioli is a member of EPTDA since 2007 and has since the beginning always considered industrial distribution as a key pillar of its business development strategy. Bonfiglioli considers distribution network as a vital corporate asset, even to the point of creating a policy dedicated to the growth of the industry, developing high level partnership with qualified distributors in the world. Bonfiglioli’s Carlo Rondelli currently serves as the Chairman of the EPTDA Manufacturer Council & Convention Chair, amplifying the very important united voice of distributors to the Manufacturer community.

During the Italian Regional Conference, Mr Rondelli highlighted EPTDA’s commitment to advocating the importance of setting the highest standards of operation and responsible business practices in the industry worldwide, the power of personal access to a global network of PT/MC’s thought leaders and decision makers under one roof, and the social and professional networking opportunities to drive business deals.

The 45 delegates also attended a high-level Sales & Marketing workshop given by Mauro Franceschini, Fortia’s President, on the internationalization of the business and how that is changing the operating methods and approach to business, even in a more conservative country like Italy.

This very educational and very intense one-day event closed on a high-note. All delegates had an up, close and personal opportunity to visit one of Bonfiglioli’s production facilities, where production managers showcased the best of Bongflioli’s spirit and its manufacturing processes, highlighting the company’s unique heritage of supreme quality production through impeccable personal attention to details.

EPTDA definitely wishes to repeat this successful regional conference format in the future and will keep its members posted about the next destination.

200 delegates from 100 companies already confirmed at EPTDA Berlin 2016 – REGISTER YOUR COMPANY now and SECURE YOUR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) is honored to invite you to EPTDA Berlin 2016 – the association’s 19th Annual Convention taking place in Berlin, 21-23 September, 2016.

Click here and meet with the 200 delegates representing 100 leading PT/MC companies already confirmed for this executive & leading industry event, 3 months prior to the event.

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You can secure your hotel accommodation now at the Estrel Berlin Hotel, venue of EPTDA Berlin 2016 and Europe’s biggest convention complex.

Delegates are recommended to book their stay at this convention hotel, being located several miles away from down-town Berlin, increasing networking opportunities and avoiding extra costs for travelling and time loss.

Please click here from where you will benefit of preferred rates and best conditions that have been secured for the delegates and spouses till JULY 31st, 2016,  or until the dedicated room block has been sold out.

We look forward to hosting you and your partner for another exclusive industry event and worthwhile experience.


Andreea Per
Communications and Business Development Coordinator
EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA)

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