The FPDA Motion & Control Network represents motion solution providers of fluid power, automation, and electro-mechanical technologies and distribution services designed to enhance customer performance and profitability.


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Distributor Attendee List as of 9/22/17

Associate Attendee List as of 9/22/17

The 2017 Joint Industry Summit brings together Fluid Power and Sealing distributors, manufacturers and other vendors ready to ‘Amplify their Future’! This four day program offers so many opportunities to 'Tune Up' your professional networks and 'Increase Your Volume' of business, connections and learning with channel partners.

This year’s Summit promises to be one of the most exciting and robust programming in some time. Starting our Nashville experience, the Opening Networking Reception will be held at the renowned Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Our Opening Keynote Speaker Economist Dr. Chris Kuehl (PhD), is a Managing Director for Armada Corporate Intelligence and co-founder of the company in 1999. He is Armada’s economic analyst and works extensively with trade associations. He is the Chief Economist for the NACM and the Economic Analyst for the Fabricators Manufacturers Association and writes their bi-weekly publication, Fabrinomics. In our still volatile market for 2017, Dr. Kuehl will be presenting an economic outlook specific to our sector.

UID in-a-Day: As always we are proud to bring you the best of the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) with 90-minute sales sessions featuring Don Buttrey and Mike Marks, tackling the topics of sales and business strategy, respectively. UID Sessions are held in the morning and afternoon on Monday, September 25th. 

New this year, we are excited to introduce a Joint FPDA/ISD Business Meeting featuring a panel of industry leaders based on NAW and IBM's recent trend report, “Facing the Forces of Change: Navigating the Seas of Disruption.” Following our separate business meetings on Tuesday morning, September 26th, Mark Yourek, IBM’s Distributor Expert will facilitate a panel of our own Fluid Power and Sealing Distribution Leaders while answering your most pressing questions around disruption. Today is a time of great change and even greater opportunity for wholesaler-distributors - this is a do not miss session. 

And as you can see from Mike Rayburn's video, he is full of enthusiasm to serve as our Closing Keynote presenter. His musical summary of our Summit’s programming will offer a “What If” experience for maximizing opportunity and performance!

You won’t want to miss our (optional Black Tie) Gala & Closing Party with great live music (of course)! Following a sit down dinner, attendees will enjoy photo opportunities and dancing the evening away to one of Nashville’s hottest bands!


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"Tribute, Inc. has been a proud supporter of FPDA and ISD for two decades. Attending the FPDA/ISD Joint Industry Summit is one of the highlights of our year and sponsorship of this event provides great exposure for Tribute, Inc. Each year, the FPDA/ISD staff find innovative ways to highlight sponsors, and last year our key card sponsorship generated many positive comments and interest in our company’s products and services."  - Nina Baker, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Tribute, Inc.