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FPDA, ISD Joint Industry Summit Announces Joint Business Meeting and Panel

The 2017 FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA) and the International Sealing Distribution Association (ISD) Joint Industry Summit introduces a Joint FPDA/ISD Business Meeting featuring a panel of industry leaders discussing NAW and IBM’s 2017 trend report, “Facing the Forces of Change®: Navigating the Seas of Disruption.”

A Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Report, sponsored by IBM, identified: “A wave of disruption is threatening businesses around the world, as new entrants with structural cost advantages and a ‘digital first’ culture spring up in a wide range of industries.” To address these seismic shifts, Mark Yourek, IBM distributor expert, is facilitating a panel of fluid power and sealing distribution leaders, answering pressing questions on industry disruption on Tuesday morning, September 26, at the Joint Industry Summit. NAW’s and IBM’s cutting-edge research addresses digital first, as well as many other challenges distributors face in today’s challenging marketplace: tightening margins, fluctuating customer demands, economy uncertainty, and much more. Attendees will learn what steps distributors must take to stay ahead of change and which disruptors are causing distributors to completely rethink their business approach.

About the 2017 FPDA/ISD Joint Industry Summit

The 2017 Joint Industry Summit, hosted in Nashville, Tenn., provides expanded networking opportunities for the leaders of the industries served by these two associations. With a theme of “Amplify Your Future,” the 2017 Joint Industry Summit brings together fluid power and sealing distributors, manufacturers, and other vendors for education, professional networking, and to experience the latest industry products and services at the Supplier Showcase.

The Fluid Power Distributors Association (FPDA) is a distribution-centric trade association dedicated to delivering networking, education, best practices, and business intelligence designed to enhance business performance. Founded in 1974, the FPDA represents motion solution providers who offer fluid power, automation, and electro-mechanical technologies (the “tri-technologies”) the best in networking opportunities, knowledge, information, and training. Visit www.fpda.org.

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