HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—More than 1,000 attendees came together for the National Industrial Belting Association/Power Transmission Distributors Association Joint Industry Summit at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Sept. 27-30. The summit's theme was “Powering Thoughts/Conveying Ideas.”
The meeting was the first time both groups joined to share space for exhibitors, with about 200 showing in the convention hall to promote cross-channel business.
Educational speakers included author John O'Leary, sports agent Molly Fletcher and Alan Beaulieu, founder and president of the Institute for Trend Research. Beaulieu shared economic insights for the industry for 2018 and beyond.
Attendees also had opportunities to network during a golf outing, an Everglades tour, receptions breaks between sessions and sponsored hospitality suites. The theme of the closing reception and dinner was “Havana Nights.”