Independent Distributors Association

 Join us in Philadelphia, PA October 8-11, 2024 @
​The Live! Hotel and Casino
Registration is Now Open!
Please note:  Prices increase July 1st, no refunds after August 1st.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Early Registration and Badge Pick-up

4:00pm - 6:00pm.....................................................................................................................................................................Early Check-In


  • If you arrive early, please come by the Roosevelt room to check-in with us and receive your badge and welcome bag
  • Live! Hotel and Casino 900 Packer Ave.  Philadelphia, PA 19148

Wednesday, October 9, 2024

Golf Tournament and Opening Reception

8:00am - 4:30pm........................................................................................................................................Registration and Badge Pick-up

  • Live! Hotel and Casino - Roosevelt Room

6:45am - 2:00pm............................................................................................................................................Golf Tournament and Lunch

  • (more information coming soon)
6:00pm - 9:00pm.............................................................................................................................................................Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 10, 2024 AM Session

General Session and Keynote Speaker

8:00am - 4:30pm......................................................................................................................................Registration and Badge Pick-up

  • Live! Hotel and Casino - Roosevelt Room

7:30am - 9:00pm.................................................................................................................................................................................Breakfast

  • Breakfast is served in Market Ballroom
9:00am - 9:30am....................................................................................................................................................................General Session
  • Market Ballroom
9:30am - 10:30am.................................................................................................................................................................Keynote Speaker

Thursday, October 10, 2024 AM

Breakouts and Product Expo

11:00am - 12:30pm...........................................................................................................................................................Breakout Sessions

  • Liberty Room and Rittenhouse Room (more information coming soon)

12:30pm - 1:30pm.....................................................................................................................................Lunch and Exhibitor Move-in

  • Lunch is served in Market Ballroom
  • Exhibitors can begin Move-in to Market Ballroom
2:00pm - 5:30pm.....................................................................................................................................................................Product Expo
  • Liberty Room
6:00pm - 8:00pm............................................................................................................................................................Networking Event
  • Rittenhouse Room (Sponsorship Opportunity Available - Contact us for more information)

Friday, October 11, 2024 - AM

Trade Show and Closing Reception

8:00am - 4:30pm..................................................................................................................................Registration and Badge Pick-up
  • Live! Hotel and Casino - Roosevelt Room
7:30am - 9:00am.............................................................................................................................................................................Breakfast
  • Market Ballroom
9:00am - 2:00pm.......................................................................................................................................................................Trade Show
  • Lunch served 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Market Ballroom
  • Happy Hour 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Trade Show Floor)
  • Board Meeting 3:00pm - Franklin Room

Friday, October 11, 2024 - AM

Networking and Closing Reception

3:00pm - 5:00pm...................................................................................................................................The Constitutional Guided Tour
  • Since Philadelphia is best seen by foot, The Constitutional Walking Tour is the best way to explore America's Birthplace. The Constitutional is a 75 minute, 1.25 mile outdoor walking journey that provides a primary overview of the Independence National Historical Park area and visits more than 20 of the most historic sites in America's Birthplace.  Tour Map and Historic Sites
6:00pm - 9:00pm...............................................................................................................................................................Closing Reception
  • Market Ballroom

IDA Through the Years from 1958 - 2022

Past Conventions

Registration for the 2024 IDA Convention and Tradeshow will open June 1, 2024

JOIN THE AFTERMARKET MOVEMENT!

This formidable movement started more than 60 years ago. It’s only purpose is to support every company (manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder, service provider, retailer, and broker) who is NOT an OEM. That includes every size and type business who finds a way on a daily basis to impact our industry…whose critical common bond is their independence from the Original Equipment Manufacturers AND who is committed to providing solutions to customers who are looking for alternatives to the OEM.    

2024 IDA Convention and Tradeshow Early Registration opens June 1, 2024

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Our Vision and Mission

IDA has been around since 1958 with the idea of providing a voice in the heavy duty industry. A truly international association, our members are located in over 50 countries.


IDA provides the forum for independent equipment parts distributors and manufacturers to interface with the president or vice president of sales of companies to discuss the problems of distribution or product; to learn about opportunities and potential partnerships; and tell others “their story”. We also act as a lobby and provide legislative support for the industry as a whole.


Our History

IDA, the only association for equipment parts distributors specializing in heavy equipment, has a proud history beginning in the post-war boom on the 1950’s. General expansion and rebuilding following World War II brought a tremendous influx of heavy equipment machinery to the market. Large manufacturers were so busy building new equipment they inadvertently created a new market which we called the heavy equipment replacements parts market. Heavy equipment operators asked the question: “Is there an alternative source to service my equipment, sell me parts, and take an interest in my problems?” Independents sprang up to answer that with a resounding “YES”. Shortly thereafter IDA was formed to help those “pioneers” exchange important information and tips on this exciting and profitable new market…the heavy equipment aftermarket for replacement parts and heavy equipment for sale.