April 28 - May 1, 2021

PTRA 49th Annual Conference: COVID-19 Statement

PTRA has been working closely with the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel to ensure that the health and safety of attendees is the highest priority. Rosen Shingle Creek has shared their total commitment to keeping guests and staff safe during these times. They continue to monitor and follow the guidelines set by health organization and government entities.

  • Please click here to review Rosen Shingle Creek’s statement and most current and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. This outlines the action steps Rosen Shingle Creek is taking to enhance processes and implement preventative measures to help keep guests and staff safe (i.e. check-in experience, sanitization, dining, etc.).  
  • Please click here to review Rosen Shingle Creek's "Know Before You Go" document which outlines the modifications that the hotel has made in response to the pandemic.

Please note: PTRA will require all attendees to wear a mask during all indoor sessions and PTRA activities. PTRA members should be aware that Rosen Shingle Creek follows local regulations for mask and face coverings. When masks are not mandated by regulation, hotel guests are encouraged to wear masks. However, PTRA members should be aware that it is possible that not all hotel guests will be wearing mask. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the hotel.


The Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

We cannot wait to welcome you to Orlando and to the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort! 

Rising above the horizon stands Rosen Shingle Creek® Hotel, a sight welcoming you to experience the personal touch of an independent, full service, luxury hotel with all the amenities you expect. The location is prime—on Universal Boulevard, east of the Orange County Convention Center North/South expansion, and 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. Rosen Shingle Creek’s third and best-known quality creates the perfect trifecta—award-winning customer service.



Please note, conference registration has now closed. Onsite registration will be available.
Virtual Conference registration is still open, please see details below.

Virtual Conference Details

We are excited to announce that PTRA has added a virtual component to our 49th Annual Conference! We hope this option makes our conference more accessible for our members and guests who are not yet able to travel – now you can join us virtually from the comfort of your own home! PTRA will be livestreaming a number of sessions and keynotes throughout the three-day event, take a look at the full list of virtual sessions by clicking the button below.

Hotel Reservations

Discounted hotel room rates have been negotiated exclusively for conference attendees and their guests, at the rate of $222 per night for single and double occupancy. This rate is available 3 days prior and 3 days after the conference, based on availability. To take advantage of this special rate, please make your hotel reservations by calling 866-996-6338 and indicate you are with the PTRA 2021 Annual Conference, or click the button below to secure your booking online.

Reservation deadline: Monday, April 5, 2021 or until rooms sell out. 

Air Transportation

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for PTRA conference attendees. Please visit the PTRA website to book your air travel online or you may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMULQ.



Ground Transportation

The resort is located approximately 10 miles from the Orlando International Airport. The hotel does not offer a shuttle to/from the airport. Uber and Lyft are available along with other popular ground transportation methods. For black car service, please feel free to contact Mears Transportation at 866-435-5686 or click the button below to access their website and rates. 



Guest Programs

We are happy to continue to offer a guest program for attendees that want to bring someone. The guest registration fee includes daily breakfasts, the Guest Brunch, Welcome Reception, the Closing Reception, and access to keynote sessions. If this is your first time attending, you are invited to attend the First-Timers Reception on Wednesday evening before the Welcome Reception. For an additional fee, guests are also invited to join the Charity Walk on Thursday morning and the Guest Getaway on Friday. Please check the registration brochure and form for more details and pricing. 

Past Conference Attendee Testimonial

“Everyone deserves something that makes them look forward to tomorrow”. This quote is relevant now more than ever. I had the opportunity to attend my first PTRA Conference in 2019, and I am looking forward to this year’s event at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL.

If this will be your first time attending the conference, the First Timers reception on Wednesday evening is a must. A relaxing evening mingling with other First Timers, manufacturers, and PTRA leadership. RepMix on Friday afternoon is a great opportunity for manufacturers and representatives to meet and discuss open territories. Several opportunities will be available to join one of the many Task Forces bringing fresh ideas, growth initiatives, and networking opportunities.

No conference is all work and no play. Guests can participate in the Disney Springs day trip. On Thursday, PTRA members are encouraged to participate in the Annual Golf Tournament held at the magnificent Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club.

-Dave Wittmer
Midwest Conveying Solutions
PTRA Member and Conference Attendee

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

PTRA has established a variety of sponsorship and visibility opportunities for our 2021 Annual Conference! Our sponsorship program helps ensure the quality of our Annual Conference remains high so that we can continue to provide an incredible experience for all. Click the button below for details on conference sponsorship & exhibitor information. 


We are thrilled to announce out speaker line up for the 49th Annual Conference! Check out the conference brochure for more information on the keynote and breakout sessions!





Dr. Alan Beaulieu
ITR Economics

Alan has been providing workshops and economic analysis seminars to countries and literally thousands of business owners and executives for the last 25 years. He is considered one of the country’s most informed economists. As the chief economist for numerous US and European trade associations, it has been remarked that Alan’s “insight into our business, a track record of accurate forecasting, and unparalleled knowledge of global markets has earned him the respect and appreciation of key business leaders in our industry.” Pronouncements from ITR Economics™ and/or Alan have appeared in/on: the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Knight Ridder News Services, Business Week, Associated Press, The Washington Times, CBS Radio, CNN Radio, Sirius talk radio, KABC, NPR affiliate WLRN and numerous other outlets.





Lisa Ryan, CSP

As a Certified Speaking Professional, an award-winning speaker and author of ten books, Lisa Ryan, CSP, works with her clients to develop employee and client engagement initiatives and strategies that keep their top talent and best clients from becoming someone else’s. Lisa’s expertise includes: strengthening workplace culture, improving employee engagement, increasing customer retention, and initiating gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) for personal and professional transformation.

Lisa costars in two films with other experts including Jack Canfield of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”  She is the Past-President of the National Speakers Association, Ohio Chapter and holds an MBA from Cleveland State University.


Kate Rhoten, CPSC
Executive Director, MRERF

Kate Rhoten, CPSC, is the Executive Director of the Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF) and the Institute for Professional Advancement (IPA). MRERF partners with associations within the manufacturing representative business model in a variety of industries to provide educational materials and professional development programs delivered by IPA.  




Greta Schulz
Schulz Business SELLutions

Greta is a National columnist of “Sellutions” in over 30 Business publications across the country and a contributing author of New York Times bestseller Masters of Sales.  Greta has her own bestseller called, “To Sell is NOT to Sell”, now in its second edition.

Greta has worked extensively with entrepreneurs, small businesses, as well as fortune 1000 companies. She has been seen on business talk shows on ABC and NBC. Greta is a top national speaker.



Steve Turner
Turner Time Management

With a background in technology and over 30 business years of experience, Steve has shared technology and time management tools, techniques, and tips with thousands of professionals across the country. His speaking, training, and coaching has helped many organizations increase the productivity of their employees. Steve was worked with well over 150 rep firms over the past thirteen years. His proven ability to leverage technology (including desktops, laptops and mobile devices) is of great value to anyone in need of greater sales. marketing and/or productivity results. Visit www.TurnerTimeManagement.com for our time saving strategies that leverage the technology you are already using.

PTRA Conference Shirts

Don't forget to purchase your conference polo shirt! You can select this during the conference registration process!

  • Conference Golf Polo shirt: $50
  • Conference 1/4 Zip long-sleeved shirt: $60




  We cannot wait to see you in Orlando, FL!