Fluid Power Journal

13 Countries Present Market Trends at 2017 World Fluid Power Summit

By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO

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The world of fluid power came together at a unique event held in conjunction with the recent IFPE trade show in Las Vegas, Nev. The 2017 World Fluid Power Summit, hosted by NFPA, brought representatives from 13 countries around the world to present and share information on fluid power and economic trends in their home markets. Presentations, which can be downloaded at news.nfpahub.com, included:

  • Worldwide Need and Availability of Fluid Power Certification Programs
    Rance Herren, National Oilwell Varco; Immediate Past President, IFPS
  • Standards: The Importance of Relevance and the Need for Technical Support to Meet Market Needs
    Gary Baumgardner, Chair, ISO TC 131
  • Report from the International Fluid Power Statistics Committee
    Stéphane Rakotoarivelo, Vice President, CETOP

Worldwide Fluid Power Market Trends

  • Australia – Tony Cheers, Australian Fluid Power Society
  • Canada – Josh Cosford, Canadian Fluid Power Association
  • China – Changjiang Wang, China Hydraulics Pneumatics & Seal Association
  • Europe – Stéphane Rakotoarivelo, CETOP
  • Germany – Christian Kienzle, VDMA’s Fluid Power Association
  • India – M. Seethapathy Rao, Fluid Power Society of India
  • Italy – Marco Ferrara, ASSOFLUID
  • Japan – Keishiro Sawada, Japan Fluid Power Association
  • Mexico – Guillermo Vazquez, Mexican Fluid Power Association
  • Taiwan – Robert Chen, Taiwan Fluid Power Association
  • Turkey – Sevda Kayhan Yilmaz, Turkish Fluid Power Association
  • United Kingdom – Phil Keep, British Fluid Power Association
  • United States – Eric Lanke, NFPA

More than 50 people attended the event. The next World Fluid Power Summit is scheduled to occur in conjunction with PTC Asia in November 2017.

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