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2015 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference


August 10-12, 2015  •  Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL

Registration Now Open! Take advantage of “Early Bird” registration rates by July 17!

The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is NFPA’s highly anticipated economic event for everyone in the fluid power supply chain – members and non-members. Conference content examines industry economics, market forecasts, and technology breakthroughs likely to impact the fluid power supply chain for years to come, augmented with a broader focus into other emerging trends.

Conference speakers cover macroeconomic and global trends, while also providing insights into key mobile and industrial customer markets. The IEOC is a great opportunity for fluid power professionals to connect, providing one of the best opportunities for information gathering and networking to help companies advance.

This year’s schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts. Highlights include the following:


  • Global Economics from an ITR Perspective – Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics
  • Global Economics from an Oxford Economics Perspective – John Walker, Oxford Economics
  • Geopolitical Analysis of Global Economics – Peter Zeihan, Zeihan on Geopolitics

Market Forecasts

  • Fluid Power Industry Forecast – Jim Meil, ACT Research
  • Fluid Power Customer Markets Overview – Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants
  • Construction Machinery Forecast – David Phillips, Off-Highway Research
  • Agricultural Machinery Forecast – Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants
  • Heavy Truck Market Forecast – Eric Starks, FTR Associates
  • Industrial Markets Overview – Dan Meckstroth, MAPI, Inc.
  • Industrial Machinery Market Forecast – Scott Hazelton, IHS


  • Market Technology Trends: Variable Speed Drives – Mark Watson, IHS Technology


  • IEOC Invitational Golf Tournament at Chevy Chase Golf Course
  • IEOC Welcome Reception at Chevy Chase Country Club
  • Power of Association Reception and Dinner

IEOC Speakers Forum

Another highly acclaimed feature of this conference is the IEOC Speakers Forum. Join IEOC’s most popular speakers for an economy-driven, interactive session to wrap up the first day’s program.

Reserve Your Hotel Room

NFPA has reserved a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate of $169 plus tax. This special rate is only available until July 20, 2015 or until the block is full. To reserve your room, call the Westin at 847-777-6500. Be sure to request the National Fluid Power Association rate.

Don’t forget to take advantage of NFPA’s “Suite Deal” contest returning for the 2015 IEOC. Everyone who books a reservation at the Westin and registers for the IEOC by June 17 will be entered in a drawing for a suite upgrade. Register for IEOC at nfpahub.com/events/conferences/the-ieoc.

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