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NFPA 2015 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference


Mark Your Calendars for August 10-12, 2015 at the Westin Chicago, North Shore, Wheeling, IL

The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is NFPA’s highly anticipated economic event. Everyone in the fluid power supply chain—NFPA members and non-members alike—are all invited to attend. Focusing on the opportunities and threats associated with the economy as they relate specifically to the fluid power industry, the IEOC features industry experts that share the analyses, hard data, and critical insight needed to help fluid power business leaders translate economic trends into competitive intelligence to successfully plan for the future. Conference content examines industry economics, market forecasts, and technology breakthroughs likely to impact the fluid power supply chain for years to come. 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 your company advance.

The IEOC will provide the same great content fluid power professionals have come to expect from the conference, 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.

This year’s schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts. IEOC favorites Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten, and a representative from Oxford Economics return with engaging presentations, as well as the acclaimed geopolitical analysis by Peter Zeihan.

Conference Highlights Include


  • Global Economics from an ITR Perspective – Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research (ITR)
  • Global Economics from an Oxford Economics Perspective – Invited Speaker, Oxford Economics
  • Geopolitical Analysis of Global Economics and Energy – 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 – TBD
  • Heavy-Truck Market Forecast – Eric Starks, FTR Associates
  • Industrial Markets Overview – Dan Meckstroth, MAPI, Inc.
  • Industrial Machinery Market Forecast – TBD


  • Market Technology Trends: Variable-Speed Drives – Mohammad Mian, 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.

Registration to open in early May. For updates to the IEOC program, check http://nfpaevents.com/ieoc. For information on becoming an NFPA member, e-mail membership@nfpa.com.

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