Registration Open for NFPA's 2012 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference

Registration is now open for NFPA's 2012 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, which will take place August 20 to 22 in Oak Brook, IL.

Join the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) at the intersection of marketing and strategy for the highly-acclaimed Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC), August 20 to 22, 2012, at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Oak Brook, IL. This event offers hard data and expert analysis for everyone involved with the fluid power industry. This year’s conference will  offer critical insight and opportunities in three major areas—Economics, Industry, and Networking.

Registration is now open for professionals across the fluid power supply chain at or call NFPA directly at 414-778-3344. NFPA members who register by July 15 will receive the lowest registration rate.

Conference highlights include:


Global Economics – An American Perspective, Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research (ITR)

Global Economics – A European Perspective, John Walker, Oxford Economics

Political Impact on the Economic Climate – Jim VandeHei, POLITICO

Macro-Economic Speakers Forum

Get your questions answered. Two IEOC economists—Alan Beaulieu and John Walker—will be joined by popular political analyst Jim VandeHei for an interactive session to close out the first day’s program.

Market Forecasts

Construction Machinery Forecast - David Phillips, Off-Highway Research

Agricultural Machinery Forecast - Ann Duignan, J.P. Morgan

Heavy Truck Market Forecast - Eric Starks, FTR Associates

Industrial Markets Overview - Dan Meckstroth, MAPI, Inc.

Material Handling & Metalworking Market Forecast - Ken Kremar, Global Insight

Oil & Gas Industry Outlook - Ruchir Kadakia, CERA


5th Annual NFPA Education and Technology Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament

Power of Association Dinner