Jim VandeHei to Present at NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference

NFPA announces that political analyst Jim VandeHei will be a presenter at the 2012 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference.

2012 is a hot year for political analysts and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has one of the most talented and sought-after political speakers in DC sharing his take on the political landscape. Jim VandeHei is co-founder of POLITICO, one of the country’s most-trafficked political sites and a must-read source covering everything political, from specific issues and how to get your message out in Washington to in-depth analysis and trends. Due to his expertise and notoriety, Jim moderates presidential debates and has become a regular on big morning talk shows. 

Join VandeHei at the intersection of marketing and strategy for NFPA’s highly-acclaimed Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC), August 20 to 22, 2012, at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Oak Brook, IL. NFPA members and non-members across the fluid power supply chain are invited to attend. 

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
Fluid Power Industry Forecast – Jim Meil, Eaton Corp.

Fluid Power Customer Markets Overview – Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants Inc.

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