Agenda Announced for World Fluid Power Summit at IFPE 2017

The NFPA has released the agenda for its World Fluid Power Summit which will discuss various industry and global market trends.

National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)

The world of fluid power is getting ready to gather at IFPE 2017, the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. But one event hosted by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) will truly bring the world of fluid power together for information sharing and education.

The World Fluid Power Summit will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017, beginning at 12:00 noon, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and will include lunch for all attendees. Industry and association leaders from around the globe will participate in the following agenda:

  • 12:00 Lunch Served
  • 12:30 Welcome, Opening Remarks | Marc Weston, Danfoss Power Solutions; Vice Chair, NFPA
  • 12:45 Worldwide Need and Availability of Fluid Power Certification Programs | Rance Herren, National Oilwell Varco; Immediate Past President, IFPS
  • 13:15 Standards: The Importance of Relevance, and the Need for Technical Support to Meet Market Needs | Gary Baumgardner, Chair, ISO TC 131
  • 13:45 Report from the International Fluid Power Statistics Committee | Stéphane Rakotoarivelo, Vice President, CETOP

At 14:00, representatives from across the globe will overview Worldwide Fluid Power Market Trends:

  • 14:05 Australia Tony Cheers, Australian Fluid Power Society
  • 14:10 Canada Josh Cosford, Canadian Fluid Power Association
  • 14:15 China Changjiang Wang, China Hydraulics Pneumatics & Seal Association
  • 14:20 Europe - Stéphane Rakotoarivelo, CETOP
  • 14:25 Germany Christian Kienzle, VDMA’s Fluid Power Association
  • 14:30 India M. Seethapathy Rao, Fluid Power Society of India
  • 14:35 Italy Marco Ferrara, ASSOFLUID
  • 14:40 Japan Keishiro Sawada, Japan Fluid Power Association
  • 14:45 Mexico Guillermo Vazquez, Mexican Fluid Power Association
  • 14:50 Taiwan Robert Chen, Taiwan Fluid Power Association
  • 14:55 Turkey Sevda Kayhan Yilmaz, Turkish Fluid Power Association
  • 15:00 United Kingdom Phil Keep, British Fluid Power Association
  • 15:05 United States Eric Lanke, NFPA

After the overview of global market trends, the remainder of the conference schedule is:

  • 15:10 Open Q&A Worldwide Fluid Power Market Trends
  • 15:25 Closing Comments | Marc Weston, Danfoss Power Solutions; Vice Chair, NFPA
  • 15:30 Adjourn

The Summit is open to all interested participants, but seating will be limited, and advance registration is required.