According to NFPA CEO, Eric Lanke, “The NFPA Annual Conference is an opportunity for our members to meet, learn from one another and build lasting business relationships. And this year, with a theme of “Succeeding in an Increasingly Competitive Environment,”
NFPA has secured a number of high-profile speakers to provide multiple perspectives on this issue, including:
Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage, Rob Atkinson, Founder and President of the Innovation Technology & Innovation Foundation.
Guiding Principles of Employee Retention-Simplicity, Speed & Focus, Jeff Musi, Sales Manager-Value Added Group and SBQ Products, Gerdau Special Steel North America and Mark Gilk, Director, Americas Distribution Sales, Eaton Corporation.
WIN-WIN-WIN Channel Systems: Turning Landmines into Competitive Advantages, Richard Kolsky, Lecturer, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Everyone is a CEO: Empower Your Staff, Billy Ray Taylor, Director of Commercial Manufacturing, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Global and U.S. Economic Trends—Driving Forces to Watch for the Next Decade, Jeff Herzog, Senior Economist, Oxford Economics
Because NFPA’s members have a variety of different reasons for attending the conference, the featured speakers have been balanced to appeal to decision-makers across this spectrum. And importantly, because diversity of membership provides opportunities to learn from each other, unique knowledge sharing activities have been added to facilitate this interaction.
NFPA provides a forum for the fluid power industry’s channel partners—manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers and educators. Its U.S. and multinational members work cooperatively in advancing hydraulic and pneumatic technology through the association’