IEOC Illustrated the Importance of Economics, Industry, and Networking in the Fluid Power Industry
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) 2012 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) illustrated the importance of economics, industry, and networking with a record-breaking attendance of 316 individuals at this fluid power industry event.
Global Economics – An American Perspective, Brian Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research (ITR)
Global Economics – A European Perspective, John Walker, Oxford Economics
Political Impact on the Economic Climate – Jim VandeHei, POLITICO
IEOC Speakers Forum
Two IEOC economists—Brian Beaulieu and John Walker—were joined by popular political analyst Jim VandeHei for an interactive session to close out the first day’s program.
Market Forecast Speakers
Fluid Power Industry Forecast – Jim Meil, Eaton Corp.
Fluid Power Customer Markets Overview – Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants
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
Customer Focused Speaker
The Conference also featured a special presentation, “Future Customer Market Needs in Technology Trends” with Eric Battino from PepsiCo.
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation 5th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament was also a HUGE success with a record 104 golfers. In spite of a little rain, golfer participation helped raise funds for the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation! We want to thank all of our Sponsors and Golfers for their support.
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’