Even though August seems like a long way off, it is not to early to save the date for the 2012 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference. It will take place in a new venue this year at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott.
Please go to the NFPA website for more details about the event and registration. I can tell you that your attendance will be worthwhile because there is no other fluid power event like it.
While you are there for the conference, plan to play golf on the first day of the event. It will be a great time and a chance to network.