For anyone interested in knowing more about how the fluid power industry has performed over the past year and where it might be headed in the coming months, the NFPA's annual Industry and Economic Outlook Conference is for you. It will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Conference Center in Schaumburg, IL on August 15-17, 2011.
Some great presentations from industry experts like Alan Beaulieu from the Institute for Trends Research, Jim Meil of Eaton Corporation, and Eli Lustgarten of ESL Consultants await the attendees to this year's event. John Walker of Oxford Economics will be on the schedule this year to add his insights.
A Student Poster Session will be held concurrently with the IEOC offering students and professors of fluid power technology the opportunity to present their ideas and developments to industry experts. The 4th Annual NFPA Educational & Technology Foundation Golf Outing will kick off the two-day event and be an integral part of the networking opportunities.
For more details and to register for the IEOC, go to the NFPA website
and find out for yourself about the opportunities available to you. I can tell you from personal experience, this is an event that you will want to attend.