The annual Industry and Economic Outlook Conference operated but the National Fluid Power Association takes place this week at the Westin North Shore in Wheeling, IL. The NFPA Education Foundation golf outing takes place this afternoon to actually kickoff the event.
The outing is followed by a reception today just to get attendees in the mood for two days of networking and presentation. The Westin North Shore is a perfect location for the event and has been most accommodating for many years.
The presentations begin on Tuesday with opening remarks followed by IEOC favorite, Alan Beaulieu of the Institute for Trends Research. His presentation is titled U.S. Market Outlook and its Effect on World Economies.
As always, the IEOC promises to be a benchmark event for the entire year. I find myself quoting what I learn at the IEOC again and again. For more information visit the NFPA website