Category Archives: NFPA Events

Education Roadmap road to horizon
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The latest CEO video is a re-recording of the presentation I gave at the 2017 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference Technology Roadmap Forum lunch session, which covered the content of 2017 NFPA Technology Roadmap updates. The NFPA Technology Roadmap was created to provide an industry-wide consensus on the pre-competitive research...

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NFPA Foundation Update
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The latest CEO video is a re-recording of the presentation I gave at the 2017 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference. The presentation covers basic information and updates from the past year at the NFPA Foundation, including: Continued strength in the Fluid Power Action Challenge program. A successful first cycle...

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2017 Future Leaders IEOC tour
The NFPA Future Leaders Network took advantage of the recent NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference to come together for two exclusive networking and education opportunities. First, participants filled the room for a special lunch program featuring Chris Schuppe, Engineering Integration Leader for GE Additive. Chris shared how GE is actively using additive applications for...

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MSOE FPIC
Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) September 8, 2017 InterContinental Hotel Milwaukee, WI Register Here Learn more about energy efficient hydraulic fluids at MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC), September 8, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A full agenda for the seminar is available here. All NFPA members are able to attend free, but members...

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NFPA Cleveland Regional Meeting
This fall, NFPA's schedule of Regional Meetings again includes Cleveland, with the second annual Cleveland Regional Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 9.  Like last year, it will again be held at The City Club in downtown Cleveland. NFPA Regional Meetings offer a chance to meet with other area fluid power professionals over lunch.  NFPA members and non-members alike are welcome to attend...

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Milwaukee Regional at Miller Park
Milwaukee Regional Meeting October 10, 2017 Friday’s Front Row Grill (Miller Park) Milwaukee, WI The first of NFPA’s 2017 fall Regional Meetings has been scheduled for Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 10.  Not only are we hosting this lunch meeting at Friday’s Front Row Grill at beautiful Miller Park, but this meeting’s presentation will highlight NFPA...

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Despite, or perhaps because of, a last-minute course change, the 2017 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament was a great success. When a deluge of rain forced the Chevy Chase Golf Club in Wheeling to close for the entire month of August, Glenview Park Golf Club welcomed NFPA with a course in beautiful condition and a...

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NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference
An almost record-breaking 318 attendees from 184 companies attended the 2017 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) at the Westin Chicago North Shore last week. Presentations from conference favorites such as Alan Beaulieu, Jim Meil, and Eli Lustgarten were strong as always, and there were also some new faces there to offer fresh perspectives. Many...

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We are excited to announce that NFPA’s 2018 Annual Conference will be held February 20-22 in Orlando at the Four Seasons Resort at Disney. The Disney Theme Parks are a veritable showcase of fluid power applications with hydraulics powering many of their most popular rides and animatronics featured in almost every attraction. Because we feel...

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Golf
Attention All NFPA IEOC Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament & Welcome Reception Participants! Due to heavy rains in July causing the Des Plaines River to swell to flood stage, Chevy Chase Country Club (the original site of the Monday, August 14 NFPA events) was overwhelmed and has closed for the entire month of August. However, we...

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