13 Countries Present Fluid Power Market Trends at 2017 World Fluid Power Summit

Eric Lanke NFPA CEO


By Eric Lanke
NFPA President/CEO

The world of fluid power came together at a unique event held in conjunction with the recent IFPE trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2017 World Fluid Power Summit, hosted by the National Fluid Power Association, brought representatives from 13 countries around the world to present and share information on fluid power and economic trends in their home markets. Presentations, which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate links, are included:

Worldwide Need and Availability of Fluid Power Certification Programs
Rance Herren, National Oilwell Varco; Immediate Past President, IFPS

Standards: The Importance of Relevance and the Need for Technical Support to Meet Market Needs
Gary Baumgardner, Chair, ISO TC 131

Report from the International Fluid Power Statistics Committee
Stéphane Rakotoarivelo, Vice President, CETOP


Worldwide Fluid Power Market Trends

Australia – Tony Cheers, Australian Fluid Power Society
Canada – Josh Cosford, Canadian Fluid Power Association
China – Changjiang Wang, China Hydraulics Pneumatics & Seal Association
Europe – Stéphane Rakotoarivelo, CETOP
Germany – Christian Kienzle, VDMA’s Fluid Power Association
India – M. Seethapathy Rao, Fluid Power Society of India
Italy – Marco Ferrara, ASSOFLUID
Japan – Keishiro Sawada, Japan Fluid Power Association
Mexico – Guillermo Vazquez, Mexican Fluid Power Association
Taiwan – Robert Chen, Taiwan Fluid Power Association
Turkey – Sevda Kayhan Yilmaz, Turkish Fluid Power Association
United Kingdom – Phil Keep, British Fluid Power Association
United States – Eric Lanke, NFPA

More than 50 people attended the event. The next World Fluid Power Summit is scheduled to occur in conjunction with PTC Asia in November 2017.

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