2021 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference August 16-18, 2021

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

August 16 - 18, 2021

Event Schedule

Note: All times below are in Central Time.

Monday, 16 August 2021

9:00 -   4:00 pm

IFPE 2023 Education Committee Meeting*

11:00 -  5:00 pm

NFPA Foundation Golf Fundraiser (Noon Tee Time) | Willow Crest Golf Course

5:00 -   7:00 pm

NFPA Foundation Golf Fundraiser Reception and Awards Presentation | Willow Crest Golf Course

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

7:00 -   8:30 am

IEOC Networking Breakfast

7:00 -   8:30 am

Executive Committee Breakfast*

8:00 -   4:30 pm

Conference Registration

9:00 -   9:30 am

Conference Open – Welcome, NFPA Program Highlights, Eric Lanke, NFPA

9:30 - 10:45 am

US & Global Macro Trends and Impacts - Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics

10:45 - 11:45 am

Fluid Power Customer Markets Overview – Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants, Inc.

Lunch Events

11:45 -   1:00 pm

Networking Lunch for All Attendees

11:45 -   1:00 pm

Future Leaders Lunch*

Breakout Sessions

Mobile Outlook Session

Industrial Outlook Session

1:00 -   2:00 pm

Heavy Truck Market Forecast – Eric Starks, FTR Transportation Intelligence

1:00 -  2:00 pm

Industrial & Gear Markets Forecast – Tom Runiewicz, IHS Markit

2:00 -   3:00 pm

Construction Machinery Forecast – Peter Yengst, Yengst & Associates

2:00 -  3:00 pm

Cybersecurity & IoT Technology Update – Donna Ritson, DDR Communications LLC

3:00 -   4:00 pm

Agriculture Machinery Forecast – Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants, Inc.

3:00 -  4:00 pm

Metalworking/Machine Tool Market Forecast – Pat McGibbon, Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT)

4:00 -  4:30 pm

Break

4:30 -  5:30 pm

Networking/Relationship Building in a Virtual World – David Nour, Nour Group

5:30 -  8:00 pm

Power of Association Networking Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

7:00 -   8:00 am

IEOC Networking Breakfast

8:00 -  8:30 am

2021 NFPA Technology Roadmap – Improving the Design, Manufacture and Function of Fluid Power Components and Systems – Eric Lanke, NFPA

8:30 -  9:30 am

Labor, International Trade, and What's Ahead - John Manzella, Manzella Report

9:30 - 10:30 am

Global Economic Trends – Oxford Economics Perspective – Michael Reid, Oxford Economics

10:30 - 11:00 am

Break

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Fluid Power Industry Forecast – Connor Lokar, ITR Economics

12:00 pm

Adjournment

12:30 -   2:00 pm

IFPE Management Committee*

* Invitation Only Event

Conference Attire – Business Casual

Updated 6/02/21