Industry & Economic Outlook Conference

NFPA's premier economic event featuring industry economics, market forecasts and technology breakthroughs

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

August 16 - 18, 2021

Event Schedule

COVID-19 Statement

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our world, NFPA is committed to conducting our in-person meetings and conferences in ways that maximize the safety and health of our attendees. We are closely monitoring case and vaccination rates in critical locations around the country, and will be working with our event hosts to establish appropriate protocols prior to each event. View the Safer Meeting Together Guidelines for details. Please feel free to contact the NFPA office with any questions or concerns.

Note: All times below are in Central Time.

Monday, 16 August 2021

9:00 -   4:00 pm

IFPE 2023 Education Committee Meeting* | Monarch

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 | Marquis Tent

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

7:00 -   8:30 am

IEOC Networking Breakfast | Marquis Tent

7:00 -   8:30 am

Executive Committee Breakfast* | Heron

8:00 -   4:30 pm

Conference Registration | East Ballroom Foyer

9:00 -   9:30 am

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

9:30 - 10:45 am

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

10:45 - 11:45 am

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

Lunch Events

11:45 -   1:00 pm

Networking Lunch for All Attendees | Marquis Tent

11:45 -   1:00 pm

Future Leaders Lunch* | Mallard

Breakout Sessions

Mobile Outlook Session | Ballroom

Industrial Outlook Session | Dupage

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 | Ballroom

5:30 -  8:00 pm

Power of Association Networking Reception and Dinner | Marquis Tent

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

7:00 -   8:00 am

IEOC Networking Breakfast | Marquis Tent

8:00 -  8:30 am

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

8:30 -  9:30 am

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

9:30 - 10:30 am

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

10:30 - 11:00 am

Break

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Fluid Power Industry Forecast – Connor Lokar, ITR Economics | Ballroom

12:00 pm

Adjournment

12:30 -   2:00 pm

IFPE Management Committee* | Mallard

* Invitation Only Event

Conference Attire – Business Casual

Updated 8/10/21