Industry & Economic Outlook Conference

Event Schedule

Note: All times below are in Central Time.

Monday, 15 August 

 7:00 am  -  8:00 pm  Executive Leadership Program* (for program participants) starting with breakfast and concluding with dinner - Barrington Room

11:00 -  4:30 pm

NFPA Foundation Golf Fundraiser | Schaumburg Golf Course

  4:30 -  7:00 pm

NFPA Foundation Golf Fundraiser Reception and Awards Presentation | Schaumburg Golf Course

Tuesday, 16 August 

7:00 -   8:30 am

Executive Committee Breakfast*| Leighton Room

  7:30 -   9:00 am IEOC Networking Breakfast | Lakeside Pavilion

7:30 -   4:30 pm

Conference Registration | Ballroom Foyer

9:00 -   9:30 am

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

9:30 - 10:45 am

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

10:45 - 11:45 am

Overview of Key Customer Markets – Alexandra Hermann, Oxford Economics  Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Gas/Energy, Semiconductor, Mining | Grand Ballroom

Lunch Events

11:45 -   1:00 pm

Networking Lunch for All Attendees Lakeside Pavilion

11:45 -   1:00 pm

Future Leaders Lunch* - Leadership in the Fluid Power Industry - Ray Chambers, Muncie Power Products | Barrington Room

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1 - Grand Ballroom

Breakout 2 - Abricot Ballroom

1:00 -   2:00 pm

Heavy Truck Market Forecast – Eric Starks, FTR Transportation Intelligence

1:00 -  2:00 pm

Cybersecurity: Threats and Practical Actions - Nate Evans, Argonne National Laboratory; George Lawson, HYDAC

2:00 -   3:00 pm

Construction Machinery Forecast – Alexandra Hermann,  Oxford Economics

2:00 -  3:00 pm

Robots and Cobots: An Automated and Future – 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 | Ballroom Foyer

4:30 -  6:00 pm

Managing Supply Chain in Turbulent Times: Interactive Session – Zal Phiroz, Insight Economics | Grand Ballroom

6:00 -  8:30 pm

Power of Association Networking Reception and Dinner | Sponsored by IFP Motion Control Solutions | Atrium & Lakeside Pavilion

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

7:00 -   8:00 am

IEOC Networking Breakfast | Lakeside Pavilion

8:00 -   8:30 am

Conference Open - NFPA Foundation Report - Eric Lanke, NFPA | Grand Ballroom

8:30 -  9:30 am

Off-Highway Vehicle Electrification – Blake Griffin, Interact Analysis | Grand Ballroom

9:30 - 10:45 am

Global Markets Overview - Connor Lokar, ITR Economics | Grand Ballroom

10:45 - 11:00 am 

Break | Ballroom Foyer

11:00 - 12:15 pm

Fluid Power Industry Forecast – Jim Meil, ACT Research Co., LLC | Grand Ballroom

12:15 pm

Adjournment 

* Invitation Only Event

Conference Attire – Business Casual

Updated 4/7/22