About The Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC)

Registration Now Open!

August 11-13, 2020

9:00 AM – 12:45 PM CST*

*followed by optional discussion with speakers each day

Virtual delivery

The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is NFPA’s premier economic event that offers hard data and expert analysis for everyone in the fluid power supply chain. Both members and non-members alike are able to attend. Taking place in a series of three half-day sessions, the 2020 IEOC will offer the same exclusive economic content NFPA members have come to expect as well as exclusive opportunities to network with speakers and other attendees.

Presentations include:

Market Forecasts

  • Fluid Power Industry Forecast – Alex Chausovsky, ITR Economics
  • Fluid Power Customer Markets Overview – Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants
  • Construction Machinery Forecast – Chuck Yengst, Yengst & Associates
  • Agriculture Machinery Forecast – Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants
  • Heavy Truck Market Forecast – Eric Starks, FTR Associates
  • Industrial Markets Overview – Scott Hazelton, IHS Markit
  • Metalworking/Machine Tool Market Forecast – Pat McGibbon, Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
  • Gear Industry Marketing & Forecast – Tom Runiewicz, IHS Markit


  • Global Economics from an ITR Perspective – Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics
  • Global Economics from an Oxford Economics Perspective – Michael Reed, Oxford Economics
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Economic Consequences – Sergio Rebelo, Kellogg School of Management
  • Key Geopolitical Trends Likely to Impact Business – Sam Potolicchio, Preparing Global Leaders Forum


  • Packaging Equipment Sustainability – Donna Ritson, DDR Communications LLC

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