Whenever we start to plan for a conference, invariably someone asks, “What’s the theme going to be?”
Our answer for the 2016 NFPA Annual Conference is…we’re going without a theme, and we’re ok with that. Because, despite best intentions, conference themes almost always seem about as fresh and genuine as the cheese on your gas station nachos. And conference planners often get hung up on a chosen theme, driving the conference planning away from a focus on relevant content.
We’ve just kept our focus on securing the best speakers our budget could support around topics that have as much relevance as possible, and providing excellent networking opportunities. Take a look. Consider joining us there. And watch for an email survey from NFPA in early January. Your responses to that survey will help Mark Thompson of Decision Processes International tailor to your needs his presentation on the intersection of strategy with leadership development of the millennial generation poised to begin stepping up within your companies.
The conference has a strong line-up, with topics ranging from the industrial internet of things, to developing millennial leadership to drive strategy, to things you need to know about political and economic shifts in the making.
If you see a theme that unifies that line-up, let us know. Maybe we’ll tack it on.
This holiday season, we are thankful for each of our members. All your staff at NFPA want to thank you for all of the efforts that you have put in to help grow the fluid power industry. We couldn’t fulfill our mission without your dedication and support. Enjoy this time off with your loved ones,…
Doug is the Application Engineering Supervisor for HAWE North America, a manufacturer of hydraulic power units, pumps, valves and cylinders. HAWE will be showcasing their water resistant hydraulics that help deliver power to speed boats at IFPE – the International Fluid Power Exposition — and we invited Doug into our forum to learn more about…