Preview 2024 IEOC Speaker Lineup

2024 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference
August 13-14, 2024
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NFPA’s 2024 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference is slated to offer an enriching experience to connect with key industry players as well as learn from some of the brightest minds in economics.

Learn about industry forecasts, geopolitical and technology trends, the global marketplace and more from the following general session speakers:

  • Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics will explore the future of the U.S. economy using a variety of macro- and industry-level perspectives, with an additional focus on key global economies’ effect on the U.S. marketplace.
  • Nico Palesch, Oxford Economics will discuss the current update for key issues and forecasts in the automotive and semiconductor markets.
  • Connor Lokar, ITR Economics will review international economic trends currently affecting the global marketplace and the impact on our future economy.
  • Mike Marks, Indian River Consulting Group will cover a variety of topics around Artificial Intelligence for industrial companies and the impact of AI on fluid power, while also drawing upon member input from recent surveys.
  • Dan Bagley, B&B Management Labs, with voice of customer presentations and panel discussion.

Breakout session speakers will explore popular markets and crucial topics to further understand the future of the fluid power industry:

  • Eric Starks, FTR Intelligence will discuss the current and future economic and technological trends in the heavy truck market.
  • Blake Griffin, Interact Analysis will rely upon experience and research in machinery markets to provide an outlook for the fluid power industry’s top end-use market: construction machinery forecast.
  • Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants, Inc. will take a deep dive into the drivers and outlook surrounding our industry’s second-largest end-use market: agricultural machinery.
  • Chris Chidzik, Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) will examine key industrial markets and their current standing in the U.S.
  • Jared Lockwood, Sandler will introduce NFPA’s new sales training opportunity.

For additional details on the event schedulevisibility opportunities and more, visit the IEOC website.

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