NFPA industry representatives are needed to participate in our Speaker’s Bureau this spring. The Speaker’s Bureau is designed to provide an opportunity for our members to meet, either virtually or in-person, with faculty and students at high schools, tech schools, and universities across the country. Participation in the Speaker’s Bureau provides an opportunity for company visibility, networking, and recruiting, as well as promotion of careers in fluid power.
We have several universities who are looking to bring industry representatives into their classrooms this spring. Please review the list of universities below along with the discussion topics that they have requested to be covered in the presentation. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Kyla Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH) – Open to a variety of speakers
- Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, IN) – They are looking for a speaker in either hydraulic manufacturers, industrial automation, robotics, or transmission manufacturers.
- Milwaukee School of Engineering (Milwaukee, WI) – Their fluid power club is looking for a speaker who can discuss pneumatic circuits. They are also looking to do a facility tour at a local company.
- Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) – Looking for a speaker around mid-April.
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has entered into a partnership agreement with UKI Media & Events to convene and co-locate an advanced hydraulics conference for off-highway vehicle and fluid power engineers at iVT EXPO, to be held August 21-22, 2024, in Chicago, IL. iVT EXPO is an annual exposition for the off-highway vehicle design…
There is still time to register for April’s Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Final Competitions. We need industry attendees to judge all aspects of the final competitions: the races, final presentations and vehicle design reviews. Industry attendees also participate in exclusive networking opportunities to recruit the next generation of talented engineers. Please register by March 1st.…
A new series of quarterly forecast updates from Oxford Economics is now available on the NFPA website at Global Industry Forecasts. These reports cover the global economy, as well as regional and country developments, and some detailed global industry forecasts. Oxford predicts a slow first half of 2024 with US industrial output being particularly stagnate.…