Jeff Herzog, Oxford Economics
The speakers confirmed for the 2013 NFPA Annual Conference (March 6-8) at the Montelucia Resort, Scottsdale, AZ will help NFPA members focus on a series of questions critical to their success in the years ahead.  Jeff Herzog, Senior Economist with Oxford Economics, will discuss the major trends expected to drive the U.S. and international economies over the next 5 to 10 years, emphasizing the impact of these trends on likely business opportunities in key regions including the Eurozone, China, the Middle East and Latin America.  Oxford Economics is the provider of NFPA’s newest member service offering, the NFPA Global Market Reports and Forecasts.

The conference lineup also includes the following speakers:
  • Innovation Economics:  The Race for Global Advantage, Rob Atkinson, Founder and President of the Innovation Technology & Innovation Foundation.    
  • Guiding Principles of Employee Retention-Simplicity, Speed & Focus, Jeff Musi, Sales Manager-Value Added Group and SBQ Products, Gerdau Special Steel North America and Mark Gilk, Director, Americas Distribution Sales, Eaton Corporation.
  • WIN-WIN-WIN Channel Systems:  Turning Landmines into Competitive Advantages, Richard Kolsky, Lecturer, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
  • Everyone is a CEO:  Empower Your Staff, Billy Ray Taylor, Director of Commercial Manufacturing, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
This year's conference theme "Succeeding in an Increasingly Competitive Environment" will include numerous opportunities for NFPA members to network and share knowledge about effective leadership, innovation, employee retention and empowerment, and productive channel partnerships focused on the need of the customer.

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