August 12-14, 2013
Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois

Take advantage of “Early Bird” registration rates by July 15th.

This year’s schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts. IEOC favorites Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten and John Walker return with engaging presentations.  We also have some exciting new additions this year. Conference highlights include:

  • Global Economics – An American Perspective, Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research (ITR)
  • Global Economics – A European Perspective, John Walker, Oxford Economics
Market Forecasts
  • Fluid Power Customer Markets Overview – Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants
  • Construction Machinery Forecast - David Phillips, Off-Highway Research
  • Agricultural Machinery Forecast - Dan Manternach, Doane Advisory Services
  • Heavy Truck Market Forecast - Eric Starks, FTR Associates
  • Industrial Markets Overview - Don Norman, MAPI, Inc.
  • Material Handling & Metalworking Market Forecast - Ken Kremar, Global Insight
  • Future Technology Trends: Packaging Industry – Donna Ritson, DDR Communications
  • Future Technology Trends: Oil & Gas Industry – TBA
  • 6th Annual NFPA Education and Technology Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament
  • IEOC Welcome Reception at Chevy Chase Country Club
  • Power of Association Reception and Dinner
IEOC Speakers Forum
All questions will be answered at the IEOC Speakers Forum!  Join IEOC’s most popular speakers for an interactive session to close out the first day’s program.

Click here to learn more about each of the speakers.

Don’t Forget to Reserve Your Hotel Room.
The 2013 IEOC is back at the Westin Chicago North Shore this year. NFPA has reserved a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate of $169 plus tax. This special rate is only available until July 21st, 2013 or the block is full. To reserve your room, call Westin reservation line at 847-777-6500. Be sure to request “The National Fluid Power Association” rate.