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Register for the 2011 NFPA Annual Conference -- Competing on the Global Stage

Registration Now Open - NFPA 2011 Annual Conference Every business is impacted by the global marketplace. Whether your organization has extensive global operations, is looking to sell your goods in overseas markets, or is dealing with international players gaining market share in the United States--how well your company competes on the global stage will determine your success in the years ahead. The global economy has been reshaped in the wake of the Great Recession, and U.S.-based businesses must rethink their approach to global markets and global competitors to stay profitable. This year's NFPA Annual Conference has been organized with these business needs in mind. Because our members have a variety of different objectives in this new economy--staying competitive here at home, increasing sales in export markets, expanding operations in foreign countries--our featured speakers have been balanced to appeal to decision-makers across this spectrum. And importantly, because this di...

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December 9, 2010
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Palatine, Illinois 60067

AG CONNECT 2011 Expo
January 8-10, 2011
Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

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February 16 – 19, 2011
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March 22 – 26, 2011
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Hannover Fair 2011
April 4 - 8, 2011
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NFPA 2011 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference
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Foundation Update:  Research Helps Develop the Talent and Technology Our Industry Needs to Compete
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New Classroom Exercises Help You Connect Fluid Power with FUN and Education
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Limited Exhibit Booths Remaining for NFPA's Pavilion at Hannover Fair
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IFPE 2011 Update:  Submit Your Technical Experts and New Products
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CCEFP Update:  CCEFP Group Visits National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Technology Center
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Standards Update: Progress on Systems and Control Products Standards
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NFPA Foundation Donors
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