November 2012 Issue
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2013 NFPA Annual Conference - Advance Registration Now Open

Register HERESucceeding in an Increasingly Competitive EnvironmentSuccess in business derives from a combination of key factors and conditions. As the North American fluid power industry recently emerged from the effects of the Great Recession, many of the market conditions it relied on proved advantageous, but challenging signals are again gathering on the horizon. Success over the next few years will depend less on favorable economic conditions, and more on factors like effective leadership, innovation, employee retention and empowerment, and productive channel partnerships focused on the needs of the customer. These will be the tools of success in an increasingly competitive environment.NFPA has gathered an impressive slate of speakers at its 2013 Annual Conference to help executives and professionals explore these core issues. Featured speakers include:Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage, Rob Atkinson, founder and President of the Innovation Technology & Innovat...

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