February 2014 Issue
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2014 NFPA Annual Conference Raises the Bar for Networking & Education

NFPA members and guests converged last week on Manalapan, Florida for the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). The Annual Conference is the one time when all task force members, board members, committee members, council members and future leaders come together to decide on initiatives, shape the direction of their projects and vote on key decisions. The conference afforded members one of the best opportunities to come together for education and networking.Attending the conference in style was certainly fun, but it was the speaker line up that kept attendees buzzing during the networking opportunities after the sessions ended. Peter Zeihan’s “Powers of Today, Powers of Tomorrow” gave an approachable, fresh look at geopolitics and the “why’s” behind market trends. Jeffrey Lumetta’s provocative approach to innovation in the workforce challenged attendees to look at their work environment with fresh eyes. And Max Brown, from the Shingo Institute...

Upcoming Events

2014 IFPE
March 4-8, 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

NFPA Regional Meeting
April 1, 2014
Hennepin Technical College—Eden Prairie Campus, MN

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IFPS has dedicated June 19th as “Fluid Power Professionals' Day” - a day of recognition for all who work in the fluid power industry!
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NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC)
August 11-13, 2014
Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL

2014 IFPE Fluid Power Zone
September 8-12, 2014
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

2014 CCEFP Annual Meeting
October 13-15, 2014
Vanderbilt University Marriott Hotel, Nashville, TN 

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