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NFPA Creates Fluid Power Industry Forum at IFPE 2014.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 11, 2014 - Serving as gathering place for NFPA members and other IFPE attendees, NFPA's booth (S81730) at IFPE 2014 will be available for meetings between industry colleagues and customers. Reception will be held March 5 at 5:00 pm, and booth will be open to help attendees learn about NFPA's activities in support of its strategic plan's focus on workforce, technology, and inclusiveness. On March 6 NFPA will host 2014 International Fluid Power Summit and International Statistics Committee meeting.

Original Press Release

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Press release date: Jan 27, 2014

National Fluid Power Association creates a forum for the fluid power industry at 2014 IFPE

Milwaukee, WI – The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) will have a strong presence at IFPE 2014 being held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, IFPE provides a perfect platform for interaction between engineers in fluid power and its key end-use markets.

A Gathering Place
The NFPA booth, centrally located on the IFPE show floor, will serve as a gathering place for NFPA members and other IFPE attendees. NFPA members are invited to conduct small, informal meetings with their industry colleagues and customers in the NFPA booth. A special reception will be held at the NFPA booth, S81730, on Wednesday, March 5, at 5:00 PM, immediately following the close of the show. All NFPA members, whether exhibiting or not, are invited to attend the reception.

A Powerful Forum for the Fluid Power Industry
As an association with a diverse membership representing the full spectrum of the fluid power industry–hydraulic and pneumatic; large and small; manufacturer, supplier, distributor and educator–IFPE helps NFPA achieve its mission of strengthening the fluid power industry. Visit the NFPA booth to learn more about NFPA's activities in support of its strategic plan, which is focused on realizing three visions:
• Workforce: Building and connecting our members to an educated fluid power workforce.
• Technology: Promoting fluid power technology and fostering an innovative environment for the fluid power industry.
• Inclusiveness: Serving as a forum where all fluid power channel partners work together.

A Meeting of International Fluid Power Leaders
On Thursday, March 6th NFPA will be hosting the 2014 International Fluid Power Summit, a meeting of leaders from fluid power associations across the globe. The International Fluid Power Summit typically attracts key association leaders from countries including Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The Summit provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer discussion on a worldwide basis, with the aim of developing strategies that effectively address global challenges facing the fluid power industry.

On March 6th NFPA will also host the International Statistics Committee meeting where representatives from fluid power associations around the world will meet to discuss international statistical/data collection programs.


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For more information regarding the NFPA booth at IFPE 2014 or NFPA's activities in support of its strategic plan contact Eric Lanke at or (414) 778-3351.

About the NFPA
NFPA provides a forum for the fluid power industry's channel partners–manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers and educators. Its U.S. and multinational members work cooperatively in advancing hydraulic and pneumatic technology through the association's many programs and initiatives.