The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) member companies, invited guests, and other fluid power-related industry professionals recently came together in Wheeling, IL for the 2010 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC). During this day-and-a-half event, industry experts shared analysis and the hard data needed to stay focused on the economic environment of today and tomorrow. The conference dealt with the industry's economics, market forecasts, supply chain advantages, and the technology breakthroughs likely to impact the fluid power supply chain for years to come. The conference was a great opportunity for NFPA members and non-members alike to connect-providing one of the best opportunities for education and networking. Coming up in September, the NFPA will be attending IMTS 2010 as well as the Motion, Drive & Automation Show in Russia.