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2016 President's Preview


Please make plans to join us on Tues., Aug., 9, 2016, at The Westin O'Hare for FER's annual Forecast meeting.

Preliminary Agenda
Registration Form

A room block is available the night of Mon., Aug. 8, at $169/night plus taxes. To make reservations, please visit

To register, please fill out the registration form. Questions? Please contact Christine Palmer at or 847/336-2049.


8:00 a.m.-Noon

10:00-10:10 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction to 2016 Equipment & Supplies Market Forecast

10:10-10:40 a.m.
2016 General Economic Environment & Forecasts

10:40-11:20 a.m.
2016 Operator Environment Trends & Forecasts

11:20-11:40 a.m.
2016 International Trends & Forecasts

2016 Materials Price Trends

noon-1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Equipment & Supplies Manufacturer Price Trends 2016, Material supplied by AutoQuotes Inc.

1:30 p.m.-2:25 p.m.
The Top 100 U.S. Equipment & Supplies Manufacturers, 2015

2:25 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
The Top U.S. Equipment & Supplies Dealers, 2015

2:45-3:45 p.m.
2017 FER Equipment & Supplies Market Forecast

3:45-4:00 p.m.
Open Forum & Close

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