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2017 Fall Marketing & Forecasting Conference-Thank You to All Who Came

October 4-5, 2017 | Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

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Thank you!

Thank you to all those that attended this year's Fall Conference. Please find the following information from this years conference:


Tom Runiewicz mentioned a report and webinar from IHS on Hurricane Harvey and Irma system recovery that assesses the impacts of those recent storms. Click this link to access the webcast and report: Click Here.



A synopsis of the meeting is here:         



If you are interested in obtaining the Industrial Motors and Drives report, please contact Jill Johnson


This comprehensive report provides information on U.S. economic conditions, industry conditions for gears, gear market bookings, and gear market shipments. But this information will also be broken down into a series of end user markets, including: total gears, industrial machinery gears, construction machinery gears, power transmission equipment gears, mining, oil & gas gield equipment gears, ship & offshore platform gears, railroad equipment gears and aerospace gears.

  • Quarterly reports include editable excel spreadsheets with data
  • Includes two registrations per year to semi-annual Marketing & Forecasting conferences
  • No participation requirement 
  • Must be an AGMA member (company or associate)

Hotel Info

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare
5440 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Driving Directions

Room Rate

The hotel cut-off date has passed for this event. 

Please visit the Crowne Plaza website directly for more information about hotel rooms. 


Members and Nonmembers

Member Rate: First member
Member Rate: Additional person from same member company
Non-Member Rate

Event Sessions

1 AGMA and the Gear Market Report

Gear Market Report

Tom Runiewicz, Principal/Senior Economist, IHS Global Insight

Tom provides a 3-hour detailed discussion of the statistical information contained in the Gear Market Report.

This comprehensive report provides information on the US Economic Conditions, Industry Conditions for Gears, Gear Market Bookings, and Gear Market Shipments. But this information will also be broken down into a series of end user markets, including:

  • Total Gears
  • Industrial Machinery Gears
  • Construction Machinery Gears
  • Power Transmission Equipment Gears
  • Mining, Oil & Gas Field Equipment Gears
  • Ship & Offshore Platform Gears
  • Railroad Equipment gears, and
  • Aerospace Gears

2 The Importance of Electric Drives to the Gear Industry

The Importance of Electric Drives to the Gear Industry

Preston Reine, IHS Markit

With drive suppliers are currently facing some headwinds, the presentation will focus on opportunities and threats to gear manufacturers, with special attention to steps gear manufacturers can take to succeed with the added challenge of electrification. Will also address the current state of the drives market in terms of revenue and unit shipment performance.


Tom Runiewicz, Principal/Senior Economist

IHS Global Insight

Session 1: AGMA and the Gear Market Report

As a principal for the Industry Practice at Global Insight, Tom is responsible for projections about the US industrial economy, including special aspects about output, prices, costs, wages, capacity levels and profit margins.  Tom authors sections in Global Insight’s, US Economic, Industry Analysis, and Cost Forecasting service publications.  He particularly gained expertise in the paper and lumber, construction, steel, agricultural, and service sectors.  Additional responsibilities include product line forecasting and consulting for clients that include many of the Fortune 500 and national trade associations.  He has over 20 years of experience in the economic forecasting and consulting industry.

Preston Reine

IHS Markit

Session 2: The Importance of Electric Drives to the Gear Industry

Preston is a group manager in the IHS Markit Manufacturing Technology team. His areas of expertise include motors, drives, and motor-driven systems such as pump, fan and compressor applications. Since 2012, Preston has contributed to the broadening of IHS Markit coverage into intricate motor and motor system applications. Additionally, Preston engages with other IHS Markit groups in order to bring to our customers a deeper understanding of the crucial trends occurring in a wide array of verticals that shape the global environment.

Preston has done extensive research on the end-equipment markets and is highly skilled in advanced research methods, statistical interpretation, and public speaking. While conducting his research he has been successful in forming several new working relationships with major suppliers and trade associations in these new areas of study for IHS Markit.

Preston holds a BBS in Finance from Saint Edward’s University and currently works in the Austin, Texas office.