Hydraulic Institute Set to Meet in February

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), North America’s largest pump association and global authority on pumps and pumping systems, will be hosting its 2009 Annual Meeting at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Marco Island, Fla., from Feb. 20-24, 2009.

Themed “Innovation & Productivity in Turbulent Times -- Position Your Company for Growth,” this year’s event will provide senior executives, engineers, and human resource and marketing professionals with a unique opportunity to network with peers and colleagues representing the North American and European pump community, as well as advance pump knowledge, exchange ideas, and learn about new trends and challenges.

In addition to guest speakers, a key feature of the meeting is the opportunity to work with technical committees on industry standards, guidelines, and electronic data exchange protocols. Representatives from Member, Associate Member, and HI Standards Partner companies work together to develop comprehensive standards and guidelines using an ANSI-approved consensus process. They also produce other industry-related technical documents, books, educational programs, and e-Learning courses.

The meeting brings industry players and leading experts, including:

  • Alan Beaulieu, economist for the Institute for Trend Research: The 2009 US. and Global Economy -- Insights Into What’s Ahead
  • Adam Hartung, managing partner of Spark Partners and author: Create Marketplace Disruption
  • Douglas E. Kaempf, U.S. Department of Energy: Achieving a 25% Reduction in Industrial Energy Intensity by 2017

New interactive opportunities available this year include a CEO Dinner and Roundtable, a Human Resources Roundtable, Workforce Development Panel Discussion and a Positive Displacement Pump e-Learning Briefing.

Registration is open to all HI Members, Associate Members, Standards Partners, Pump Systems Matter Sponsors, pump professionals associated with pump and supplier companies throughout North American and Europe, eligible prospective members and future engineering leaders. Early registration discounts apply for those who register by Jan. 9, 2009. For information, visit www.Pumps.org/Annual09, or contact Gabrielle Bosco at (973) 267-9700 x25.

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