Hydraulic Institute to Address Business Growth, Turbulent Times at Annual Meeting

The Parsippany, N.J.-based Hydraulic Institute, North America's largest pump association, will host its 2009 Annual Meeting at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Marco Island, Fla., Feb. 20-24. Themed "Innovation & Productivity in Turbulent Times--Position Your Company for Growth," the event will provide senior executives, engineers, and human resource and marketing professionals with an opportunity to network with peers and colleagues representing the North American and European pump community, while advancing pump knowledge, exchanging ideas, and learning about new trends and challenges.

HI says a key feature of the meeting will be 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.

Featured speakers at the event and their topics include:

  • 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 of the U.S. Department of Energy: Achieving a 25% Reduction in Industrial Energy Intensity by 2017

New interactive opportunities available the event include a CEO Dinner and Roundtable, a Human Resources Roundtable, a 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. Download a copy of the brochure for a description of these categories. Early registration discounts apply for those who register by Jan. 9, and group discounts also are available. For more information or to register, visit www.Pumps.org/Annual09, or contact Gabrielle Bosco at (973) 267-9700, ext. 25.

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