HI Annual Meeting Registration

15.12.2003

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announces registration for its 2004 Annual Meeting to be held February 5 to 10, in Naples, Florida. In addition to current HI members ...

and associate members, registration is open to prospective members including all manufacturers of pumps or pumping systems in the U.S., Canada or Mexico, members of EUROPUMP, and to suppliers of any of the following: bearings; component parts (e.g. foundries); couplings; gauges, control instruments; drivers; motors/engines; seals and sealing systems; software (pump specific).

Those eligible for HI membership are encouraged to attend on a one-time basis to learn about the Institute as a way to evaluate membership for 2004.

“This year’s meeting will explore market transformation and new business opportunities for the pump industry as well as strategies for standards development over the next decade. Pump industry executives, marketing and technical professionals and other participants will have the chance to meet with peers from pump manufacturing and supplier companies throughout North America and Europe,” said Robert Asdal, executive director of HI.

“Technical meetings also are an integral part of the program, so we encourage members to bring staff who have not previously been involved in the standards-writing and technical leadership of the Institute. During the meetings, a delegation of EUROPUMP executives will be sharing information on EUROPUMP technical issues, CEN and ISO standards writing, statistics and regulatory issues,” said Asdal.

Results-Oriented Agenda

Program content for the 2004 Annual Meeting will examine the pump industry’s evolving marketplace from the investor, pump user and utilities perspectives, as leading industry experts and an economist address the general session. HI and EUROPUMP members will also discuss strategies for pump standards development, both domestically and globally, over the next decade.

Meeting highlights also include a CEO breakfast and roundtable, where participating CEOs discuss topics of common interest. The exclusive, by-invitation only, CEO roundtable program is one of the most popular components of the Institute’s meetings with between 45-50 chief executive officers participating. Associate members will make presentations during a luncheon open to all participants. Intake Design, Vibration, Test Standard, NPSH/Operating Region, Rotary Pump and Controlled Volume Metering Pump are among the numerous technical committees scheduled to meet and further the update process of existing HI standards.

In addition, an officer installation dinner and awards program will recognize the contributions of HI members. Throughout the event, attendees and their guests are invited to participate in a number of recreational activities. The meeting will culminate with the annual HI Golf Tournament, reception, dinner and awards.

The 87-year old Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump producers in North America, serves member companies and pump users by providing product standards and forums for the exchange of industry information.

Hydraulic Institute 2004 Annual Meeting

February 5 to 10, 2004

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Naples, Florida, USA

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