HI Opens Registration for 2011 Fall Meeting


The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced that the annual HI Fall Meeting will take place on October 4 - 8, 2011, at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Registration is now open to HI Members, Associate Members, Standards Partners, and Utilities, Energy Efficiency NGOs sponsors of Pump Systems Matter.

Eligible prospective members are welcome to attend with advance approval.

This year’s Fall Meeting will focus on performance management, crucial conversations, supply chain strategies, pump knowledge updates, and standards development. Special presentations on these subjects will be delivered by topic experts and include:

  • Holistic Approach to Performance Management and Talent Development with Todd Cook, Founder of Concinnity Consulting
  • Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities with Dr. Ted Stank, Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business and Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee

All CEO attendees are invited to participate in the bi-annual “CEO Roundtable” event that will feature group discussions on topic of common interest and a presentation and discussion on “Tackling Difficult Conversations to Increase Profits” facilitated by Todd Cook.

A technical presentation by industry experts is also on the agenda:

  • Smart Grid Technology by energy specialists from Schneider Electric – Square D and Siemens Industry, Inc.

Nearly thirty HI Technical Committees will meet to review and advance specific bodies of knowledge and work that ultimately will result in the development of new or updated ANSI/HI Pump Standards. Attendees with particular topic interest or subject matter expertise will have the opportunity to participate in these technical meetings. Young engineers are particularly encouraged to attend.

In an interest to encourage meeting attendance by “Future Engineering Leaders,” HI is offering a 50% discount on registration to individuals at member companies who are under the age of thirty-five and have served less than ten years in the pump industry. HI is also offering a group discount, as well as an Early Bird discount to individuals who register before September 2, 2011. Prospective members, including engineering consulting firms, should call Mary Silver, Director of Marketing & Membership, to discuss eligibility to attend the meeting. She can be reached at 973.267.9700 x117.

The complete meeting agenda, including details on technical committees, social events, hotel reservations, registration and discounts can be found at www.Pumps.org/11Fall.

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