Hydraulic Institute opens registration for 2008 Fall Meeting

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PARSIPPANY, NJ, Aug. 12, 2008 -- The Hydraulic Institute (HI), North America's largest pump association and global authority on pumps and pumping systems, has begun the registration process for the 2008 Fall Management and Technical Meeting to be held at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott in Oak Brook, Illinois from October 7-11, 2008.

The annual networking and informational event, which is held in conjunction with the Pump Systems Matter™ Fall Sponsor Meeting, is designed to provide corporate executives, engineers, members and sponsors with the latest information on emerging trends, standards, management strategies, legislative issues and cost efficiencies. The event features the theme "Transcending Markets & Technology: Pump & System Optimization & Efficiency," and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in nearly 50 committee meetings, plenary sessions and Pump Knowledge Series workshops as well as meet with other professionals during the new CEO networking event and golf tournament.

Further highlights of the event include presentations by leading industry spokespersons. Among these are:
• Transitioning Your Business: Creating Wealth in a Service Driven Economy, by futurist William Knoke, best-selling author of Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the 21st Century.
• Energy Efficiency and the European Pump Industry, by Steve Schofield, Technical Director of the British Pump Manufacturing Association.
• Energy Productivity -- Our Greatest Threat and Biggest Opportunity, by Peter Garforth, consultant and previously VP of Strategy for Owens Corning.
• The 2009 U.S. and Global Economy -- Insights Into What's Ahead with economist, Alan Beaulieu of the Institute for Trend Research.

Registration for the 2008 "Transcending Markets & Technology" Fall Management & Technical Meeting is open to HI members, associate members, Standards Partners and eligible prospective members. Substantial discounts are available to those who register by September 10, 2008.

For more information or to register for this meeting please visit www.Pumps.org.

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), the largest association of pump producers in North America, is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems.

Launched in 2006 by the Hydraulic Institute (HI) as an educational initiative, Pump Systems Matter assists North American pump users gain competitive business advantages through strategic, broad-based energy management and pump system performance optimization.

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