Hydraulic Institute announces 2009 Fall Conference

PARSIPPANY, NJ, Sept. 24, 2009 -- The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced today that registration is open for the 2009 Fall Conference to be held at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, Illinois from October 28-31, 2009...

PARSIPPANY, NJ, Sept. 24, 2009 -- The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced today that registration is open for the 2009 Fall Conference to be held at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, Illinois from October 28-31, 2009.

The Fall Conference is designed to provide corporate executives, engineers, marketing and human resource professionals with the latest information on emerging trends, standards, management strategies and legislative issues.

HI attendees will have the opportunity to participate in 22 technical committee meetings, HI standards and guidelines. For "Committee Highlights" and the latest technical organization chart, visit www.Pumps.org/09Fall

A comprehensive management track is integrated into the program for CEOs, marketing and human resource executives. Program highlights include a CEO roundtable, a pump knowledge workshop, as well as an HR network session. Highlights of the special sessions include presentations by leading experts on the following topics:

  • Digital Media & Social Networking: Business Goes Social, by Rebecca Rolfes, Executive VP of Imagination and Pat Cleary, Senior VP, Digital Public Affairs for Fleishmann-Hillard.
  • Reducing the Risk of Global Trade, by Eric McClafferty, Esq., Partner with Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, who will address the CEO roundtable.
  • Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) -- Owners' Actions to Make it Happen, by Russell Adams, Nuclear Engineering for Dominion and Ken Barry, Senior Project Manager of Advanced Nuclear Technology, EPRI.
  • Filling the Leadership Pipeline, by Gene Morrissy, PhD and Senior Consultant of RHR International.
  • Assessing for Fit, by Debra Parker, Ph.D., Consultant with RHR International, who will address the HR Network.
  • Residential & Commercial Construction: What's Ahead, by Cliff Brewis, Hon. AIACC, Senior Director of Editorial Operations for McGraw-Hill Construction.

Registration for the 2009 Fall Conference is open to HI members, associate members, Standards Partners and eligible prospective members. Substantial discounts are available to those who register by October 2, 2009.

Pump Systems Matter (PSM), an educational initiative launched by HI, will also be hosting their Fall Meeting in conjunction with HI's Fall Conference. PSM Sponsors will continue to focus on future educational and utility program initiatives associated with pump systems optimization.

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is the largest association of pump producers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America and is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. HI Pump Standards are reliable, widely accepted references for anyone involved in pumps, including users, consultants, contractors, construction firms, manufacturers of pumps, seals, motors, instrumentation, controls, and pump software developers and systems integrators. HI periodically introduces new Standards based on industry needs. For more information about the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org and www.PumpLearning.org.

Pump Systems Matter is an educational initiative created to assist North American pump users gain a more competitive business advantage through strategic, broad-based energy management and pump system performance optimization. PSM's mission is to provide the marketplace with tools and collaborative opportunities to integrate pump system performance optimization and efficient energy management practices into normal business operations. For more information on PSM, visit www.PumpSystemsMatter.org.

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