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Hydraulic Institute opens registration for 2010 Fall Meeting.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 02, 2010 - Scheduled for Oct 20-23, 2010, HI Fall Meeting will focus on present and anticipated critical issues that are transforming pump industry now and will continue to do so into the future, including energy efficiency, modernization, value-added selling, and strategic pricing. As prelude to meeting, HI and its subsidiary organization, Pump Systems Matter, will host nationally acclaimed training course, Pumping Systems Optimization: Opportunities to Improve Life Cycle Performance on Oct 19.

Pump Systems Matter - Parsippany, NJ

Original Press Release

Hydraulic Institute Opens Registration for 2010 Fall Meeting

Press release date: Aug 26, 2010

Agenda to Focus on "Critical Issues" Transforming Pump Industry;

Kick-off Offers Pump Systems Matter's "Pumping Systems Optimization" Training Course To All

Parsippany, NJ, - The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced that the annual HI Fall Meeting will take place on October 20 - 23, 2010, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Ohio. Registration is open to HI Members, Associate Members, Standards Partners and eligible prospective members, and can be completed at www.Pumps.org/10Fall.

As a prelude to the meeting, HI and its subsidiary organization, Pump Systems Matter (PSM), will host the nationally acclaimed training course, Pumping Systems Optimization: Opportunities to Improve Life Cycle Performance on Tuesday, October 19, a day prior to the meeting opening. The full-day course is open to anyone interested in learning how to improve pumping system efficiency to reduce energy and operating costs. Attendees will earn seven (7) PDH credits. Attendance at the HI Fall Meeting is not required and the course fee is separate from meeting registration. Details on course content can be found at www.PumpSystemsMatter.org and course registration is at Pumps.org/Fall10

This year's Fall Meeting is of particular interest and value to corporate executives, engineers, and marketing/sales professionals, as the agenda focuses on present and anticipated "critical issues" that are transforming the pump industry now and will continue to do so into the future: energy efficiency, modernization, value-added selling, and strategic pricing-issues that affect the bottom-line performance of every pump industry business in all market sectors. Special presentations on these subjects will be delivered by topic experts and include:
o Energy Efficiency and Process Modernization with Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research, The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE);
o The Value-Added Organization (Part 1) and Value-Added Selling and Market Transformation (Part 2) with Tom Reilly, President and Founder of Tom Reilly Training, and pioneer of the "Value-Added Selling" concept;
o Capturing Hidden Profits Through Strategic Pricing with Alan Fortier, Principal , Fortier & Associates

All CEO attendees are invited to participate in the bi-annual "CEO Roundtable" event that will feature C-level discussion on "Market Transformation" facilitated by Neal Elliott.

Technical presentations by industry leaders and special-focus meetings are also on the agenda and include:
o Water Hammer: Its Causes and Mitigation Techniques by Gary Cornell, President, Blacoh Fluid Controls Inc.;
o AHRI/Fluid Pump Section & HI Meeting on Circular Pumps-Efficiency Standards

Twenty-two HI Technical Committees will meet to review and advance specific bodies of knowledge and work that ultimately will result in the development of new ANSI/HI Standards. Attendees with particular topic interest or expertise will have the opportunity to participate in these technical meetings.

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 have served less than ten years in the pump industry. HI is also offering a discount to "team" attendees, as well as individuals who register before September 24, 2010. 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, PSM course registration, social events, hotel reservations, registration and discounts can be found at Pumps.org/Fall10. Further questions regarding the meeting can be directed to Gabrielle Bosco, Manager of Meeting & Events, at (973) 267-9700 x125, or gbosco@Pumps.org.

About the Hydraulic Institute: 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.

About Pump Systems Matter: Pump Systems Matter (PSM) 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.