Hydraulics Institute opens 2008 fall meeting registration.

Press Release Summary:

The 2008 Fall Management and Technical Meeting, themed Transcending Markets and Technology: Pump and System Optimization and Efficiency, will be held in Oak Brook, Illinois from Oct 7-11, 2008. It will include nearly 50 committee meetings, plenary sessions, and workshops as well as presentations led by William Knoke, Steve Schofield, Peter Garforth, and Alan Beaulieu. The meeting is open to HI members, associate members, standards partners, and eligible prospective members.

Original Press Release:

The Hydraulic Institute Opens Registration for 2008 Fall Management and Technical Meeting

PARSIPPANY, NJ, August 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(TM) 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. Themed "Transcending Markets & Technology: Pump & System Optimization & Efficiency,"
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:

o 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.

o Energy Efficiency and the European Pump Industry, by Steve Schofield, Technical Director of the British Pump Manufacturing Association.

o Energy Productivity - Our Greatest Threat and Biggest Opportunity, by Peter Garforth, consultant and previously VP of Strategy for Owens Corning.

o 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. Prospective members and engineering consulting firms are asked to contact Mary Silver, Director, Marketing & Membership at 973-267-9700 x17 or msilver@Pumps.org before registering to discuss eligibility.

About Hydraulic Institute

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), the largest association of pump producers in North America, is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. Its mission is to serve as a forum for the exchange of industry information, while providing value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide. This includes the development and delivery of comprehensive industry standards as well as the expansion of knowledge that effectively advances the application, testing, installation, operation and maintenance of pumps and pumping systems. See www.Pumps.org for more information.

About Pump Systems Matter(TM)

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. PSM strives to provide the market with tools and collaborative opportunities to integrate pump system performance optimization and efficient energy management practices into normal business operations. More information is available at www.PumpSystemsMatter.org.


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