The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) will host its 2012 Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Florida from February 8-14, 2012.
The 2012 Annual Meeting will serve as a valuable resource for executives, engineers, and marketing professionals associated with pump and supplier companies throughout North America and Europe who are seeking exclusive educational and networking opportunities. Hydraulic Institute technical committees will meet to address industry standards, guidelines, and DOE pump efficiency standards. Representatives from HI Member, Associate Member and Standards Partner companies work together to develop comprehensive standards and guidelines using an ANSI-approved consensus process. They also produce other industry-related technical documents, guide books, educational programs and e-Learning courses.
Several featured guest speakers include:
– Alan Beaulieu, Economist, Institute of Trend Research: Opportunity in a World of Uncertainty
– Tim Gill, Director of Economics, NEMA: Global Market Trends
– Dr. Douglas Lambert, Raymond E. Mason Chair in Transportation and Logistics; Director, The Global Supply Chain Forum, OSU, Fisher College of Business: Building High Performance Business Relationships
– Constantino Senon, Chief Mechanical Engineer & Mohammad Badruzzaman, Senior Engineer, MWH Americas, Inc.: Efficient Water Station Design
The program will also include the bi-annual CEO Roundtable, a Supply Chain Roundtable, the Market Intelligence Committee and nearly thirty HI Technical Committees. PSM meetings will include the Board of Directors, Educational Affairs Steering Committee and the PSM Marketing Committee. Networking events include dinners, receptions, a Tabletop Display Reception for Associate Members, a golf scramble tournament and a local program planned for spouses and guests.
Registration is open to all HI Members, Associate Members, Standards Partners, PSM Sponsors, Europump Members, and eligible prospective HI members. Early registration discounts apply for those who register by January 6, 2012. Group discounts and young engineer discounts are also available. For complete details and to register, visit www.Pumps.org/12Annual or contact Gabrielle Bernardo at 973.267.9700 x125
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, visitwww.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.