The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) will host its 2012 Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb. 8-14, 2012.

The 2012 Annual Meeting offers educational and networking opportunities for executives, engineers, and marketing professionals associated with pump and supplier companies throughout North America and Europe. Hydraulic Institute technical committees will also meet to address industry standards, guidelines, and DOE pump efficiency standards.

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 30 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.

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