The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is now accepting registrations for its Fall Meeting, which will take place 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. To register, visit

The Fall Meeting is designed for corporate executives, engineers, and marketing/sales professionals. Focus topics include energy efficiency, modernization, value-added selling, and strategic pricing. Special presentations include:

  • “Energy Efficiency and Process Modernization” with Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research, The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE);
  • “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;
  • “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 and special-focus meetings include:

  • Water Hammer: Its Causes and Mitigation Techniques by Gary Cornell, President, Blacoh Fluid Controls Inc.;
  • 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.

HI is offering a 50% discount on registration to individuals at member companies who have served less than 10 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 Further questions regarding the meeting can be directed to Gabrielle Bosco, manager of meeting & events, at (973) 267-9700 x125, or