Technical Committee Organization Chart (Download chart here)To learn more contact Gregg Romanyshyn, HI Technical Director at 973.267.9700 x114 or gromanyshyn@Pumps.org.
Digital Media & Social Networking: Business Goes Social› Rebecca Rolfes, Executive VP, Imagination Publishing & Executive Director, Association Group Practice
› Pat Cleary, Senior VP, Digital Public Affairs, Fleishmann-Hillard
Competition is dead. In a Web 2.0 world, everything is collaboration. But there are ways to collaborate your way into new opportunities. When the market goes social, will you be invited to the party? Social media is not a fad, it’s here to stay. How can you sort through the white noise to use these tools to stay current and advance your business?Electronic Data Exchange – Owners’ Actions to Make it Happen› Russell Adams, Nuclear Engineering, Dominion
› Ken Barry, Senior Project Manager, Advanced Nuclear Technology, EPRIOwners of major facilities know there are significant benefits waiting to be tapped with the broad adoption of robust, electronic data exchange (EDE) capabilities with their suppliers of engineered equipment. Owners, engineering and construction companies, equipment suppliers and software suppliers have cooperated to develop, test and demonstrate a new EDE specification. Based on these early successes, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has adopted this new EDE specification (AEX) and is extending the capabilities to support the additional information requirements for the design and quality control of equipment for new nuclear power plants. Ken Barry, the EPRI Program Manager and Russell Adams, the Dominion Technical Sponsor for this initiative will convey the vision and strategy for the configuration management of the “new virtual plant” and their investments into the deployment of AEX as a key part of that strategy. The presentation will also include a summary of the DuPont strategies for depoying AEX and in leading much of the work with various standards development organizations to ensure the delivery of a common EDE standard (HI, API, ASME and ISO).
Filling the Leadership Pipeline› Gene Morrissy, PhD, Senior Consultant, RHR International
Too often, companies focus on leader development that overweights past performance yielding leaders ready for the business demands of yesterday and today. The challenge is to create a group of leaders by intentionally preparing them for the future strategic direction and business imperatives of your company. The presentation will identify 5 critical components for leadership development and provide examples from RHR’s client work.
Residential & Commercial Construction: What’s Ahead› Cliff Brewis Hon. AIACC, Senior Director Editorial Operations, McGraw-Hill ConstructionWe find ourselves in uncertain economic times. Are we in the midst of a recovery, or are we struggling through an extended correction? Did the stimulus package provide the boost the economy needed, or did it add debt that will be a further drain on the economy? Will inflation complicate the overall picture, or will prices stay moderate? What construction sectors will do well and which will struggle? McGraw-Hill Construction is in a unique position to provide a knowledgeable perspective on the economy and the construction industry. Through ENR, Architectural Record, McGraw-Hill/Dodge, Regional Publications and McGraw-Hill Analytics, McGraw-Hill Construction is in a unique position to monitor and anticipate the direction of the construction industry. Join us in a review of the forecast for the industry.
Pump Knowledge Workshop: SCADA & Intelligent Pumping Systems› Julian Atchia, Business Development Manager, SJE-Rhombus® - Controls GroupSupervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is used in all industries today to monitor and control processes and systems. What is SCADA? What does it do? How does it work? These questions will be addressed and illustrated to help pump users understand the basics functionality of SCADA systems.› Jack Creamer, Market Segment Manager - Pumping Equip., Schneider Electric - Square D
One of the major trends in the Pumping market is Intelligent Pumping Systems. The worldwide market for Intelligent Pump Systems is expected to be a bright spot in the overall pump market which has been projected to be flat, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study. Intelligent pumps are an ideal fit for the building automation sector where their unique characteristics enable them to automatically adjust to the wide range of system demands of climate control applications. Other major sectors such as the Industrial and Water/Wastewater markets are also beginning to adopt intelligent pump systems. “Energy savings is the attribute most closely associated with intelligent pumps," yet intelligent pumps can add much more. Their on-board intelligence can replace separate stand alone controls, and provide pump specific solutions. In addition they can provide pump/system protective features such as anti-cavitation, pipe burst protection, and end of curve protection. Further system solutions include remote monitoring for data such as energy consumption and system status. ARC forecasted growth is projected in the following graph. So come and learn more about how VFDs become an integral part of Intelligent Pumping Systems.
CEO Roundtable: Recent Employment & Labor Law Updates› Melissa Siebert, Partner, K&L GatesLearn how new regulations and the new administration may impact you and your business. Explore updates and developments on recent labor and employment laws.
CEO Roundtable: Reducing the Risk of Global Trade› Eric McClafferty, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Partner, International Trade & Customs
Export control agencies have continuously intensified their focus on pump equipment companies. Learn about traps to avoid when exporting pumps and how to prevent issues with “non-core” exports. Join the HI International Trade Task Force to keep your staff current. For details and to sign up visit www.Pumps.org/ITTF.
Professional Development Hours (PDH)Earn PDH credit for participating in General Sessions at the Fall Meeting. HI will provide session attendance tracking and certificates of completion for you to submit to your state licensing board. One PDH is earned for each hour you are in session.
The acceptance of continuing education (CE) as it applies to fulfillment of state licensing requirements for professional designations is at the discretion of the individual state licensing boards. It is the responsibility of the individual participant to be knowledgeable about their state requirements before submitting credits for licensing requirements. HI will provide session attendance tracking and certificates of completion. Links to the state licensing boards for the profession of engineering are on National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying's website: www.ncees.org.
Questions?Contact Gabrielle Bosco, Manager, Meeting & Events at 973.267.9700 x125 or gbosco@Pumps.org.