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Note, the block has expired but rooms may be available, or become available prior to the meeting, so please try again later. Or book at the Residence Inn located 2 miles away at 20371 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL, 33908 -call 239.415.4150 and request the Hydraulic Institute rate of $199/night.Sanibel Harbour Condo Tower, 239.466-4202 (.1 m)Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers/Sanibel, 239.936.0110 (2.3 m)Click here to book online or call Marriot reservations at 800.767.7777 and request the "Hydraulic Institute" rate to receive the discounted rate of $229/night, inclusive of resort fees, subject to availability.Discounted rates are available 3 days before and after the meeting and reservations accepted through January 16, 2013, also subject to availability. Requests after this date will be accepted on a space and price availability basis only.
Discounted Airfare: HI is pleased to offer discounted airfare to attendees of the 2013 Annual Meeting through Continental/United Airlines. Book your reservations at www.united.com and insert ZNW6426923 in the Offer Code box or call MeetingWorks at 800.426.1122 and refer to Z Code: ZNW6 and agreement code: 426923 Note, you will save an additional 3% and avoid a $20 service fee by booking online.Ground Transportation: The resort is located 21 miles from Fort Myers Airport (RSW). The hotel does not provide shuttle service. Private transportation is available through Naples Tours & Transportation for starting at $65 one way. To book please call 800.592.0848. Taxi service is approximately $45 each way.
Standards Leadership Workshop with BreakfastFriday, February 8, 7:30 – 9 amDavid McKinstry, HI Vice President of Technical Affairs & Mick Cropper, Chair of TASCHI Members, Associate Members, and HI Standards Partners, are invited to attend to learn about technical committee operation and standards development procedures as well as the new ANSI requirements and the roles and responsibilities of HI committee members and officers. Those who have attended prior presentations on this subject will appreciate the new and expanded content that has been incorporated into the program. It is based on the Standards Companion and elements of the HI Policy and Procedures for Standards Development. The Standards Companion was created for the purpose of ensuring that the development processes are transparent, the rules for participation are clearly understood, and the procedures followed are in accordance with the requirements of the American National Standards Association (ANSI). HI offers members of its technical committees periodic training relative to the HI standards development process as well as techniques that will facilitate efficient committee operation.
Pump Knowledge Workshop: Update on API-682, Mechanical Seal Standard latest EditionFriday, February 8, 12 – 1:30 pmHenri Azibert, Chief Technology Officer, AW ChestertonRalph Gabriel, Chief Engineer, John Crane, Inc.API 682 is the leading document for mechanical seals in petrochemical, chemical, and pipeline services worldwide. It has combined the aspects of seal design, testing, standardization, and applications to provide the users and OEMs alike with a common source of information for mechanical seals. As seal technology has advanced, the standard has expanded to incorporate new seal designs, materials, seal selection guidance, and piping plans. The standard is scheduled to be published early in 2013. The Final draft has been prepared and gives us notice of the upcoming requirements. This presentation will cover the major changes introduced in the Fourth Edition, and the separation of the API and ISO standards.Breakfast Briefing: The Latest from the European Pump IndustrySaturday, February 9, 7:30 – 8 am Join us for an update on what’s happening with the European pump industry such as standards, technical guidelines and CEN activities. Europump will also extend an invitation to all HI pump manufacturers and associates on the HI Board to their 2013 Annual Meeting being held June 6 - 8, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic at the InterContinental Hotel as part of the HI/Europump Mutual Cooperation Agreement. CEO Roundtable (qualified CEOs & division heads only)Sunday, February 10, 8 am – noonTwice a year Chief Executives, and General Managers with P&L responsibility, of HI member companies meet to discuss issues of common interest. Get to know other leaders in the pump industry, including key supplier company CEOs, and gain insights not available elsewhereBreakfast Briefing: Update on Federal Efficiency Standards for Small MotorsMonday, February 11, 7:30 - 8 amRob Boteler from Confluence Energy will provide a summary of the small motor rule that covers definitions, clarification of efficiency and a comparison to NEMA premium. It will include a chart from NEMA to bridge the motor language to potential pump issues and concerns brought about by this new regulation. This will be of interest to HI members who use motors from 1/4 to 3 HP both single and poly-phase designs.Many pump manufacturers use these small motors to drive the pumps they build. The new DOE regulation is likely to necessitate that motor manufacturers make changes to the motor's physical size and performance to comply with the new rule. This may result in pump manufactures having to make changes to their mounting bases or impellers to accommodate the revisions.
It’s Your Ship – Achieving Breakthrough Performance and Putting the Leadership Roadmap to WorkMonday, February 11, 10:15 – 11:45 am Michael Abrashoff Navy Commander and Progressive Leadership Expert & Author of It’s Your ShipWhen Mike Abrashoff took command of the USS Benfold, morale was low, turnover was high and performance ranked at the bottom of the Pacific Fleet. Twelve months later the ship was the benchmark for performance – the shining star . . . using the very same crew. Abrashoff brings to life stories of how the principles that led the transformation of the USS Benfold have been put into action at companies and organizations looking to harness the power of their most important asset - their people. He illustrates real leaders achieving dramatic results as they work to address their most pressing people challenges: collaboration, commitment, cohesion, accountability, engagement, rapid and continual innovation and diversity in the workforce. Join us for this inspiring talk based on the vital leadership lessons Abrashoff learned as he led the remarkable turnaround of the ship.
Profitable Top-Line Growth for Industrial FirmsMonday, February 11, 1 – 2:15 pmDr. James D. Hlavacek, Managing Director of Market Driven Management™ & Chairman & CEO of The Corporate Development Institute, Inc.With all the press coverage about mergers, acquisitions, reorganizing and downsizing followed by round after round of job cuts, what’s next? My answer is simple: Grow the Business! The challenge is to take a so called “mature company” and transform it to more rapidly and profitably grow the top-line. This growth process requires the company to learn or relearn how to organically grow and to face up to six common growth deficiencies. Dr. Jim Hlavacek will describe how to overcome many of these challenges and accelerate profitable top line growth.
Environmental & Political Landscape for the US Manufacturing Industry Monday, February 11, 2:15 – 3:30 pmJay Timmons, Chief Executive Officer, NAM Council of Manufacturing AssociationsA view of the US environment for manufacturing and some of the key legislative issues of import to the manufacturing industry in the US from the post-election perspective. What is the outlook, and how can pump companies and supplier companies, such as HI members, engage?
CEO Lunch with Alan Beaulieu (qualified CEOs & division heads only)Monday, February 11, 11:45 am – 1 pmDon’t miss this unique opportunity for an informal session with Alan Beaulieu to explore your questions and economic issues over lunch. This exclusive CEO event will be held prior to Alan’s general session that afternoon. Submit your questions in advance to gbernardo@Pumps.org. A form will also be provided to all member CEOs prior to the meeting.Make Your MoveMonday, February 11, 3:45 – 5:45 pmAlan Beaulieu, Economist, ITR Economics™Maximizing the future is all about separating fact from fiction. The fear and uncertainty about the global markets are enough to cause any business leader to wonder if the recovery is durable or not. Alan Beaulieu, the President of ITR Economics™ will be presenting the economic outlook for our industry and for the global economy with the clarity that business leaders have come to expect from ITR Economics™. Attendees will have no doubt as to the sustainability of the recovery. They will also learn how long the good news will last, the dangers from coming inflationary pressures, what to expect from interest rate movement, the impact of the Super Committee, and what strategies and tactics should be undertaken now if businesses are to maximize their profit potential in the years to come. This is a must meeting for leaders looking to prepare for the changes that are coming over the next few years.
Technical Program HI's success depends upon its members getting involved, taking work assignments, and moving deliverables to completion. Contributing your ideas and expertise will have a positive impact on the technical documents and standards produced by the Institute. Ensure that your company’s interests are properly represented during each step of the development process by participating in the standards-writing process. Most technical committees are open to all HI members and active participation is encouraged as new technical documents, guidelines, standards, and educational programs are developed. Many committees are seeking new members (see the meeting brochure). Please support the active participation of new technical participants with interest and expertise in the subject areas HI is addressing, especially those with “systems” experience."Young engineers" can learn by attending these technical meetings, commecting with respected industry experts, increasing pump knowledge, and exchanging ideas on technical developments and market trends. These technical sessions serve as a valuable extension of on-the-job training experience and broaden expertise beyond pumps.
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Guest Welcome BreakfastSunday, February 10, 8 – 9:30 amWelcome new spouses and catch up with friends over breakfast on the Sanibel Harbour Princess yacht. Share experiences and plan your visit. The Renaissance Vinoy Concierge will drop in to review the resort and its surrounding areas and answer questions.
J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge Sunday, February 10, 9:30 am – 12:30 pmThe J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is known for its abundant bird life. The best months to visit for birding are December through March. The best time to view wildlife is during low tide when the birds are feeding on the exposed mud flats. Many events happen throughout the year on the refuge, which can make a visit that much more enjoyable. See wildlife up-close and discover the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge with an experienced naturalist by your side. Choose between the Refuge Tram Guided Tour for $20/person or a Kayak Guided Trail Tour for $40/person.
Edison & Ford Winter Estates ($15/person)Monday, February 11, 8 am – 12 pmVisitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, and Caretaker’s House and the Ford House. The 1929 historic landscape is throughout the property including the award winning Moonlight Garden. The Edison Ford Museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits.
Explore Sanibel Island (FREE)Sunday, February 10, 1:30 – 4 pmTransportation will be provided from the hotel to Sanibel Island. Choose between two drop-off points: Periwinkle Place and Forever Green shopping and art districts, or Lighthouse Beach. Rent a bicycle, explore the art galleries, eat at a local restaurant or just relax on the beach.
Additional ActivitiesRelax. Sit in the sun on the deck of a boat. Lie on the beach at Cayo Costa State Park, and then enjoy a picnic in the shade. Rent a kayak and do some one on one exploring with the local wildlife. Take a romantic sunset cruise and watch a spectacular sunsets. Book a spa treatment at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott. Destination Watersports is also located onsite at the hotel and offers Dolphin Cruises, Jet Ski Rentals, Shelling Tours and more
Meeting Schedule (subject to change)Thursday, February 75:00 – 8:00 pm: Technical Affairs Steering Committee (TASC members only)
Friday, February 87:30 - 9:00 am: Standards Leadership Workshop with Breakfast 7:30 – 9:00 am: Joint Centrifugal Pump & Vertical Pump Sections with Breakfast 8:00 - 9:00 am: Breakfast 9:15– 12:00 pm: Drivers/Monitoring9:15– 12:00 pm: Reliability of Pumping Equipment 12:00– 1:30 pm: Pump Knowledge Workshop: Update on API-682, Mechanical Seal Standard Latest Edition1:30– 3:30 pm: Pump Piping1:30– 3:30 pm: Controlled Volume Metering Pump (CVMP) 1:30– 5:30 pm: Pump Efficiency Expert Team (PEET members only)3:45– 5:30 pm: 1.4/2.4 3:45– 5:30 pm: Joint 1.1 - 1.2 & 2.1 - 2.2 Subcommittees 3:45– 5:30 pm: PSM Board of Directors (PSM Board members only) 6:00– 8:00 pm: Welcome ReceptionSaturday, February 97:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast Briefing: Europump Updates (presentation begins at 7:30am)8:00 – 10:00 am: HVAC8:00 – 10:00 am: Membership & Program Planning Committee8:00 – 12:00 pm: 14.38:00 – 12:00 pm: Educational Affairs Steering Committee (EASC)10:15 am – 12:00 pm: Systems Section10:15 am – 12:00 pm: Circulator Pump10:15 am – 12:00 pm: Couplings10:15 am – 12:00 pm: HI/Europump Officers (Board members only)12:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunch Presentation1:30 – 3:30 pm: EDE1:30 – 3:30 pm: Condition Monitoring 1:30 – 5:30 pm: HI Board of Directors (Board members only) 3:45 - 5:30 pm: Rotary3:45 - 5:30 pm: Nozzleloads3:45 - 5:30 pm: Extended Product6:30 - 9:00 pm: Attendee Reception & Dinner with Spouses6:30 - 9:00 pm: CEO Reception & Dinner with Spouses
Sunday, February 107:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast7:00 – 8:00 am: CEO Breakfast (qualified CEOs & division heads only)8:00 – 9:30 am: Spouse Welcome Breakfast 8:00 – 10:00 am: Vibration 8:00 – 10:00 am: Seals 8:00 – 12:00 pm: CEO Roundtable (qualified CEOs & division heads only)9:30– 12:00 pm: JN "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge Tour10:15 – 12:00 pm: Air Operated10:15– 12:00 pm: Pump Systems Optimization 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Boxed Lunch To-Go1:00 - Finish: Golf Tournament 1:30 - 4:00 pm: Explore Sanibel Island6:00 - 7:30 pm: Tabletop Display Reception 7:30 - 9:30 pm: Dinner/Golf AwardsMonday, February 117:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast Briefing: Update on Federal Efficiency Standards for Small Motors8:00 – 10:00 am: Vibration Dynamics 8:00– 10:00 am: Associate Member Council8:00– 10:00 am: Market Intelligence Presentation (open to all)8:00 – 10:00 am: Pump Application Guidelines: Water & Wastewater10:15 – 11:45 pm: It's Your Ship11:45– 1:00 pm: Lunch 11:45 - 1:00 pm: CEO Lunch with Allan Beaulieu1:00 – 2:15 pm: Profitable Top-Line Growth 2:15 – 3:30 pm: Environmental & Political Landscape for the US Manufacturing Industry 3:45 – 5:45 pm: Opportunity in a World of Uncertainty 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Europump Reception7:30 – 9:30 pm: Closing Dinner and Office InstallationTuesday, February 127:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast8:00 – 10:00 am: Standards Committee 8:00– 10:00 am: Market Intelligence CommitteeThank you to our Silver Sponsor!Global Equity Consulting (GEC) provides experienced, hands-on investment banking and business development services for small to middle market businesses.
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