Hydraulic Institute '12 Fall MeetingOctober 23 - 27, Memphis, TN
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The Peabody149 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103901.529.4199 or www.peabodymemphis.com Reservations: 800.PEABODY (800.732.2639) or book online
Additional rooms are available! To make a reservation please call Karen Coleman at 901.529.3620 and request the Hydraulic Institute room block to receive the discounted rate of $140/night; reservations accepted through October 1, 2012, based on availability. Requests after this date will be accepted on a space and price availability basis only. Discounted rates are available 3 days before and after the meeting, based on availability.
Reservations can also be made at the overflow hotel directly across the street, the Holiday Inn Select, for $140/night. To make a reservation call Lavinzia Porter at 901.526.2001 and reference the Hydraulic Institute.
Discounted rate( Before 9/14)
Standard rate(After 9/14)
Utility/NGOStandards Partner/Young Engineer
Add to discounted rate:
$100 for member
$50 for Utility/NGO, SP, Young Engineer & Guest
*Non-members contact Mary Silver, Marketing & Membership Director at 973.267.9700 x117 or msilver@Pumps.org.**Must be less than 10 years in the industry and under the age of 35.
Corporate Leadership in Pump System Optimization—Strengthening HI’s Advocacy with DOELunch Presentation: Wednesday, October 24, 12:30 – 1:30 pm; (lunch begins at noon)Robert Asdal, HI/PSM Executive DirectorJim Swetye, Chairman, HI/PSM Educational Affairs Steering Committee, & e-Business Training Manager, Pentair WaterPump Systems Optimization, Energy Efficiency and Bottom Line Savings Hybrid e-Learning and Webinar Series: Learn how to engage with HI and Pump Systems Matter in promoting this new modular series within your organization as well as conveying the benefits of this educational course by encouraging your customers, distributors, end-users and engineering consulting firms you work with within the industry to learn more about pump system efficiency performance—and bottom-line savings benefits. HI and PSM will share co-branding and marketing ideas that can benefit your company, and help you demonstrate the pump industry’s collective action in this area. By jointly engaging in this effort all members will help the pump industry show its leadership in addressing pump systems energy efficiency with the U.S. Department of Energy… and strengthen HI’s advocacy for an “Extended Product” approach in negotiations with DOE. Attend to also preview new content from the new PSO hybrid (e-Learning and webinars) modular course, which will be rolled out in the 4Q 2012. Course content includes:- System optimization and basic pump system interaction- How to screen pumping systems to find good systems improvement candidates- How to identify and implement basic performance improvement opportunities- Basic life-cycle cost analysis- Create an action plan to execute energy conservation initiativesEngage as a team—from CEO to members of the marketing and engineering staff in promoting this course to the widest audience possible—demonstrating how all HI members are advancing energy savings associated with optimizing pumping systems.
International Trade UpdateLunch Presentation: Thursday, October 25, 12:30 – 1:30 pm; (lunch begins at noon)Eric McClafferty, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren and Legal Counsel to HI/VMA International Trade Task Force (ITTF)Eric McClafferty will provide an update on recent/proposed changes in import/export regulations and recent penalty cases followed by a group discussion. He will address or questions on such topics as foreign subsidiaries of US companies, regulations related to foreign nationals working in the US, the foreign availability of controlled pumps, the effectiveness of the regulations, and the potential need to alter the regulations in a way that they are still effective, but impose less of a burden on the industry. Discussions may include thoughts on how to refine the controls so that they do not capture products that are not of true concern to the agency, or to encourage efforts to make the regulations more broadly applicable around the world so that U.S. producers, distributors, and others are not severely disadvantaged. For more information on HI’s International Trade Task Force (ITTF) visit www.Pumps.org/ITTF.
How to Grow Your Business with Social Media (Take the Survey!)Thursday, October 25, 1:30 – 3:15 pmDavid Deutsch, Chief Strategist, SynergiSocialContrary to popular opinion, social media is not marketing; it is, in fact, a conversation. Indeed it is the world’s largest conversation that is taking place right now, and it is happening with or without you. After attending this session on social media you will learn:- How to effectively use social media to grow your business without marketing yourself.- Why ROI is the wrong metric to use when considering social media, and you will learn why ROR—- Return on Relationships, is far more important.Proven best practices on improving your social presence wisely and strategically to improve your brand, proactively manage your reputation, provide critical industry thought leadership and ultimately drive more sales. In addition you are guaranteed to leave the session with practical tips and ideas boosting your social presence to grow your business. This is for CEOs, marketing executives, communication managers, engineers and all others involved…or may someday be involved in social media.
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Testing & Certification of Laboratories & Equipment: What Other Associations Do—Implications for HIThursday, October 25, 3:30 – 5:30 pmTimothy Rasinski, Program Manager, NIST National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)Mark Stevens, Deputy Executive Director, AMCA InternationalGreg Zwarych, CET, Certification Specialist, CSA GroupRob Boteler, Chairman, Energy & Marketing Committee, National Electrical Manufacturing Association (NEMA) Motor SectionModerator: Mick Cropper, Director, Product Development, Sulzer Pumps (US) Inc.; & Chair, HI Technical Affairs Steering CommitteeJoin us for a panel discussion on pump testing and certification programs. Hear first-hand how other associations are developing and running a certified test laboratory, and conducting lab-accreditation programs—providing members with insights on future HI roles in this regard. The following organizations will serve on the panel:The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) administers the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) which provides third-party accreditation to testing and calibration laboratories. NVLAP’s accreditation programs are established in response to Congressional mandates, administrative actions by the Federal Government, and requests from private-sector organizations and government agencies.AMCA International is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the certification of performance ratings on air system components for industrial, commercial, and residential markets. AMCA International’s Certified Ratings Program (CRP) assures that a product line has been tested and rated in conformance with AMCA International’s test standards and rating requirements.CSA Group is a leading edge global provider of integrated services in the areas of Standards Development, Product Testing and Certification, as well as Consumer Products Evaluations. They evaluate products to various national and international requirements covering safety, energy efficiency, health and performance aspects for plumbing, drinking water, mechanical and construction products, as well as gas and electrical equipment.The NEMA Motor Section, in response to a series of DOE motor efficiency rule-makings, established the NEMA Premium brand, and licensing program for members and non-members. NEMA uses accredited testing laboratories to assure that test standards for efficiency are being followed for electric motors. NEMA has established the NEMA Premium brand and gained market share, supporting motor OEMs with selling premium efficiency products.Associated with the DOE pump efficiency rule-making, the HI Board has agreed to pursue a lab certification and labeling scheme for pumps. HI will be exploring its future role(s) associated with certified bodies to accredit manufacturer test labs for certified testing, and HI establishing a label to reflect pump efficiency. The HI Board will also explore a scheme to label “Extended Product” (i.e. a package including the pump, motor, drive, and controls), which could facilitate the increased adoption of these products that can provide significantly larger energy savings.To learn more explore the following links:www.nist.gov/nvlap/index.cfm www.nist.gov/nvlap/upload/nist-handbook-150.pdf www.nist.gov/nvlap/upload/NIST-HB-150-10-2007.pdf www.nist.gov/nvlap/upload/NVLAP-publication-NIST-Lab-Programs-and-NVLAP-2010.pdfNVLAP Checklist
TransportationMemphis International Airport (MEM) is just 15 minutes from The Peabody. The hotel does not provide shuttle service. Private limousine or town car service can be reserved in advance through The Peabody Concierge. Taxi cabs are standing by offering service to/from Memphis International Airport—estimated taxi fare is $25. Taxis depart from terminal B baggage claim area at the ground level.Discounted AirfareHI is pleased to offer discounted airfare to attendees of the 2012 Fall Meeting through United. Book your reservations at www.united.com. Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting Agreement Code “ZN5C527453" in the Offer Code box or call United MeetingWorks at 800.521.4041. Refer to Z Code "ZN5C" and Agreement Code "527453”. Please note by booking online you will save an additional 3% and avoid a $20 service fee incurred when booking by phone.
Dress Code & WeatherBusiness casual attire is suggested for the entire meeting, including receptions and evening meal functions—however jackets are required for the CEO Reception and Dinner. Please bring a sweater or jacket to ensure your comfort in meeting rooms! The average temperature in Memphis in October is 65°F.
Professional Development Hours (PDH)The Hydraulic Institute is an approved provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Professional Engineers in the states of Florida (#004646), Louisiana (CPD-221) and North Carolina (S-0523). The Hydraulic Institute has been approved as a sponsor of Continuing Education (NYSED Sponsor #38) for engineers by the State of New York Education Department (www.op.nysed.gov).The acceptance of continuing education as it applies to fulfillment of state licensing requirements for professional designations is at the pleasure of the individual state licensing boards. It is the responsibility of the individual participant to be knowledgeable about their state requirements. Links to the state licensing boards for the profession of engineering are located on the website for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying: www.ncees.org.
CEO Roundtable (qualified CEOs & Division Heads only)Friday, October 26, 8 am – 12 pmThis is a unique opportunity for CEOs or division heads of duespaying HI member companies. A roundtable discussion will focus on some of these suggested topics:- How to Deal with the Challenges of Recruiting Engineers- Navigating Private Equity vs. Public Company: Management Perspectives- How to Retain Knowledge as Baby-boomers Retire- Managing Remote Employees- Employee Benefit Trends and Innovative Cost-Control Strategies.If you have questions regarding your eligibility contact Robert Asdal, HI Executive Director at rasdal@Pumps.org or 973.267.9700 x113.
GracelandWednesday, October 24, 6 – 10 pm (Roundtrip transportation provided from The Peabody)Join us for a tour of the Graceland Mansion and a reception and dinner held in the Elvis Presley Car Museum. Elvis loved cars and the Museum displays some of his favorites. Highlights include his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, the red MG from Blue Hawaii and more. A private tour of Graceland Mansion will also be included to see where Elvis lived.
National Civil Rights MuseumFriday, October 26, 6:30 – 9:30 pmNote, the museum is 9 blocks (1/2 mile) from The Peabody and transportation will not be provided. There is a troller available every 10 minutes from The Peabody to the museum. The fare is $1 and you will board the Memphis Main Street Trolley heading South TO the museum and North FROM to return to the hotel. Download the trolley map here. If you require further assistance getting to/from the museum please contact Gabrielle Bernardo at 973.267.9700 x125 or gbernardo@Pumps.org.The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. Tour the museum and network with your pump colleagues over dinner and drinks.
Questions?Contact Gabrielle Bernardo, Manager, Meeting & Events at 973.267.9700 x125 or gbernardo@Pumps.org.