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  • #1624
    TArnett
    Keymaster

     

    Hello Everyone!

     

    Hope everyone has had a great year so far. We wanted to let everyone know that registration through our website opens tomorrow for the annual conference, scheduled in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from October 31 to November 4, 2016. Our host hotel is The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (the particulars on the hotel will be included on the website). For those that went to last year’s conference in New Orleans, the comments we received indicate that it was a huge success. We had a great time and shared a lot of valuable information to bring back to our respective locations. This year, it is essential that each user send at least one representative to the conference. The Steering Committee has determined it is time for us to take the Users Group to a new level. At this year’s conference, we will be voting on a charter for the Users Group (a draft of this will be sent to all members next month for review) and we will be voting on other changes to the Users Group that will require your input.

     

    We know you will find it extremely valuable for your plant site and promise a good time in Fort Lauderdale. If there are any questions in the interim, particularly for those that may not have attended previous conferences, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at any time. Hope to see you soon!

     

    #1634
    TArnett
    Keymaster

    Below is the agenda for the 2016 conference. Thanks.

    2016 Wartsila Users Conference, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
    Agenda
    Monday, October 31st 206 Time Venue
    Reception Dinner/Vendor Fair 16:30-21:00 Atlantic Ball Room
    Cocktails (Open Beer and Wine Bar) 16:30-17:30
    Tuesday, November 1st 2016 Time Venue
    Breakfast Buffet: RIO Foyer 7:00-8:00 RIO Foyer
    WUG charter discussion 8:00-8:30 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Future direction for the WUG 8:30-9:30 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Presentation by Rob Cryer of MPR “Future involvement of the WUG” 9:30-10:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Break RIO Foyer buffet 10:00-10:30 RIO Foyer
    Presentation from David Boner HUG Engineering
    “SCR maintenance programs New and Old” 10:30-11:30 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Global Marine Power, LLC Presentation 11:30-12:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Lunch Buffet: RIO Foyer 12:00-13:00 RIO Foyer
    Motor-Services Hugo Stamp Inc. Presentations 13:00-15:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Motor-Services Hugo Stamp Inc. Shop tour 15:00-17:00
    Evening Event TBA
    Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 Time Venue
    Breakfast Buffet: RIO Foyer 7:00-8:00 RIO Foyer
    WUG open discussion 8:00-9:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Plains End “Black Start Report”  9:00-10:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Break RIO Foyer buffet 10:00-10:30 RIO Foyer
    WUG open discussion 10:30-11:30 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Presentation Plains End “Environmental Changes, how do they effect us” 11:30-12:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Lunch Buffet: RIO Foyer
    Wartsila OEM Presentations 13:00-15:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Wartsila Shop Tour 15:00-17:00
    Evening Event TBA
    Thursday, November 3rd 2016 Time Venue
    Breakfast Buffet: RIO Foyer 7:00-8:00 RIO Foyer
    WUG open discussion 8:00-9:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Users presentation’s (TBA) 9:00-10:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Break RIO Foyer buffet 10:00-10:30 RIO Foyer
    Users presentation’s (TBA) 10:30-11:30 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Solberg Crankcase Ventilation Systems Presentation 11:30-12:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Lunch Buffet: RIO Foyer 12:00-13:00
    WUG open discussion 13:30-14:00 RIO Vista Conference Room
    Meeting Adjourned

     

    #1635
    TArnett
    Keymaster

     

    Dear Fellow Members of the Wartsila Users Group:

     

    Well, the 2016 Conference is right around the corner! We’ve been keeping an eye on registration and to date only around 25 of the 70 member companies have registered. This is a little disappointing because without the bulk of our members at the conference, we know we are missing valuable input that sustains our mission as a key industry group affecting our overall interaction with Wartsila.  Further, if we are unable to meet our minimum registration per our block-booking agreement with the hotel, we stand to be penalized substantially for the “no-shows” and we don’t have money in reserve to cover such an expense. (I will be held personally accountable)

     

    By copy of this email, we are asking each member to confirm their intention to either attend this year’s conference or not to attend. Based on these responses and if anticipated registration is lacking, we may be forced to make changes to the conference that would likely lessen its effectiveness for the group due to lack of overall participation. We sure hope that is not the case!

     

    Please respond to this email NO LATER THAN Friday, September 23rd. If in the interim there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email at tommy.arnett@naes.com or by telephone at (720) 354-5200, ext. 5.

     

     

     

    Sincerely,

     

     

     

     

     

    Tommy Arnett, Chairman

     

    Wartsila Users Group 

     

    #1638
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Just a reminder to everyone—today (September 30th) is the last day to book your hotel reservation in Ft. Lauderdale at the conference rate. Looking forward to a great conference.

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