Monday, June 19, 2017 – 9:00am - 12:00pm – George R. Brown Convention Center – Houston, TX, USA

Cost: $250 USD


Let’s face it we don’t exactly work in a ‘sexy’ industry, so attracting and keeping talent is a real challenge so much so that many companies continue to experience difficulties in filling critical positions – positions that could be filled by YOU. In this course we will walk you through the key steps to creating and then executing your own Career Development Plan, how to build a sustainable Training Plan designed to prepare you for your next role, and then teach you a wide range of critical skills on how to network across the industry so that your name is first to mind when a position opens. You really can’t afford to miss taking part in this course – you could say that your future depends on it! 

  • Creating your Own Career Development Plan
  • How to build a Training Plan to Support Your Career
  • Mentoring and Networking in Industry

Presenters: Charli Matthews/ Ian Baynes

Charli K. Matthews, the Founder & President of Empowering Pumps, LLC., has worked with the pump industry since 2005 and is a known leader for building brands, growing online networks, and helping industrial companies embrace digital media. Her passion and deep understanding of how to leverage social media platforms has enabled Empowering Pumps™ and Empowering Valves™ to become the leading online networks for the pump and valves industries.

Contact Charli:  Email – LinkedIn – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram


Ian Baynes has a career spanning more than 25 years in global business development and strategic marketing, spanning both the automotive and industrial worlds, Ian has managed businesses and services in both emerging and large-established markets in Europe, North America, and Asia. Ian brings a wealth of knowledge relating to the valve industry and the challenges it faces with the growing regulations relating to environmental compliance as well as an excellent knowledge of what it takes for a company to market in this tough environment, especially with the need to switch from a traditional program to one with more contemporary Digital Media related activities.