HUG 2008 Americas Kickoff

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's HUGMAN! Disguised as mild-mannered Kent Clark, he says he's going to serve as the symposium's sidekick. The conference theme is "The power to perform," Honeywell's customers are everyday superheroes that keep their plants and industries going and productive and profitable. David Wade, vice-chair of HUG, gave the safety briefing ("be careful of the heat--we've got a lot of it around here--and it isn't small heat, either- it is big heat!") and the tour through the agenda. The conference goes longer every year-- it really runs from Sunday through Friday. I haven't gotten an attendance figure yet, but there are about 100 standees in the absolutely full Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom.