MISSISSAUGA — The Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) is looking forward to hosting MainTrain 2017 at the historic Delta Bessborough hotel in the heart of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Sept. 25-28. This year the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management, with representatives of like-minded organizations from around the world, will be in attendance providing international insights. GFMAM member organizations include the Institute for Asset Management (IAM), the Japan Institute for Plant Maintenance (JIPM), the Society for
Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), the Asset Management Council (AMC) and others.
For fourteen years, PEMAC's MainTrain conference has been the source for professional development for asset management, maintenance and reliability professionals in every industry and private and public sector businesses that invest capital in equipment and facilities. Canada's largest annual maintenance and physical asset management conference exhibition and networking event, MainTrain, gathers leading experts, practitioners and professionals from across Canada and around the world to share their insights and strategies in support of professionals and their organizations.
Delegate registration and abstract submissions are now open for the 19th conference. The conference organizing committee currently invites practitioners and service providers to submit ideas for presentations and poster sessions. The goal of MainTrain 2017 is to provide participants with the tools to “Connect, Learn & Contribute” through excellence in Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management. The committee is seeking workshops, experience-based presentations, case studies and poster sessions that demonstrate the value realized from maintenance, reliability and asset management improvement initiatives.
“The MainTrain conference delegates represent organizations that carry out a very interesting array of activities which are vital to society including (but not limited to): Astronomical Research; Facilities Management; Food and Beverage Processing; Forest Products Manufacturing; Municipal Infrastructure Management; Ore Production, Refining and Distribution; Petroleum Products Production, Refining and Distribution; Power Generation and Distribution; and Steel Manufacturing. The operations of these organizations tend to be either capital intensive, mechanically intensive or have high consequence of failure - often all three.” Cindy Snedden, PEMAC Executive Director.
At this four day conference, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in multi-track educational workshops lead by industry experts. The event features an exhibit hall with dozens of vendors and suppliers of the maintenance reliability industry, provocative keynote speakers, and panel discussions on real issues and concerns that asset management professional are now facing. The event is capped off with the PEMAC awards banquet and fascinating behind-the-scenes tours of local facilities. In the past attendees have toured such facilities as Canada Posts’ Richmond, BC sorting facility and the Lakeview Water Treatment Facility to name a few. The MainTrain conference is also unique in the fact that it allows participants the opportunity to earn professional accreditations. While at the conference attendees can write the Certified Asset Management Assessor Exam, the ICML Exam or the CMRP exam.
This conference provides an excellent opportunity for sponsors to gain exposure and make contact with hundreds of maintenance reliability and asset management professionals. This year’s sponsors include; Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine, CINDE (the Canadian Institue for Non-Destrucitve Evaluation), The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML), Northern Lakes College, Cameco and Coast Lubricants.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available that offer many different branding and marketing options at all budget levels.