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Joint maintenance and reliability conferences set for U of T in November

Toronto, ON -- The Center for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering (C-MORE) at the University of Toronto and PEMAC (the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) jointly will hold the biggest gathering of...


Toronto, ON — The Center for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering (C-MORE) at the University of Toronto and PEMAC (the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) jointly will hold the biggest gathering of maintenance and asset management professionals in Canada this fall.

“Our annual conference, IMEC, will be held together with PEMAC’s annual conference, MainTrain, in Toronto, Nov. 19-22, 2012,” said Ali Zuashkiani, Ph.D. in Physical Asset Management and director of educational programs for the Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering at the University of Toronto.

“This is a mutually beneficial partnership; connecting C-MORE’s leading research and training in the area of asset management with the vast marketing and industry reach/experience of PEMAC,” he said. “We at C-MORE are very enthusiastic about this new collaboration.”

The conferences will feature the best in the global asset management field and is a unique opportunity to network and learn from top industry professionals and research academics. It will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, an industry exhibiton and pre- and post-conference worksihops. This year will mark the eighth edition of this annual event.

Top industry and academic experts will present each conference themes from two perspectives: professional asset management practice and asset management research. IMEC/MainTrain is structured to encourage dialogue and collaboration between these two communities, enhancing the performance of both.

IMEC/MainTrain is directed at engineers, managers of plant operations and facility managers or maintenance professionals who are responsible for maintaining and managing the physical t assets of an organization. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from C-MORE at the University of Toronto.

In addition to the Toronto venue, MainTrain will be held as a stand-alone event by PEMAC in Fort McMurray, AB, Oct. 1-3, 2012, at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre.

For more information, visit http://www.IMEC.caor www.maintrain.ca.