MRO Magazine

PEMAC calls for papers for MainTrain's Fort McMurray event


March 15, 2010
By PEM Magazine

The Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) and the Fort McMurray PEMAC Chapter invites interested parties to submit abstracts or topics for presentations/workshops for the MainTrain 2010 conference to be held in Fort McMurray from Sept. 15 to 17, 2010.
Since 2004, MainTrain has been developed and produced by PEMAC, supported by a host of leading industry sponsors, and has been Canada’s leading maintenance, reliability and physical asset management conference. PEMAC is a national, not-for-profit association. It provides global leadership, education and certification in world class maintenance, reliability and physical asset management practices.
The reliability of mining, extraction and upgrading operations continuously challenge the oil sands industries. Topics of the presentations/workshops should be focused on how to help delegates measure maintenance and reliability success, adopt world-class maintenance practices, explore innovative ways to use emerging technologies — such as non-destructive testing tools — and how to prove your value to management.

Key learning takeaways for participants are expected to be:

  • How to measure maintenance success;
  • Prove value to your company CEO;
  • Lower critical asset management costs;
  • Increase the life cycle of key equipment;
  • Reduce waste with lean maintenance practices;
  • Boost production capacity and reliability; and
  • Improve safety and environmental compliance.

Your submission abstract should be a maximum of 200 words, and include your biography and photograph. Also, please submit a description of any venues/conferences where you have presented before. Case studies and interactive sessions will be given priority.

For more information, visit the event’s website at


Send submissions to The submission deadline is April 2, 2010. 
For further information, call:

  • Norman Clegg, Executive Director (905) 823-7255
  • Amin Elsherif, President PEMAC Fort McMurray (780) 715-8737

Speakers will receive free admission to the conference.