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Call for speakers goes out for MainTrain 2010 in Fort McMurray

Mississauga, ON -- PEMAC (the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) and the Fort McMurray P...


Mississauga, ON — PEMAC (the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) and the Fort McMurray PEMAC Chapter is inviting interested parties to submit abstracts or topics for presentations/workshops for the MainTrain 2010 conference to be held in Fort McMurray, AB, September 15-17, 2010.

MainTrain is developed and produced by PEMAC, is supported by industry sponsors, and has been Canada’s leading maintenance, reliability and physical asset management conference since 2004.

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 Oil Sands industries are continuously challenged by the reliability of mining, extraction and upgrading operations. Topics of the presentations/workshops for the Fort McMurray conference 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.

Submission abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words, and include a biography and a photograph. Also, please submit a description of any venues/conferences where you have presented before. Case studies and interactive sessions will be given priority. Speakers will receive free admission to the conference.

Send submissions to fortmcmurray@pemac.org. The submission deadline is April 2, 2010.

For more information, visit the events website at www.maintrain.ca or call Norman Clegg, PEMAC executive director, at 905-823-7255, or Amin Elsherif, president PEMAC Fort McMurray, at 780-715-8737.