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MainTrain maintenance conference comes to Calgary in November

Calgary – The MainTrain conference will be back for a special 10th anniversary edition this year. The national conference, which will be hosted in Calgary November 18-21, 2013, is organized by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance...


Calgary – The MainTrain conference will be back for a special 10th anniversary edition this year. The national conference, which will be hosted in Calgary November 18-21, 2013, is organized by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC).

The conference theme for MainTrain 2013 is Implementing Change. Event organizers are preparing a series of workshops, experience-based presentations and case studies that will highlight the transformation process when pursuing excellence in maintenance, reliability and asset management of large scale physical assets in any industry.

For this special anniversary edition, the MainTrain 2013 program will feature numerous expert speaker sessions, educational workshops and networking events designed to give delegates a fresh and exciting conference experience.

The Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) will be holding its 8th forum meeting during MainTrain 2013.

Calgary’s mayor, Naheed Nenshi, will open the event with a special meet and greet session with conference delegates.

Presenters include Nezar Shammasi, who oversees maintenance services for 10% of the world’s oil production, will be sharing insights from improvement initiatives undertaken by Saudi Aramco. John Hardwick, Group Executive, Network Strategy of Networks NSW (Australia) will speak on the journey from maintenance to asset management at Ausgrid.

Half-hour Speed Networking sessions will be held each day to allow delegates and conference partners to further their professional relationships and discuss future business opportunities. There also will be several educational workshops.

A professional services company, MRG, will host a full-day interactive skill development workshop called The Reliability Game.

With a new PEMAC executive director, Cindy Snedden; a new association president, Rob Lash; and a new event planner, Julie West, planning of MainTrain 2013 is well under way. At least 150 attendees are expected, says Snedden.

For more information, visit www.maintrain.ca.