MRO Magazine


Realizing Value at MainTrain 2014

Asset management, reliability and maintenance practitioners received a warm welcome to MainTrain 2014 held at the Sheraton On The Falls in Niagara Falls, Ont. on November 17.

This year’s conference theme, “Realizing Value,” attracted nearly 200 delegates and program organizers.

The annual conference is organized by the Professional Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC), Canada’s national not-for-profit association, which provides global leadership, education and certification in world-class maintenance, reliability and asset management practices.

This year’s conference is marked by a diverse group of delegates from six countries and representing more than 15 industry sectors that bring to the conference a vast knowledge base of asset management, including maintenance and reliability, said PEMAC president, Rob Lash.

“Given that the focus of the conference is ‘Realizing Value,’ we can see that the value is present and accounted for. After the first day, we found that people were extremely engaged and able to identify key learnings that they can take back to their organizations from the perspective of being asset owners, consultants and service providers. It’s a fantastic balance.”

PEMAC’s objective was to grow awareness of the PEMAC vision and mission through the conference and PEMAC hopes to engage organizations across varying asset bases and aims to be positioned as a global leader in the area of asset management, said Lash.

“We’ve hit the mark with respect to having delegates sign up, come to the conference and be actively engaged in a way that gets them a return on their investment. The event is beneficial to our PEMAC delegates and members.”

The conference continues from November 17 through November 20.

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