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PEMAC GTA Chapter meeting at Mill Street Brewery

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November 10, 2016
Mill Street Brewery 21 Tank House Ln., Toronto, ON

PEMAC (Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) GTA Chapter President Nigel D’Souza is pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the GTA Chapter. Space is limited so be sure to register now. If you have already registered, no further action is required.

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Mill Street Brewery
21 Tank House Ln.,
Toronto, ON

Topic: Asset Risk and Governance

Speaker: Nigel D’Souza, City of Mississauga
Organizations are under increased pressure to demonstrate due diligence in upholding H&S and protecting the environment.  With this, challenges exist in managing risk for new equipment/technology; where operating context specific maintenance requirements have not had the opportunity to be demonstrated or identified, in prioritizing future capital, and re-evaluation of the organization’s risk exposure.

This presentation will provide an overview of the development of the risk model, prefaced with a brief review of foundational elements which are required to implement the risk model within an organization. Topics covered will include establishing the end goals used for framework development and how these facilitate deployment within the agency.  This model allows organizations to support effective project identification and prioritization, while including mechanisms for continuous evolution of the method as well as the organization’s asset and maintenance management program.

About the speaker:
Nigel D’Souza, currently works with the City of Mississauga as their Asset Management Consultant and is responsible for guiding and supporting the organization’s asset management program, reliability & maintenance strategies for all facilities owned and operated by the municipality. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, while also serving as PEMAC’s GTA Chapter President.  With a career spanning quarrying, water and wastewater, facilities and government, Nigel has a broad applied knowledge of the common pressures and successful strategies in reliability programs and asset management.

Tour: Our meeting host, Mill Street Brewery, an East Toronto brewery with a commitment to making world-class craft beer, opened the mirco brewery more than 100 years ago. In 2006 after exceeding their capacity of its brewhouse, Mill Street Brewery expanded and converted the space into brewpub.  As part of our chapter event, attendees will be invited to join a guided tour behind the scenes of the brewery experiencing the full brewery experience. Participants will also be able to purchase items from the store if interested.

4:00 pm – Welcome, Introductions and Chapter Update
4:15 pm – Presentation: Asset Risk and Governance
5:00 pm – Dinner & Networking
5:30 pm – Mill Street Brewery Intro & Tour
6:50 pm – Closing
7:00 pm – Depart

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Dinner and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Cash bar available for alcoholic beverages.

Space is limited so be sure to register now to ensure a space. To register click here or email A confirmation email will follow with complete details. We hope you can join us for the event. Feel free to forward this invitation to others who may be interested.
Nigel D’Souza

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