The Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre will host the First International MaintWorld Congress on March 22-23, 2011. The event will focus on current issues in maintenance and asset management from both a business and technological viewpoint. The congress will take place in conjunction with the Industrial Services 2011 exhibition.
The congress is being organized by MaintWorld magazine, with the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS) and the Finnish Maintenance Society Promaint as key partners. The exhibition is being arranged by Expomark Oy.
The keynote session on Tuesday, March 22 will have as its topic The Role of Maintenance and Asset Management Today. The congress will then continue on two separate tracks, one focusing on business and the other on technology. The business track will be divided into three separate sessions: Global Views to Maintenance and Asset Management, Strategic Issues in Maintenance and Safety in Maintenance — Key to Competitiveness. The themes in the technology track will be Technologies for Profitable Maintenance, Challenges in Information Management and Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. The concluding session will focus on the future under the theme of Visions on Maintenance and Asset Management.
The congress provides an opportunity to learn what well-known business leaders such as Jan Brons of SKF, Martin Ivert of UHFG, Jarmo Heinonen of ABB and Christer Idhammar of Idcon have to say about maintenance and asset management. You can also hear academic thinkers such as Jay Lee, Adolfo Crespo, Marco Garetti, Stephen Evans and Jayantha Liyanage discuss current trends. All in all, about 40 speakers from around the globe will gather in Helsinki to share their views and visions. There is also a possibility to hear famous maintenance evangelist Joel Leonard.