Pioneering Success: The 1st APM LEAD Conference and Exhibition on Asset Performance Management

Media Partnership (L-R) From Manila Standard - Elvin Clarete, Circulation Supervisor; Mr. Edgar Valmorida, Circulation Manager; From Erudite - Mr. Wins Bernal, President; Ms. Jaymie Jaramillo, Project Coordinator

Pre-Conference Insights and Learnings

The prelude to the main event on October 5th featured three intensive half-day workshops facilitated by leading figures in the field. Andy Gager, the visionary CEO and President of AMG International, Mr. Ahmed Danish, the strategic President of OEE Consult, and Mr. Jason Mendoza, the dedicated Reliability Manager of JG Summit Olefins Corp. and Vice President of External Affairs of AMRPP, delivered sessions brimming with insights, perfectly setting the tone for the upcoming conference.

A Warm Welcome and Opening Highlights

The conference officially sprang to life on October 6th, with Mr. Wins Bernal, the esteemed Conference Producer and President of Erudite Reliability Services OPC, extending a heartfelt welcome to all attendees. The event was graced by key representatives from the Diamond Sponsor, Hexagon EAM, and partners from YNY Technology, showcasing the collaborative essence that defined the conference. 

The opening ceremony was enriched with messages from asset management luminaries like Ms. Susan Lubell of the World Partners in Asset Management and Ms. Sunshine Quesea, representing NEDA-DBM on the Philippine government’s asset management initiatives. The highlight was Keynote Speaker Ms. Shireen Prince, the Chief Asset Management Officer at Aboitiz Power, who shared valuable perspectives.

A memorable moment of the ceremony was the oath-taking of the AMRPP board of trustees and members, symbolizing the organization’s growth and unwavering commitment to excellence in asset management.

Engaging Sessions and Networking Opportunities

Over the two days, the conference unfolded a comprehensive agenda that included five plenary sessions, 26 technical sessions, and dynamic exhibitions from sponsors like Hexagon EAM, YNY Technology, Fluke eMaintRizing SAPVIRA Group representing Aixprocess GmbH, and Transcendo. The event was not just about learning but also about connecting, as evident from the AMRPP Networking Socials Night sponsored by Trigon Management and Industrial Corp. This evening offered a perfect setting for participants to network and form valuable connections within the industry.

Looking Toward a Sustainable Future

With an eye on the future, the organizers announced plans for an even grander event in July 2024, focusing on “Sustainable Futures.” This theme aims to align Asset Performance Management practices with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, highlighting a strategic pivot towards sustainability and responsible management of assets. This forward-thinking approach promises to not only address current industry needs but also anticipate future challenges and opportunities.

A Stepping Stone for Future Innovations

The APM LEAD Conference and Exhibition 2023 stands as a testament to the evolving significance of asset management in the contemporary industrial landscape. By fostering a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and sustainability, the event has laid the groundwork for future advancements in the field. As we look ahead, the anticipation for the next conference and the continued evolution of asset management practices underscores the dynamic and essential nature of this industry.

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