Plenary Sessions

Plenary Sessions are an hour long discussion with the industry experts about the respective fields covering our four conference themes with the general theme of the year!

There are five (5) plenary sessions during the course of two day conference. Esteemed experts will kickstart the Plenary Session with talks on vital industry topics. The panel comprises senior representatives from asset performance management, asset reliability industries, government entities, and professional bodies, sharing valuable insights. Attendees can engage with these experts and learn from their experiences.

Plenary Session Topics

1. Policy, Partnerships, and Performance: Collaborative Frameworks for SDG Progress

Executives and leaders will discuss how forming strategic partnerships and developing policy frameworks can facilitate progress toward SDGs, sharing best practices on stakeholder engagement, regulatory compliance, and performance measurement.

Ms. Abegail Tongco

Director, Training and Consulting Group

Profiles Group of Companies

Mr. Jonas Marie Dumdum

Senior Consultant, Industry Solutions Consulting (ISC) Sector Lead

NRI Manila Sustainability Service


Mr. Juan Roy

President and Chief Transformation Consultant

Regenerative Transformation Institute


Ms. Reverie Pure Sapaen

Director IV, Governance Staff - Office of the Director

National Economic and Development Authority


Ms. Rochelle F. Ramirez

Asst. Dir., DBM-Systems and Productivity Improvement Bureau (SPIB)

Department of Budget and Management


Ms. Katreena Pillijera

Country Manager

GRI Philippines

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Mr. Edward Gacusana

Executive Director

Global Compact Network Philippines

2. Enhancing Sustainable Asset Management Through Big Data

This session explore into the transformative role of big data analytics in optimizing the asset lifecycle, enhancing sustainability across critical phases from procurement to disposal. Attendees will explore how data-driven strategies can foster not just predictive maintenance and energy optimization, but also holistic sustainability in asset management. The discussion will include real-world applications of big data in improving resource allocation, extending asset life, and reducing environmental footprint through smarter decision-making.


Ms. Jesseth Nez Pasagad

Turnaround Manager

Prime Energy Resources Development B.V

Mr. Voltaire Jerome Cruz

General Manager

Shell Business Operations

Mr. Toribio Noel Ilao

Director, Bureau of Equipment

Department of Public Works and Highways

Mr. Thomas Goodwin

Director of Engineering

Manila International Container Terminal

Ms. Shireen Prince

Chief Asset Management Officer

Aboitiz Power Corporation

Mr. Norul Rafiq Namas Khan

Director and Independent Consultant

Volta Engineering and Inspection Sdn. Bhd.


Ms. Fern Fern Beh

SEA Business Development Director



Mr. Francisco Castillo


Maynilad Water Services

3. Circular Economy and Waste Minimization in Asset Management

A discussion on implementing circular economy principles within asset-intensive industries to minimize waste, repurpose by-products, and promote resource efficiency across operations.


Mr. Juan Gabriel Gamboa

Sr. Reliability Engineer

Prime Energy Resources Development B.V

Mr. Toribio Noel Ilao

Director, Bureau of Equipment

Department of Public Works and Highways


Ms. Dianne LLarena

ESG Manager, Advisory Services (Risk Consulting)

KPMG in the Philippines

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Mr. Rey Michael Tagarao

Marketing Services Officer

Geocycle - Holcim Phils.

4. Enhancing Asset Reliability to Foster Industry Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)

This session will tackle the integration of reliability-centered maintenance within asset management to bolster industrial innovation and resilient infrastructure. It will also address the adoption of advanced predictive maintenance technologies and practices.


Ms. Jesseth Nez Pasagad

Turnaround Manager

Prime Energy Resources Development B.V

Mr. Jason Mendoza

Reliability Manager

JG Summit Olefins Corporation

Mr. Dingdong Altarejos

Onshore Installation Manager/Plant Manager

Prime Energy Resources Development B.V

Ms. Shireen Prince

Chief Asset Management Officer

Aboitiz Power Corporation

Mr. Rolando Paulino III

Chief Operating Officer

Light Rail Manila Corporation

5. Socioeconomic Inclusion in Asset Management Strategies (SDG 5 & 10)

This session dives into the pivotal role of asset management in fostering socioeconomic inclusion and gender equality. It explores how inclusive asset management practices not only reduce inequalities but also promote equal opportunities for all, with a specific focus on addressing gender disparities. By examining the intersectionality of socioeconomic factors and gender, this discussion aims to highlight the importance of inclusive strategies in driving sustainable development.

Ms. Janice Benavidez-Pamplona

Talent & DEI Excellence Advisor


Ms. Donnabel Kuizon Cruz

Managing Director & General Manager

Prime Energy Resources Development B.V

Ms. May Rose Imperial

Chairperson, Engineering Accreditation Commission & Women Engineers Network (2022 - 2023)

Philippine Technology Council

Ms. Angellica Uychinco

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead

Nestle Phillippines

Mr. Jose Jasper Yap

Superintendent, Capability Development

PASAR Corporation

Mr. Grant Javier

Executive Director

Project Inclusion Network, Inc.

APM LEAD 2023: Industry 4.0
in the New Normal

Plenary Session Topics and Panelists

1. Driving Cultural Transformation: Nurturing a High Reliability Mindset at All Levels

This compelling plenary session brings together industry leaders, experts, and visionaries to explore the critical role of organizational culture in fostering High Reliability Organizations (HROs). The session aims to attract industry leaders who are eager to nurture a culture of high reliability and overcome resistance to change. The topic emphasizes the importance of embracing change as a catalyst for driving innovation and adapting to the dynamic landscape. By highlighting the concept of “Cultivating Reliability,” this topic resonates with leaders seeking to foster a forward-thinking and adaptable organizational culture. The session promises to provide practical insights, strategies, and approaches for embracing change, overcoming resistance, and positioning organizations for success. Attendees can expect to gain valuable knowledge on driving cultural transformation and nurturing a high reliability mindset at all levels of their organizations.

Moderator: Dr. Abegail Tongco, PhD – Profiles Group Inc.

2. Maximizing Profitability through Plant Reliability: Harnessing the Power of Operational Excellence

Discover the critical connection between plant reliability and achieving operational excellence, with a spotlight on the financial impact and rewards. This session is tailored to industry leaders seeking strategies to elevate their organization’s financial performance. Delve into the potential for maximizing profitability through plant reliability, exploring transformative initiatives that harness the power of operational excellence. 

Learn how enhanced reliability drives increased profitability and operational efficiency. Join us to explore best practices, case studies, and practical approaches that will revolutionize your organization’s bottom line. Don’t miss this opportunity to empower your enterprise with the knowledge and tools to thrive in a competitive landscape and achieve unprecedented financial success.

3. Elevating Asset Performance: Embracing ISO 55000 Standards for Excellence in Asset Management

Discover the significance of robust asset management and the advantages of embracing ISO 55000 standardsThis timely plenary session aims to highlight the importance of asset management and the benefits of adopting ISO 55000 standards. The focus on “Elevating Asset Performance,” will be beneficial to the audience seeking to optimize their organization’s asset utilization and overall performance. This emphasizes the relevance of ISO 55000 standards in driving excellence in asset management, appealing to professionals interested in implementing internationally recognized best practices. 

Attendees can expect valuable insights on risk management, informed decision-making, and value optimization throughout the asset lifecycle. The session promises to provide practical strategies for overcoming challenges and considerations, making it a must-attend event for industry leaders eager to enhance their asset management practices.

Moderator: Mr. Marc David Ke – Manila Water Co. Inc.

4. Navigating the Power of Data: Optimizing Data Management and Analytics in Industry 4.0

This plenary session topic aims to highlight the pressing issue of data overload in the context of Industry 4.0. The topic emphasizes the need for strategies to effectively manage and analyze data, appealing to professionals who are grappling with the challenges posed by the data deluge. Learn strategies to optimize data, transforming it into valuable insights for informed decision-making. Industry leaders, professionals, and data enthusiasts will explore data governance, AI-driven analytics, visualization tools, and ethical considerations. By framing the discussion around “Optimizing the Potential of Effective Data Management and Analytics,” the topic underscores the opportunity for organizations to extract valuable insights from their data and make informed decisions. This session will equip industry leaders who are seeking practical solutions and best practices in navigating data overload to drive innovation and success in the era of Industry 4.0.

Moderator: Mr. Scott Vohland – Rizing

5. Modern Asset Integrity Management : A Process Safety Approach

This plenary session will provide a platform for industry leaders, experts, and practitioners to share their knowledge and experiences in adopting a Process Safety Management approach to modern Asset Integrity Management. Through embracing this transformative shift, rectifying misconceptions, and firmly establishing the significance of Asset Integrity, organizations can not only optimize their operations in a constantly evolving industrial environment but also elevate safety, reliability, and sustainability standards.

Moderator: Ahmad Manala-o – PGPC


Category (Rate per person) Early Bird (until 31st May) Registration One Day Registration
Full Registration (3-days)
Php 13,645.00
Php 19,495.00
Technical Session Delegate (2-days)
Php 12,800.00
Php 15,995.00
Php 8,995.00
Pre-Conference Workshop (1-day)
Php 8,995.00
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Corporate Registration

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Ms. Abegail Tongco, PhD

Training and Consulting Division Director / HR-OD Consultant, Profiles Group of Companies


Abegail Pulma Tongco is a highly experienced HR and OD consultant and trainer with over 15 years of practice. She has worked with diverse industries, including banking, BPO, energy, manufacturing, and more. Currently holding key positions at the Profiles Group of Companies, she is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Philippine Society for Talent Development. Abegail is certified in Shared Leadership, Team Coaching, and various assessments such as PxT, DISC, and Genos EI. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences – Psychology, a Master’s in Business Management, and recently completed her PhD in Organization Development. Her academic accomplishments and extensive experience make her a valuable professional in the field.


Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023  (Plenary Session)

Day 2

Oct. 6, 2023 (Conference Room 1)


Jonas Marie Dumdum

Consultant, Industry Solutions Consulting Sector

NRI Manila Branch


Jonas Marie Dumdum works as Industry Solutions Consulting (ISC) Senior Consultant and Lead of the NRI Manila Sustainability Service, with special focus on ESG/Sustainability Systems and Development, Climate-related Impacts to Businesses, Renewable Energy and Sustainability, Water and Wastewater Management, Overall Waste Management, and Industry-related Solutions for companies and institutions in the Philippines. He also serves as the Environment Technical Working Group Co-Lead for the Stakeholders’ Chamber for the Sustainable Development Goals by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) representing the Sustainarumble! Podcast – the first podcast in the Philippines that talks about issues on sustainable development in the country. He serves as Corporate Secretary of Sustainable PH, Inc., a nongovernment organization promoting the causes of sustainability in the Philippines.



"Integrating ESG and Sustainability Principles in Engineering Leadership"

Mr. Voltaire Jerome Cruz, MBA

General Manager-Field Execution Optimization, Shell Shared Services Asia B.V. (Technical Asset Operations)


Mr. Voltaire Cruz the General Manager of Field Execution Optimization at Shell Shared Services Asia B.V., brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to the table. With a collaborative, integrative, and action-oriented mindset honed over 25 years, he’s adept at optimizing asset management strategies. Cruz is known for his unwavering commitment to safety and his track record of delivering exceptional plant reliability and availability while controlling costs effectively. His tenure at Shell Shared Services Asia B.V. underscores his dedication to driving operational excellence and efficiency in the energy sector, making him an invaluable asset to the organization.

Mr. Toribio "Noel" Ilao

Director, Department of Public Works and Highways of the Philippines


Engineer Toribio Noel L. Ilao is an accomplished professional with expertise in physical asset management and engineering. He served as a Professional Physical Asset Management Advisor for the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for over three years before becoming the Director IV of the Bureau of Equipment (BOE) at the age of 38, the youngest ever appointed in DPWH’s history. He revamped DPWH’s fleet and facilities management program, focusing on Strategic Asset Lifecycle Management. He also improved the DPWH Dredging Operations using sound management and engineering approaches. Engineer Ilao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering and is pursuing a Master’s in Innovation and Management. He has undergone leadership and technical training programs at renowned institutions, including the University of Oxford and MIT. His diverse background and commitment to continuous growth make him a highly accomplished professional.


Mr. Thomas Goodwin

Director of Engineering, Manila International Container Terminal


Tom Goodwin is a seasoned professional in the maritime industry, with extensive experience in port operations. His adeptness at handling pressure while prioritizing safety and cost-efficiency stems from years of practical engagement in various port environments. Tom’s proficiency in implementing new procedures and facilitating change underscores his organizational skills and adaptability. His collaborative nature fosters effective teamwork and synergy within diverse operational settings. Currently serving as the Director of Engineering at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT, ICTSI), Tom continues to leverage his expertise to drive excellence and innovation in port engineering practices. Such innovations managed are the design and start up of the fully automated container terminal in Melbourne Australia (VICT, ICTSI), the first hybrid RTG Cranes in Philippines, the most advanced and largest STS Cranes in the Philippines, as well as multiple successes in the Reliability and Asset Management fields. Tom is also helping guide and deliver positive growth and change as MICT’s Sustainability Champion.

Ms. Shireen Prince, CAMA, MBA, MScEng, BSc Eng

Chief Asset Management Officer, Aboitiz Power Corporation


Experienced Chief Asset Management Officer with a proven track record in driving asset management processes in alignment with ISO 55001. Adept at providing governance and assurance monitoring, developing strategic asset management plans, and reporting on key performance indicators. Skilled in risk management, Capex investments, and effective communication of asset transitions. Holds an MBA from Henley Business School and certified as a WPiAM Asset Management Assessor. An accomplished leader with extensive expertise in power generation, performance management, and business planning. Formerly held positions as Vice President for Technical Services Coal Business Unit, General Manager (Acting) at Eskom Generation, and Chief Operating Officer (Acting) at Eskom Rotek Industries. Holds an MSc in Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering.


Norul Rafiq Namas Khan


Volta Forensic


“Ir. Ts. Rafiq Khan, C. Eng is an experienced forensic investigator who specializes in Root Cause Analysis of power system equipment failures. These investigations are mainly carried out for the purpose of continuous engineering practice improvements, claims (insurance, warranty) and litigation pursuits. Over the span of the past 16 years, he has performed investigations for international clients across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He has led and actively contributed to over 200 projects including generation, transmission and distribution network power failure investigations for primary equipment and accessories. These investigations cover various voltage classes from 0.4 up to 500 kV. He has extensive knowledge about conceptual and practical power system insulation materials, failure modes and testing methodologies related to root cause analysis of power failures. He also provides annual training on topics related to failure investigations to Transmission and Distribution Network operators around the globe. “



"Enchancing Reliability Through Electrical Failure Investigations - An Introduction Workshop to FMEA and FMECA"

Mr. Jason Mendoza, CMRP, REE

Reliability Manager,  JG Summit Olefins Corporation


A certified maintenance and reliability professional (CMRP) with 20 years of experience in the Petrochemical Industry. Spent 15 years in the maintenance of instrumentation and control devices with strengths on troubleshooting, repair, calibration, control programming, and training.

A TESDA certified trainer, TM1 with national certificates on Instrumentation and Control Servicing NCII and NCIII.

A member of the board of directors for Association of Maintenance and Reliability Practitioners of the Philippines, AMRPP.

Mr. Marco "Dingdong" Altarejos

Onshore Installation Manager, Prime Energy Resources Development, BV


Engr. Dingdong has more than 2 decades of experience in the energy industry. A Certified Technical Authority (TA2) in MRTA (Maintenance Reliability and Turn Around). His subject matter expertise include Causal Learning investigations, Asset Management, Reliability/Risk based management.

Mr. Rolando Paulino III, RME, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Light Rail Manila Corporation


An experienced executive and mechanical engineer with extensive background in contracting, procurement, engineering and maintenance with a total experience of 23 years in the oil and gas industry. Possesses a good balance of technical and commercial management skills mainly focused on executing large maintenance activities and strategic procurement, respectively. A transformative leader who has the ability to improve struggling teams and make them successful using a combination of servant leadership and continuous improvement techniques.


Day 3

“Enhancing Asset Reliability to Foster Industry Innovation and Infrastructure” (Plenary Session)

Mr. Glenn Mark Pamplona, RME

Mechanical Team Lead, Prime Energy Resources Development, BV


Engr. Glenn Pamplona is a highly skilled Rotating Equipment and Reliability Engineering Specialist with over 14 years of experience in the energy industry. Currently, he works at Prime Energy as a Rotating Equipment and Reliability Engineering Specialist. Prior to that, he held key positions at Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation and SHELL Philippines Exploration B.V. His expertise includes managing and maintaining rotating equipment, leading teams, and driving improvements in equipment performance. Glenn’s strong background in mechanical, static, and rotating disciplines makes him a valuable asset in the field of Rotating Equipment and Reliability Engineering.