Workshops are a focused 4-hour intensive learning that enables you to interact with the speaker for a longer amount of time compared to a technical session

We invite you to join us in our Pre-conference workshops to fully maximize your experience in the convention; Here are some of the features and benefits of joining:

  • They offer a chance for in-depth learning and skill-building activities.
  • The workshops are led by experts and designed to provide hands-on learning experiences.
  • Workshops allow participants to dive deeper into a particular subject than they would during regular conference sessions.
  • The workshops are often smaller and more intimate, which creates a collaborative and supportive learning environment.
  • Participants can network with other professionals who share their interests and goals.

Pre-conference workshops can help you to build your skills and knowledge in a particular area. We assure that you will gain new insights, tools, and strategies that you can apply to your work and share with your colleagues.

WS 1.1: True Cost of Maintenance and Reliability: Business Case for Implementing M&R

Andy Gager

Chief Executive Officer

True Cost of Maintenance and Reliability: Business Case for Implementing M&R

Maximize equipment reliability and minimize maintenance costs with M&R best practices – Build your personal business case for improvement

October 5, 2023 | 0830 - 1200 nn | Room 1 (VILT)


This course is designed to provide an overview of maintenance and reliability (M&R) best practices and equip participants with the skills needed to make informed decisions regarding M&R improvement initiatives. The course begins with an introduction and a True Cost of Maintenance exercise to emphasize the importance of effective M&R practices.


Target Attendees:

Plant Management, Maintenance Manager, Reliability Manager, Quality Manager, Project Head, Finance Manager, and Operations Manager. 

The course then delves into M&R best practices and covers topics such as Process Reliability, Equipment Reliability, Organization & Leadership, and Work Management Best Practices. These sessions provide an in-depth understanding of the principles that underpin effective M&R programs and how to implement them.


The course also includes a Case Study Business Case Exercise where participants analyze real-world M&R challenges and develop solutions to address them. This exercise helps participants develop critical thinking skills and apply M&R best practices to solve complex problems.


Finally, the course concludes with a session on Building Your Personal Business Case for Improvement. This session provides participants with the tools and knowledge needed to articulate the value of M&R improvement initiatives and secure buy-in from stakeholders.


Course Outline:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • True Cost of Maintenance Exercise
  • M&R Best Practices Overview
  • Process Reliability
  • Equipment Reliability
  • Organization & Leadership
  • Work Management Best Practices
  • Case Study Business Case Exercise
  • Building Your Personal Business Case For Improvement


WS 1.2: How to Build an Effective Asset Hierarchy

Engr. Jason Mendoza


How to Build an Effective Asset Hierarchy

Uncover the pivotal role of an asset hierarchy in bolstering reliability initiatives.

October 5, 2023 | 0130 - 0430 pm | Room 2


This 4-hour session is a gateway to optimizing reliability initiatives such as asset criticality analysis, PMO, and RCM. Discover the core of operational efficiency by constructing a comprehensive index of plant equipment, understanding their interconnectedness, and mastering failure analysis. Delve into ISO 14224 standards for meticulous implementation. Key takeaways include a profound understanding of equipment relationships, adeptness in creating an asset hierarchy, pinpointing failure nodes and associated costs, and the application of industry standards. This workshop caters to Maintenance and Reliability Practitioners, equipping them with actionable insights to elevate asset management strategies. Don’t miss this opportunity to pave the way for improved reliability, cost-effectiveness, and operational prowess.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is tailored for professionals, decision-makers, and teams engaged in industrial asset management. 

Course Outline:

  • Understanding Equipment Relationships
  • Equipment Hierarchy and Asset Management
  • Failure points and cost
  • How to build an effect asset hierarchy
  • Application of ISO 14224 standards

Target Learning Objectives
To be able to build an effective asset hierarchy for plant equipment.

WS 2: Asset Management Through Asset Integrity Management

Dr. Ahmed Danish


Asset Management Through Asset Integrity Management

Prioritize asset integrity and process safety through a holistic asset management approach.

October 5, 2023 | 0830 - 0300 pm | Room 2


Most large industrial entities today focus on asset integrity and process safety. Unfortunately, the understanding of those two terms is lacking and will only be focused on physical integrity if not viewed through the holistic asset management process.

The value aspired through the asset management initiatives like ISO 55000 will not be realized without taking a step back and seeing the true focus of what is needed to be successful.

This workshop aims at clarifying this misconception through allowing participants to build a road map to success by utilizing the full spectrum of AIMS tools needed to achieve a balanced strategic asset management plan (SAMP); which is the cornerstone of successful asset management.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is tailored for professionals, decision-makers, and teams engaged in industrial asset management, process safety, and strategic planning. Whether you’re an operations manager, a maintenance engineer, or a risk assessment specialist, this workshop will empower you to navigate the intricate landscape of asset management.


Course Outline:

1 – Introduction to the elements of AIMS

2 – Understanding the difference between Criticality, Residual Risk and Risk priority and their utilization

3 – Introduction to the requirements of developing a SAMP as per the requirements of ISO 55000

4 – Understanding Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and tying the results to correct mitigation strategy selection.

5 – Case Study: Building a strategic SAMP by using AIMS elements




(until March 26 only)


Category Early Bird (until 31st of May) Registration One Day Registration
Full Registration (3-days)
Php 13,645.00
Php 19,495.00
Delegates (2-days)
Php 12,800.00
Php 15,995.00
Php 8,995.00
Workshop (1-day)
Php 8,995.00

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Corporate Registration

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We are accepting abstracts on the outlined topics and other related topics that fall within the conference theme.

Businesses have a one-of-a-kind chance to display their goods and services to a targeted audience of asset performance management and asset dependability professionals from diverse industries at the APM 4.0 LEADCon 2023 – Leadership, Engineering, Advantage.

Conference themes are broad topics that serve as the overarching focus of a conference or event. Understanding the conference theme and related topics can help attendees determine which sessions and presentations will be most relevant and beneficial for them to attend.

The APM LEADCon 2023 is the event for discussion of best practices for managing crucial assets in the new normal. Attendees will gain knowledge about Asset and Risk Management, Asset Integrity, RAM and Maintenance Management, and Leadership and Competence from experts in their fields, practitioners, and leaders of professional bodies who will be presenting. Additionally, the conference will offer workshops, networking chances for vendors, and cooperation opportunities.

Vibration Sensors, Linearity Testing of Proximity Transducer and Calibration of Rotor Shaft Material

Vibration sensors such as: proximity, velocity and accelerometer are used for measuring vibration. Proper selection of these sensors for specific applications is important to obtain correct vibration readings and problem diagnosis. Proximity transducer also called Eddy current probe or non-contact displacement transducer is used for monitoring the bearing clearance usage in a journal bearing. Journal bearings such as plain or tilting pad bearings are found in medium and large rotating machinery e.g. steam-turbine-generators, hydro-generators in Power Generation plants. They are also found in steam-turbine-compressors in the Oil & Gas industry. Linearity testing of proximity transducers is important to ensure that the readings displayed in the DCS or SCADA and Vibration Monitor are accurate to avoid false alarms and trips that may result in loss of production or profit and penalties from government. Also, most plants do not check the rotor shaft material of the machine and work only on the assumption that it is 4140 steel equivalent where a standard proximity transducer is calibrated. Now-a-days, smart transducers are available that come with configuration software to compensate or program the driver for various types of rotor shaft material.

Speaker: Mr. Joveth Abutas

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Joveth Abutas

Vibration Analyst

Southern Controls Industrial Supply & Services Corporation




"Proper Use of Vibration Transducers for Monitoring and Diagnostics of Plant Assets"

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

A 4-hour workshop which presents the overview of requirements, tools and methodology to carry out an efficient and effective failure investigation.

At the end of workshop, the participants will gain valuable knowledge about the main principles of FMEA and FMECA investigation methods. This will enable them to understand the process and structure of an efficient and effective failure investigation. The aim is to equip them with the capability to participate and contribute to high quality failure investigations and enhance utility performance reliability.

Speaker: Mr. Rafiq Khan


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"

Operationalizing Asset Integrity: A Practical Guide to Identifying and Managing Safety-Critical Equipment and Activities

The objective of this workshop is to give participants an awareness of how to generate an HSSE Case, create risk assessments and generate a list of HSSE-Critical Equipment and HSSE-Critical activities, as part of operationalizing Asset Integrity in the workplace. This is an interactive session where participants will learn by working together, to generate a set of identified HSSE-Critical Equipment and HSSE-Critical Activities for their respective industries (or alternatively a a hypothetical plant) through a step by step approach using risk management concepts and tools.

Speaker: Ms. Kate De Chavez Chavez

Kate De Chavez

Integrity Assurance Engineer

Prime Energy Resources Development BV


Krisette Anne de Chavez CMRP, FS Engineer – PH&RA Kate has over 16 years experience in the oil and gas industry, research and renewable energy industry. Currently the Integrity Assurance Engineer in Prime Energy Resources Development B.V., she specializes in Asset Integrity, Reliability, Operations and Maintenance. With a degree in BS Materials Engineering, she also holds certification including Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) and Functional Safety Engineer for Process Hazard and Risk Analysis.



"Management of Hardware Barriers to Assure Technical Integrity of Asset"

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Glenn Mark Pamplona

Mechanical Team Lead

Prime Energy Resources Development BV


23 years of experience in Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Integrity in the Oil and Gas Industry, having taken roles in providing discipline leadeship for Mechanical Engineering, and strategic leadership in Reliability Engineering. Currently Prime Energy’s Technical Authority for Rotating Equipment Engineering, providing technical expertise and assurance for maintaining high levels of reliability and integrity.



"Operationalizing Asset Integrity: A Practical Guide to Identifying and Managing Safety-Critical Equipment and Activities"