2015 Annual Conference
On behalf of the
SMRP Conference Committee and the SMRP Board of Directors, I would like to invite you to Cincinnati, Ohio, October 12–15, 2015 for the 23rd Annual Conference. Each year, the physical asset management and maintenance & reliability profession continually improves, and we’re developing a four-day conference designed to prepare you for where our industry is heading and expand your career opportunities. With insightful education delivered by the best in the industry, hands-on workshops and many opportunities to network, the SMRP Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to Educate, Equip and Excel.
Bringing together professionals, technicians, educators and executives, I look forward to seeing all of the fruitful and long-lasting business relationships afforded by the networking receptions, Shared Interest Group meeting, Chapter events, track sessions, workshops and facility tours.
We are thrilled to bring you two exceptional speakers this year: Cam Marston, Multi-Generational Relations and Workplace Communications Expert, and Ricky Smith, Reliability Solutions Advisor.
Opening Keynote Speaker Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the marketplace. As an author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, he imparts a clear understanding of how generational demographics are changing the landscape of business, which is a timely topic for our industry.
Our Closing Keynote Speaker Ricky Smith has over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, facilities, mining, and military organizations as both a practitioner and change agent in the maintenance and reliability industry worldwide. His vast knowledge and keen insight have helped transition organizations from their current reactive state to a proactive state resulting in optimal asset reliability and overall lower costs while also sustaining culture change within each organization.
In addition to these two keynotes, the 2015 Annual Conference will include:
- Over 50 track sessions with experts covering business management, manufacturing process reliability, equipment reliability organization and leadership, work management, and physical asset management.
- Hands-on workshops from industry leaders on the latest maintenance and reliability technology and trends to aid you in asset management and organizational improvements.
- Exciting tours of local manufacturing plants and state-of-the-art facilities in Cincinnati.
SMRP also welcomes leaders of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) to the 23rd Annual SMRP Annual Conference. GFMAM is an association of professional maintenance and asset management societies formed for the purpose of knowledge creation and sharing and for information exchange among our member societies. GFMAM leaders will be presenting track sessions as well as meeting throughout the conference.
We are delighted to once again prepare for another great SMRP Annual Conference, and I hope you are able to find many opportunities to take advantage of all that this year’s conference has to offer.
Chair, 2015 Annual Conference