The ninth face-to-face meeting of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management
The ninth face-to-face meeting of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management was held in
Calgary, Canada from 18th – 21st November 2013 in conjunction with the Plant Engineering and
Maintenance Association of Canada’s (PEMAC) MainTrain Conference. Global Forum members were active
in presenting at the conference, contributing several presentations and sessions.
Left to Right: Richard Edwards, Anton Booyzen, Sally Nugent, Joao Lafraia, Colin Carrington, John Hardwick, David McKeown, Nezar Shammasi, Alex Stuber, Tim Goshert, Edmea Adell, Athayde Ribeiro, Celso Azevedo, Cindy Snedden, Leonard Middleton
At this meeting, a potential new member association, JIPM (Japan) was invited to attend some of the Council proceedings and the requirements for membership were discussed with them. They will submit the required documentation and the application will be considered by the Council. We are hoping to welcome them as a full member at the next face to face meeting which will take place in Helsinki in May 2014.
The term of the current Executive Committee came to an end and a new Executive Committee was elected. The Committee is:
We wish to thank the outgoing members for their contribution in developing the Global Forum and its activities and wish the new Executive Committee well with their endeavours for the coming year.
It was a busy week trying to cope with Canadian hospitality while developing and finalising a number of GFMAM projects. The Asset Management Landscape was reviewed and the 39 subjects refined and unpacked and the Certification project was brought to the final stages of conclusion. These projects should be complete before the issuing of ISO55000/1/2 so as to give guidance to auditors and assessors. The final review of the project documentation is now in progress before the documents are issued. The Survey project is entering its second phase and various Marketing subprojects are being developed in an effort to increase awareness of the Global Forum. The Council also agreed to initiate a new project to develop a Maintenance framework, similar to the Asset Management Landscape. This will assist in clarifying the relationship between Asset Management and Maintenance.
Left to Right: Zen Matsuda, Cindy Snedden, Richard Edwards, Edmea Adell, Colin Harrington, Nezar Shammasi, David McKeown, Joao Lafraia, John Hardwick, Athayde Ribeiro, Tim Goshert, , Anton Booyzen, Jim Dieter, Sally Nugent
The eighth face-to-face meeting of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management was held in Melbourne, Australia from 2nd – 6th June 2013 in conjunction with the Asset Management Council’s (AMC) Annual Conference. Global Forum members were active in presenting at the conference, contributing several presentations and sessions.
At this meeting the application from new member association, IFRAMI (France) was considered and accepted. GFMAM is pleased to welcome IFRAMI to the Global Forum and look forward to learning from them and benefitting from their contributions. In addition, a representative from the JIPM (Japan) attended to observe the proceedings for the purpose of investigating whether that association might be interested in joining.
Besides this good news for developing membership, it was a busy week with the annual review of GFMAM projects and priorities, advancements in the Landscape, the Survey project, the Marketing project, and the Certification project, igning off of the final version of the Articles of Association and agreement to initiate a new project to develop recommendations for knowledge assessment.