Asset Performance launches educational and hands-on conference programme

On 25 and 26 October 2023, BEMAS, the Belgian Maintenance Association, will organise the fourth edition of the international Asset Performance Conference. Participants can attend 50+ in-depth presentations on the latest technologies and trends in operations, maintenance and asset management during these 2 inspiring days in Antwerp.

Following the successful virtual conference in 2020 & 2022 and the hybrid conference in 2021 in Antwerp, Asset Performance has become a reputable international event. “In 2021, more than 900 people participated. This year we again have a very educational and attractive programme, so we are looking forward to rounding the 1,000-participant mark this year,” says Wim Vancauwenberghe, director of BEMAS.

During the Asset Performance Conference, participants will not only learn how to achieve higher reliability and cost performance of assets, but at the same time how to improve resilience and sustainability by focusing on digital transformation and people-centric improvements in operations, maintenance and asset management. Thanks to innovative human-centred technologies, Industry 5.0 can not only support workers to make informed decisions, but also improve industry resilience and sustainability. 

Complete programme with industry cases and academic insights

Asset Performance is open to audiences from across Europe and beyond. The conference offers a complete programme for profiles including : technical managers, asset managers, maintenance and reliability engineers, group maintenance leaders, operations managers, digital transformation officers, industry 4.0 and 5.0 project leaders and condition monitoring specialists. Of course, anyone who is involved in implementing and improving maintenance and reliability strategies in their company or at group level can be inspired by the instructive programme.

Participants can attend 4 parallel tracks. More than 50 presentations will also include more than 10 industry cases. Experts from innovative companies already reaping the benefits of digitalisation will come to share their route to success. We welcome : Procter&Gamble, BASF, Dow, Asco Industries, ZF Windpower, Unilin, Cargill, Waterschap Hollandse Delta, PlantLab, APM Terminals, La Lorraine Bakery Group, Vleemo and ABN Cleanroom Technology.

Six sessions with academic insights are also on the programme. Participants can be inspired by the latest research from KU Leuven, Flanders Make, Sirris, Ghent University and HZ University of Applied Sciences.

Participants can also choose to take part in one of the practical, hands-on workshops. There they can work with their own data to gain new insights into the performance of their factory and production lines.

Asset Performance covers the following topics

  • Human-Centric Digital Transformation
  • Condition Monitoring Techniques & Tools
  • Asset Management 5.0
  • Reliability & Maintenance 5.0
  • Digital Twins
  • Sustainability Optimisation
  • Predictive & Prescriptive Maintenance
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Smart & Sustainable Lubrication
  • Energy Monitoring & Optimisation
  • Motor Systems in Industry 5.0

Presentation of the Asset Performance 4.0 Award

The presentation of the Asset Performance 4.0 Award will take place on Wednesday evening. The award candidates are leading companies from Europe and the Middle East, who will present their own case during the day with the results of their digital innovation and transformation. 

The award ceremony kicks off with a keynote presentation by Kurt Vandeputte, Senior Vice President Battery Recycling Solutions at Umicore. As Umicore recently invested in 2 new giga-factories in Poland and South Korea, Kurt Vandeputte will, among other things, take us through how to smartly use information, innovation and available energy as the basis for today’s digital and energy transition. 

Asset Performance Exhibition & Online community

Concurrently with the conference, an Asset Performance Exhibition will also take place. “The fair will have more than 40 booths. It is the ideal place to get to know specialised solution providers. Participants can visit the exhibition floor during the breaks from the conference to talk to specialists and discover lots of novelties,” said Wim Vancauwenberghe.

Conference participants will have access to an online platform, on which all recordings from this year and last year will be available. For 1 year, they will be able to access these presentations. “This will make Asset Performance a very interesting learning community for both beginners in digitalisation, and seasoned professionals who want to take their organisation to the next level,” Wim Vancauwenberghe concludes.

The location: Antwerp, industrial pearl on the River Scheldt

The port of Antwerp is home to Europe’s largest integrated (petro)chemical cluster, with 19 million tonnes of chemical production capacity and 40 million tonnes of refining capacity. The top 10 of all major global petrochemical companies are present in Antwerp, either with their own production facilities or by using the port as a distribution centre.

The conference venue, the Flanders Meeting & Convention Centre, is located right next to Antwerp railway station. There is a direct train connection to all major cities, including Cologne, Paris and London. There is also a direct and fast connection to Brussels Airport every 30 minutes. There is also plenty of parking nearby and Park&Ride options on the outskirts of the city. The Asset Performance website provides a handy overview.

Early Bird rates until 15 July

Asset Performance Conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, on Wednesday 25 and 26 October 2023. Attendees who want to get their ticket already can visit Discounted rates apply until 15 July.

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