(MENAFN Press) The 2nd Plant Maintenance and Reliability Conference concluded today at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa.
The three day event, held from 1-3 October, was organized by Dubai based company 'Knowledge Expansion' and showcased technologies from regional and global companies, while gathering influential stakeholders in the maintenance and planning sector to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in the sector.
The event schedule was based around the main themes of Plant Maintenance, Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Shutdowns, TA Outages, Industry Trends, Economics, and Failure and Testing, and offers a platform for the exchange of global best practices in the industry.
The conference attracted over 150 professionals across the globe to participate in three days of intensive networking, business development and training.
Prominent speakers at the event include Dr. Abdullah Sharif, Department Manager Maintenance Saudi European Petrochemicals Company (SABIC) and Executive Committee Chairman ; Mr. Mohamed K. Jame, GM Smelter Maintenance DUBAL and Executive Co-Chairman; Ismail Al Hammadi, VP Habshan & Bab GASCO and Technical Chairman; Mushabab Qahtani, Manager, Technical/Maintenance CS & E Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company and Technical Co-chairman of; Khalid Al Bohamdoh, Operations Director and maintenance of SABIC Evaluation Committee Chairman, Abdullah Al Swaliem DMD Fertilizers PIC Kuwait; Vasily Nomokonov Managing Director SIBUR Russia and many others.
Apart from seminars and keynote addresses, the event also featured breakout events to encourage conversation and networking.
Mrs. Mitzi Dhas, the Founder of Knowledge Expansion and Sigbert J Dhas closed the conference by thanking the attending delegates.
"We are delighted with a very productive and instructive conference that saw a number of industry leaders share their points of view and advocate the adoption of best practices from around the globe.
Cities in the UAE, and the Middle East, are industrializing apace, leading to tremendous opportunities and new challenges in terms of continuity of service and reliability.
The Plant Maintenance and Reliability Conference addressed key issues on health, safety, sustainability and industry trends, and is rapidly turning into a very rewarding platform for industry stakeholders to network, exchange ideas, generate new business and stay up to speed with global best practices," they said.