With the advent of new technologies, network digitisation, and an evolving regulatory and technical standards environment, energy asset managers need to keep pace with the rate of change. Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure 2018 will bring together leading experts across the energy, utility and infrastructure sectors for two days of thought-leading discussion around the most pressing issues in asset management.

he two-day conference, running from 12-13 September in Sydney, is the place to be for updates on technologies, projects and processes that help to better manage critical assets in Australia, from energy networks to water pipelines, railway tracks, and transport  infrastructure.

It’s the only event where different sectors come together to give delegates the opportunity to hear about each others successes and learn from past mistakes. Past attendees have highlighted the benefits of seeing what others are doing in the asset management space and how they have overcome similar challenges.

Sometimes all it takes is to see what someone else is doing to spark an idea or innovation, with delegates able to take these ideas back to their organisations.

Last year’s conference was attended by energy infrastructure asset owners, senior figures within the utility sector and others working in the asset management space, which gave delegates the opportunity to network with the industry’s best.

If you feel your organisation can improve the way its assets are managed, you can find out how at Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure 2018.

What to expect

While managers of critical infrastructure have more tools available than ever before to manage these assets, the amount of public scrutiny has also never been higher.

This event is a chance for anyone working in the asset management space to explore practical applications that can help improve the way assets are managed. The aim is for delegates to leave the event with new ideas or perspectives, that they can then implement in their organisation.

This year, you can expect presentations and panel discussions on topics such as:

  • Big data, data analytics and technological disruption
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Utilising the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital twins across your organisation
  • ISO 55000 – the asset management standard
  • Achieving sustainable asset management
  • Managing renewable assets in a time of rapid change
  • Asset management best practices
  • Sustainable asset management strategies

And much more.

This year also features an exhibition where leading companies will showcase the latest technology and innovations in the sector.

Dedicated streams and panels

Day one will feature keynote and individual presentations exploring asset management challenges and solutions, technologies and processes across the energy and infrastructure sectors. Day two takes this a step further and splits the conference into dedicated streams so delegates can delve deeper into their chosen area of interest or specialty. These streams will run as moderated panel sessions to give a broader scope into the topics.

The lineup of speakers will include senior figures from infrastructure asset owners and Australia’s power utilities, as well as representatives from government and key industry bodies.

These include:

  • Steve Doran, Director, Infrastream and Chair, Sydney Chapter of the Asset Management Council
  • David Singleton, Chair, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia
  • Lutfiye Manli, Senior Asset Management Strategy Advisor, Powerlink Queensland
  • Iain Pople, Head of Asset Management, Edify Energy
  • Jim Hickey, Electrolysis Engineering Officer, Network Test and Measurement, Ausgrid
  • Darren Davis, General Manager, Asset Management & Engineering, Snowy Hydro

And many more.

More networking opportunities

In addition to networking opportunities in breaks and at the networking drinks after day one, the event will also feature multiple speed networking sessions where delegates are guaranteed introductions to like-minded colleagues from their industry. This structured and fun activity will get conversations flowing and allow delegates to make new connections.

The event will be attended by a range of professionals working in the asset management industry, including:

  • Asset owners from across the utility and infrastructure industries
  • Senior managers and their colleagues from Australian water, gas and electricity utilities
  • Asset managers in the rail and transport sector
  • Technology and solutions providers servicing the asset management community.

Bonus stakeholder management workshop

Before the conference begins on September 12, there is the chance to get a head start on building strategies around key issues in asset management at the full day bonus workshop Beyond Stakeholder Management: Influencing the relationships that can make or break your project.

The workshop is running the day before the event on September 11 at Swissôtel, and will be co-run by event MC Steve Doran, Director of Infrastream and Chair of the Asset Management Council’s Sydney Chapter, and Mirella Di Genua, Owner of Tre Sorelle Trading.

Tickets can be purchased on their own or with a conference ticket for a discounted price from the website.

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