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Launch of Plant & Asset Management 2012

The launch of a new UK dedicated event for the maintenance sector, solely concerned with all aspects of the management and maintenance of physical assets - Plant & Asset Management 2012 - has been announced by DFA Media, organiser of the Drives and Controls, Air-Tech, IFPEX, Exhibitions, and Abbey Wood Marketing.

The show will be an opportunity for industry professionals to source the latest maintenance innovations and strategies.

Plant & Asset Management 2012 forms part of the co-location of events at the NEC, Birmingham between the 17-19 April 2012, alongside, MACH, Drives and Controls, Air-Tech, and The International Fluid Power Exhibition (IFPEX). Bringing these events together provides an integrated networking and exhibition platform for engineering decision makers that will be a highly focused environment with added value for the visitor. With an anticipated 40,000 visitors to the co-located shows in 2012, Plant & Asset Management will ensure exhibitors reach the broadest cross-section of professionals possible.

Key industry names
Key industry names have already highlighted why they see the show as an important part of their strategic planning for 2012. Andy Baker, UK and Ireland sales manager for Flir Systems explained: "The scope of thermal imaging has grown exponentially with the ever decreasing cost of the technology but there's one thing for certain, predictive maintenance and condition monitoring remain its prime markets. The Plant and Asset Management Show 2012 is therefore a must for Flir Systems. We continue to invest heavily in product development for these core areas of our business, so visitors can expect to see new and innovative solutions on our stand."

While Karen Preston, marketing services manager for Schaeffler, said the company is looking forward to exhibiting again at Drives & Controls, co-located with Plant & Asset Management Exhibition, after a break of several years. "The show (Drives & Controls) is an ideal platform for our engineers to demonstrate the energy efficiencies and cost savings that can be achieved when specifying the right bearing product for the application, whatever the industry. Innovative designs of INA and FAG rotary bearings and INA linear systems will be on show on the Schaeffler stand D1138 for all power transmission and motion control requirements. The co-location with Plant & Asset Management also gives us the opportunity to showcase our comprehensive range of maintenance tools and condition monitoring equipment which help extend the life of plant and machinery and prevent unplanned downtime".

Free short practical seminars
Running alongside Plant & Asset Management will be a comprehensive programme of free short practical seminars across all three days of the show, covering a diverse range of topics that will be of interest and value to plant, maintenance and asset management professionals, as well as act as a networking opportunity for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

The sessions will be presented by industry experts from suppliers, trade associations or professional bodies and will include case studies from front line practitioners. Topics and sessions will include:

CMMS/ EAM - systems and applications
Condition Monitoring - theory and applications
Contracting & Outsourcing Management
Education & Training
Electrical Maintenance
Energy Management
Facilities & Premises Management
Health & Safety
Maintenance & Asset Management Strategies
Plant Engineering Management
Predictive Maintenance
Thermography

Attendance at the seminars will be free to exhibition visitors, who will be encouraged to book in advance to give speakers an idea of the number and diversity of the audiences they will be addressing.

Ryan Fuller, exhibition sales director at DFA Media commented on the launch: "This is an exciting opportunity for the UK maintenance sector to promote and share their wide knowledge base and diverse range of systems. Combined with the co-location and specialist seminar programme Plant & Asset Management 2012 will be a truly unique event not to be missed by anyone with a vested interest in maintenance."

Darrell Moffatt, part of the sales team at Abbey Wood Marketing added: "As the UK comes out of the deepest recession in living memory, there are encouraging signs that it is being led by a resurgent manufacturing sector. Only companies that have ensured that their physical assets - the plant and machinery on which their businesses depend - are fit for purpose will benefit from the upturn. The Plant & Asset Management Exhibition 2012, will deliver maintenance and asset management solutions that will enable UK manufacturing industry to take advantage of the opportunities offered by both established and emerging economies throughout the world."

The show also has the support of key sector organisations, including the British Compressed Air Society, The Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, and the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA).


The NEC in April 2012 is set to be the focus of the largest manufacturing and engineering event of 2012. Drives and Controls Show, The Plant and Asset Management Exhibition, Air-Tech, and the International Fluid Power Exhibition (IFPEX) taking place between the 17-19 April 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham will form part of the manufacturing and engineering series of shows alongside MACH 12.
Show organiser DFA Media believes its series of events ensures industry professionals will be able to gain the broadest insight concerning what industry solutions are currently available on the market.

For more information, please contact :-

For further information please contact:
Aaron Blutstein
PR & conference manager
DFA Media Ltd
01732 370340
aaron@dfamedia.co.uk

Show websites :
www.drives-expo.com

www.airtech-expo.com
www.ifpex-expo.com
www.maintenanceuk-expo.com

January 2012

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