Craig Carlyle, MESNZ column
The countdown is on to the November 2014 National Maintenance Engineering Conference. Hamilton is primed and ready to showcase its local maintenance engineering expertise to a national audience that is just as keen to explore the best the region has to offer.
Attendance is ahead of schedule, a good indicator that maintenance engineers are keen to network and explore ways of lifting the engineering game in their own place of work.
If you have not yet booked, Hamilton will be the place to be if you want to learn from your peers and experts about how to manage maintenance in the modern world or get up to speed with the latest regulations and requirements of people management. Engineers concerned about hot engineering topics such as the implications of the new guarding guidelines will value the opportunity to hear the details behind the story to take back to their own organisations.
Featuring an eclectic mix of expert and peer speakers, this year’s programme is well worth the wait, satisfying the ethos of reality based maintenance management topics and the society aim of raising the bar of maintenance engineering in New Zealand inspiring attendees and arming them with the tools to take positive change back to their own workplace.
Conference papers will cover helicopter failure investigations, insurance implications for counterfeit materials, ultrasonics, converting maintenance management into business weapons, disasters from loose bolts, lack of training and fake material certificates, electric motor failures, first world connectivity and the latest on engineering qualifications.
For the latest update on sessions and times, click on the society website at http://bit.ly/1kx5Ocl for details and registration forms.
Those who appreciate the networking opportunities the legendary social night event presents will not be disappointed this year.
So, for the cave dwellers, yes, you need to be there and, no, it’s not too late….if you hurry.
The SKF sponsored National Maintenance Engineering Conference is being held at the Kingsgate in Hamilton on November 12 and 13. The event presents a popular format of thought provoking papers, while providing ample breakout opportunities for engineers and suppliers to explore solutions to their particular issues.
The attendance fee of $ 680 + GST pp is the cheapest twoday conference in the country. But that’s not all; second and subsequent attendees from your site can attend for only $400 + GST each.
Registration forms and background details can be found on the society’s website at http://bit.ly/1pDIkYB or you can contact the event manager Leanne Powley direct on (09) 296 1333, email firstname.lastname@example.org