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NEPIC Best Practice in Industrial Asset Management & Productivity – Conference & Expo

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December 10, 2020

Online Event |

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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2020 will see the return of this highly successful event and a host of new speakers and topics showcasing cross-sector best practice to drive forward improvements in productivity, reliability and safety.

During the day we will demonstrate transferable lessons from across the manufacturing spectrum, that Production and Engineering Managers can apply to their own operations, as well as showcasing the broad range of asset management capabilities that are available within the region.

The year’s conference will explore the following themes:

  • Overall asset management philosophy and planning
  • Best practice sharing including learning from other sectors
  • Improving Safety and Efficiency in asset management

Outline Agenda

Theme 1 – Improving asset reliability and maintenance performance
  • Inspections of the future – Wood
  • Reducing unplanned downtime from heat exchanger degradation – Glacier
  • Obtaining optimum performance from legacy control systems – ITS
  • Best practice in managing corrosion under insulation – Aspen Aerogels
Theme 2 – Improving asset productivity
  • Use of TPM in Asset Management – SA Partners
  • Advances in LEAN techniques – Beyond World Class
  • Practical examples of decommissioning from the power sector and transferrable lessons to process sector – RVA Group
Theme 3 – Using digital techniques to improve asset performance
  • The future trajectory of digital assets – Frazer Nash
  • Enhancing worksite practice using digital techniques – Altrad
  • Use of real time data and analytics to maximise equipment performance – Emerson
  • Practical applications of augmented reality (AR) to improve asset performance and maintenance processes – Fuzzy Logic


MEET YOUR SPEAKERS

Joanne Rout – Industrial Technology Systems

Joanne has an excellent understanding of the chemical industry and its challenges gained from her 30+ year career in the sector, and is experienced in successfully delivering complex projects. She is continuously developing her expertise in the use of digital technologies to deliver real value to the customers. Her role at ITS is to identify digital solutions to improve efficiency for chemical processing and pharmaceutical manufacturers and is backed by a strong team of experienced project engineers.

Chris Lakin – Beyond World Class

Chris is a Chemical Engineer, 6 Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean Practitioner. He worked for ICI, DuPont and the Sabanci Group in line roles that included development, troubleshooting, plant management, commissioning & project management in the UK, Turkey, India & Taiwan. Much of this was spent on high hazard top tier COMAH petrochemical plants. For the last 25 years Chris has been supporting bottom-line improvement using tools such as Lean & 6 Sigma. He has worked across a wide range of industries – steel, petrochemicals, engineering, automotive, pharmaceuticals, construction, food & healthcare throughout the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the former Soviet Union. He has been involved in over 95 diagnostic visits and various major transformational projects. Chris sees developing skill levels in the Lean Sigma methodology as important, but his real passion lies in developing leadership capabilities. To really change behaviours this is best achieved out in the field through coaching and mentoring.

Dr. Paul Shelton – Altrad

Dr. Paul Shelton started his career briefly at ICI, but via metallurgical postgraduate studies moved on to manufacturing gas turbine blades via lost wax casting. A spell managing a stainless-steel fabricator was followed by 20 years as an academic, much of it working with business. Latterly, back into industry, Paul is Head of Technical Authorities with Altrad Services UK, where he manages a team of some 30 discipline experts, covering everything from Scaffold Design, Fabric Maintenance, a full range of Environmental Services and more. Current attention is much focussed on digitalising the technical operations of the business.

Jason Ried – Founder and Managing Director of Fuzzy Logic Studio

Jason has been in the software and gaming industries for the past 18 years. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Fuzzy Logic Studio – a company specialising in the development of customised immersive solutions using a combination of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR). These solutions solve real-world challenges and directly improve business outcomes by streamlining processes, impacting engagements, and enhancing experiences. Jason passionately cares about creating products that add tangible value, rather than developing software for the sake of it.
Under his guidance, Fuzzy Logic has released more than 70 applications in the last nine years to impact areas such as training, maintenance, sales, and marketing. The company was named Best Developer at the 2013 European AR Awards and amassed a total of four nominations at this year’s AWE Awards in America. Its clients include Anglo American, Sasol, Microsoft, Roche, and Hyundai.

Matthew Waller – RVA Group

As a Mechanical Engineer by profession, Matthew has worked in Project Management for the past 15 years, the last 13 of which has been with RVA Group in the demolition industry. RVA Group is a specialist engineering consultancy providing total project management solutions for the safe, environmentally secure and cost-effective delivery of decommissioning, decontamination, dismantling and demolition projects worldwide. RVA Group exclusively works in sectors such as petro-chem, pharma-chem, oil, gas, specialty chemicals and power generation.

Fulvio Roveta, Business Development Manager Advanced Analytics – Europe and CIS- Emerson Automation Solutions

Fulvio Roveta is Business Development Manager for Advanced Analytics – Europe and CIS with Emerson Automation Solutions. He holds a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and has over 30 years’ experience in industrial automation. Over the last 20 years he has been focused on advanced technologies as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Analytics, mostly applied to process industry.

Altaf Rahman Aspen Aerogel EMEA Commercial Director

An Engineering graduate from the University of Teesside in Cleveland UK. Sponsored through university by Whessoe , a tank manufacturing company in Darlington UK. He spent his early years working for them in their tank automation division as a Systems Engineer. He left Whessoe to set up an Automation and Controls business ASR Technology Ltd, spending several years as the Managing Director growing this business providing specialist solutions to Oil & Gas, Chemical and Pharmaceuticals sectors. Following the successful sale of ASR Technology Ltd in 2009 he accepted the role of Sales Director and joined the board of HG Systems Ltd, UKs largest independent control systems integrator. He spent the next 4 years helping to grow this business to eventual sale to Bilfinger SE. Bilfinger is large diverse German Insulation Engineering business spread over Europe , Middle East and the Far East. As a Bilfinger Director he was responsible for the Sales and Marketing function. He spent the last 18 months defining GTM strategy and setting up a Middle East Entity for Bilfinger Automation encompassing all of the European divisions. Altaf joined Aspen Aerogel Inc in 2015 as the EMEA Commercial Director leading the charge to grow the business in these regions. He is a husband and father of twin boys and a girl, in what little spare time he has he enjoys walking, cycling, football and playing golf badly!

Chris Jones – Frazer Nash

Chris G Jones is the group leader of the asset integrity and digital systems group in the Frazer-Nash Middlesbrough office. With a background in modelling and analytics, Chris has led a range of digitisation programmes across numerous sectors. His background in developing systems to extract meaning from asset data to solve the challenges of tomorrow, has brought new insight to a wide range of legacy and ageing assets. Chris will use this experience to describe what the current state of the art is and will provide a perspective on how future advances in technology can realise low cost digital asset management solutions.

Andy Kenney- Wood

Andy is a Principal Integrity Engineer and subject matter expert for RBI , where he provides a wealth of experience to his customers. Andy has circa 15 years of experience in the field of integrity management and has supported major global organisations such as BP, Shell, and CNR among others. Andy has a specific operational focus in his current role, where he supports the safe and efficient operation of critical pipeline infrastructure on the UK continental shelf, whilst also supporting various clients on AD-HOC international assignments.

Phil Spooner & Andy Brunskill-  S A Partners

Andy has been a consultant since 2005 and has worked on a diverse range of market sectors including food and drink, steel, electronics, aerospace and pharmaceutical. Andy previously worked for 20 years in Operations management in pharmaceutical, personal care and food . His two previous companies were recipients of UK Best Factory awards during his term of office. He has been involved in Lean programmes and led projects in the UK, Europe (East and Western), Scandinavia, Japan, China, India and Singapore and has experience of working at all levels from shop floor to director. His areas of expertise are in learning, diagnostic  and results led interventions across all areas of the Lean Business Model specialising in value stream management, tools and techniques, and people development. An experienced consultant with a consistent record of successfully employing world class manufacturing techniques from concept to full engagement across large multisite operations. Phil has delivered positive cultural and performance change through leadership and coaching across a wide range of organisations. These include lean manufacturing, divisional and site management across the full supply chain with significant ROI, capacity increase, efficiency improvement and cost reduction

Joel Croft – Head of engineering Glacier Energy

Over 20 years Heat exchanger and Pressure vessel experience.

Following in his father’s footsteps Joel has been involved in the heat transfer equipment industry since he was 16. After achieving a degree an aeronautical in engineering, he entered the industry designing heat exchanger solutions for many modern-day aircraft & Engines such as the Rolls Royce Trent 1000, XWB, F22 raptor & JSF.  

He then widened his experience by moving into an industrial setting where he was involved in many different industries and developed numerous new technologies such as heat pipes for power generation.

For the past 6 years Joel has been at the forefront of analysing and resolving issues in the North Sea along with North Sea and has worked closely with many blue-chip companies to resolve persistent issues and reduce downtime. Alongside this he has also been pioneering many new developments in energy storage, digitalisation & carbon capture.


What’s on offer & what’s included

VIRTUAL DELEGATE PASSES

Secure your virtual delegate pass today that offers you …

  • Full conference and business surgery access
  • Pre-event attendee list to assist with networking
  • 1-2-1 mentoring appointments and signposting
  • Access to our virtual exhibition booths, networking lobby, VIP speaker area and lounge
  • Access to the conference session recordings post-event
  • No travel costs or time. Log into the event from the comfort of your home or office
  • Everything you need is right at your fingertips and you are in control
  • Attend the conference sessions live or catch-up at a time that suits you


VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR – STANDARD BOOTH

Secure your virtual exhibition booth on the 11 November & benefit from …

  • 2 x delegate passes allowing your team to manage your booth and network simultaneously
  • 1 x standard virtual booth allowing 1-2-1 virtual meetings with guests and potential clients
  • Support for our event delivery partner to build your booth and add branding, company overviews, virtual backdrops, literature and web links
  • Visitors who can see your availability to either ‘Grab a Meeting’ with you or book an appointment if you are busy
  • Introduction presentation at the Exhibitor Showcase
  • Regular broadcasts showcasing your booth and offer
  • Support from the NEPIC team to facilitate meetings and booth appointments
  • 100 word company profile and logo within the digital conference guide

PLUS all of the benefits of a virtual delegate:

  • Full conference and business surgery access
  • Virtual Q&A sessions with speakers
  • Pre-event attendee list to assist with networking
  • 1-2-1 mentoring appointments and signposting
  • Access to our virtual exhibition booths, networking lobby, VIP speaker area and lounge
  • Access to the conference session recordings post-event
  • No travel costs or time. Log into the event from the comfort of your home or office
  • Everything you need is right at your fingertips and you are in control
  • Attend the conference sessions live or catch-up at a time that suits you
  • 100 word company profile and logo within the digital conference guide


VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR – VIP BOOTH

Upgrade to our VIP booth & benefit from …

  • 2 x delegate passes allowing your team to manage your booth and network simultaneously
  • 1 x VIP virtual booth that allows for two company representative and up to 5 guests at anyone time +  visitor waitlist and event broadcast functions. 
  • Support for our event delivery partner to build your booth and add branding, company overviews, virtual backdrops, literature and web links
  • Visitors who can see your availability to either ‘Grab a Meeting’ with you, book an appointment if you are busy or take a seat in your virtual ‘waiting room’.
  • Introduction presentation at the Exhibitor Showcase
  • Regular broadcasts showcasing your booth and offer
  • Support from the NEPIC team to facilitate meetings and booth appointments

PLUS all of the benefits of a virtual delegate:

  • Full conference and business surgery access
  • Virtual Q&A sessions with speakers
  • Pre-event attendee list to assist with networking
  • 1-2-1 mentoring appointments and signposting
  • Access to our virtual exhibition booths, networking lobby, VIP speaker area and lounge
  • Access to the conference session recordings post-event
  • No travel costs or time. Log into the event from the comfort of your home or office
  • Everything you need is right at your fingertips and you are in control
  • Attend the conference sessions live or catch-up at a time that suits you


TICKETS & RATES

NEPIC Members

  • NEPIC Member Virtual Day Delegate Pass: £75
  • NEPIC Member Virtual Exhibition Booth – Standard (incl. two delegate passes): £300
  • NEPIC Member Virtual Exhibition Booth – VIP (incl. two delegate passes): £400
  • NEPIC Student & Apprentice Virtual Day Delegate Pass: £30
MEMBER OFFER: Buy 3 day delegate tickets for the price of 2. See booking site for ticketing option!

Non-members

  • Non-member Virtual Day Delegate Pass: £150
  • Non-member Virtual Exhibition Booth – Standard (incl. two delegate passes): £600
  • Non-member Virtual Exhibition Booth – VIP (incl. two delegate passes): £800

Sponsorship

  • NEPIC Member Main Event Sponsorship: £1,000
  • Non-member Main Event Sponsorship: £1,500

All rates exclude VAT.


Payment options

Via our new event registration system, payments can now be made by either card or BACS for all tickets types. Simply select the option that best suits you and your business. If you require a purchase order number to be included on your invoice, please have this ready at the point of booking as invoices are generated automatically. For full details of our event booking terms and conditions, click here.

Don’t just take our word for it…

“I attended both Digitalisation and Cyber Security virtual event days and was blown away by how good the Floor platform was! Its functionality allowed me to watch the excellent speaker presentations and network at the same time. Plus, the ability to join networking tables during breaks and visit exhibitors was the next best thing to physically being there. Really looking forward to the next event.”

 “The event ran well and had been very organised. We came away with some new connections and built relations by reconnecting with fellow members we have met previously; events like (NEPIC’s are a valued way to keep connecting”.

 “A very enjoyable event, well organised and a great platform. Easy to access the rooms and engage with everyone.”

 “It was my first time using the virtual events platform and I was really impressed, good opportunities to network, listen to seminars and great to have 1-2-1 appointments.”


Please contact Lynne Aungiers for event information and booking support.

Looking to raise your profile? Sponsorship opportunities are available at this key event allowing you to showcase your company to a target audience. For more information contact Louise.

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