The annual SAAMA conference that was recently hosted at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West, Cape Town is annual event. This was the third conference which has attracted an increased number of delegates and exhibitors year on year, as it is seen as a unique opportunity for peers to meet, exchange information and ideas as well as discuss the issues affecting the future of the Asset Management industry. This year’s programme featured a number of inspiring speakers which provided delegates with thought-provoking and challenging debates. With the energy industry facing countless challenges, the organisers decided to host a full day stream for discussions on these pressing issues. This proved to be of great value to the delegates and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The Mining and Industrial Energy Optimisation Association (MIEO) facilitated some of the interactive sessions on asset management from an energy point of view.
For more information on SAAMA Conference, please visit our Conference Website
SAAMA AGM & Business Breakfast
The SAAMA Annual General Meeting & Business Breakfast held on the 22nd of July 2016 at Protea Hotel Midrand was well attended. We would like to thank all members who were present as well as those who voted for the new SAAMA Council. We are pleased to have received positive feedback from members during the meeting.
For a recap on the issues discussed, please download the 2016 SAAMA AGM Slides Pack!
GFMAM COMMUNIQUE – May 2015
The twelve face-to-face Council meeting and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 10-16 May 2015 in conjunction with the SAAMA conference, hosted by the South African Asset Management Association. Global Forum members were active in participating in the conference and contributed several presentations to the conference.
Left to right, back row to front row: Deryk Anderson, Celso Azevedo, Robert Lash, Anton Booyzen, Dave Daines, David McKeown, Krige Visser, Erik Helms Nielsen, Shon Isenhour, Cindy Snedden, John Hardwick, Edmea Adell, Joao Lafraia, Nezar Al-Shammasi, Zensuke Matsuda, Richard Edwards
We are proudly dedicated to the development of Asset Management in Southern Africa and grateful for every sponsor that came on-board and made a financial contribution. If you are interested to sponsor SAAMA or specific SAAMA activity, contact: Shana@saama.org.za.
Diamond (Exclusive X 1) : Pragma
Pragma delivers whole of life asset management services across various industries around the globe. We view our service as a strategic partnership that contributes to improved asset performance, cost savings and risk containment.
A range of PAS 55 aligned and GRAP and IFRS compliant business processes forms the basis of our Asset Care Centre service, consulting and training. The Asset Care Centre service is an outsourced partnership model, where Pragma falls in alongside the company’s own asset management team to deliver on the asset management strategy. The Pragma enterprise asset management system, On Key, compliments the Asset Care service, giving real time access to asset data. On Key offers companies with multiple sites across the globe, the ability to create one set of standards and maintenance tactics to maintain their assets from a central asset tree. Visit www.pragmaworld.net for more information.
Platinum (Elite X 1) : Meridium
Meridium is the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and services for asset-intensive industries. Meridium increases the availability of assets, improves safety, optimizes costs, and lowers risk for our global clients in more than 80 countries with more than 1,200 licensed sites around the world. Through our unique software developed in collaboration with our clients, we predict and prevent asset failures with intelligent asset strategies. Connecting operations and maintenance with a solution that employs these intelligent asset strategies will drive improvements in asset health, mechanical integrity and process safety. By leveraging historical data and industry-accepted work processes, organizations can become more predictable in preventing downtime and safety incidents. As companies take advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things and big data, Meridium provides a platform and the technology to connect disparate plant systems and create and manage the intelligent asset strategies that can predict and prevent failures, driving faster time to value and bigger ROI. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Roanoke, VA (USA), with offices around the world, Meridium is the pioneer of APM and continues to drive innovation, leveraging the data from sensors, devices, systems and smart equipment to minimize unplanned events, incidents and downtime. For more information, please visit www.meridium.com.
Gold (Distinctive)( X 3 available) : Aurecon
Aurecon brings ideas to life to design a better future. We provide advisory, design, delivery & asset management services on projects across a range of markets, in locations worldwide. These services include: Digital advisory & infrastructure advisory, Building design, ground engineering design and infrastructure design, Programme and project management delivery & Asset management and geospatial systems. Understanding the value of expertise, we mobilise our global pool of talent to understand and solve the critical and complex problems you face. We seek to unravel complexity, create clarity and invent new value for you. We use our thinking to provide innovative solutions. We bring ideas to life by partnering with you and using our innovation and expertise, with technology, to solve your complex problems. To find out more about what we have been up to visit our newsroom, or take a glimpse into the future on our Just Imagine blog. Privately owned by employees, Aurecon formed in 2009 when Africon, Connell Wagner and Ninham Shand announced the formation of a new global group.
Silver (Bullion X 6 available): I @ Consulting
I @ Consulting is the leading specialist one-stop consultancy that develops integrated built environment solutions for municipalities and other entities. They have developed an enviable reputation as pioneers in infrastructure asset management, urban planning, and financial management. Their comprehensive understanding of the built environment and of local government regularly lead to national, provincial and municipal appointments to develop frameworks, policies, strategies, guidelines, training products, systems and other resource tools. They continue to remain at the forefront of best practice development through participation in local and international commercial projects, industry committees and working groups focussed on the development of standards and guidelines, training and advocacy initiatives, and research and academic engagements.. For more information, visit our website: www.iatconsulting.co.za
Silver (Bullion X 6 available): Royal HaskoningDHV
Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent international engineering and project management consultancy. Our 6,500 professionals are guided by a common principle – to enhance society together. Since 1881 we have been working with public and private clients on projects that have improved living conditions for many people. We deliver future-proof solutions while at the same time addressing the challenges societies across the world are facing in respect of cities, water, transport and industry.Working alone, we cannot change the world. Working together with our clients, knowledge institutions, partners, stakeholders and communities, we are in the process of moving towards a better future for all. For more information, visit our website: www.royalhaskoningdhv.com