Celebrating the leadership, technology, ideas & innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management

Reserve 2-for-1 Tickets for 2017

Mainstream Conference

The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New leadership styles, new technologies and global standards are emerging. And the big Asset Management shift is on. Maintenance and Reliability have moved beyond their operational role and are fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. People, technology and new standards are the essential enablers of this transformation. Which is why this year’s Mainstream program has evolved and progressed to be a celebration of the leadership, technology, ideas and innovations that are literally transforming Asset Management in Australia and New Zealand.

Announcing our first three speakers


How to Move the Right Reliability and Asset Management Levers to Significantly Enhance Shareholder Value

Robert DiStefano

CMRP and Global Asset Management Thought Leader (US)

Creativity for Asset Management Engineers: How to Break out of the Box of Fixed Thinking Patterns

Cyriel Kortleven

Creativity and Change Catalyst (Belgium)

Implementing an Asset Management System Without Senior Management Support

Scott Morris

Associate Director Global Engineering , Genzyme (US) and Vice Chairman, US Delegation for the Development of ISO 55000
  • Drew Troy 2

    "Mainstream is the best Asset Management and Reliability conference in the world"

    Drew Troyer - CRE, MBA, CMRP & Renowned Reliability Thought Leader
  • John Dwyer

    "I know the mechanics of “what” you guys do, but there is a spark in your “how” that is just impossible to bolt down. It is in the essence of every one of your people - you do it just so well!"

    John Dwyer - Principal Consultant, Vesta Asia Pacific
  • andrew-schweitzer-resized

    "Fantastic and may be the turning point in my journey of asset strategy"

    Andrew Schweitzer - Cold Reduction Maintenance Strategist, BlueScope Australia and New Zealand

Thanks to our sponsors

    Community Partner
    Ausenco Rylson
    Community Partner

How to Move the Right Reliability and Asset Management Levers to Significantly Enhance Shareholder Value

Corporate senior executives are learning that there are reliability and asset management levers often viewed merely as technical activities and not traditionally interesting! These levers need to be moved to significantly enhance and sustain the shareholder value of the enterprise.

Bob DiStefano is credited with being one of the earliest leaders to recognise and emphasise the links between corporate business performance and asset management. In this fascinating keynote, Bob will dissect a company’s financial statements to expose the direct connections between asset management measures and strategic measures of shareholder value, including company profit, share price, market capitalisation and Return on Assets.

  • Understand the elements of income statements and balance sheets
  • The direct connections between asset management and enterprise strategic performance
  • Significant shareholder value makes it a moral imperative for company leaders
  • Why have many company executives not recognized the connections?
  • The elements of the financial statements that can be affected, including income, expenses and return on assets (ROA)

You will also hear what the top performers are doing to enhance corporate strategic performance, and the positive impact on shareholder value that is possible with top-quartile reliability and asset management practices.

Bob DiStefano is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Asset Management thought leaders. He was formerly the VP and General Manager of Emerson Reliability Consulting. He has authored countless articles on reliability and asset management and a text book on Asset Data Integrity. Bob was the top rated speaker at Mainstream North America. Later this year, he has the honour of delivering the keynote at the American Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Conference.

Creativity for Asset Management Engineers: How to Break out of the Box of Fixed Thinking Patterns

Everything is constantly changing. Most people feel overwhelmed by the continuous waves of change and try to resist by sticking to their fixed thinking patterns. Tomorrow’s economy will be one in which creativity is not the exclusively the domain of designers, writers and musicians. The traditionally ‘left-brained’, ‘conservative’ and ‘safe’ roles like engineering will require a very different toolkit to survive and thrive.

In fact, the word ‘engineer’ comes from the Latin words ‘ingeniare’ and ‘ingenium’. Simply put, an engineer is someone who uses his or her ingenuity to change the world. Engineers solve some of the world’s toughest problems!

This 3 hour creativity workshop – designed for Engineers – will help you to dream big and break out of the box of fixed thinking patterns. Learn methods to explore the world from different perspectives. Get into action and make sure you can fail fast, often and move forward. Get inspired by several tailor-made examples and stories, and learn how to transform: problems to opportunities; threats to chances; ‘Yes, but’ to ‘Yes, and’; and a passive reaction to an active experiment.

Cyriel Kortleven has been working in the domain of creativity and innovation for more than 15 years. He stimulates people to break their fixed thinking patterns and inspires with creative skills and examples on how to gain more with less. Through his playful and enthusiastic attitude to life, he creates an open and informal atmosphere for creativity and innovation.

Implementing an Asset Management System Without Senior Management Support

Many organisations in asset intensive industries have realised value from implementation of asset management systems. In these industries there is clear line of site between asset performance and organisational objectives. With the publication of ISO 55000, there is a growing realisation of value creation opportunity in other industries. As a result, asset management is becoming more accepted as a practice. But the key element to be truly effective in an asset management system is top management support. Unfortunately, most organisations starting the asset management journey do NOT have this support.

You can implement an asset management system without top management support. Middle managers have a disproportionate effect on organisational success. By harnessing their energy and aligning them in common objectives, you will make top management take notice. Reaching out across functions and developing relationships allows the free flow of information. Understanding the ‘what’s in it for me’ is a key element for the program to take root. Leadership in an organisation is not just about a title!

Scott Morris is the global process owner for asset management, work management and MRO inventory management. Additional responsibilities include system owner of the corporate Enterprise Asset Management system. He is also the Vice Chairman of the US delegation for the development of the ISO 55000 series documents on Asset Management.