From humble beginnings in 1996 as a gathering place for Maintenance Managers selecting their first CMMS, Mainstream has become a special, spirited and thriving community of Asset, Reliability and Maintenance people.
Brave and inspiring – and meticulously researched – Mainstream is not your average conference.
Join us for two amazing days of content, networking, knowledge-sharing and fun as we celebrate the people, technology and ideas transforming asset management.
Live is back.
Book with confidence.
MAINSTREAM is ‘back to live’ in Melbourne and you can be 100% confident about securing your tickets.
If you’re unable to travel within five working days before MAINSTREAM due to restrictions related to COVID-19, or you’ve received a positive COVID-19 test result, or you are deemed a close contact, MAINSTREAM will provide a full credit or a refund.
In the event of MAINSTREAM being delivered on our virtual platform, we’ll continue our popular policy from 2020 & 2021 by converting your pass to a virtual pass – and give you an additional complimentary pass for a colleague.
Capability Development (CPD)
At the heart of Mainstream is a fundamental belief in the power for people to develop capability and learn. Pragmatic masterclasses and training courses; world-class case studies; and live, interactive workshops. Offering you the right level of learning, understanding, and continuing professional development.
50+ hours of meticulously researched content. Served to you via novel channels and discovery-learning formats. Featuring Asset Management leaders, partners, leadership experts, neuroscientists and change managers. Celebrating the talent, innovation and ideas that are literally transforming the way we work.
600+ Asset Management leaders, partners and experts. Sharing valuable knowledge, learning new ways and making meaningful connections. Creating a powerful and vibrant networking environment, and a climate where ideas and people grow. Someone in this community has the answer to your greatest challenge.
“Mainstream is the best Asset Management and Reliability conference in the world”
Renowned Reliability Thought-Leader
THE ROBOTS ARE COMING (BUT…)
Richard George – Chief Data Scientist
The Asset Management, Maintenance and Reliability Workforce is about to be dramatically transformed by Automation. But this is not apocalyptic. Because the machines won’t have it all their way. Jobs are going, jobs are changing, and jobs are coming.
How will emerging tech impact us in the next 2, 5 and 10 years? What critical skills do I need to develop in my workforce? What new roles will I need to add to my workforce? How could technology augment my current workforce? How can I identify potential redeployment of my internal roles to in-demand skills? And how do we transition painlessly and productively?
DEMYSTIFING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, AND EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO MAKE A CHANGE.
Dr. Catherine Ball – Scientific Futurist, Champion of Diversity, Drone Expert, Associate Professor
Catherine captivates audiences with emerging technologies. Challenging the ethical and moral aspects of modern society. Educating and teaching to the deepest technical level, she likes to demystify emerging technology. Confidence and exuberance are tempered with humility and personal reflections. “The future is bright. It is the convergence of technology and people, and it is ours for the taking.”
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Preparing for the Maintenance Workforce of the Future
We are unprepared and ill equipped for the future; new generation workforce versus incumbent workforce; massive shortage of highly skilled trades; the lure of other, more attractive industries; getting Tafes and Uni’s to innovate; what does the right organisation structure look like in the future?
Predictive Maintenance with Analytics Tools
Predictive analytics and PdM; the perfect nexus of condition monitoring sensors, IoT, and predictive algorithms; building a business case; securing leadership support; scoping correctly and piloting projects to demonstrate value; data information security; vendor selection.
Making Use of the
Enormous Amount of Data Collected
We’re overwhelmed in data; we have the data, but we lack insight; challenges with OEM data; data analysts and scientists don’t understand asset management; visibility and visualization; data standards; the cost of decision-making based in inaccurate data.
Strategy and Enterprise Strategy
How to define the value of Asset Management; ROIC (return on invested capital); getting the CFO’s attention; working with consultants and advisors; finding quick wins; lobbying from maintenance teams; using ISO 55000 as a framework; total cost of ownership.
Workforce Health and Wellbeing
We’re in a workforce crisis; job insecurity due to automation; high job demand and pressure to perform; lack of empathy from leadership; imbalance between effort and reward; ongoing COVID effects; relentless organisational change; erosion of resilience; fly-in, fly-out model needs to change.
Underappreciating and Misunderstanding the Reliability Engineer
We’re not getting the best out of our reliability engineers; process driven vs results orientated; they are asked to be too tactical; leadership do not understand their value; they’re often disconnected and misunderstood; reliability engineering not taught properly at Uni; churn and staff turnover is high.
GOOD ASSET MANAGEMENT
SIMPLE TO EXPLAIN, BUT HARD TO DO
Jimmy Wilson – CEO, CBH Group
Jimmy Wilson, CEO, and Mike Greyling, Head of Asset Management at Australia’s largest grain exporter, CBH Group, discuss how a cultural shift in asset management practices can only be achieved if the Chief Executive and the Asset Manager are aligned in their approach to improvement and their belief in the primacy of their front-line teams.
DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN
ANCIENT ROMAN LESSONS FROM ASSET STRATEGY IN 97AD
Christer Idhammar, Founder, IDCON INC. (USA)
Maintenance employees are bombarded with new technologies, but some old well-known basics must still be in place. If sensors, that can measure the condition of components many times a second, are applied, can your organisation then handle a “100%” (or at very least, huge increases) in early detected failures? Yes, you can. Provided, the chain from detection to planning to scheduling to action is solid.
MEET OUR KEYNOTE
From global Asset Management and Reliability experts to leadership experts, psychologists and change managers – the MAINSTREAM program offers you thought leadership, innovation and inspiration from a diverse range of industries and companies.
“Just when I think it can’t be better… Mainstream goes to the next level”
Head of Asset Management and Reliability Engineering, Downer
Browse page by page, download, print or share all Mainstream sessions.
- Curated Content Across 5 Tracks
- Access to all Keynotes, Breakouts and Demos
- Access to 10 Workshops
- Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Teas
- All Networking Parties and Functions
- Mobile App & Meeting Planner
- Personalised Schedule-Builder
- Searchable Attendee List
- Access to all Content After the Event
“An excellent program with world class speakers and topics that will enhance modern asset management practices and culture”
Manager Maintenance Services, Queensland Alumina Limited
“Mainstream is the most innovative, informative and inspiring asset and reliability conference in Australia”
Engineering Manager, Queensland Sugar
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A Ground-Breaking Program
TAILOR MADE FOR YOU
Brave, inspiring and meticulously researched, these hot topics have emerged from round table discussions with 50+ senior procurement leaders.
- Innovation – driving real change
- Selling the procurement value proposition
- Automation, optimization and simplification
- Leveraging risk – an opportunity
- Acquiring, retaining and developing talent
- Sustainability – procurement can change the world
- Alignment to the business and managing stakeholders
- Reliable data and traceability
- How to select procurement tools