• July 15th - 19th, 2019
  • Melbourne, Australia
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    17 Days

  • Priority Code: QA3

Asset Management Summit

Optimise your asset lifecycle to boost ROI

  • July 15th - 19th, 2019
  • Melbourne Marriott Hotel


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-Learn how to reduce asset lifecycle cost & improve efficiency
-Best practice strategies for managing digital disruption
-Strategic communication skills for stakeholder buy-in
-Improve decision-making with rich data insights


Rami Affan

Executive Director Asset Management
Infrastructure NSW

  • Stuart Partridge
    National Asset Manager - Asphalt
  • Nicola Belcher
    Director Asset Management
    Public Transport Victoria
  • Graeme Brown
    General Manager Asset Management
    Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • David Rowlands
    Director Asset Services


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Achieve optimal Return of Assets
Optimise your assets for long-term business competitiveness
Data-driven asset lifecycle management & planning
Achieve excellence & move beyond ISO55001 certification
Manage contractor accountability & performance
Align operational change with your asset management strategy
Identify & prioritise critical assets
Deliver better business outcomes
Optimise maintenance processes across sites to improve efficiency
Developing a robust asset condition assessment policy & framework
Promote innovative thinking in improving asset performance
Beyond the technical
Optimising assets for long-term performance
ISO 55001 Vs. Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF)
Integrating asset management plans for greater efficiency
Manage infrastructure and facilities to ensure optimal operations
Enhancing asset management for a digital future
Accelerating ISO 55000 Compliance for Integrated Asset Management - Workshop Day One
Accelerating ISO 55000 Compliance for Integrated Asset Management - Workshop Day Two
Conference Day 1

16 Jul

Case Study

Explore strategies to help you bridge the gap between the expected and actual return on assets.

- Set clear expectations

- Analyse the financial return of your assets

- Bridge the gap between expected and actual return of assets

  • Rami Affan Executive Director Asset Management Infrastructure NSW

Case Study

Build a business case for your asset strategies. Demonstrate the linkage between asset performance and operational efficiency.

- Connect asset performance to business profitability

- Implement new technologies to improve asset performance

- Improve energy consumption of your asset while reducing waste costs

  • David Rowlands Director Asset Services CBRE

Expert Commentary

Predictive technology can help you improve the efficiency of asset planning without having to crunch big data. Learn how to harvest real-time data insights to boost asset and operational efficiency.

- Deliver insight from real-time analytics

- Improve asset lifecycle costing and reporting

- Data integration for operational efficiency

Case Study

Learn from Sydney Trains' sustainable asset management plan and learn how to provide customers with world-class services and ROI after achieving ISO 55001 certification.

- Ensure an optimum balance between cost, risk and performance

- Demonstrate maturity through alignment, collaboration and cooperation 

- Maximise asset value through collectively agreed and aligned approaches

  • Sudheer Vyas Asset Systems Professional - Asset Management Division Sydney Trains


Managing contractors can be challenging, but you must learn how to communicate clear expectations for success. Explore strategies on how to define your expectations and ensure optimal performance.

- Outsourcing vs in-house

- Upskill and build service delivery capability

- Health and safety risk considerations

  • Stuart Partridge National Asset Manager - Asphalt Boral

  • Sudheer Vyas Asset Systems Professional - Asset Management Division Sydney Trains

  • Aaron Meehan General Manager Infrastructure South Burnett Regional Council

Case Study

To successfully implement asset management strategies, you must be able to seamlessly align change across people, processes and technology. Explore ways to implement new strategies with minimal disruption.

- Identify catalysts for an asset management strategy

- Lead the business to implement operational change

- Drivers of success and failure

  • Aaron Meehan General Manager Infrastructure South Burnett Regional Council

Case Study

When resources are limited and the pressure is high, prioritisation is a critical skill. Discover preventative monitoring techniques to ensure you maintain performance in any environment.

- Identify assets based on their value to the business

- Assess risk to identify the threat profile of critical assets

-Preventative monitoring to reduce costly downtime

  • Lutfiye Manli Senior Asset Management Strategy Advisor Powerlink Queensland

Case Study

Hear how SA Water has shifted its asset management maturity to enable enhanced customer outcomes. 

- The importance of aligning asset planning to corporate vision and strategy

- Build employee capability

- The importance of constructive business culture to support a shift in asset management maturity

Case Study

Learn how to reduce asset downtime and costly failures through optimised maintenance processes.

- The link between maintenance and CMMS

- Create a dashboard and standardised procedures

- Ensure information transparency

Conference Day 2

17 Jul

Case Study

Nicola will share a case study from an extensive PTV project. Learn how to find the right policy framework for your organisation and boost asset performance.

- Create a methodology for condition assessment of complex assets

- Gain a common understanding of asset condition

- Use sampling to understand the condition of assets that haven’t been surveyed

  • Nicola Belcher Director Asset Management Public Transport Victoria

Case Study

A shift in mindset from a technical focus to an out-of-the-box attitude to learning can help you unlock innovative solutions. Explore strategies for enhancing innovation and accelerating asset performance.

- Innovation approach in asset management

- Developing a culture and a process for innovation

- Initiatives on processes optimisation

  • Graeme Brown General Manager Asset Management Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Expert Commentary

It is crucial for engineers to be equipped with non-technical skills. Explore how to integrate technical skills with non-technical capabilities and see asset management from a different perspective.

- Technical vs. financial decision tools

- Culture relevance to asset implementation 

- Integrate technical with non-technical asset management

Case Study

Stuart will share his experience developing an asset management framework to ensure optimal operation of $20 billion worth of assets.

- Ensure operational excellence through smooth operations readiness capability build

- Improve business framework to ensure efficient project delivery

- Empower the team to generate improvement roadmaps

  • Stuart Davis General Manager Asset Engineering APA Group


Deciding between AMAF and ISO 55001 will help you establish best practices and guarantee the success of your asset management strategy. Our panellists will discuss their experiences with both compliance frameworks.

- Assess the importance of getting an accreditation 

- ISO 55001 Vs. AMAF

- Convert the right asset standard to best practice 

  • David Kramer Group Manager Assets & Maintenance Spotless Group

  • John Dyer Network Strategy & Planning Manager AusNet Services

  • Andrew Sun Senior Manager Asset Management RMIT University

  • Farshad Ibrahimi Senior Principal Strategic Asset Management, APAC & Middle East Jacobs

Case Study

Learn how to leverage automation as an enabler to achieve greater asset

efficiency and examine the impacts of technology on asset management.

- Technology impact on asset management skill set

- Integrate systems to ensure Information sharing across groups

- Strategies to manage assets through digital disruption

  • Jonathon Merrett Asset Management Strategy Coordinator Whitehorse City Council

Case Study

Explore a range of strategies to manage large-scale infrastructure projects with a case study focussed on the transport industry.

- Access the asset readiness

- Determine the threshold limit

- Build a stronger asset management strategy

  • Heather Mattes General Manager Property & Asset Management Archerfield Airport


Reflect on the strategies discussed throughout the summit and create an action plan to guarantee your success back in the office.

- Reflect on key lessons

- Digital influences on asset management

- Create an action plan for success

Post Summit Workshop

18 Jul - 19 Jul


Implementing ISO 55000 standards requires transformational change which affects multiple business units. Leaders seeking to implement this standard need to be equipped with the right knowledge strategies to embed the principles and requirements of ISO 55000 standards in their organisation. This interactive workshop is designed specifically for organisations who are grappling with the implementation of ISO 55000 standards across their organisation.

Identify core business goals for the implementation of ISO 55000

- Understand how the ISO Standards align with key business principles and can support your organisation’s desired business outcomes

- Develop a clear vision for the business and convey this to all relevant stakeholders

- Identify how and why different business functions integrate with the management of assets to achieve the desired business outcomes

- Develop the right leadership framework to successfully engage with staff to build a set of key actions

Create an action plan for the rollout of new standards

- Use a gap analysis approach to identify where the business stands in relation to future intended outcomes

- Review and understand gap analysis information to identify strength areas and areas for development

- Create training and competency frameworks for relevant staff to ensure compliance with the new standards

- Utilise feedback from staff to increase the effectiveness of training and internal processes

Change management

- Identify the transformational leadership style you need to enable you to lead the implementation of ISO 55000

- Set benchmarks and measures to monitor change progress and keep staff on track

- Develop strategies to enlist the active support of other senior managers of your organisation in the transformational change

- Develop communication strategies to keep staff up to date with the transformation and their role within it

Drive asset efficiency through effective design and contracting measures

- Engage internal and external stakeholders with the full change process to build a common vision

- Develop processes that consider whole-of-life issues during asset planning and acquisition that deliver the desired balance of cost, risk and asset performance

- Develop a risk-based, data-driven approach that will assure the financial viability of an asset

- Develop asset management strategies (planning and execution) that provide assurance of financial outcomes and the required asset service levels/outputs

  • Peter Kohler Founder and Director Capability Partners


Costing and financing to maximise asset ROI

- Explore different contractual (internal and external) arrangements to manage maintenance expenditure without compromising asset performance or safety

- Utilise financial and failure data to inform the planning, management and maintenance of assets

- Develop maintenance plans (OPEX) that meet ROI requirements

- Evaluate existing internal asset planning processes (CAPEX) to determine how they deliver ROI requirements

Frameworks to drive compliance after ISO 55000 implementation

- Develop and use KRAs and KPIs developed for specific business units

- Track and monitor compliance, using data to develop better processes

- Develop techniques to help staff understand their individual and team role for ISO compliance

- Strengthen asset information collection systems to improve the ongoing performance of assets

- Develop an ISO compliant asset management culture

Learn from asset failures

- Understand internal and external responsibilities for the management of risk

- Develop decision-making criteria for use when developing asset management and maintenance plans

- Establish frameworks for investigating inefficiency or in-effectiveness

- Minimise losses by being proactive and taking charge of the situation

- Use audits and feedback from multiple stakeholders to identify and avoid potential hazards early on

The next step – Develop a plan to accelerate ISO 55000 implementation

- Summarise the core components of the two-day course

- Open discussion: Formulate an ISO 55000 implementation action plan and associated KPIs

- Open discussion: Exploring the challenges faced by individual businesses and organisations

- Open discussion: Create a step by step guide for implementing new standards and engaging staff with the changes

  • Peter Kohler Founder and Director Capability Partners


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