National Symposium (Melbourne) – Integrating Asset Management into an Organisation

Join us for the AM Council’s Annual Asset Management Symposium, where this year’s theme is “Integrating Asset Management into an Organisation.” This is a must-attend event for professionals seeking to elevate their asset management strategies to new heights. The symposium will delve into the complexities and opportunities of integrated management systems, offering valuable insights into how safety, climate resilience, business continuity, cybersecurity, environmental management systems, and quality systems can be holistically incorporated into an effective asset management framework. Through a rich lineup of industry experts, panel discussions, and case study presentations, you’ll gain actionable knowledge to revolutionize your organization’s approach to asset management. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from the best in the field, network with like-minded professionals, and bring back innovative solutions to your organization.

Register now to be part of this game-changing dialogue!

This is an in person event only. The cost in Australian dollars to attend is: AMCouncil members $250, non-members $400.

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Draft – subject to change Friday 13 October 2023 at Isabella Fraser Room, State Library Victoria Swanston Street MelbourneTheme: Integrating Asset Management into an Organisation
8:00-9:00am Registration Arrival Tea and Coffee
8:45 – 9:00am Welcome, Housekeeping and Overview of Integrated Asset Management Rami Affan, Facilitator
9:00 – 9:30am Benefit of integrating management systems.    Most common challenges and opportunities in working toward integrating their systems, Bianca Odrljin (Management Systems Certification Manager – Pacific, Bureau Veritas Australia &NZ
9:30am – 10:00am Comparing Integrated Management systems implementations in several organisations and identification of key elements.  Examples of integrated management systems Michael McLean, Managing Director of McLean Management Consultants Pty Ltd
Tom Carpenter, CEO IQ-AM
10:00 – 10:30am Case Study: Integrating Asset Management – the BAE Systems AM journey Laurie Smith, BAE Systems
10:30- 11:00 MORNING TEA
Integrated Management systems,  Resilience & Sustainability, Environmental, Quality
11:00-11:30am Resilience and Sustainability integration with Asset Management Tips and tricks Stephen Walker, Leader Asset Strategies, Stantec
11:30-12noon Case Study: Melbourne Water’s Environmental Management System.  Integrating ESG Goals into Decision Frameworks for Natural Assets. Alison Rickard, Senior Asset Manager, Melbourne Water
12-12:30pm Integrating Asset Management in a large contractor/operator business Donny Yap, GM Strategy, Sustainability & Innovation, Transport, Ventia
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
CASE STUDIES: Facilities Management,  Information Management, Safety Management
1:30 – 2:00pm Case Study: Integrating facilities management and asset management in the public sector Peter Murphy, Assistant Director Asset Management, Court Services
2:00-2:30pm Case Study: Integrating facilities management and asset management in the private sector Will Ma, Head of Asset Management & Analytics Engineering & Asset Management, Cushman & Wakefield
2:30-3:00pm Case Study: Victorian Department of Health services information management system – integrating information management system with asset management system Hessam Mohseni, Acting Director Asset Performance & Compliance
3:00-3:30pm AFTERNOON TEA
Integrate AM in Business transformations, Maturity, International approaches
3:30-4:00pm How the integrated asset management system has enabled an organisation to respond with agility through its mergers and acquisitions:  a case study .
Driving an integrated asset management approach through an organisational transformation
Chris Wong, Framework and Knowledge Manager, Downer

David Kramer, Group Manager Assets and Maintenance, Downer

Panel Session:  International approaches to Integrated Management systems
  • Challenges to integrating AM
  • Ideas to facilitate integration
  • How does integrated AM effect organisational maturity
Facilitator:  Rami Affan
Panel:  Dave Daines, Martin Kerr, Tom Carpenter, John Hardwick
4:30-4:45pm CONCLUSION – summary and key takeaways
Invitation to stay for canapes and enjoy networking with delegates


Simultaneous Launch of Maritime Assets

Two Guardian Pass patrol boats were simultaneously launched at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, WA.

The Australian Marine Complex leads the world in the construction of high speed, lightweight vessels. The maritime precinct, where the two Guardian Pass patrol boats were launched, is approximately 35 hectares in area, and is home to five primary shipbuilders1. Austal, a global defence prime contractor, has designed and built the Patrol Class for the Commonwealth of Australia2.


EoI sought for web based publication ‘An Interactive Guide to Asset Data Management’

Expressions of Interest sought. Be part of the web based publication – An Interactive Guide to Asset Data Management – Closes Friday 9th April

The Data in Asset Management special interest group is writing an interactive guidance document to support asset data management aligning to the Asset Management Capability Delivery Model and Asset Management System Model.  

The document is to be written by members for members capturing experiences and sharing stories, tips and tricks to assist practitioners around 10 key themes.


Quality Data supports Asset Management

It is a truth universally acknowledged that data strengthens any asset management practice. Quality data is needed to prevent assets from downtime, failures, and the overall management of the asset’s lifecyle. It is therefore an integral part of asset management, particularly in the maintenance and reliability field.