Expanded supporting program
In addition to the exhibitors' innovative products and services, visitors attending this year's leading trade fair and conference for industrial maintenance can look forward to an expanded supporting program. For the first time ever, the FVI Campus and the FVI Akademie, which are organized by Forum Vision Instandhaltung (FVI e.V.), are being integrated into maintain. maintain takes place at the ICM—Internationales Congress Center München at the Messe München trade-fair center from October 18–20, 2016.
The digital shift that is currently making its way through all aspects of industry and society is also affecting the maintenance sector. The latest catchwords include terms like smart maintenance and predictive maintenance. The trade fair maintain in Munich gives visitors a comprehensive overview of this topic and allows them to take part in training courses and exchange ideas and information with industry experts. That is why, for the first time ever, Messe München is working with the FVI to expand the fair's supporting program.
The FVI Campus is part of the maintain Conference. The objective of the dialog-oriented FVI Campus is to facilitate the transfer of know-how, collaboration and networking among its participants. Under the title “Vision Instandhaltung 4.0”, there will be five different theme-oriented sessions that revolve around industrial maintenance's tasks and challenges as a result of the digital shift. Michael Stolze, spokesman for the FVI Board, is very satisfied with the composition of the Campus' speakers: “This year's program of events tackles the maintenance industry's hottest topics.” Among other things, speakers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis and Michelin Reifenwerke are participating in the FVI Campus.
In addition, the Association of Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) is holding a two-day forum on “Purchasing Spare Parts and Spare Parts Management” within the scope of maintain. It primarily deals with finding the optimum balance between efficiency and high machine availability when purchasing spare parts.
maintain Academy: Learning Labs
The FVI's Learning Labs that are part of the maintain Academy allow all participants to acquire expert knowledge on a wide range of industrial maintenance topics in intense courses that are several hours long. After approximately three hours of instruction, participants take a test and then receive a certificate. The Learning Labs focus on topics such as condition monitoring, thermography, predictive maintenance and the introduction and optimization of maintenance systems.
maintain Experience and maintain Exhibitor Forum
Other highlights of this year's maintain include guided tours of the fair that include system suppliers for maintenance planning and control as well as a special show on “Smart Maintenance” as part of the maintain Experience. The extensive supporting program will be rounded out by the exhibitors' practical lectures in the maintain Exhibitor Forum.