European Maintenance Manager Award Night

BEMAS,, the Salvetti Foundation, the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS) and EASA are delighted to invite you for an enlightening event featuring a keynote presentation by the widely acknowledged futurist and thought leader Ben Pring. By participating you will also discover who receives the prestigious European Maintenance Manager Award and learn all about the strategies he applied for improving asset performance.

What To Do When Machines Do Everything: How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data

by Ben Pring

Artificial intelligence (AI) has left the laboratory. It’s on your smart phone,  it’s in your home, it’s in your office.  Alexa, Siri, Uber, Waze, … You are already surrounded by smart machines running on incredibly powerful and self-learning software platforms.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is currently reshaping the way we interact with the world and with assets on the factory floor. And it's only the beginning. The rise of AI will transform even more the industry you work in.  During his presentation, Ben Pring explains how also you and your organisation can thrive in the new age of artificial intelligence…

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“ Those who succeed in the next phase of the digital economy are not those who can create the smart algorithms, but those who figure out what to do with them.”

 Ben Pring, futurist and thought leader


About the speakerBook Cover What to do when machines do everything

Ben Pring is Vice President and Director of the Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant. Cognizant is a Fortune 500 company  that provides IT services and digital technology consulting. Ben Pring is co-author of the book "What To Do When Machines Do Everything. In the book you will find valuable rules of thumb to spearhead automation and improvement in every facet of your organisation in order to stay competitive in the next decade. What To Do When Machines Do Everything gives you the tools and mindset to reinvent yourself in the new era of intelligent machines.

A limited number of books can be purchased at the premises after Ben Prings’ presentation. You can also pre-order the book when registering for the event. Participants can have their book signed by the author.


EFNMS European Maintenance Manager Award

sponsored and supported by the Salvetti Foundation

Salvetti foundation

The European Maintenance Manager Award is a recognition of the most prestigious European award for an extraordinary accomplishment in the field of maintenance. This prestigious is granted biennially by the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS) and the Salvetti Foundation. The award acknowledges outstanding performance in the field of maintenance, by applying and promoting new concepts, technologies, and best practices.


The 2018 nominees are:

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Mario Cikojevic

Maintenance Manager



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Marc de Kerf

Global Expert Maintenance & Asset Management Petrochemicals


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Jimmy Öberg

Technical Manager


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Antonio Ros Pau

former Maintenance Manager


Program : Tuesday September 25th 2018

From 14:00

Optional visit to the Euromaintenance 4.0 exhibition


Welcome reception


Opening address by Johan De Coster, Honorary President of EFNMS and chairman of BEMAS


Keynote presentation “What To Do When Machines Do Everything: How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data” by Ben Pring


Presentation of the candidates and proclamation of the winner of the European Maintenance Manager Award by Hans Van Selm, Secretary General of the Salvetti Foundation.


Interactive presentation and discussion on the winning maintenance and asset management strategy moderated by Terrence O’Hanlon, CEO of and Publisher for Uptime® Magazine and Wim Vancauwenberghe, Director of BEMAS.


Walking dinner & networking


Opportunity to have purchased books signed by the author


Location: Koningin Astridplein 20, 2018 Antwerpen

We welcome you at the brand new Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp (FMCCA), with  state-of-the-art auditorium and an impressive historical setting. FMCCA is located next to the Antwerp Central Station. We recommend to travel by train or to use one of the Park&Ride sites with direct connection to the venue. There are also several parking possibilities in the immediate surroundings of the venue. More details on how to get there and where to park your car on

Target audience:

Anyone interested to learn more on the impact of the new technologies on how businesses will operate in the new future. Also people with a special interest in maintenance and asset management will greatly appreciate to learn more of the winning strategies of the European Maintenance Manager Award winner.

The event takes place in the framework of the Euromaintenance 4.0 conference. The award night and walking dinner is open to delegates of the Euromaintenance conference, but also participants not attending the conference are very welcome!

Participation fee:

European Maintenance Manager Award Night

Normal rate

Discounted member rate

1 person participation fee for the Award night, including the award ceremony with keynote, walking dinner and visit to the Euromaintenance 4.0 exhibition.

€ 150,-

€ 135,-

Optional copy of the book “What To Do When Machines Do Everything: How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data”

€ 15,-

€ 13,50

The member rate is applicable if you or your company is a member of BEMAS or of one of the many supporting organisations active in the field of Maintenance and Asset Management. Contact the office of the organisation in question in order to obtain your discount code.

In order to invite colleagues and business relations, ticket packages can be purchased:


Package price

Price per person

package of 10 participants

€ 1.250,-

€ 125,-

package of 15 participants

€ 1.725,-

€ 115,-

package of 20 participants + 1 free

€ 2.300,-

€ 110,-

package of 25 participants + 2 free

€ 2.875,-

€ 106,-

package of 30 participants + 3 free

€ 3.450,-

€ 105,-

package of 5 books

€ 65,-

€ 13,-

Package of 10 books

€ 120,-

€ 12,-

All amounts mentioned are VAT excluded (21% , 6% on the books)

How to register ?

  • To register for the award night, go to the registration page on and enter “EMMA” in the Registration codefield.
  • If you want to attend the award night and also participate at the Euromaintenance 4.0 conference , you can register for the conference and opt for a package including the award night. In this case do not use the registration code mentioned above.
  • If you have already registered for the Euromaintenance conference but not yet for the award night, you can login with your email and confirmation number and add the event to your conference package.
  • If you have obtained a discount code through one of the exhibitorssponsorsmedia partners or supporting organisations, you can enter this code at the end of the registration process. Please do not fill in the discount code in the 'Registration Code' field on the first registration page.
  • If you want to order one of the packages, please send your Purchase Order to infoateuromaintenance [dot] org.



All EM4.0 sponsors

dinsdag 25/09/2018 - 14:00
dinsdag 25/09/2018 - 22:30
Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp
Koningin Astridplein 20
Antwerpen 2018

Bespaar tot 40% met de KMO-portefeuille.
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