Maintenance and Reliability Leaders Traveled to Orlando for SMRP's 20th Annual Conference

Oct 31, 2012, 10:00 ET from Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A gathering of 918 maintenance and reliability professionals from around the globe converged at Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) 20th Annual Conference held in Orlando, Fla., October 15-18 to exchange maintenance and reliability strategies through educational sessions, workshops, and facility tours.

Attendees traveled to the conference from 46 different states, and the conference hosted leaders from 22 countries including, Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Indonesia, Oman, South Africa, and Spain. During the four-day conference, more than 60 exhibitors participated in the exhibit hall to showcase the latest products and services in the industry. Every year SMRP hosts the industry's leading event, and in the 20th year SMRP was proud to offer 25 workshops, 54 track sessions, and five facility tours, an increase from last year. Throughout the week, industry experts shared business and organizing strategies, and keynote speaker, Alison Levine educated and inspired attendees.

"We were honored to celebrate the milestone of 20 years at this year's conference and have truly demonstrated the growth of SMRP from the very first conference in 1993," said Bob Kazar, 2012 conference chair. "Attending SMRP's annual conference is the best way for professionals and leaders in the maintenance and reliability industry to learn from one another, to make connections within the industry, and to discover the newest techniques to better their company."

The 21st Annual SMRP Conference is scheduled for October 14-16, 2013 in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center with two host hotels: Westin Indianapolis and Hyatt Indianapolis. Send an e-mail to to sign up for more information when it becomes available.

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The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to serve leaders and advance Reliability and Physical Asset Management. SMRP provides value for individual practitioners and companies who practice and sustain Maintenance and Reliability (M&R) best practices. With nearly 3,800 members worldwide, the SMRP community is dedicated to provide a vast array of benefits, including international affiliations, domestic public and private partnerships, educational opportunities, M&R Body of Knowledge resources, ANSI-accredited certifications, special interest groups, and many local and global networking events.

SOURCE Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals