The first edition of SIMa, the Italian Summit for Maintenance, that took place at Malpensa Airport, just closed its doors with great results of attendance and participation.
Divided in two separated days, the Summit hosted the 11th of October the fifteen’s edition of MaintenanceStories, focused as usual on the account of application stories about Industrial Maintenance. The conference, presented by A.I.MAN. and organized by TIMGlobal Media and Manutenzione T&M, in collaboration with SEA and with Festo Academy as Associate Partner, saw the participation of about 150 selected attendees among Maintenance and Plant Managers. Marco Marangoni, Associate Publisher at TIMGlobal Media and A.I.MAN. Communication and Members Coordinator, opened the conference with Cristian Son, Group Publisher at TIMGlobal Media and Head of Marketing of A.I.MAN. Besides the usual update and sharing of current experiences from the sector, participants could benefit from two exclusive guided visits to the BHS, Baggage Handling System, and SEA Energia Trigeneration Plant of Malpensa. At the end of the day, attendees received a Certificate of Attendance, a conference bag and a special Maintenance Kit with numerous gadgets and useful tools for Maintenance operators, offered by the sponsors.
The Summit continues the second day with the first edition of MaintenanceForum. Presented by A.I.MAN. in collaboration with Manutenzione T&M and SEA, this event is a real novelty in the Italian Maintenance panorama, where Associations and Organizations working in the sector held their annual conventions, organized in parallel sessions. The Osservatorio sulle Attività di Manutenzione degli Aeroporti, the TeSeM – Osservatorio Tecnologie e Servizi per la Manutenzione, and Man.Tra – Associazione Manutenzione Trasporti, attracted about 170 selected operators, among members and maintenance experts. At the end of the day, a selected group of participants had the possibility to take part in the exclusive visit to Malpensa Air Traffic Control Tower.
The success of the first edition of SIMa was sealed thanks to numerous sponsors, that believed in the potentiality of this project first. Main Sponsors of the event were: Agomir, A-Safe, EJ, Gruppo IN, HYDAC, Ise, Mecoil, NTN-SNR, Parker Hannifin, Pruftechnik, Schaeffler, SKF, Verzolla. The other Sponsors: ATP - Articoli Trasmissione Potenza, Bianchi Industrial, Carl Software, Conrad, Gemmo, Geosec, Giakova, GiPStech, Grena, Hauraton, Industrial Forniture Moro, Infor, Karberg & Hennemann, Kobold, MPM, NSK, Omninecs, Renox, Repcom, Righini, RS Components, SDT Italia, Servicemax, SEW-Eurodrive, Siccom, Siemens, Sika, Sirtel, Siveco, Smeri, Stahlwille, Steute, Texpack, Timken, Tosoni Fluidodinamica.