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Key-note speakers and Maintenance Management guru’s from all over the world. Getting informed about the state-of-the-art and meeting others working in the same domain will be some of your benefits. You do not need to present a paper in order to participate.


09:30  MAINTENANCE LEGENDS chaired by dr Andrew K.S. Jardine


Dr. Andrew K.S. Jardine is Founding Director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Engineering (C-MORE). He is author of economic life software AGE/CON and PERDEC, licensed to organizations in the transportation, mining, electrical utilities, and process industries, and author of OREST software used for optimizing component preventive replacement decisions and forecasting demand for spare parts.

In addition to writing software, C-MORE has developed and commercialised two software packages: EXAKT for the optimization of condition based maintenance decisions and SMS for optimization of stock holding policies for slow-moving expensive capital spares

12:00  GRAND OPENING greating speach by dr Sanja Damjanović, Montenegrin Minister of Science


Dr Sanja Damjanović is Montenegrin Minister of Science. She studied physics at the Faculty of Physics in Belgrade and graduated there in 1995, and was awarded with prizes for the ‘Best Student of the Year’.

Since 2009 she got intensively engaged in applied research in accelerator-related radiation fields, working in parallel for CERN and for GSI-FAIR projects. From 2011 onwards, she held an award-type ‘Scientific Associate’ position at CERN in collaboration with the GSI Institute. In 2014 she obtained a staff position in the Accelerator Department of GSI and was first stationed in Darmstadt, but returned to CERN since 2015 on the basis of an Associate contract at CERN in conjunction with the staff position at GSI.


Job of Maintenance Community is to Maximise Business by prof. dr Jezdimir Knezevic


Prof. dr Jezdimir Knezevic is a world class researcher, educator and entrepreneur. Over 300 publications disseminated world-wide through books, papers, monographs and reports are attributed to his name. In addition, he has delivered numerous technical presentations, key note addresses and speeches; has been congress, conference, symposium chairman, track leader, workshop presenter, round table moderator on many hundreds international events which took part in all six continents in over 40 countries. He has been elected as a Fellow, Member or Official of many leading Professional Societies and Institutions worldwide, and has been actively involved in editorial work with the world’s leading and prestigious referred journals and publishing houses.


Asset Management Strategies by Jerry Holdsworth


Mr. Jerry Holdsworth, Director, Technical Chair and founding member of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) UK, and former Patrons Group Chairman, Jerry, an endorsed assessor and trainer, was Project Director for the Self-Assessment Methodology and Organisation Structure & Culture Subject Specific Guidance (SSG). Also, in collaboration with the Asset Management Council Australia, Jerry was UK Group Leader for the Organisation & People Group of the GFMAM Asset Management Landscape and IAM Anatomy 2nd Editions. Jerry was also reviewer of the Asset Management Decision-Making Group and contributor on the Asset Information SSG and Asset Management Maturity Guidance.




Mr. Pierluigi Ghione is an Engineer for Automotive, Chemistry and Textile. He  spent the last 23 years of his career in 9 different countries, working at several different major automotive supplier companies, all from the market leader and first-row section. He has been responsible for developing and managing the Serbian operations, which are a key footprint as a foreign direct investment in Serbia. Pierluigi Ghione is the President of the Investor Club at Regional Chamber of Commerce Nis and he is a Member of all major Automotive Associations and Clusters in Central and Eastern Europe. He is a specialist for turnaround planning, manufacturing excellence, business plans, grants management, as well as for brownfield and greenfield investments set-up.


12:00 QUALITY AND LEADERSHIP IN BUSINESS  chaired by Marinko Ukropina


Mr. Marinko Ukropina is Managing Director at SGS Group for Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, BiH and Montenegro.

He is member of SAM (Serbian Association of Managers) from 2008., AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) from 2011., member of the Executive Committee of NALED (National Alliance for Local Economic Development) from 2013., Vice President of SSCC (Swiss-Serbian Chamber of Commerce) in 2014. and President from 2015., member of DSW (Deutsch-Serbische Wirtschaftsvereinigung / German-Serbian Business Association) from 2015., member of FIC (Foreign Investors Council) from 2016.


Practical case studies presented by leading Maintenance Managers from in-side and outside Europe.
Target: 250 participants
2 Forum days - 1 workshop day
20 world class speakers
Dedicated program per industry / expertise

Should you need to discuss your participation needs or possible clarifications, we welcome your communication:


Ms. Ljubica Knežević

Maintenance Forum 2017 | Hotel Splendid | 24-26th May 2017.