Panama Canal Holds First International Maintenance Congress

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) inaugurated the First International Maintenance Congress, highlighting a culture of profitability, maintenance and sustainability for businesses. Experts from United States, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay and Panama will participate.

The congress will be held in the Ascanio Arosemena Training Center until January 18, 2013. Professionals in the fields of maintenance and engineering will attend, sharing their knowledge and experiences in training for a culture of prevention. The exhibition will emphasize practical experiences and modern approaches to maintenance management in Panama and abroad.

“We want to demonstrate that maintenance is important. As proof, we have a Canal that is about to turn 100 years old and still runs perfectly,Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano said.

The Panama Canal decided to organize this conference as a way to contribute its expertise in the areas of maintenance, in order to improving reliability, productivity and profitability.

The congress will develop three main topics: reliability and maintenance, management of maintenance and maintenance technology.

Speakers at the three-day event include Marco Alcantara (Venezuela), Bruno Morello Briones (Chile), Carlos Perez (Colombia), Lourival Tavares (Brazil) and Gerardo Trujillo (Mexico).

Participants will receive theoretical knowledge and will share practical experience that will allow them to make decisions and apply strategies to develop a maintenance culture within their organizations.

Press Release, January 16, 2013

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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