Guide to 2024 European Reliability and Maintenance Conferences

Elizabeth Ruiz

Posted 1/10/2024

We recently published a list of 2024 Reliability Conferences mostly scheduled in the US. This newsletter will cover over 50 of Europe’s 2024 Reliability and Maintenance conferences, as well as manufacturing and engineering conferences. 

Industry professionals know that attending, sponsoring, and presenting at reliability and maintenance conferences is a fantastic way to learn about new technology and advances in manufacturing, network, and get your company’s name out there. 

2024 will offer many conferences covering a variety of different topics and industries, giving you the opportunity to do all the above. Maintenance World has put together a list of 2024 reliability and maintenance conferences in Europe that we think our readers will benefit from this year. Check them out in this week’s newsletter!


January

ICIEA 2024 Europe

International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications ICIEA 2024 (France)

ICIEA is the leading conference to disseminate, to all branches of industries, information on the most recent and relevant research, theories and practices in ICIEA. All submissions are subjected to rigorous review before an acceptance decision is made. This conference has been attended by more than 1000 participants from 50 countries since 2014 and was successfully held in major cities such as Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Nagoya, and Paris. Sessions include Machine Learning and Industrial Engineering with ApplicationsRecent Advances in Multi-robot Systems: Modeling, Optimization, and Applications; and more.

2024 The 11th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications is to be held in Nice, France January 10-12, and focuses on the latest achievements in industrial engineering and its applications. 


International Conference on Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies ICMIT 2024 (Hungary)

International Conference on Production Engineering and Automation Development (Italy)


February

ManuSec cybersecurity reliability and maintenance conference

ManuSec (Germany)

Cybersecurity for Critical Manufacturing Summit

The rapid digitalization of the manufacturing sector has left our organizations open to an increasing number of attacks. Manufacturers have become the top targeted industry by cyberattackers in Europe, with ransomware attacks on industrial infrastructure doubling in 2023. 

Consequently, the 6th Edition of ManuSec Europe will bring together top IT & OT security professionals from across Europe’s biggest manufacturers – tasked with protecting us from the biggest cyber threats facing our manufacturers. Join us and key security leaders from across Europe’s biggest companies to network, learn, be inspired, and collaborate towards new strategies for cyber resilience. 

ManuSec Europe will provide you with 2 days of in-depth knowledge exchange, strategy planning and insight building through keynote presentations, real-life case studies, panel discussions, roundtables, and networking breaks in Munich on 27th – 28th February 2024.


Temperature Control Logistics in Biopharmaceuticals Europe 2024 (Spain)

Maintenance Dortmund 2024 (Germany)


March

Underhall conference Sweden

Underhåll 2024 (Sweden)

Maintenance is a necessity for a well-functioning industry. Strategic maintenance plays a significant role in the transition towards a sustainable industry, a transition which in turn is crucial for a sustainable society. Underhållsmässan is the hub for the present and future industry.

The obvious way forward for the industry, and to achieve the right strategy and effective transition, is through dialogue. Industry representatives such as companies, researchers, and experts in industrial maintenance and safety are brought together with decision-makers and customers.

Areas that will be highlighted during the various conferences include maintenance strategy, personal protection, industrial safety, and the development and applications of additive manufacturing. The conferences are organized in conjunction with the exhibition.

Maintenance Fair: At the Maintenance Fair, we offer an open stage program from the fair’s two open stages, the Main Stage and the Technology Stage. The moderator for the Main Stage is Frida Zetterström, who guides us through the program every day. Frida Zetterström is an experienced freelance journalist, radio host, presenter, and lecturer. She has served as a moderator and emcee at numerous events, conferences, and fairs.

Educational Activities: The knowledge content at the Swedish Maintenance Fair is getting more and more comprehensive! In addition to the program content on our open stages and conference content during the fair, various training activities are presented for skills development and knowledge transfer. The training offers opportunities for industry leaders, technicians, and maintenance managers to evaluate new technologies, implement winning strategies and modernize their maintenance process.

Production for Future: In connection with the Swedish Maintenance Fair 2024 in Gothenburg, the project Production For Future, together with Gothenburg Teknikcollege, Research Institutes for Sweden (RISE) and Chalmers University, invites students from high schools and vocational adult, polytechnic and college courses to profit from a unique opportunity to learn more about industrial digitalization.

Student and Career Days: Exciting news is waiting for you before the 2024 Swedish Maintenance Fair. We are organizing two Student & Career Days on 14-15 March as part of the event. On 14 March, the program is aimed at people who have completed their education and/or are already working. On 15 March, the program is aimed at students. On each occasion, we offer a 30-minute introduction to the maintenance industry.

Industrial Tech Startup Arena: The Industrial Tech Startup Arena is the gathering place for innovations and new ideas in maintenance and additive manufacturing. Here, innovative companies and startups come together in one location. At the Innovation Arena, new ideas and products are showcased – a must-visit for those who want to stay updated on developments in the maintenance field. Here, you can connect with exhibitors, industry experts, and other like-minded visitors in an atmosphere characterized by vision and innovation.

As a participant in the conferences, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions about the future, vision, strategies, business models, keynote speakers, and networking with colleagues and decision-makers.


Steam Turbine and Generator User Group 2024 (Manchester, UK)

Kielce Fluid Power – The 17th Fair of Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Drives and Controls (Poland)

Asset Management 2024: Designing for Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (Manchester, UK)

IndustrialMeet2024 (Portugal)

International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management ICITM 2024 (UK)

2nd International Conference and Expo on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (Italy)

PBP World Meeting 2024 – 14th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceuticals, and Pharmaceutical Technology (Austria)


April

BEMAS 2024 reliability and maintenance conference Belgium

BEMAS Forum Maintenance (Belgium)

Forum Maintenance: An interactive day with experts.

This annual French-speaking event is an opportunity to discover a range of concrete solutions, techniques, applied and modern methods explained by experts to professionals.

It is a unique opportunity to participate in interactive presentations. You will have the opportunity to exchange experiences between experts, colleagues and peers on fundamentals, best practices and future trends.

The Maintenance Forum is a day of interesting lectures on best practices in maintenance, but also on the exciting evolution of the new industrial era.


MACH 2024 (UK)

Engineering Supply Chain Show 2024 (UK)

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering 2024 ISPE Europe Annual Conference (Portugal)


May

The Global Shutdown, Turnaround, and Outage (STO) Forum (Netherlands)

Mach-Tech – Part of Industry Days (Hungary)

Vitafoods Europe (Switzerland)


June

Smart Manufacturing Engineering Week 2024 Birmingham

Smart Manufacturing + Engineering Week (UK)

The Festival of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering where change-makers can find insights, solutions, and connections for their manufacturing and engineering projects. See the conferences included in Smart Manufacturing + Engineering Week listed below.

Maintec 2024

The UK’s only dedicated maintenance & reliability engineering exhibition.

Maintec is the longest standing exhibition for the predictive maintenance, reliability and asset management industry and attracts the most ground-breaking products and services in the sector, helping to extend product lifecycles by providing fast solutions and servicing.

It is firmly established as the go-to event focused on driving uptime and the tools, innovation, technology and people that support it.

Drives & Controls

Event for Robotics, Automation, Power, Transmission, and Motion ControlDrives & Controls brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture of today’s design engineer, covering critical areas such as energy efficiency, machine safety, drives, motion control, robotics and automation plus much more, all under one roof.  

Drives and Controls has been the voice of the industry since 1991 and has become the market leading event within a growing industry driven by the adoption of automation and Industry 4.0.

Design + Engineering Expo

Design & Engineering Expo is made for designers and engineering professionals from all tiers of the supply chain looking to reduce costs, streamline and optimise future strategy.

With innovation at its heart, the 2-day, free to attend, event will allow attendees to uncover the latest technologies, learn from those breaking engineering boundaries and connect with suppliers to gain a competitive edge.

Smart Factory Expo

Join the Digital Manufacturing Revolution

Now in its ninth year, Smart Factory Expo is firmly established as the go-to manufacturing technology event curated by the leading and trusted industry brand, The Manufacturer.

Designed to allow manufacturers to be the most efficient, the most sustainable, and the most profitable in the world, Smart Factory Expo is where change-makers can find the insights, the solutions, and the connections for their digital transformation projects.

Fluid Power & Systems

UK’s only event for hydraulic & pneumatic equipment, integrated systems engineering & components.

Fluid Power & Systems focuses on hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for the industrial and mobile markets showcasing products that facilitate better electro-mechanic system design and application for improved process automation, control, monitoring and analytics.


ESREL 2024

ESREL 2024: Advances in Reliability, Safety and Security (Poland)

The ESREL 2024 Conference is accompanied with the Post ESREL 2024 Workshop, 28-30 June 2024.

ESREL is the annual event in the area of reliability analysis, risk assessment, risk management and optimization of the safety performance of socio-technological systems. 

This conference runs under the auspices of the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA, https://esra.website/). This time it is organized by Polish Safety and Reliability Association (PSRA, http://ptbn.pl/psra/).

The Post ESREL 2024 Workshop is dedicated to training courses and research projects in reliability, safety and security.

The conference venue is in the city of Cracow, a city at the southern part of Poland, one of the European Capitals of Science, Culture and Tourism (link to ESREL 2024 in CRACOW, POLAND-Presentation)

The conference and the workshop will be held at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of Jagiellonian University (https://en.uj.edu.pl/en_GB)

We look forward to welcoming you to Cracow to discuss the latest developments and hot topics in safety, security and reliability.


ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo 2024 (Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition) (UK)

Rolling Stock Maintenance & Depot Innovation 2024 (UK)

OPEX EPC PMP Project Management Summit 2024 (Netherlands)

Global Pipelines Maintenance and Asset Integrity Summit 2024 (Netherlands)

iVT Expo (Germany)

Smart MES (Germany)

International Conference on Reliability and Maintainability ICRM 2024 (Italy)


July

ICAMM 2024 reliability and maintenance conference

International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Materials ICAMM 2024 (UK)

2024 8th International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Materials (ICAMM 2024), will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom during July 9-12, 2024.


August

Maintenance Schweiz (Switzerland)

International Conference on Flexible Manufacturing Systems and Production Planning ICFMSPP 2024 (UK)

International Conference on Operational Research, Statistics, and Industrial Engineering ICOPRSIE 2024 (France)

International Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing and Production Management ICSMPM 2024 (Cyprus)


September

EUROCORR 2024 reliability and maintenance conference

EUROCORR 2024 (France)

The European Corrosion Congress – EUROCORR, the EFC’s annual conference, is the flagship event of the international corrosion calendar. Attracting upwards of a thousand delegates, it is held every year in September in a different European country. EUROCORR is famous for its high technical standard and its popular social program.

In 2024, EUROCORR will take place in Paris, France, from September 1st to 5th, 2024. The venue is the Palais des Congrès de Paris, ideally located within walking distance from the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and easily accessible by public transport. 

EUROCORR2024 will cover all aspects of corrosion science, technology, and engineering, with emphasis on a main theme:

A step forward in societal awareness of material degradation issues

This will be achieved by bringing together corrosion experts from universities, research centers and industries. EUROCORR2024 will be a forum for presentation and discussion of advances in understanding corrosion phenomena and progress in corrosion prevention.

The program will include plenary lectures, keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations in all the areas covered by the EFC working parties, with additional topical workshops.

A large exhibition is planned, which will feature the latest developments in corrosion resistant materials, corrosion research, corrosion monitoring, coatings, inhibitors, cathodic protection. Social events, including receptions and a conference dinner, will contribute to the exciting and festive atmosphere that you will find in Paris.


EuroMaintenance 2024

EuroMaintenance (Italy)

The EuroMaintenance Conference will take place from 16 to 18 September 2024, at Rimini Palacongressi.

The event will gather professionals from all around Europe for three days completely focused on Maintenance Culture and its most current themes. There will be presentations, workshops, and demonstrations to give visitors a full panoramic of state-of-the-art maintenance

Safety, sustainability, service, industry 4.0, infrastructures, transport, and training and distribution: a place to discover the latest tendencies, the most burning matters in the field and to discuss about them with the most qualified professionals on the continent.


12th Annual Global EPC Project Management Summit (UK)

Global IoT and Digital Transformation for the Oil and Gas Industry Summit 2024 (UK)

Global Shutdown Turnaround Outage Maintenance & Asset Integrity Summit 2024 (UK)


October

Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference 2024 reliability and maintenance conference

Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Scottish Engineering, the industry membership and representative body for manufacturing and engineering in Scotland, has been announced as the Headline Sponsor of the annual Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on 23rd – 24th October 2024.

Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme and an extensive exhibition area displaying the latest technological solutions and business services available, the Scotland Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will highlight the key trends and challenges facing Scottish industry, while also offering practical solutions and showcasing the latest innovations, developments in best practice and new technological advances.

The event will serve as a national forum in order to successfully connect key stakeholders across the full manufacturing and engineering supply chain spectrum in Scotland including energy, renewables, transportation, aerospace/space, marine, security, electronics, food and drink, biopharma, medtech, construction and textiles.

The Government of Scotland is committed to continuing to improve productivity and increase investment in the manufacturing industry, as a means of helping to redress regional imbalances, and in order to grow the Scottish economy. Initiatives such as the development of the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS) and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) are helping to drive innovation, establish links with academia, and encourage businesses to harness new technologies to enhance efficiency.

Event organizer, Premier Publishing & Events, has been staging similar exhibitions and conferences in England and Ireland for many years. An impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics, and government agencies who will engage in a stimulating blend of keynote addresses and debates is being assembled for the Scottish event. The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in Glasgow will also feature an extensive exhibition showcasing the latest technological solutions and business services.

The event will cover various topical themes including:

Industry 4.0, 3D Printing, Digital Manufacturing, Smart Factory, Lean and Continuous Improvement, Robotics & Automation, Industrial Blockchain, Research & Development, Precision Engineering, QEHS, Supply Chain and logistics, Sustainability, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Reliability, Maintenance & Asset Management. Procurement, Government Policy and Industrial Strategy, Exports, Skills & Training and much more

Visitors interested in improving the performance of their business can listen to case studies and technical presentations from leading global and Scottish manufacturing experts and meet with providers of cutting-edge technology.


Global Offshore Technology Summit 2024 (Netherlands)

Global OPEX and Business Transformation Summit 2024 (Netherlands)

International Conference on Management of Manufacturing Systems EAI MMS 2024 (Croatia)

International Conference on Manufacturing and Optimization ICMO 2024 (Greece)


November

Asset Performance Conference BEMAS 2024

BEMAS Asset Performance Conference & Exhibition (Belgium)

Want to learn how to achieve higher reliability and cost performance of assets, and how to improve resilience and sustainability by digital transformation and people-centric improvements?

Join us on the Asset Performance Online Platform and re-watch the recordings of the 2023 Conference and previous editions in our content library.

Be there for the next Conference on 13 & 14 November 2024 in Flanders Meeting & Convention Center, Antwerp, Belgium.

The next industrial revolution: Asset Performance focuses on digital transformation and human-centric improvements to operations, maintenance, and asset management.


Greener Manufacturing Conference and Expo 2024 (Germany)

International Conference on Modern Trends in Manufacturing Technologies ICMTMT 2024 (Italy)

11th Global Summit Logistics & Manufacturing (Italy)


December

Smart Remove Service Conference 2024 reliability and maintenance conference

Smart Remote Service Conference 2024 (Germany)

The industry event on the topic of smart services and predictive maintenance is entering its 11th round! 

At Smart Remote Service, more than 200 experts from the areas of remote & digital service, sales & product management will meet in Berlin to discuss new technological possibilities in service and future digital business models through smart service offers in mechanical and plant engineering! Be there!

Core Topics:

  • New opportunities in the smart service business through digital transformation: How should a company reposition itself for digitalization?
  • Challenges in the distribution of digital services – What structures and processes must be introduced in order to carry out a service transformation operationally for the customer but also in downstream company processes?
  • Customer Management & Service – What challenges and opportunities arise when selling smart services?
  • Customer added value from data driven services as a new form of remote service – How can I increase my competitiveness with individually customizable benefits for customers?
  • Integration of data & combination with existing systems – Which processes can be automated based on data information?
  • Security & Connectivity in Remote Service: What does a secure remote access solution look like and how do I protect critical machines?
  • Cognitive technologies – How can artificial intelligence revolutionize remote service?
  • Remote service with AR & VR: What do technically clean and secure industrial service processes look like on the shop floor over the entire life cycle of a machine?
  • Mobile devices: How can smart glasses, tablets or smartphones make it easier for service technicians to provide support virtually and in real time?
  • Assisted Reality – How can I roll out commercial services to customers with fast error analysis and secure data connections?
  • IIoT service platforms – What are application examples on the way from classic remote service to real-time visualization of recorded data?
  • Mobile maintenance – How can a global rollout of a standardized, mobile maintenance solution with an integrated reporting system be carried out in a structured manner?
  • Augmented Reality, technical service and technical documentation – How do Smart Assist solutions influence everyday business?

International Conference on Food Manufacturing and Safety ICFMS 2024 (Austria)

Valve World Expo (Germany)

International Conference on Mechanical & Production Engineering (Ireland)


We hope this list of European 2024 Reliability and Maintenance Conferences is useful! Please let us know if we missed any of your favorites and we will be happy to add them to the list and our Conference page.


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