The biggest maintenance event Europe has ever seen is taking place from 29 to 31 March 2021 in the brand new, state-of-the-art, Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre (RACC). In the spring of 2021 – on the initiative of the NVDO (Dutch Association for Effective Maintenance), EuroMaintenance and Maintenance NEXT are jointly welcoming
thousands of maintenance professionals from around the world. Alongside the exhibition they will be treated for three full days to valuable presentations, workshops, demonstrations and company visits throughout the entire Botlek region.
After a year and a half of intensive preparation, the NVDO Annual Meeting kicked off EuroMaintenance 2021 by launching the website.
Europe’s largest maintenance conference and the most important platform for industrial maintenance in the Benelux are joining forces in a unique setting. EuroMaintenance + Maintenance NEXT = Asset Management at its best!
Events at Rotterdam Ahoy, looks forward to the event: “2021 will be a very special year for Rotterdam Ahoy. Not only will we be celebrating our 50th anniversary, but it is also the year in which we open our brand new convention centre. The fact that at the beginning of that year we can accommodate such a large event combined with our own exhibition, Maintenance NEXT, is fantastic. It’s perfect synergy!”
Association manager of the NVDO, Ellen den Broeder, is also looking ahead to 2021. “Rotterdam will then be the centre of the maintenance world for five full days. The renovated Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre offers a fantastic stage for our top international speakers. These will be CEOs, chairmen of boards of directors, and top offcials on behalf of the government.”
The Dutch maintenance sector represents between 31 and 36 billion euros, around 4 to 5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The sector also employs around 310,000 maintenance professionals. That is equivalent to approximately 3.5% of the labour force. Together, Maintenance NEXT and EuroMaintenance represent the total maintenance sector. Whereas Maintenance NEXT mainly focuses on maintenance in the petrochemical and heavy
process industry, EuroMaintenance oversees all sectors: Food, Beverage and Pharma; The built environment; Process industry; Infrastructures and Manufacturing.
During the combined three-day event, all current topics will be discussed, such as shortages in the technical labour market, operational excellence, innovation, compliance and sustainability. And on behalf of the scientific community, cooperation is sought with technical universities. In other words: asset management at its best!
Every day, visitors will be able to choose from ten different workshops in which they actually get to participate, and every day EuroMaintenance guarantees ten presentations of a high international level. In addition, ten excursions will be organized each day to companies in and around Rotterdam. Asset management – and maintenance in particular – must be seen and not just heard about! This is the chance to show everyone that the Dutch maintenance industry is the world’s best.
Under the direction of the NVDO, a Scientific Board has been formed with Chris Rijsdijk (Professor at the Dutch Defence Academy and member of the NVDO board), Mark Haarman (Managing Partner/Owner of Mainnovation),
Ellen den Broeder-Ooijevaar (Association Manager NVDO and Editor in Chief of VAM). In addition, a board member of the EFNMS will be sitting as a member of the Scientific Board and Maintenance NEXT will function as an observer. The chairmanship is in the hands of Henk Akkermans (Professor TiU/Director WCM).