I enjoyed the last three days chairing the Infrastructure Asset Management Exchange in London. It was a very successful event: well attended by senior people and good quality sessions, active networking and business meetings. The attendance was dominated by UK people, of course, but a significant proportion were from Europe and further afield.
We are now looking forward to meeting many of you at Warwick, which promises to be the best yet of our popular Annual Conferences.
Thanks to all of you who responded to our call for help with the initial SSG projects. This had a very successful 'kick-off' meeting on Tuesday and we have lots of material to share with those who could not be there. We still hope to find willing volunteers for a variety of roles, whether expert or not in asset management - if you might be willing to help, read more here!
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Last chance to order 'Anatomy'
Demand for the Anatomy document has been high and we expect this to increase now the SSG Project has launched, as this is effectively the first document of the series.
Deadlines for orders:
Bulk orders - Friday 23rd March
All orders - Friday 30th March
The opportunity to pre-order a copy and begin your collection is a limited one; we only intend one print run. Please don’t miss out! At only £5 a copy (plus postage) and a special offer of 10 copies, anywhere in the world for £100 is great value. Please visit the shop here or call +44 (0) 8454 560 565 to pre-order.
For bulk orders please contact the office here.
Early Bird Deadline 30th March for booking the Annual Conference
If you want to book at significant discount - do it now! You have one week left until the deadline...
There is a superb lineup of international speakers and a choice of sessions, some of which are aimed at introducing key concepts of asset management to newcomers. Something for everyone! Don't miss the Workshops on Day 3!
Please see our website for prices and Group Booking form. The full programme will be available over the weekend - but we don't think you'll be disappointed and nor do the people who have already booked!
If you are a Student Member, we can offer you even cheaper tickets! Please contact the Office for details.
Warwick 2012 - Exhibit or Sponsor?
If you are interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the Annual Conference, please contact us urgently. There is not much space now and we shall be finalising the restricted number of sponsors shortly...
IAM Certificate & Diploma
We shall be launching the new IAM Qualifications at Warwick in June. If your organisation might like to be recognised as committing to developing some of your employees we would be interested in hearing from you.
We are planning to run examinations for the Certificate in the Autumn - and the Diploma in early 2013. We shall be consulting the 'early adopters' about detailed administration and support arrangements so this is a chance to have your views incorporated.
SSG - Kicked Off!
The first four SSGs are now officially underway! The kick off session was well attended by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers - and a good range of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages are represented amongst the groups. I look forward to reporting progress in the near future!
We are always looking to work with enthusiastic people, who enjoy a challenge. If you would like to become involved please see the volunteering information on our website.
Do you wish to sponsor IAM work?
We are nearly ready to select a small number of suitable sponsors for a series of high profile projects and activities covering the range from knowledge through to qualifications.
If you know of any potential sponsors or your organisation might be interested, please let us know as soon as possible.
We hope that regular users of our website have noticed a significant increase in speed and 'loading' times recently - and also that users of 'old' web browsers like IE6 are now working as well as they are capable...
This completes a recent upgrade of the site - but we welcome any comments you have on the performance or operational aspects of the website.
Thank you very much indeed for all the personal 'get well soon' messages - they were much appreciated :-)