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PEMAC has been holding MainTrain, a member-developed conference since 2004. More information about the conference is available on the conference page at



The MainTrain 2018 Team


Gregg Bentley

Plant Engineer
Armtec LP


Alp Bora

Business Advisor
Rio Tinto Alcan


Michel Cote



Nicolle Guillen

Education and Professional Development Manager
PEMAC - Head Office


Sridhar Ramakrishnan

Reliability Improvement Manager
Suncor Energy


James Reyes-Picknell

Managing Consultant
Conscious Group Inc.


Devesh Shah

Program Manager, Maintenance Manager
City of Ottawa


Cindy Snedden

Executive Director
PEMAC - Head Office



Ghaz Marinho

PEMAC - Head Office


For more about our upcoming MainTrain conference head over to the MainTrain pages.

MainTrain News

Last Chance to Submit Presentation Ideas for MainTrain 2018

Presentation, workshop and poster session ideas for the upcoming MainTrain 2018 conference are due by March 1. The conference committee is seeking workshops, experience-based presentations, case studies and poster sessions that demonstrate the value realized from maintenance, reliability and asset management improvement initiatives.

A Taste of MainTrain 2017 Learning

The Body of Knowledge team has now published selected MainTrain 2017 papers to the Shared Learning Library page.

Registration Now Open: MainTrain 2018


PEMAC and this year's MainTrain Conference Committee are busy planning all the details for the 20th MainTrain conference, that will allow participants to Connect, Learn and Contribute. ​Join us in Ottawa, Ontario from September 24 to 27, 2018.

Call for Abstracts Open: MainTrain 2018 in Ottawa


The MainTrain 2018 conference committee is now accepting abstracts for this years annual conference that takes place September 24 to 27 in Ottawa.