Dedicated to seeking fresh ideas and improving current best practices for the community of reliability leaders and asset managers, and Uptime magazine announce best-selling business author William C. Byham as a keynote speaker at the 28th International Maintenance Conference. The conference, also known as IMC-2013, and its associated pre-conference forums, will be held Dec. 9-13 in Bonita Springs, Fla., at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort.

New to IMC-2013, Byham is the New York Times best-selling author of more than 200 monographs and articles as well as more than 20 books on teams, leadership development and productivity. His book, “Zapp!,” helps managers understand the critical relationship between employee empowerment and enhanced productivity.

A pioneer in human resource technologies, Byham is the cofounder, chairman and CEO of Development Dimensions International, an internationally recognized human resource training and consulting company. He has been integral in developing the mainstays of human resource offices everywhere including behavior-based interviewing, assessment center method, results-based employee and management training, and empowerment and succession management.

“At and Uptime Magazine, we are always seeking new ways to inspire the reliability leaders and asset managers who attend the International Maintenance Conference,” said Terrence O’Hanlon, the Publisher of Uptime Magazine and the CEO of “Having a human resource management expert such as Byham as a keynote speaker moves IMC-2013 beyond the ‘technical only’ topics to include business improvement and culture change, the soft skills that are sometimes lacking in an engineering approach.”

In addition to Byham’s address, IMC-2013 features an agenda designed around Uptime Elements, a trusted system for asset performance management. The offerings at IMC-2013 have been organized to coincide with the system’s main categories, including reliability engineering for maintenance, asset condition management, work execution management, leadership for reliability and reliable asset management.

IMC-2013 delivers the important content that reliability leaders and asset managers need to know and can be packaged with three pre-conference forums to create a week of engagement, exploration and networking:

  • Reliability-centered SAP Plant Maintenance Forum (Dec. 9-10)
  • Reliability-centered Maximo for Plant Maintenance Forum (Dec. 9-10)
  • ISO55000 Asset Management (Forum (Dec. 9-10)
  • IMC-2013 Conference (Dec. 10-13)

Conference attendees also won’t want to miss the IMC-2013 Expo featuring more than 60 top exhibitors offering solutions, products and best practices for condition monitoring, reliability, maintenance, operations and asset management. In addition, IMC-2013 offers visitors a chance to unwind and network through a charity golf tournament benefiting Autism Awareness.

“From esteemed speakers such as Byham to the practitioner-led learning sessions the agenda is guaranteed to provide the critical guidance your company needs to create high-performance reliability. IMC-2013 will benefit anyone responsible for any part of an organization’s operational excellence, maintenance reliability or asset management function,” said O’Hanlon.

Those interested in signing up for IMC-2013 and its pre-conference forums or downloading the conference app can easily do so at

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