The Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) held its sixth face-to-face meeting from 17th–21st June 2012 in conjunction with the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Annual Conference, Warwick, UK. The theme of the conference was “Building for the Future”. Global Forum members were active in presenting at the conference, giving 4 plenary presentations and 2 streamed sessions.
First of all I would like to welcome Antti Heljo, our new Editor in Chief. I wish him all the best for his challenging job and I look forward to working with him. I am sure that he will bring a lot of good ideas into the Editorial Office and I urge all of us to support him in his endeavour to make this excellent Magazine even more successful.
The European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS) held its General Assembly (GA) meeting in Barcelona in the middle of November. The General Assembly of EFNMS meets twice annually and it is the place where all the major decisions are made. The meeting was hosted by the Spanish Maintenance Association AEM. The meeting took place in the Catalonia Diagonal Centro Hotel in the heart of Barcelona.