About Conference

MSEMS- Cologne: 2023

Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage (STO) Management involve complex activities that introduce a higher level of risk to the business, requiring increased management focus and effort to ensure that risks are managed and that the event is completed within the allocated time and cost constraints. 

At this conference, attendees will learn about utilising Asset Management systems to create a competitive turnaround scope. A good asset management plan is critical to ensuring that the right work is done inside or outside of a turnaround event, and it is essential for creating a competitive total maintenance program.

The Maintenance Shutdown Execution and Management Summit (MSEMS) is a dynamic event that features thought leaders discussing essential processes and techniques required to effectively control and manage STO events for asset-intensive businesses. If turnarounds are not properly planned, managed, and controlled, companies run the risks of serious budget overruns, costly schedule delays, and negative impacts on customers.

Join us at MSEMS-Cologne-2023 to engage with peers and industry experts in Shutdown and Turnarounds, Planning, Maintenance, Inspection Strategy, and Management. Attendees will gain valuable insights into effective STO management and learn about the latest techniques and technologies that can help them optimise their maintenance programs and improve business performance.

Reasons To Attend

Maintenance Shutdown Execution and Management Summit (MSEMS Cologne 2023) is an owner-driven event, with program designed on proven methodologies and industry best practices and aims to provide participants with:

  • An understanding of the critical success factors of STO management to enhance the company’s turnaround management capabilities, and to ensure a team approach in the planning and execution of plant shutdowns and turnarounds
  • Essential project management principles and processes to manage the overall STO event
  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of effective STO management techniques and implementation
  • Practices to identify, mitigate and control STO risks
  • Principles and measures to track STO success
  • Factors which should be considered for successfully engaging and managing contractors and suppliers
  • A good overall understanding of effective STO communication and post event analysis
  • Incorporate latest developments in turnaround planning and management techniques and emerging industry trends
  • Reduced costs resource demand and improved resource utilisation
  • Exposure to overall STO pertinent issues and also the opportunity to network with people from other organisations that face similar challenges

We are pleased to invite you to this event, take the opportunity and make benefit of it!

Themes and Topics

  • Building and Implementing a Holistic Shutdown Framework from Early Planning to Post-Mortem Analysis
  • Turnaround Fingerprints: A Data-driven Approach for the Identification of Levers for Turnaround Optimisation
  • Cycle Optimisation for Turnaround
  • Integrating Capital Projects into a Turnaround Event-It’s not always the Project Manager’s Fault
  • Turnaround Scope Challenge – it’s about more than “Can it be Done on the Run?
  • Recognising Asset Integrity Management & Maintenance Strategies as Driving Force
  • Developing Proper Turnaround Strategy 
  • Turnaround Cost Estimating – Are Your Estimates Really ±10%?
  • Intelligent Decision Making and Smart Solutions to Optimise Your Shutdown
  • Dynamic Scheduling for Refinery Turnaround
  • Optimal use of Risk and Reliability Management
  • Brilliant at basics – Oil & Gas Petrochemical Plant Reliability from Instrument Perspective
  • The use of digital twins for optimal use of big data and the use advanced technologies for the execution
  • The way of transforming Maintenance from a Service Department into a Strategic Pillar
  • Long Range Planning and the stability of annual budgets and business planning
  • Opportunistic shutdown management: Unplanned shutdown from threat attack plant to organisation opportunity


Abdullah Aldhafer

Operational Excellence Division Head



Chief General Manager


Antoon Beyne

Sr. Manager Turnarounds and Maintenance CMT


John M.G. Alkemade

Managing Director EMEAAsset Performance Networks

Attila V. Szekeres

Turnaround Senior ExpertMOL Group

Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed EMBA ,CRL

Maintenance Planning A. General ManagerEgyptian Ethylene & Derivatives Company ETHYDCO.

Frank Engli, P.Eng.

Senior AdvisorBecht Canada

John Woodhouse

Managing DirectorThe Woodhouse Partnership Ltd

Geert Vercruysse

EO & Downstreams Project Group-Site Coordination Director
EO2 Project Execution Owner
BASF Antwerpen N.V

Bjarte Bogsnes

Former Senior Advisor Performance Framework

Sameera Kanji, BSc. MBA

Manager, Maintenance & Reliability Costing
Maintenance and Reliability
Upstream – Thermal, Major Projects & Offshore

Cenovus Energy

Ing. Giovanni Di Biagio

Deputy General Plant Manager Energy / Project Manager - EnergyEdipower SpA / a2a SpA

Maurits Gerver

Head of Turnaround Center of Excellence

Cromwell Cuvalay

BCM EVB/Commissioning Manager/Control System Engineer.
Tata Steel MLE Tata Steel

Sharul A. Rashid

Group Technical Authorities, Instrument and Control


Gordon Lawrence

Regional Manager-EMEA & APAC: Turnaround & Project Assurance


Event Sponsorship

Maintenance Shutdown Execution and Management Summit (MSEMS Cologne 2023) is a global event! We have a range of sponsorship packages for our events to suit a range of budgets and exposure options. Our events attract a senior level audience who are interested in engaging with new tools and technologies to further their enterprise capabilities. Breakout sessions and panel discussions offer the opportunity to build personal networks with STO experts.



Who should attend?

This summit is designed for STO professionals from owner operator companies involved in a wide variety of energy and process industries. This provides the opportunity to gain valuable insights and contacts to further personal development and enhance the company’s STO management capabilities.

  • Senior Management Executives
  • Plant Managers / Vice Presidents
  • Shutdown Mangers of Contractors and Clients
  • Operations and Maintenance/Shutdown superintendents
  • Integrity and Reliability professionals
  • Maintenance Planners
  • Turnaround Planners
  • Shutdown schedulers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Innovation Experts
  • Supply Chain and Procurement specialists
  • Manger of Operations
  • Control and System Engineers
  • Maintenance professionals
  • Technical Support and Inspection Managers
  • Lead and Senior Plant Inspection & Technical Support Engineers
  • Safety professionals and Managers
  • Corrosion and Materials Engineers / Mangers
  • RCM professionals
  • HSE and HSEQ professionals
  • Quality control officials
  • Asset and maintenance managers
  • Project engineers
  • Production and operations managers
  • Maintenance and production engineers
  • Risk managers

Industries Include

  • Petrochemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Refineries
  • Power Generation
  • Oil/Gas exploration and production (Platforms / FPSO /FSU)
  • Natural Gas/LNG
  • Gas plants
  • Energy
  • Etc.

Cologne, Germany


Full Conference Pass €1799

  • Access to 2-day Conference + Master Classes
  • Interactive Focus Sessions + Presentations
  • Discussions with industry experts
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Access to post event documentations

Conference Sponsorship

  • Speaking slot [20 min] + attendance
  • On-stage pitching
  • Access 100+ delegates
  • Acknowledgement in opening address
  • Logo on conference website (with link to company website)

Get In Touch

We are here to help you Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CET

Contact us via Phone: +420 773 135 721 or Email: info@eusacon.com

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