Call for presentations


Do you have a Total Productive Maintenance success story to share? We’re looking for practitioners with insights and experience to join us in New Orleans, April 21-24, 2015.

Presenting a case study is a great way to benchmark your efforts, promote your company brand, gain recognition, and get feedback from your peers.

We look for presentations that focus on TPM implementation and that emphasize how you achieved your results. Some special topics we are targeting for 2015 are listed below, but feel free to suggest your own (team presentations are welcome).

The primary speaker will receive free admission to the entire four-day event. Team presentations are encouraged and co-presenters will receive a significant registration discount.

Submission deadline is Monday, December 1. But don’t delay! We want to hear from you as soon as possible. Submit your proposal to Betsy Post, at with the subject line "Speaker Proposal" or simply complete the online form below.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Join companies that include Whirlpool, Boeing, Nike, Cummins, Hasbro and more who have shared their TPM successes (and challenges) with our audiences in recent years. -Add your name to this list!

Give us a call if you have questions, want to discuss an idea, or need more information. (203) 225-0451 x 19 or email "".


2015 Session Topics

  • The ROI of TPM
  • From firefighting to scheduled maintenance—how to get past the first hurdles
  • Using OEE so that it truly helps you
  • Managing your maintenance performance metrics
  • Leader standard work for TPM
  • Failure modes of TPM, and how to prevent them
  • How to link TPM with other improvement initiatives (and avoid “parallel initiative syndrome”)
  • Getting buy-in up and down the organization
  • How to succeed at TPM pillar management
  • Or suggest your own!


Proposal requirements

  • Summary page with title and short description of your talk
  • Biography or background of the speaker(s)
  • Sample hand-outs (if available)
  • Brief company description
  • Send in no later than Monday, December 1

For questions or general presentation ideas and inquiries, please use the form below.


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