The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), the professional engineering membership organisation, has today announced its support for Maintec, the UK’s only exhibition dedicated to maintenance, plant and asset management which returns to the NEC, Birmingham on the 6 – 7 November 2018. 

The SOE provides education, training, study and research, with the emphasis on promoting best practice and compliance for the advancement of operations engineering. It has direct influence over its three sectors – road transport, plant and engineer surveying – on matters of policy, and supports its 17,000 members with career progression and professional development.

In addition to attending Maintec and welcoming members to their stand, the SOE will provide official CPD approval for the Maintec seminar programme. Delivered under the theme ‘The future of reliability, maintenance and asset management’ this year’s programme will feature over 34 top engineering speakers delivering ten hours of free conference sessions across two theatres.

Daniel Moir, Chief Operating Officer for the SOE says: “Maintec is the ideal platform to showcase what the SOE can offer as a Professional Engineering Institution. The Maintec seminar programme gives show attendees unrivalled industry insight and the means to make valuable strategic decisions. We are proud to approve the CPD programme.”

Jos Diamond, event manager, Maintec commented: “We are delighted to partner with the Society of Operations Engineers. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the show floor and we highly value their input into our professional conference programme.”

“We have worked hard at providing a seminar programme that will give attendees access to high-level technical content and expertise. To have an organisation as established and respected at the SOE providing their official approval, will give visitors confidence in the quality of the sessions they can see at this year’s show.”

Free visitor registration is now available via