The 15th International Operations and Maintenance Conference, held in Beirut, honoured the Sharjah Research Academy (SRA) for its role in supporting researchers and research activities around the world.

The conference is held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Lebanon and in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, under the slogan, “Smart Maintenance”.

Professor Dr. Amr Abdul Hamid, Director General of the Sharjah Research Academy, said, “The Academy is very pleased to receive this international recognition for the hard work it has carried out in the realm of scientific research with cooperation from scientists and researchers from all over the world. Under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Academy has achieved several successes and we are proud to add this honor to them.” The forum took place with the participation of institutions, unions, organizations and universities from Saudi Arabia, UAE,

Jordan, Canada, Switzerland and other countries. It was attended by more than 600 participants and 50 speakers, providing an opportunity to address a number of topics through workshops throughout the conference. Several issues were discussed during the forum included: operation and maintenance of electrical facilities; desalination facilities; water utilities; operation and maintenance of building complexes and services; maintenance of communications and electronic systems; maintenance materials management; operation and maintenance of sanitary facilities; and facilities and assets management. An exhibition was held in parallel with the conference to showcase the latest developments, technologies, methods and techniques used for maintenance and operation. This exhibition was particularly relevant to major companies that operate in regional and international markets, and it was attended by approximately 30 organizations.