Maintenance 2023

MeditMaint 2023

Rovinj, hotel Lone – from 22 to 25 May 2023


Invitation to participants, exhibitors and partners

Croatian Maintenance Society in cooperation with European Federation of National Maintenance Societies, Croatian Engineering AssociationDanube Adria Association For Automation & Manufacturing  and The Electro Mechanical Authority

Organizes and invites you to  28th Inernational and Mediterranean HDO Conference MeditMaint 2023 – MAINTENANCE 2023 from 22 do 25 May 2022.

Rovinj, Hotel Lone, Croatia

Dear colleagues and maintainers,

we are pleased to invite you to actively participate as authors or co-authors of papers, exhibitors of equipment and materials or partners in the 28th international and Mediterranean conference and exhibition Medit Maint 2023 – Maintenance 2023, which will be held under the motto:

Maintenance is not just cost centre

be held in beautiful surroundings, as last time, at the Hotel Lone, because YOU AKSED FOR IT. Your valued reactions to the entire content and location of the last conference were so positive that we decided to repeat the location, and we expect the traditional contribution of all of us in creating the content and mood.

The conference MeditMaint 2023 is held under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets.

Program – organizing committee


Objectives and mission of the Counseling

Promoting the importance of property maintenance and managament through the focus of constant technological changes as well as the internal and external business environemnt, all through the exchange of knowledge and experience of engineers, experts, scientists, manufactures and equipment engineers.

Gathering, communication and networking of experts and scientists in the field of maintenance and exhibitions and presentations of equipment manufacturers. Special emphasis is placed on gathering and networking of maintenance and asset management experts from Mediterranean countries from three continents.

Encouraging new useful topics in professional and scientific research work related to the activities of maintenance and engineering in a broader sense.

Content of the Counseling

Medit Maint 2023 Program

MeditMaint 2023 Program




Mihael Furjan : President of the PLIVA Management Board

Mihael Furjan was appointed to the position of CEO of PLIVA on May 4, 2015, and his responsibility is PLIVA’s operations in Croatia and the Southeast Europe region. Mihael Furjan was born in 1973 in Zagreb, and graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Zagreb in 1996. Mr. Furjan started his career at PLIVA in 1997 as a business analyst in Economic Affairs, after which he was promoted to the position of manager, and then to the manager of Operational Planning in Marketing. Mr. Furjan developed his expertise in various areas of the pharmaceutical industry. In 2001, he was appointed director of the Biotechnology in Research and Development project, in 2003 he became the director of New Product Launch in the Strategic Marketing department, and in 2004 he held the position of senior director of Corporate Products in the Business Development department, after which he became responsible for the entire product life cycle and management of the European project management and market support team. In 2009, he left PLIVA and continued his career in the position of executive director at Croatian Post, responsible for the Post division. Before returning to PLIVA, since 2010 he has held the position of executive director of a global generic company in Switzerland in charge of the international product portfolio. Since April 2017, Mr. Furjan has held the position of President of the Association of Pharmaceutical Manufactures at the Croatian Association of Employers, he is a member of the HUP Council and as a representative of the he is a member of the Economic  and Social Council.

The challenge of Pharma industry

Abstract: Price pressure, strengthening regulatory requirements and the relocation of production to the Far East over the past two decades. The impact of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine on the pharmaceutical industry.The breakdown of supply chains and dependence on a small number of suppliers and the emergence of drug shortages. Digitization and focus on users and the impact on work and work organization.
Asset Management in today’s time. Non-financial goals, sustainable business and social responsibility of companies.

Dr. George Scroubelos

Dr. George Scroubelos is a Mechanical Engineer, CEO of a group of consulting companies in Greece and Cyprus, bearing an experience of over 30 years in Health, Safety and Crisis Management. He is also serving as Chairman of the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies’ (EFNMS) HSE Committee, MB member of the Hellenic Maintenance Society (HMS) and as of 2020 he has been appointed member of the EU-OSHA Steering Committee to promote the Campaign on preventing workplace musculoskeletal disorders. Dr Scroubelos also serves as an Adjunct Professor on the Health & Safety field in various Universities in Greece.

Safe Maintenance on High Voltage Electrical Vehicles

Abstract: In the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals in a world scale, certain strategic decisions have been made that will affect the Environmental, Social and Governance affairs and extend deep into our everyday life. One of these decisions is the adoption of electro-kinesis in vehicles instead of the internal combustion engines. Health & Safety is the science of prevention; hence, managing change is the core of its objectives. This impressive technological change entails hazards that result in risks that have thus far not been readily assessed under the EU’s extreme pressure of achieving an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 the contribution of commercial transportation being a serious challenge.

On the other hand, the thus far experience has shown that the use, repair and maintenance of high-voltage electrical vehicles, which use electricity as their main power drive, present special risks not only for the automotive industry maintenance technicians but for the road assistance personnel as well, since the technology is extremely new so there is not sufficient historical incident data.

This paper will present a generic approach risk assessment on the hazards of electric vehicles that are mainly driven by high-voltage DC batteries, the thus far EU requirements of repair shops, the fire protection and environmental challenges of the exposed professionals including road assistance personnel and provide recommendations for further safety technical as well as organizational measures to be adopted.

This work should be considered more of a discussion paper having the ambition to draw the attention of the scientific as well as business community on the safety mitigation measures that must be developed and integrated throughout the electrical vehicle’s supply chain and lifecycle.

Prof. Davor Zvizdić, Ph.D., B.Sc.

Prof. Davor Zvizdić, Ph.D., B.Sc. ,Born in Zagreb in 1955. Worked at: Electrotechnical Institute “Rade Končar, Elektroprojekt, Zagreb, Faculty of mechanical engineering and shipbuilding – UNIZAG. Founder of the National Standards of the Republic of Croatia for temperature, pressure and humidity. President: Association of Croatian Laboratories CROLAB, IMEKO Technical Committee 12 Temperature and Thermal Measurement, EURAMET TC-Quality Married, father of one child.

New International System of Units

Abstract: The basis of every engineering work are measurements and analysis of available measurement data. Measurements are performed by use of internationally accepted measurement units. Measurements are important for maintenance, because they provide for quantification of component wear, deformations, degradation of lubricants, to name just a few, as well as basis for determination of maintenance, overhaul, or service intervals. At the 26 International Conference of Weights and measures in 2018, the New International System of Units (New SI) has been adopted, to be implemented on the on World metrology day (that commemorates the signing of the Metre Convention on May 20, 1875) the following year (20 May 2019). The kilogram, ampere, kelvin, and mole were defined in terms of fixed numerical values of the Planck constant (h), elementary charge (e), Boltzmann constant (k B ), and Avogadro constant (N A ). For the remaining three basic units, the second, the meter and the candela, the new formulations were adopted. Following the short historic introduction, the lecture describes the reasons for the change of the SI with focus on the kilogram and the kelvin and describes the way the new units are defined. The importance of International System of Units for quality of engineering and all aspects of human activities is pointed out.

Željko Uhlir: State Secretary MPUDI

Željko Uhlir graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Zagreb in 1990, majoring in construction, and in 2011 he is finishing his master’s thesis at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb “Organization and Management”. He started his professional career in 1990-1993. as a designer-associate at IPZ Engineering Project Institute d.d., Zagreb, 1993-1996. as a designer at Ingenieurconsult GmbH, Offenbach-R.Germany, and in 1996. to 2001, he was employed as the head of the Department in the Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Construction, and In 2001 to 2005, he became the head of the Office for Property Management of the City of Zagreb. From 2005 to 2012 holds the position of director of the investment sector in Coning ecogradnja d.d., Varaždin, and in 2012-2013 director of the Agency for Legal Traffic and Real Estate Brokerage, then in 2013 – 2016 held the position of the Deputy Minister of Construction and Spatial Planning. Since September 2020, he has been working as a state secretary in to the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and State Property, 2017 – September 2020 – State Secretary in the Ministry of Construction and Spatial Planning, and since 2016 a lecturer at the polytechnic. He improved during his career: 2016 – certified surveyor, 2009 – Certified Senior Project Manager- IPMA, 2000 – permanent court expert for construction 1997 – passed state professional exam.

Development and Benefits of BIM ( ( Building Information Modeling)

Abstract: BIM (English Building Information Model/Modeling/Management) is a set of technologies, procedures and rules that enables several participants collaborate in the design, construction and management/maintenance of the building. Advantages during the execution of works are transparency and savings on complex projects due to necessity overall view of the project, and especially the advantages are manifested after construction when it occurs building maintenance phase .

Dario Dragojević : Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Croatia , Directorate of Civil Protection

Dario Dragojević was born on November 14, 1971 in Slavonski Brod. After completed primary and secondary schools in Slavonski Brod, he graduated from the Zagreb Technical College at in the direction of electrical installations, and then in 2007 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Zagreb, majoring in electromechanical engineering and automation. After completing his studies, he was employed at the S-Commission in 1998, then at the Ex Agency, and today at the MUP, RCZ, Sector for Explosive Atmospheres. His area of ​​research interest is electrical engineering, explosion protection, plant maintenance, testing and repair of devices and installations, laboratory tests in accredited laboratory for testing Ex”-explosion protected devices.He is the author of 7 scientific papers in magazines and anthologies. He is a lecturer in the field of Ex protection and electrical engineering: Seminar on explosion protection at RGN Faculty, University of Zagreb, Specialist Study Fire Engineering” at At the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, he taught in the S-Commission and the Ex Agency. He presented at more than 20 different international professional conferences and meetings in the field Ex protection and electrical engineering. Since 2019, he has been a co-organizer in conducting the Seminar on explosion protection of electrical and of non-electrical devices and installations at the RGN Faculty, University of Zagreb. He is a member of the technical committee of the Croatian Institute for Standards HZN/TO E31 (Explosive atmospheres) HZN/TO E64 (Electrical installations and protection against electric shock). Since 2015, he has been a member of the editorial board of the scientific and professional journal za anti-explosion protection Bulletin of the Agency for Areas Endangered by Explosive Atmospheres”.

Maintenance of facilities endangered by an explosive atmosphere

Abstract: Plants that use flammable gases, vapors, mists and dusts potentially contain areas at risk of explosive atmospheres. The maintenance of explosion-proof equipment and installations in facilities at risk of explosive atmospheres is based on an appropriately organized maintenance system, in accordance with regulations and standards, and on the professional and responsible implementation of the maintenance.

The maintenance of facilities in which there are areas at risk of explosive atmospheres includes a wide range of activities aimed at ensuring and increasing the safety and protection of people, material goods and the environment, as well as reducing the risk of industrial explosions and major accidents.

A person who carries out maintenance in areas at risk of explosive atmospheres must be properly educated, equipped and trained, and companies must be authorized by the Ministry of Interior, RCZ, Sector for explosive atmospheres.

The technical supervision checks the substance classification and hazardous areas, devices and equipment, installations, other sources of ignition, and maintenance of equipment and installations.

Dr. sc. Marija Šiško Kuliš

Dr. sc. Marija Šiško Kuliš graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split, holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in technical sciences (field of mechanical engineering) from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb. At the Faculty of Economics in Split, she obtained a master’s degree in social sciences, economics, management and administration. Also, holds doctorate in social sciences (field of economy) from the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economy and Business.

Since 1993, she has been employed by Hrvatska elektroprivreda in the preparation and management of investment projects in hydroelectric power plants. Since 1995, she has been a permanent external associate at several public and private faculties in Croatia, where he teaches several courses. She is a certified project manager and a certified court expert. In addition to her engagement with HDO magazine, she is a member of the editorial board of Energy magazine. She has published few universities textbook and several scientific and professional papers in the field of mechanical engineering and economics.

Key indicators of maintenance success HRN EN 15341/



Asset Management Workshop, MeditMaint 2023, Rovinj



Andrej Androjna – the moderator of AM

Andrej Androjna works as a senior Asset Management consultant. With rich experience in different functions within asset life cycle management in nuclear and process industries, he supports organizations in implementing AM and/or improving associated processes. He’s a member of EMAC at EFNMS, TC-VZD at SIST, TC319/WG15 at CEN, SMS and an associate member of IAM.

Management’s Perspective on the Decision-making for or against AMS Implementation”.

The last 45 min of the AMW will be devoted to a panel discussion on factors influencing the decision-making on the implementation of AMS in accordance with ISO 55001, which the participants consider as the most important ones. Besides the panellists, all the participants will be invited to provide their opinions; first in response to some open questions and then with assessment of pre-prepared factors for and against, respectively, on a Likert scale 1 to 5.  Interaction will be enabled using smart phones and supported by a web app.

Adolfo Crespo Márquez

Adolfo Crespo Márquez is currently Full Professor in Industrial Management at the University of Seville. He is included in the Stanford University’s list of world top-scientists in 2022. He received the Spanish Maintenance Award from the Spanish Maintenance Association (AEM) in 2020. He is Fellow and Director of ISEAM (International Society of Engineering Assets Management) and President of INGEMAN(Association for the Development of Maintenance Engineering in Spain) since 2002.

The benefit of advanced asset management strategies in transportation. A case study in the railway sector

Summary: In this presentation we will see current advanced strategies that are being applied currently in Spain for the management of railway infrastructure assets and for the rolling stock assets. We will review the existing methods to establish the hierarchy of assets, and different techniques applied to different assets according to their importance for the businesses in this sector. Special attention will be paid to digitalization strategies for: 1) the assets criticality analysis; and for 2) the CBM maintenance strategies development. The results presented are captured from ongoing projects in the Spanish railway, involving companies developing and managing the infrastructure and manufacturing trains.

Helena Kortelainen

Helena Kortelainen is a life cycle management and asset management expert (retired). During her career in research and industry her focus has been knowledge and data-based decision-making. She is a fellow of ISEAM, a member of the EFNMS asset management committee and a member of the Board in Promaint (Finnish Maintenance society).

A case study of the investment options in the port domain

The trend towards computer-assisted and increasingly automated machinery in port terminals and logistics operations is evident. However, especially small and medium sized ports are challenged with the high initial investment required for such assets. The case study discusses of the costs and benefits of automated and autonomous operations and evaluates corresponding investment options. The study also presents business models that could support risk sharing in the business network.

Janez Tomažin

Janez Tomažin works as a senior Asset Management consultant. With extensive experience in various areas of asset lifecycle management in the paper and glass industry, he supports organisations in implementing AM and/or improving related processes. He is a chairman of EAMC at EFNMS, EFNMS contact person to GFMAM, chairman TC-VZD of SIST (Slovenian Institute for Standardization) and a member TC319/WG10 of CEN.

The benefit of advanced asset management strategies. A case study in the power plants

Summary: There is a growing body of literature on asset management and asset management system, including international standards. However, when it comes to the practical implementation of asset management systems in industrial settings, the literature becomes much scarcer. Yet, practical experience and lessons learned from similar projects can be very useful for successful implementation of such a system. This presentation presents and analyses the case study on the implementation of an asset management system at the HSE Group, the largest power generation utility in Slovenia. The presentation discusses the main aspects of the project and highlights some specific deliverables on the path to certification in accordance with ISO 55001.



Counseling topics:

Maintenance technologies

Management of changes in maintenance

Management of tangible assets and facilities

Management and organization of maintenance

Maintenance costs

New paradigms in the maintenance of military facilities, aircraft and facilities

Maintenance of vessels and platforms

The impact of the economic crisis on maintenance

Technical regulations in the maintenance of equipment and buildings

Technical regulations – pressure vessels

Monitoring and diagnostics

Quality and standards in maintenance

Maintenance information systems

Training in maintenance and support of maintenance processes

Ecology and maintenance

Safety at work and maintenance

Students papers

General notices

The registration fee includes Counseling materials, Exhibition Proceedings, all program activities and bus transfers to event locations, coffee and drinks during the lecture breaks, use of all facilities offered by the hotel (services, spa, Wi-Fi) welcome drink and attendance at festive events and gatherings for networking. You can get a list of participants upon request and at your request the Organizing Committee will provide you with mutual contacts.   

  • Attendance Fee 615 € + VAT25%
  • Attendance Fee first speaker none
  • Attendance Fee second and other speakers 492 € + VAT25%
  • Accompany person fee 120 € + VAT25%
  • Exhibitor/place (incl. 1 attendance fee)  900 € + VAT25%
  • Exhibitor’s others attendees 492 € + VAT25%
  • Commecial presentations (10 – 15 minutes) 400 € + VAT25%
  • Advertisment in Proceedings 300 € + VAT25%

Official Conference languages are Croatian and English with simultaneous translation!

Fee payment to the account of HDO, IBAN: HR14 23600001101413778, SWIFT: ZABA HR 2X, Zagrebacka Banka.
Please provide a copy of receipt to take with you as proof of payment of the registration fee.

Documents for download

Documents are available for download in .docx and .pptx format.


Application form for authors and exhibitors

Instructions for authors

Important dates

  • Submission of Abstracts: February 28, 2023
  • Paper submission: April 2, 2023



In hotels Lone and Eden in Rovinj.

Hotel Lone

Hotel Eden

Informations and notices

Conference organizer:

HDO – Croatian Society of Maintenance

Berislavićeva 6, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia



  •  +385 98 477 217 Drago Frković
  • +385 91 6300 480 Krešimir Brandt
  • +385 98 414 732 Marija Šiško Kuliš

And this time, the participants of the MeditMaint 2023 will vote the best oral presentation of the work (professional or scientific). The award will be interesting and noteworthy.

We hope that in a constructive and traditionally pleasant atmosphere of the MeditMaint in the beautiful city of Rovinj you will gain new experiences and knowledge, get new business information, conclude deals, friendships and partnerships that will be opportune for your companies and for your personal prosperity.

For our better cooperation and expansion of the circle of friends and active associates in the field of maintenance and property management, please forward this invitation and our contacts to your colleagues and friends or inform us about potential new associates.



Program – organizing committee

Conference partners


Croatian Maintenance Society

Contact us at the following contact details
+385 (0) 1 49 22 021