If you haven’t already heard, The Lubrication and Reliability Virtual Summit (LRVS) is set to take place on 14-15th September, 2021. This will be its second instalment and is projected to increase its attendance threefold. Already, there will be over 40 international speakers hailing from North and South America, Europe, Middle East and Australia.

LRVS brings together over 1000 global executive and technical decision makers to one platform. This year, while the conference is scheduled for two days, there will be a pre-conference allowing attendees exclusive access to speakers, sponsors and increased networking activities. This event is the meeting ground for all major global stakeholders including OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), Oil Manufacturers, Service providers and recognized industry influencers.

This year, there’s an exclusive VIP Ticket! The VIPs will get the following:

* VIP-Only dedicated time with Keynote Speaker

* Access to an Exclusive Networking event

* Gift box full of useful goodies

The Keynote Speaker for LRVS 2021 is Ryan Chan, Founder and CEO of Upkeep Technologies. His Keynote address will focus on, “What does the next generation of Maintenance look like?” Ryan will be bringing his expertise to the audience and sharing his vision on the future of maintenance. It is going to be a very enlightening session to kick off the program.

There is a very diverse panel of speakers who will be covering topics about IoT (Internet of Things), Oil condition monitoring, Sustainability, Safety, Future of lubrication, Maintenance, Root Cause Analysis, Standards within the industry, leadership and so much more. These topics cover sectors such as mining, power generation, wind turbines, reliability, food sector, aerospace, hydraulics, compressors to name a few.

The Panel discussions for LRVS 2021 are going to be equally as intriguing. Here’s a quick look at the scheduled panel sessions:

Tues 14th 9:45AM EDT
What does Reliability look like in 10 years?

Ryan Chan, Bob Latino, Randy Carlisle, Howard Penrose

Tues 14th 12:00PM EDT
Future of Formulation Technology for Lubricants

Greg Livingstone, Wade Flemming, Rafe Britton, James Hannon

Tues 14th 4:30PM EDT
Condition Monitoring

Cristian Soto, Mike Holloway, Rich Wurzbach, Jorge Alarcon

Wed 15th 3:05AM EDT
Correlation between Sustainability & Lubrication

Pierre Vanderkelen, Ruediger Krethe

Wed 15th 10:AM EDT
Empowering Women in STEM

Sanya Mathura, Caitlyn Young Gilbert, Vanda Franco, Jade Thompson

Wed 15th 12:PM EDT
Influences of AI & Machine Learning on the Future of Lubrication & Reliability

Ryan Chan, Blair Fraser, Guillermo Miro, Bill Gillette

One of the major differences this year is the amazing partnerships amongst industry leaders helping to deliver more value to the event and community. We are proud to have partnerships with The Maintenance Community (Official Community Sponsor), Maintenance Disrupted Podcast (Official Media Sponsor) and International Council for Machinery Lubrication.

Partnerships with customer-centric and learning focused companies bring great value to this event and creates true collaboration and engagement that is needed for a virtual event” says Josh Wagner, LRVS Chairman.

In addition to these partnerships, we are also very grateful to our sponsors: Upkeep, Bilfinger, Lubrication Engineers, Reliability X, Fluid Learning, Optimol Instruments Pruftechnik,Empowering Pumps & Equipment,  Fluid Intelligence Oy, Global Physical Asset Management Inc, UE Systems Inc and Strategic Reliability Solutions Ltd.

The Pre-Conference

The platform will be opened one week in advance (06-13th September, 2021) to allow attendees to engage with our sponsors, speakers and network with other attendees. This Pre-conference will feature exclusive video rooms where attendees can interact directly with industry experts.

Here’s a quick look at our Pre-conference topics:

2:00PM CEST / 9:00AM EDT
2:00PM EDT
Tuesday 07th Sept
Root Cause Analysis


  • Bob Latino
  • Sanya Mathura
Bearings & Grease


  • Blair Fraser
  • Rich Wurzbach
Wednesday 08th Sept


  • Josh Wagner
  • Dominique van Straaten
  • Drew Troyer


  • Greg Livingstone
  • Sanya Mathura
  • James Hannon
Thursday 09th Sept
Condition Monitoring


  • Jo Ameye
  • Ruediger Krethe
  • Mika Perttula
IoT & Sensors


  • Cristian Soto
  • Bill Gillette
Friday 10th Sept
Lubrication Technologies


  • Jo Ameye
  • Rafe Britton
  • Wade Flemming


  • Rob Kalwarowsky
  • Cliff Williams
Monday 13th Sept
Lubricant Management Systems


  • Andy Gailey
  • Kendrick Hieb


  • Paul Hiller
  • Greg Livingstone

Additionally, each day, attendees will get a chance to “Meet the Author” at 3pm CEST / 10am EDT. Attendees will get to interact directly with our speakers who are published authors and get to ask questions about their book.

Tue 07th Sep
Wed 08th Sep
Thurs 09th Sep
Fri 10th Sep
Mon 13th Sep
10:00am EDT
Bob Latino Sanya Mathura Shane Turcott Mike Holloway Cliff Williams
Root Cause Analysis – Improving Performance for Bottom Line results (5th Edition)
Lubrication Degradation Systems – A Complete Guide
Decoding Mechanical Failures
Process Plant Equipment Operation, Reliability and Control
People a Reliability Success Story

Be sure to join over 50 experts and network with peers within the industry in September. Updated information about speakers and the program can be found at www.lrvs.events . Looking forward to meeting you there!