GSMR and SMRP Agree to Shared Member and Educational Benefits

ATLANTA (March 13, 2018) – The Gulf Society for Maintenance & Reliability (GSMR), a professional body specializing in oil, gas and petrochemical industries in the Arabian Gulf Regions and SMRP, today announced a strategic agreement that enables both organizations to exchange member-only benefits and educational opportunities.

Through this agreement, GSMR and SMRP will collaborate on an oil and gas-related webinar for SMRP’s Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Shared Interest Group (SIG). SMRP will present at the 2018 Middle East Maintenance & Reliability Conference (MAINTCON) taking place November 25-28, 2018 in Bahrain, and will be recognized as a global partner at the event.

“This is tremendous opportunity for both of our societies to align on education and advancement within the global maintenance, reliability and physical asset management community,” said Erin Erickson, SMRP executive director. “The oil, gas and petrochemical industry will benefit greatly from the outcome of this agreement.”

GSMR members receive complimentary access to the SMRP Library, which includes the SMRP Body of Knowledge (BoK), 69 standardized metrics, as well as access to live and recorded webinars. Additionally, SMRP will recognize GSMR as a global partner.

“As GSMR leadership, we are excited by signing the collaboration MoU with SMRP,” said Nezar Al Shammasi, chair of GSMR. This collaboration will anchor our long-term relationship and benefit members in both societies as well as raising the maintenance and reliability profession in our region.”

Shared member benefits between GSMR and SMRP are available immediately until January 1, 2019. For more information on this agreements and available benefits to each society’s members, click here.

About GSMR
GSMR is a leading nonprofit organization providing specialized training and certification to pave the way for excellence in maintenance and reliability. GSMR's objective is to deliver top quality training programs, courses, seminars and workshops for the benefit of maintenance professionals, managers and technical personnel in various industries throughout the Arabian Gulf. Moreover, the society creates opportunities for networking amongst its members and with other professionals in the region and throughout the world.

About SMRP
The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession. SMRP’s membership consists of more than 6,000 individuals, practitioners, companies and students around the world. SMRP is committed to sustaining best practices and developing leaders in the profession by offering education resources, world-class certifications and knowledge-sharing opportunities for members. For more information, visit

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