The Strategic Side of Obsolescence Management
 24 - 26 October 2023

Principal Sponsor


IEC 62402:2019 introduces the concept of strategic obsolescence management in the introduction section of the standard. It specifically mentions that when planning and implementing obsolescence management, approaches early in the life cycle could be characterized as strategic.  

IIOM’s 2023 Conference looks to explore the strategic side of obsolescence management. We want to explore how to consider life cycle impacts and building justifications for technology refresh. We want success stories in performing and planning obsolescence management activities earlier in the life cycle and designing systems for successful obsolescence management.  

 This conference will bring together obsolescence management professionals, solution providers, academia, and those who want to learn how to understand and reduce their exposure to obsolescencerisk.


In person registration now closed.

Online registration closes 22nd October 23.59 hrs BST

- Online attendance for the IIOM International Conference is now possible, this includes the Conference Sessions on 25th & 26th October.  Pleases select the relevant registration link based on where you are located.  Registrants attending online from outside the UK are exempt from VAT.  A unique link to join the conference online will be sent to you nearer the event.

Companies OUTSIDE OF THE UK, ONLINE registration - please click here

UK companies, ONLINE registration - please click here and select the ONLINE registration option


Advance Programme - Click here to download


Workshops (running concurrently) - 24 October 

Workshop 1: How to Justify the Need for Proactive Action
Synopsis: One of the more difficult tasks is in the persuasion of others. In the obsolescence management profession, we often spend more time developing PowerPoint slides and analysing spreadsheets just to move forward on a proactive action. This workshop looks to help all OM professionals in helping to identify the action needed and then persuading others to act on that action. This workshop will work through the obsolescence management process from IEC 62402: 2019 with a goal of introducing those new to obsolescence management to the identification and analysis techniques while helping more experienced OM professionals become more persuasive in the need to act proactively. 

Workshop 2: Navigating the Global Supply Chain and Shortages
Synopsis: For most of 2021 and 2022, it felt like obsolescence management professionals spent more time than ever dealing with supply chain disruptions and shortages. This workshop looks to help all OM professionals in helping to navigate the complexities of the Global Supply Chain, forming relationships and partnerships with suppliers, and working together to uncover hidden obsolescence risks. This workshop will tackle the most important aspects of interfacing with a supplier, review case studies in successful global supply chain management, and how to proactively work with suppliers so that obsolescence and part shortages issues can be worked together and not hidden from each other. 

Registration Fees

Companies OUTSIDE OF THE UK, ONLINE registration - please click here

UK companies, ONLINE registration - please click here and select the ONLINE registration option


Full time students wishing to attend the conference should contact [email protected] to find out the rates available to students in the engineering/obsolescence fields.

Conference Packages

Conference packages do not include travel or accommodation.  Fees are subject to VAT @ 20%.

Conference Package
24 Oct  Welcome Reception
25 Oct Conference Sessions, Lunch, Networking Evening with food & drink
26 Oct Conference Sessions, Lunch

Workshop & Conference Package 
24 Oct  Workshop, Lunch, Welcome Reception
25 Oct Conference Sessions, Lunch, Networking Evening with food & drink
26 Oct Conference Sessions, Lunch

Workshop only
24 Oct  Workshop, Lunch


Sponsorship packages range from £750 - £13,000.  Click here to download the sponsorship document.

Confirmed Sponsors

 Principal Sponsor                                   

 Diamond Sponsor                                  

 Platinum Sponsor - Lanyards

 Platinum Sponsor - Workshop  

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Exhibition Stands - Sold Out

Confirmed exhibitors:

Accuris, Allan Webb Ltd, APC Technology, Central Management Catalogue Agency (UK), Converge, CTG, a Division of Blue Raven Solutions, Force Technologies Ltd,  iLenSys Technologies Pvt. Ltd, SiliconExpert, Sourceability, Winslow Adaptics, Win Source Electronics, Z2Data,

Conference Hotel

Copthorne Tara Hotel London,  Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, W8 5SY - BOOK BY 24th SEPTEMBER AT THE LATEST

We have organised an allocation of bedrooms at the conference hotel at a discounted rate.   The cost of a standard double room for single occupancy is £140 per night, on a bed and breakfast basis.  There will be an additional charge for double occupancy.  Room upgrade costs per night are £15 for Superior rooms and £30 for Club rooms, subject to availability.  The cancellation policy for bedrooms is 30 days prior to check in.  Rate applies to rooms on Monday - Thursday only, subject to availability.  If you require to stay more nights you will need to email [email protected] with your requirements, quoting the IIOM code COGN231023.  Rooms booked after 24th September are likely to be charged at the much higher rack rates.

To book accommodation  at our rate 

Online - click here and click on 'Book Now',  add dates and number of adults, click book now.  Then click edit beside codes and options on the right hand side of the screen and enter COGN231023 in the promo code box, untick show accessible rooms, scroll down and click on update results.  You will now see the available room type and the rates for our group.


IIOM’s 2023 Conference looks to return to London and the site of the 2019 IIOM Conference. The Conference, Exhibition and Workshops will be held at the Copthorne Tara Hotel London. Kensington, located in London’s West End and just a few minutes’ walk from High Street Kensington underground station and Heathrow Airport is just 15 miles away. Notable attractions in the area include Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens, the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums and London’s premier university, Imperial College.

Event Schedule

24 October - Daytime Workshop & Exhibition Set up
24 October - Evening Welcome Reception in Exhibition Room
25 October - Daytime IIOM International Conference & Exhibition
25 October - Evening Networking Event
26 October -Daytime IIOM International Conference & Exhibition

Contact Us -

If you have any questions about the event please contact the IIOM Office, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1727 876029.

Event terms and conditions