The Strategic Side of Obsolescence Management
 24 - 26 October 2023

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.

Call for Papers

This will be an exciting forum exploring the strategies, methods, and tools for any kind of product or service; IIOM invites you to participate in our conference programme and workshops by submitting a paper to the Conference committee for selection.  This year, we have prepared an abstract template to help with preparing your abstract. Early submission of abstracts for conference papers is recommended. Please note that all papers and presentations must be in English.

The Call for Papers & Abstract Template will be available in the next few days to download.

Submition of Abstracts
Abstracts should follow the template provided and be submitted before 6 February 2023 to [email protected] Submitted abstracts will be rated based on clarity, value added to the IIOM Conference, and how well the topic fits within the theme of the conference. Please note that the conference planning team may determine whether an abstract fits better within the conference or workshop programme. Presentations may be in the format of a conference presentation, workshop presentation, or as a member of a panel around a certain topic.

Selected presenters will be contacted by the 13 March 2023 and the presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint format will be required by 18 August 2023. Individuals selected to present at the conference will also be eligible for a significant discount on the conference registration fees.



Sponsorship packages will be announced soon, packages range from £750 - £13,000. 

Exhibition Stands

Exhibitor registration will open in December.  The cost of booking a stand will be £1985 for IIOM Members and £2185 for non IIOM Members if booked and paid for by 10th April 2023 when the early booking rate for exhibitors closes.  At that time the cost will rise to £2185 for IIOM Members and £2385 for non IIOM Members.  Demand is expected to be high, so early booking is recommended.

Conference Hotel

Copthorne Tara Hotel London,  Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, W8 5SY

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.

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, 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.