All of this plus professional development, networking, and first-rate entertainment are on tap for SolidWorks World 2009 ( http://www.solidworks.com/pages/swworld09/index.html), taking place Feb. 8-11, 2009, in Orlando, Fla.
“SolidWorks World improves every year as we incorporate attendee suggestions into the program,” said Efrat Ravid, director of marketing and alliances of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. (DS SolidWorks). “As a result, we’re packing more luminaries into the keynotes, more content into the general sessions, and tailoring break-out sessions more closely to the challenges designers and engineers face every day.”
DS SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray will officially kick off SolidWorks World 2009 by detailing past and future commitments to customers. He will also spotlight customers who are “changing the world” amid unprecedented challenges and opportunities.
Ray will go on to introduce Special Guest Speaker Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group ( www.virgin.com), consisting of more than 200 companies – from airlines and luxury properties to financial services and mobile phone service providers – employing over 50,000 people in 30 countries and recording more than $20 billion in 2006 revenues. Branson also applies his business expertise on environmental and social problems with Virgin Unite, his not-for-profit entrepreneurial foundation.
Day 2 dawns with an exploration of how the most well-known brands in the world confronted their biggest design challenges. Keynoter Jon Hirschtick, co-founder and group executive of DS SolidWorks, will help engineers tell their stories. Hirschtick is credited with bringing 3D CAD to the desktop.
On Day 3, attendees will get a sneak preview of SolidWorks® 2010 3D CAD software, featuring a host of new and improved capabilities, along with associated solutions for data management, analysis, and documentation.
SolidWorks World 2009 also offers:
A full conference pass is $995 with a $100 early bird discount through Jan. 9. Attendees can save more by sending three people from the same company for the price of two full conference passes. For more information, visit www.solidworks.com/swworld.
SolidWorks World 2009 is produced by DS SolidWorks, a world leader in 3D solutions.
Click here to listen to a podcast about SolidWorks World 2009 with Kerri Dunne, events manager for DS SolidWorks.
About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, develops and markets software for design, analysis, product data management, and documentation. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing software that helps them design better products. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site ( www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers
in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981,
Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and
services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of
the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to
recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for
designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design –
DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for
global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D
lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext
Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the
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