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e-Update is designed to keep our members and other Siemens PLM Software users current with what's going on at PLM World.

In This Issue:

  • UGS Connection Americas 2008 is now...Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2008
  • Blogging at Siemens PLM Connection
  • Register today for Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2008
  • Closing date for web registration is Monday, May 26
  • Registration desk will be open Sunday, June 1
  • Conference attendee transportation in Orlando
  • Thursday closing event
  • Industry night
  • Deadline Extended! Users Product Showcase
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UGS Connection Americas 2008 is now...Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2008

Let’s face it: users have been through a lot over the years, and the engineering software tools we use have continued to progress and get better and better. Along the way, mergers and acquisitions will happen in the ever changing software industry.

In early 2007, Siemens AG announced the acquisition of UGS Corp. It was announced that the business would go to market as UGS PLM Software, a global division of the Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) Group. For our 2007 conference, it made sense to continue the conference as “UGS Connection” to reflect the heritage UGS name. What may be unknown to most casual conference attendees is: as soon as one conference ends...the planning begins right away for the next year. For 2008 event planning purposes...PLM World once again adopted the “UGS Connection” branding.

During the year, the “UGS” name was phased out and replaced with “Siemens PLM Software”. We had a decision to make: as we get close to our conference and start to finalize on printed graphics, signage and the web site, do we just stick with what we started with our decide to stay current? In the end, we decided to keep in sync and update our name to reflect the new "Siemens PLM Software" name.

3 Great Reasons to Attend: Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2008

  1. "Ask Siemens...Siemens Answers": A room with Siemens reps on hand to answer your questions or get someone who can.
  2. Three Great Receptions...and Prizes: Unwind with us Monday for Casino Night & Tuesday evening for our Partner Reception. Our Closing Event is Thursday, complete with prizes. Must be present to win!
  3. Special Friday Training Classes:  you asked for focused training in addition to our free training and you've got it!

Need more reasons? Check out our Top Ten List.

John Manderfield
PLM World User Group

Blogging at Siements PLM Connection

Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2008, is encouraging use of Social Media tools for conference coverage.  If you have a Blog, or are interested in starting one, come meet up with fellow bloggers and social media junkies on Sunday at 4:00 in the City Hall Lobby information booth, for some info to make sure your posts get noticed and to share ideas about what to cover and how.   You can blog about technical sessions you attended, vendors you visited, other people or companies you networked with, or things you learned in hands on training sessions.  A drawing for prizes will be held during Thursday night’s event for those that provided electronic content.  

Electronic Conference Coverage, follow conference happenings on-line…



Register today for Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2008!

Regular registration is currently open through May 22nd. Don't miss your chance to register at the regular rate with a discount of $150 off the late registration rate!

Click here to Register

Closing date for web registration is Monday, May 26

The closing date for web registration is end of day on May 26.  Fax registrations will be accepted on May 27 and May 28.  Registrations on May 29 and May 30 will be added onsite.

Registration desk will be open Sunday, June 1

Want to avoid the Monday morning rush and long lines at the registration desk?  Come register early.  The registration desk will be open on Sunday, June 1 from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Osceola lobby.

Conference attendee transportation in Orlando

Mears Transportation has teamed up with Gaylord Palms™ Resort & Convention Center to provide a seamless guest experience, which begins the moment a guest arrives at the airport.  Mears Transportation provides 24-hour shuttle service to and from the Orlando International Airport. *Print this coupon for $3.00 off a round trip shuttle to the Gaylord Palms!* .

Present this coupon to MEARS MOTOR SHUTTLE COUNTER at the airport for round trip transportation to and from the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Pricing is $32.00 per adult and $24.00 per child round trip. Phone: 407-839-1570 24-Hour Reservations: 407-423-5566

Transportation to the Walt Disney World theme parks is free with your stay at the Gaylord. Shuttle service to and from the Gaylord Palms to the Walt Disney World theme parks is offered periodically throughout the day approximately 1 to 1 & a half hours apart.  Complimentary transportation is also provided to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and Wet-n-Wild. All shuttles depart from the Tour Lobby on the lobby level.

Print a map of the Gaylord and surrounding area!

Thursday Closing Event

Attend our Thursday evening closing event and win prizes!! Throughout the week we will be selling tickets for products that will be raffled off to lucky winners. All proceeds will be donated to the PLM World Educational Assistance Program to sponsor college students to attend our 2009 annual conference being held in Nashville, TN. Among the products up for raffle are an Apple MacBook Air Laptop, BOSE QuietComfort headphones, Canon EOS 5D 12.8MP Digital Camera and much more! Click here for a complete listing of raffle items!

  • Thursday, June 5th
  • Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
  • Location: Emerald Bay Plaza
  • All attendees and their families / travel companions are invited


Industry Night

Are you arriving to the conference on Sunday, and are looking for something to do that evening?  PLM World, with Siemens PLM Software, is offering a special evening event for the attendees of Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2008, Sunday June 1st from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. This event will bring together individuals interested in forming and participating in industry specific groups that will provide additional networking and product strategy opportunities.  This event will allow all users to participate and network in several organized team games as well as participate in horizontal special interest groups (SIG) that span the existing PLM World technical structure. For complete information, visit

Questions or comments? Please contact Jim Vosler, Director Public Relations PLM World Email Contact

Deadline Extended! Users Product Showcase

We have extended the deadline date for participation in the Users Product Showcase.  Don't miss this opportunity to share your company's product innovations with over 2,000 of your fellow users! Siemens PLM Software designed products and images will be professionally displayed in the vendor fair of the Gaylord Palms Convention Center at Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2008 in Orlando, FL June 2-5, 2008. Participation is easy and free! Submissions for the Users Product Showcase are still being accepted through May 20th. Visit for complete details and to submit an application.  Questions?  Please contact Email Contact.

View our 2007 image gallery here!