HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- User group conferences presented by Intergraph® attracted 6,850 Process, Power & Marine users from the power generation, offshore and onshore oil and gas, shipbuilding, metals and mining and pharmaceutical industries in 2012, far surpassing the previous attendance total set in 2011.
The global series of user conferences featured the most current releases from the Intergraph SmartPlant® and SmartMarine® Enterprise portfolios, Intergraph CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions and Leica Geosystems' Smart Scanning solutions. Intergraph and Leica Geosystems are both part of Hexagon. Events were held in 29 countries on six continents and drew approximately 1,350 more attendees than last year.
Hexagon 2012, Hexagon's second annual international users' conference, held in June at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., was the single largest Intergraph Process, Power & Marine user event of the year with 800 users. Next year's Hexagon international conference, Hexagon 2013, returns to the MGM Grand June 3-6, 2013.
Intergraph user conferences were held in nine Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries in 2012 and attracted 2,500 process, power and marine delegates, surpassing the region's previous high attendance total established in 2011. APAC events were held in China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Australian cities of Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
User conferences in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA) also set a new attendance total mark within the region. Nearly 1,550 delegates attended sessions in 14 EMIA countries.
In addition to two user group conferences in the Middle East (in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates), EMIA conferences were held in Benelux, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
CADWorx & Analysis University 2012 (CAU2012) and Global CAU Express events, plant design and engineering conferences for users of Intergraph CADWorx, CAESAR II®, and PV Elite®, drew a record 1,400 attendees. CAU events were held in Argentina, China, Chile, Colombia, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, United States and Venezuela. The global CAU2013 conference is scheduled to be held for the first time in conjunction with Hexagon 2013 in Las Vegas.
Additional Americas user conferences in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, the United States (excluding Las Vegas) and the Venezuelan cities of Caracas and Puerto La Cruz were attended by another 600 users of Intergraph solutions.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "Our annual user conferences give us an opportunity to show valued customers how Intergraph's industry leading solutions can help them increase safety, quality and productivity. Many of the presentations at the conferences are success stories presented by customers, validating that Intergraph is the No. 1 provider of design and data management software for the plant design industry worldwide."
Intergraph SmartPlant and SmartMarine Enterprises offer a powerful portfolio of industry leading, best-in-class design and data management solutions, enabling companies in the process, power and marine industries to capture integrated engineering knowledge at the enterprise level for the competitive advantage in today's and tomorrow's market. The integrated suites of SmartPlant and SmartMarine Enterprise solutions enable proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency and design productivity by up to 30 percent. Intergraph solutions are endorsed and used by the world's industry leaders.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal business.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
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