HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph® attracted 5,500 delegates to its global series of 2011 user group conferences for the process, power and marine industries. User conferences were held in 25 countries on six continents and drew the highest attendance ever for the annual sessions.
The conferences featured the latest releases from the SmartPlant® and SmartMarine® Enterprise portfolios, Intergraph CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions and Leica Geosystems' Smart Scanning solutions, offering attendees unprecedented scope and value. The global theme, "Building a Smarter World," demonstrated how Intergraph technology empowers organizations to improve their business through industry-specific technologies that make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter.
Hexagon's inaugural international users' conference, Hexagon 2011, was held at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla., in June and drew more than 750 Intergraph Process, Power & Marine users. Hexagon 2012 is slated for June 4-7, 2012, at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.
Eight Intergraph user conferences were held in six Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries in 2011 and attracted approximately 2,000 process, power and marine delegates, the highest attendance total ever for user conferences in the region. The APAC events were in China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and the Australian cities of Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane during July and August. The highest-attended APAC conference was Intergraph 2011 Japan, a two-day event that attracted 404 PP&M users.
The Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA) user conferences also attracted the highest attendance ever for that region. More than 1,200 delegates attended sessions in 13 countries.
EMIA user group conferences were held in Benelux, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kuwait, Norway, Spain, South Africa, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom in September, October and November. A two-day event in Mannheim, Germany, in November was attended by approximately 300 Intergraph Process, Power & Marine users from the power, oil and gas, offshore, shipbuilding, mining and materials handling industries.
In the Americas region, Intergraph 2011 PP&M Canada in Calgary, Alberta, in September was attended by a record 149 delegates. Four Latin America sessions were held in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela and attracted nearly 250 users of Intergraph solutions.
Users of Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions attended the fourth annual CADWorx & Analysis University 2011 in Houston in September. That event, along with three Intergraph CAESAR II® User Group meetings in Houston in 2011, attracted 230 total participants.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "Our user conferences are premier events in the process, power and marine industries – they are an incredible place for industry members to gather, learn and network to solve common problems as they seek to increase safety, quality and productivity. These conferences are an important outreach for Intergraph as evidenced by the considerable time and resources we devote to them in an effort to assist our customers."
Intergraph SmartPlant and SmartMarine Enterprises offer a power 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 the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its "PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2015."
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 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 and classified business.
Intergraph is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB, (Nordic exchange: HEXA B) and (Swiss exchange: HEXN). For more information, visit www.intergraph.com and www.hexagon.com.