ROANOKE, Va., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium Inc., the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting solutions, hosted more than 450 people at the opening reception of Meridium Conference 2011 this evening at the company's newly renovated global headquarters building in downtown Roanoke, Virginia USA. The event featured live music, regional cuisine, and tours of the former warehouse and retail space.
Additional Meridium Conference events and sessions throughout the week included pre-conference training classes and an evening cycling event, as well as upcoming customer case study presentations and industry expert sessions, a product demonstration theatre, a treasure-hunting contest and passenger train excursion to a restored train-depot-turned-restaurant.
The opening general session of Meridium Conference 2011 begins Wednesday morning at the historic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center with a powerful list of speakers, including Dr. Kent Moors, an internationally recognized expert in oil and gas policy and global risk management, as well as a professor at Duquesne University, where he also directs the Energy Policy Research Group. Speakers also include Dr. Sam Mannan, director of the Mary Kay O'Conner Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University and a leading authority on safer processes, equipment, procedures, and management strategies that will minimize losses within the processing industry. The Thursday morning keynote, Dr. Mark Wilde, is Deutsche Bank's senior analyst covering the Paper & Forest Products sector, and was recently identified by the top paper industry consulting & publishing firm as one of the most globally influential persons in the sector.
"Meridium is excited to bring our annual user event back to Roanoke, after more than 10 years of taking the conference on the road to our clients," according to Bonz Hart, Founder/President. "This year, we're looking forward to showing our customers, partners and Roanoke associates how the renovation of 207 Bullitt Avenue allowed us to design and create the perfect platform and infrastructure to serve them better."
Breakell Inc. provided the construction services for the renovation, and Spectrum Design developed the architectural and design plans for the building.
Meridium Inc. is the global leader in asset performance management solutions for process, power, mining and discrete manufacturing industries. With Meridium software and services, companies will accelerate profitability through effective asset strategies, thus increasing asset reliability and improving the performance of their production assets. Developing or improving these asset strategies also has a direct, positive impact on operational excellence by reducing financial, health and safety, and production risk; optimizing maintenance costs; ensuring regulatory compliance and decreasing the potential for undesirable incidents. Industry leaders such as Eastman Chemical, Marathon Oil, Anglo Platinum, and Xcel Energy rely on Meridium for enterprise wide asset performance. Meridium is headquartered in Roanoke, VA, USA, with regional offices in Houston, TX, USA; Dubai, UAE; Bangalore, India; Ricasoli, Malta; and Perth, Australia. www.meridium.com
SOURCE Meridium Inc.