The annual PLM Europe conference has proved to be an extremely valuable experience for both, users and managers of companies using EDS PLM Solutions products. This user organised conference is packed with a wide range of technical presentations covering all levels from people actually using the software, complemented with details from EDS PLM Solutions on many of the new releases and advanced functionality of the Teamcenter and the NX Suite including I-deas and Unigraphics.

This years's conference is of a particular importance especially in light of the major challenges currently facing the manufacturing industry globally. To deliver competitive advantage companies need now to use technology to improve their processes. Attendees at this conference will have the opportunity to understand how EDS PLM Solutions are working to meet these challenges. This will be the only event in Europe where users of products from EDS PLM Solutions will hear directly from the senior executives of EDS about the future strategy of ALL of the products and how they can be applied to today's challenges.

New for 2003
After listening to attendee's feedback we have s slightly different Conference set up compared to previous years. On Monday we have planned a plenary day with a keynote speaker and general sessions from EDS PLM Solutions about NX and Teamcenter strategies. This day would be of special benefit to managers looking to understand where the technologies are getting benefits from deploying PLM technologies.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be filled with a mix of user presentations and EDS presentations on different subjects for I-deas, Unigraphics and Teamcenter. We are particularly excited about one new addition to this conference.
For the CAE professionals we now have a dedicate one day event running a parallel with the main conference. Wether you are a involved in CAE management or area a CAE technical expert this will provide you as I-deas or Unigraphics CAE users an opportunity to share in the knowledge and experience of the most advanced and latest CAE technologies

Who should attend?
This is the conference in Europe both for true users of EDS PLM Solutions software and for CAD/PDM implementation managers. Providing an insight into the technology directions allows these managers the opportunity to determine a CAD/PDM implementation strategy for their business.

What will you learn?
The goal of the conference is to provide you with all of the information you need to use the EDS PLM Solutions products to get maximum benefits for your organisation. During the conference you will see from both EDS and other users during the user speaker sessions various approaches to the challenges you face today. This will range from capturing and reusing knowledge, through the product development lifecycle, successfully managing the complex processes within your organisation, through to approaches to extend collaboration throughout the extended enterprise.

Enhance your knowledge
The General Sessions are good overviews of the product lines. The technical tracks go into much more detail to keep you up to date with the software. The goal is to have attendees get solid help from these technical tracks, such as best of practice guides and detailed tips that they were able to implement into everyday use.
This is also a good opportunity to attend sessions to evaluate new modules you may be considering for purchase. The EDS PLM Solutions presentations will also include useful information such as Enhancement Requests (ER) updates and software developments for the future.

Get Real User Feedback
Networking with other users is one of the most valuable aspects of this conference. You can see if others have solutions to some of the problems your company is having. You will find a friendly users community willing to help you.

Learn about where existing and new tools can help improve your productivity

Taking information back to share the knowledge with your colleagues
After the conference, have a post conference meeting with the users to discuss the lessons learned and give an overview of the presentations attended. Post the presentations on your company's Intranet for everyone to access. Share the conference CD-Rom that will have all of the presentations from the conference on it.

Vendor Exhibition
The conference is backed up by a strong Vendor Exhibition. This runs throughout the conference and provides an opportunity to see products from a wide range of carefully selected partners.

Conference Organisers
The conference is organises by users for users supported by a team from EDS PLM Solutions. The conference is established on a not for profit basis. The feedback and input from the user community is an important element in planning the conference.


Any Questions? Send an eMail to our User-Office.