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UGS Connection Americas PLM Conference Sets Record Attendance


PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and PLM World, Inc., the UGS user community, today announced record attendance for the UGS Connection Americas conference, with more than 2,200 participants from 25 countries.

The annual user group conference for UGS® technology users is the longest running PLM industry conference, supporting one of the largest user communities. The conference is for users of UGS software, including NX®, Teamcenter®, Tecnomatix™ and Solid Edge® software.

“UGS Connection is the PLM industry’s premiere event that not only captures both size and diversity of companies, but enables them to share their best practices and network with other industry leading companies that use UGS technology,” says Dave Shook, senior vice president and managing director, Americas, UGS. “Attendance grew with a record number of attendees from small to mid-size manufacturers through enterprise companies. We are pleased to see so many come together to discuss our innovation and best practices with our products.”

UGS Connection 2007 featured nearly 600 educational sessions, including keynote presentations, technical sessions, product updates and hands-on-training sessions. In addition, this conference marked a new “Management Connection” set of presentations for mid- and senior-level managers as well as a new “Developer Connection” for developers and partners who work with UGS technology.

“We have an exciting week of content for our attendees that began today with keynote presentations from Fred Bellio, Director of Global Product Development, Processes and Systems at Mercury Marine, and Leon McGinnis from GeorgiaTech, internationally known for his leadership in the material handling research community,” said John Manderfield, chairman, PLM World, Inc. “We thank our speakers, partners and UGS for the outstanding support of this event.”

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