Intergraph Announces Keynote Headliners at APEX 2005 Client Events

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 21, 2005 – The Process, Power & Marine division of Intergraph Corporation today announced the keynote headliners of its APEX Shanghai and APEX New Orleans client conferences. Robert A. McNamara, industrial group president of Fluor Corporation, leads the keynote lineup at APEX Shanghai, scheduled July 11-13 at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai, China. D. Michael Abrashoff, author of “It’s Your Ship,” commands the keynote roster at APEX New Orleans, set for August 22-24 at the Hotel InterContinental, New Orleans, La., USA. Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, will also address both conferences. For conference and registration details, click to .

Balancing Risk and Rewards

Robert McNamara addresses the challenges facing companies executing large capital projects in a dynamic global environment. For engineering contractors, risk is increasing as global projects continue to grow in size and complexity. In this changing business environment, many contractors are creating joint ventures to execute projects, due to regulatory requirements or the need to carry out multiple projects.

McNamara, with nearly 20 years of executive and project management experience, is a board member of the U.S./China Business Council, a board member for a U.S. and Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturer and has served as chairman of the Construction Industry Institute’s Technology Impact Task Force. He is a graduate of Brown University.

Commanding by Example

Author of “It’s Your Ship” and former commander of the guided missile destroyer USS Benfold, Mike Abrashoff brings exceptional lessons of command to the business arena. Abrashoff advocates that leadership is a process that can be taught, that two-way communication is essential to success and that true leaders empower people to solve problems themselves. Serving as the youngest commanding officer in the U. S. Navy Pacific Fleet at age 36, Abrashoff transformed the USS Benfold into one of the best-performing ships in the Navy.

During his distinguished U. S. Navy career, Abrashoff served in sea command as well as senior administrative roles, including tours as military assistant to the secretary of defense and in the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Abrashoff is a 1982 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

APEX Series Helps Clients Gain Business Advantage

Both APEX Shanghai and APEX New Orleans conferences are three-day technology and business forums that bring together the people, the work process improvements and the technology for enabling project and plant lifecycle engineering to advance and sustain increased profitability. Attendees also get the latest in comprehensive technical information on Intergraph engineering software from executives and product managers. The International Business Symposium, which offers executives insights on today’s most pressing global business and engineering technology issues , runs concurrently with APEX Shanghai.

APEX stands for Advancing Profitability through Engineering eXcellence. APEX events help Intergraph clients entrench engineering information and intelligent software as an indispensable part of new business models to compete in dynamic global markets. Held specifically to benefit the process manufacturing, power generation and marine industries, the series is sponsored by Intergraph and the Process & Power Client Community (


Intergraph Process, Power & Marine: Delivering the SmartPlant Enterprise

Process, Power & Marine (, a division of Intergraph Corporation, helps worldwide clients bring together the people, work processes and advanced software technology to create the SmartPlant Enterprise. The intelligent software and integration of the SmartPlant Enterprise promote profitability, improve operational excellence and manage assets. Innovative SmartPlant technology supports concurrent engineering design, construction and operation for the process manufacturing, power generation, marine oil and gas and commercial shipbuilding markets.

© 2005 Intergraph Corporation. Intergraph and SmartPlant are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. Software and services prices, availability, functions, features and specifications subject to change without notice and are subject to United States export control laws and regulations. This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events subject to certain risks and uncertainties of Intergraph Corporation which are discussed in the company’s Form 10K filed with the SEC. Copies available upon request to Shareholder Relations, Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Ala. 35894 USA.


Tom Greer


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