HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 10, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation
Shanghai Symposium Helps Execs Chart Global Course
“The International Business Symposium is a unique forum for process, power and marine business leaders to share and network with peers from around the world,” said Jenkins. “Participants will learn how the industry’s best are meeting global competitive challenges facing their companies. Discovering common interests, goals and opportunities for cooperation and collaboration will be a key value of the event.”
For executives, the symposium examines crucial, high-level topics for plant owners and engineering firms doing business in a changing and increasingly competitive global environment. Issues and views surrounding the key topics span overviews of economic and business-specific trends to partnership development as well as global business models and processes. In addition to the symposium, APEX Shanghai also features client keynoters William (Bill) Poirier, vice president, Nuclear Power Plants China, Westinghouse Electric Co.; Robert A. McNamara, senior group president, Fluor Corporation; Maurice Tayeh, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Technip; and other industry luminaries.
Business Track in New Orleans Presents Industry Value Propositions
The Business Track explores topics of common interest to plant owners as well as engineering firms. Sessions include “A Value Proposition for Design, Engineering and Construction” and “A Value Proposition for Handover and Plant Operation.” Industry experts and Intergraph will present views on these issues and will make recommendations on effectively meeting these challenges.
Jenkins said, “APEX New Orleans Business Track attendees will discover proof points and lessons of experience in removing cost and risk from project execution. Leading plant owners and engineering firms also will share business approaches and work processes that improve handover efficiency and create new value in operations and maintenance.” In New Orleans, Jenkins joins other program headliners including keynote presenters Halsey Wise, CEO, Intergraph Corporation; Gerhard Sallinger, president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine; and D. Michael Abrashoff, author of “It’s Your Ship.”
About Bruce Jenkins
Bruce Jenkins is managing partner and senior analyst of Spar Point Research LLC. With more than 20 years’ experience in business research and analysis, Jenkins has authored more than 500 articles and studies on engineering, construction and manufacturing information technologies and their business impact. He has consulted with owners and contractors on selecting IT solutions and on integrating new technologies into existing work processes. Spar Point Research (www.sparllc.com) identifies and analyzes industry best practices for creating business value through digital technology. Jenkins has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Business Week and elsewhere.
APEX Series Helps Clients Gain Business Advantage
Both APEX Shanghai and APEX New Orleans conferences (apex.intergraph.com) are three-day technology and business forums that bring together the people, the work process improvements and the technology for enabling project and plant life cycle 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 (www.p2c2.org).
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine: Delivering the SmartPlant Enterprise
Process, Power & Marine (ppm.intergraph.com), 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.
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