Intergraph APEX New Orleans Conference Features Afterburner Mach 2 Leadership Seminar

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 14, 2005 – The Process, Power & Marine division of Intergraph Corporation announced that Afterburner, a group of elite American military fighter pilots, is returning by popular demand to the APEX New Orleans client conference to conduct its powerful Mach 2 Execution Program seminar. The special leadership program, offered on Sunday, August 21, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. before the conference kickoff, provides authoritative business lessons, including secrets of effective team communication skills, briefing, planning and project execution. The Afterburner group leads the world’s top corporations to breakthrough performance by the pursuit of flawless execution. Seminar participants work side-by-side with some of America’s top fighter pilots and learn how to apply the Mach 2 lessons to their own performance and projects.

The Afterburner seminar has limited seating available for general conference attendees and is provided gratis to Process & Power Client Community officers. General attendees can register for the Afterburner Mach 2 program on a first-come, first-serve basis through April 5 for $50 ( U. S.) in addition to the conference registration fee.

Intergraph APEX New Orleans is scheduled August 22-24, at the Hotel InterContinental, New Orleans, La., USA. Click to for online registration and complete conference details. An early registration rate of $645 (U.S.) is available through April 30, a savings of $400 over the onsite registration fee. Standard registration is $845 (May 1 - August 5). Companies registering seven or more employees can take advantage of the special rate of $645 each through August 6. During the conference, on-site registration is $1,045.

APEX New Orleans is a Must-Attend Event

The Afterburner seminar, the keynote lineup, special events, guest speakers, Business Track sessions and technology seminars combine to make APEX New Orleans a must-attend conference. Special guest speaker Mike Abrashoff shares lessons learned as former naval commander of the U.S.S. Benfold to the business arena. The Business Track, moderated by well-known industry analyst Bruce Jenkins, features sessions focused on measuring the benefits of deploying new-generation solutions. SmartPlant Enterprise Solutions Sessions allow attendees to explore case studies and best practices through interactive presentations. And SmartPlant Enterprise Product Sessions show clients how the latest updates to Intergraph products will help improve their bottom line.

Offers Outstanding Conference Value

The Intergraph APEX conference series offers an outstanding value among process, power and marine industry events. The event emphasizes the role and contributions of all stakeholders – plant owner/operators, engineering and construction firms, supply chain vendors and process licensors – in employing engineering information to fundamentally improve work processes and the bottom line.

APEX 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 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.

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 Process, Power & Marine.


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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