Intergraph® Announces Australian Leg of Global Engineering Conferences

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Brisbane and Perth events to showcase cutting-edge engineering solutions and connect leaders across the mining and energy industries

MELBOURNE, Australia, August 7, 2014 -- Intergraph®, the leading global provider of engineering software, has announced that its PP&M Global 2014 User Conferences series will visit Brisbane on 26 August and Perth on 28 August.

Built on the theme of “Learn, Grow, Connect”, Intergraph PP&M Australia 2014 provides those working on mining and energy projects with a genuine opportunity to connect with the industry’s experts, learn about the latest engineering developments and leverage best practices from other companies.

Intergraph PP&M 2014 features a keynote presentation by experts from Leica and Accenture, who will discuss digitising a large brownfield plant – a hot topic for Australia’s mining and energy industries. Intergraph Executive Vice President of PP&M Asia-Pacific, Franz Kufner will present an outlook for energy in the region, discussing the drivers and emerging trends, as well as customer success stories.

Several Intergraph technical specialists will address issues such as harnessing the power of smart engineering to secure an advantage in the global market, and the future of enterprise information management.

“This is a critical time for the Australian mining and energy industries, and our Australian conferences will provide us with the opportunity to discuss the emerging trends that we expect to be hot buttons in the coming months and years, such as the application of cloud technologies and brownfield modernisation,” said Kufner. “Australia remains a key market for Intergraph in Asia-Pacific.”

More than 2,000 delegates from Asia-Pacific are expected to attend the conference series, which has already visited Japan, Thailand and China. After Australia, the series will continue to South Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia, before heading to destinations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The conferences are sponsored by Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, which has more than 30 years’ experience in providing local expertise and services to support engineering, procurement and construction companies and owner-operators executing projects and operating facilities in Australia, delivering enhanced safety, quality, interoperability and productivity. More than two-thirds of the plants built worldwide are designed using Intergraph software.

For more information on the conference series, visit www.intergraphusersconference.com.

Intergraph Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Intergraph solutions and network with other Intergraph users, visit www.intergraph.com/go/tuf.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design tools for plant design according to its global market research study, “Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure: Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2017.

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About Intergraph

Intergraph helps the world work smarter. The company’s software and solutions improve the lives of millions of people through better facilities, safer communities and more reliable operations.

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) is the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) is the leader in smart solutions for emergency response, utilities, transportation and other global challenges. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

Caroline Warnes

PR & Communications Specialist, Asia-Pacific

+61 3 9856 1936 or +61 403 990 403
caroline.warnes@intergraph.com

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