AVEVA (LSE:AVV) provider of engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, announced the successful conclusion of its new global series of AVEVA World Summits. Organized for AVEVA customers and partners, three regional Summits were presented throughout the month of October in Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Beijing. With a focus on business and project strategy topics for mid-level and senior management, the new AVEVA World Summits complement AVEVA’s popular User Group meetings that address more technical product subjects for engineers and operators.
Adopting the theme of “Engage – Inspire – Deliver,” 2010 was the first year that AVEVA conducted the Summit series for their customer community around the world. More than 800 delegates at the three regional conferences attended business strategy presentations and participated in a range of social and networking activities over the course of the two day events. Combining both the plant and marine industries, each Summit had a mix of speakers that included AVEVA senior management, independent analysts, and customer case studies.
“For the first time, we brought together our customers from the plant and marine industries in a single event,” commented Richard Longdon, AVEVA’s CEO. “By combining expertise from both industries, companies were able to share their experiences across different disciplines. The Summit program gave them the opportunity to see the challenges facing organisations in other markets and network with their colleagues. Pooling our collective knowledge is what the AVEVA World Community is all about. I’m pleased that the 2010 Summits provided the foundation for such a positive exchange of information for everyone that attended.”