Apr 15 2004

Leading Manufacturers and PLM Experts to Address Product Profitability at Annual SMARTEAM European Conference

Key knowledge-sharing event geared to educating corporate executives on the value of PLM Solutions



London, April 15, 2004 – Corporate executives and industry experts from a wide range of manufacturing disciplines will be sharing their first-hand SMARTEAM experience and product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge at the SMARTEAM European Conference 2004 in Zurich, Switzerland, April 22-23. SmarTeam Corporation Ltd., a Dassault Systèmes company (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management solutions to manufacturing enterprises of all sizes.

Co-sponsored by Microsoft Corp., the two-day executive conference will include presentations by executives from European and American companies in the electronics, food and chemical processing and other industries, manufacturing and technology experts Brian Tinham and Nigel Lockwood, as well as executives from Dassault Systèmes and Microsoft’s Switzerland operation. This year’s conference will cover the dynamic evolution and impact of PLM, exploring its immediate and long-term business benefits -- particularly for mid-sized companies -- including greater profitability through right-to-market product delivery and differentiation.

Select customers will explain their choice of SMARTEAM, discuss their specific solutions and describe gains experienced in supply chain responsiveness, bidding turnaround, enterprise collaboration, and more. Live solution demonstrations and other sessions by SMARTEAM knowledge experts and implementers will articulate how companies can rapidly implement PLM solutions adapted to the company’s needs, based on the robust and comprehensive SMARTEAM product portfolio. SmarTeam Corporation executives will speak on the company’s PLM vision and how manufacturers can make successful PLM a reality.

Said Chris Jones, president, SmarTeam Europe, “This year’s conference has much to offer the European business community. The shared experiences of our speakers help illustrate the extent to which PLM and SMARTEAM can benefit manufacturers of all sizes and across industries. At the same time, executives will have a unique opportunity to gain relevant insight into where PLM technology is heading and the impact it is likely to have on the future of their business.”