Seoul, Korea– May 3, 2007 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions announced today that it will hold its “2007 PLM Executive Summit” in Seoul on May 23rd, at the Marriot Hotel. “Accelerating & Expanding Business Value" is the main theme of the 2007 Executive PLM Summit.

This is DS's first PLM Executive Summit in Korea and will address more efficient ways for large companies, manufacturers and SMBs to deploy and leverage PLM solutions. Customer case studies and speeches from global partners, including HP and Microsoft will all be part of the agenda.

“PLM is a strategic solution that improves quality, pricing and time-to-market capabilities for manufacturers, thus allowing them to sharpen their global competitive edge,” says Bernard Charles, CEO of Dassault Systemes. “This summit will promote information sharing among industry leaders, as they increasingly seek to maximize their business value with PLM strategies.” DS will address topics such as business trends in the global PLM market with a speech from leading global market research firm Gartner, and will explain how manufacturers in and outside the country have benefited from PLM deployments. Airbus and local manufacturers will share their success stories.

“Enterprise customers now respond to fast-changing market conditions by reinforcing core capabilities and outsourcing business. PLM serves as a key solution used to minimize risk in this environment,” said Samson Khaou, CEO of Dassault Systèmes, Korea. “Interest in PLM has been growing fast among local customers, especially since the launch of a PLM consortium in Korea late last year. DS helps customers sharpen competitive edge by leveraging its best practices across 11 industries.”

DS, with 25% of the global PLM market last year, has seen 40% growth in Korea and has signed up 14 local partners as resellers, as a part of a broad sales and marketing drive targeting emerging markets. The company is seeking to help customers move to the next level of process innovation and growth by accommodating customers’ needs in product development and technology support.

To take part in DS’s PLM Executive Summit 2007, attendees need to register in advance, as the event is for confirmed guests only. For more information and any inquiries, please call 02-531-9621 or e-mail

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