IBM and Dassault Systèmes to Host 10th ECF European PLM Forum in Paris, November 7-9, 2006

Celebrating 25 years of collaborative innovation through PLM

Paris, France – September 26, 2006 - IBM and Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced that ECF 2006 will be held November 7-9 in Paris, France. The 10th edition of this annual event will be a celebration of 25 years of collaborative innovation through PLM.

This international Product Lifecycle Management symposium is the largest of its kind. ECF 2006 will bring together executives, managers, project leaders, IT experts, business leaders, developers, consultants, and users of PLM Solutions from IBM and Dassault Systèmes. The forum will focus on the goals and challenges facing industries ranging from automotive to apparel with sessions designed to help PLM users transform their business. Attendees will hear from world-leading companies how PLM has helped them face today’s and tomorrow’s business challenges. Participants will learn about the latest developments in PLM strategy. ECF 2006 is a unique networking opportunity, to exchange best practices with leading experts from IBM and DS and peers.

To celebrate 25 years of collaborative innovation enabled by PLM, ECF 2006 will focus on demonstrating how PLM has helped and continues to help clients align their product development processes with their business strategy, thereby extending PLM from the engineering department to the executive boardroom. You will hear how PLM has evolved to be a key innovation and integration driver throughout the value chain, becoming an infrastructure enabler across the enterprise and playing a key role in everything from procurement and collaboration to marketing, support, customer service and end-of-life and next-generation planning. Breakout sessions will show how companies can exploit PLM Solutions to create competitive advantage and increase flexibility in an increasingly turbulent global marketplace.

For complete information about the ECF, including the full agenda and registration kit, please visit www.ecforum.com.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers can redefine the creation, production and life-cycle-management processes of their offer and thus have a meaningful impact to make the world more sustainable. The beauty of the Experience Economy is that it is a human-centered economy for the benefit of all – consumers, patients and citizens. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit https://www.3ds.com