IBM and Dassault Systemes Host Asia’s Largest PLM User Forum - July 18-19th in Tokyo

2002 Japan CATIA Forum committed to help companies become more competitive with Product Lifecycle Management solutions.
More than 3000 participants expected.


Tokyo, Japan and Paris, France – July 15, 2002 - IBM and Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced that the 2002 Japan CATIA Forum (JCF) will be held from July 18 to 19th at Le Meridien Grand Pacific hotel in Tokyo, Japan.  JCF is the largest user conference for PLM industry in Japan. 2002 JCF will offer participants the latest information on PLM products, technologies, and market strategies, as well as customer success stories. <br/>



IBM Product Lifecycle Management and Dassault Systemes will organize more than 30 sessions during the two-day event.  The latest innovations and advancements with CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SMARTEAM solutions will be presented and 10 sessions will focus on customer testimonials.  Keynote speakers including representatives from Toyota Industry Corporation and Panasonic will present their PLM experiences during the general session on the first day of 2002 JCF. All first day sessions will be simultaneously translated into English and Japanese.<br/>



The conference will offer other exciting features:  ‘Try! CATIA World’, a hands-on CATIA V5 session during the conference will allow attendees to experience CATIA V5’s most advanced capabilities and ease of use.   JCF attendees will also be able to explore the Technifair, where IBM and Dassault Systemes technology partners will demonstrate their latest contributions to the PLM portfolio of solutions.<br/>




“JCF is designed for our Product Lifecycle Management solution customers.  It is also a wonderful opportunity for the PLM community to share ideas and for IBM and Dassault Systemes to receive feedback in order to keep improving our portfolio of products so they meet customers’ needs,” says Ed Petrozelli, general manager, IBM Product Lifecycle Management. “Our objective is to give our customers the opportunity to focus on becoming more efficient by using product lifecycle management tools and methodologies.  Many of our customers are already experiencing the benefits of PLM.  At JCF, they will discuss how their implementations of PLM technology have positively impacted their business processes, allowing them to develop and build more innovative products, thus boosting efficiency, reducing time to market, and increasing customer satisfaction.”





“This is really the year of 3D PLM in Asia Pacific, and JCF continues to grow as the key flagship event in the region as we expect more attendees this year than ever before,” comments Bernard Charles, President of Dassault Systemes. “The conference will focus on how to significantly improve development productivity and innovation by integrating design, engineering and manufacturing operations.  The momentum of 3D PLM in the Asia Pacific region will be further illustrated by our rapidly growing customer base and the numerous alliances that Dassault Systemes has built in the past 12 months around our V5 architecture.”


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