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PLM Market & Industry Forums

Hold the dates for our 2017 CIMdata PLM Market & Industry Forums

March 30 | North America (Ann Arbor, MI)
April 6 | Europe (Stuttgart, Germany)
April 10 | India
April 14 | China
April 19 | Japan (Tokyo)

CIMdata’s 2016 PLM Market & Industry Forum:
"It's a Material(s) World: This Changes Everything!"

March 31 | North America (Ann Arbor, MI)
April 7 | Europe (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
April 11 | India (Pune)
April 15 | China (Shanghai)
April 21 | Japan (Tokyo)

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Adding to the MATERIALS mix leads to CHANGE.
CHANGE forces us to adapt.
New MATERIALS lead to INNOVATION and the ability to build things that were previously not contemplated.
MATERIALS-driven product development is key for INNOVATION.

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is spawning a renaissance of materials and manufacturing that has the POTENTIAL TO CHANGE EVERYTHING!

This changes everything, AGAIN, and the PLM Economy must respond to help industrial companies optimize their adoption and use of new materials and their associated design, manufacture, and support processes.

What are the Key questions we need to address?
  • What new methods, analytics, and testing are needed to ensure manufacturers get the desired result?
  • What support is needed for materials engineering, including design, analysis, and validation in the new materials age?
  • What is the impact on “systems engineering” as it moves to a new level where materials can be engineered and must be validated?
  • How do you go about finding, building, and managing a materials innovation ecosystem?
  • What is the impact of using techniques like crowdsourcing and open innovation in materials innovation?
  • How does this relate to the Circular Economy, sustainability, and compliance?
  • How should manufacturers and their value chains respond to the challenges of introducing new materials?
  • How does 3D printing impact the PLM economy?
  • What are the implications for tomorrow’s product innovation platforms in light of the advances in materials engineering?
  • What are the requirements for and capabilities needed to support future profitability management as a fundamental expansion of many of the ideas behind portfolio and cost management into areas previously not supported by PLM solutions?
  • What response is needed from PLM solution providers to help power this change?

This changes everything, AGAIN, and the PLM Economy must respond to help industrial companies optimize their adoption and use of new materials and their associated design, manufacture, and support processes.

Plan to be part of this important, industry shaping, conversation by joining your peers in the PLM Community at one of our 2016 Forum events.

What are CIMdata’s PLM Market & Industry Forums?
  • They are the leading event designed exclusively for solution and services providers in the PLM economy
  • In existence for over 25 years, CIMdata's Market & Industry Forum events have the reputation of being the primary venue for shaping the future of PLM
  • They are presented by CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM consulting firm for over 30 years
  • They provide key insights in to the current economic climate and trends, and examine their effects on the PLM economy 
  • They offer a venue for sharing CIMdata’s perspective on the current state of the PLM market and trends for the future 
  • Provides the first look at CIMdata’s eagerly awaited 2015 PLM market analysis results 
  • Offer insights into how to navigate the PLM market environment in the year to come 
  • Provides an opportunity to network with other professionals in the PLM community
  • Your chance to collaborate with CIMdata’s domain experts, practice managers, and analysts
  • They are the foremost opportunity to network with CIMdata’s PLM Community Members, your peers, your competitors, your collaborators, and your potential partners
  • CIMdata’s PLM Market & Industry Forum events serve as the leading venue for setting the vision for the PLM industry in the coming year
Who Should Attend?
  • PLM software solution providers
  • Non-PLM enterprise solution providers
  • PLM systems integrators
  • Value-added resellers
  • Analyst relations specialists
  • Marketing and competitive analysis professionals
  • Channel partners
  • Anyone involved in helping end users succeed in their PLM journey
Why Should I Attend?
  • You will be part of the industry’s first look at CIMdata’s analysis of the 2015 PLM economy
  • You will see the bigger picture on the current state of the PLM economy
  • You will understand what is driving the PLM economy
  • You will join like-minded peers in stimulating discussions about the PLM economy
  • You will find out how your company performs relative to others in the PLM economy
  • You will learn about emerging trends impacting the PLM economy

Dates & Locations

North America
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cost to Attend - Priced in US$:
Register by February 26 - US$650
Register after February 26 - US$875

Venue Information:
Sheraton Hotel
3200 Boardwalk Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
Phone: +1 734.996.0600 or click here to make an on-line reservation
Special Attendee Rate: US$135++ (rate in effect until March 14 or until rooms have sold out)
Mention “CIMdata” when booking.
Note: Cancellation terms are 3 days prior to arrival.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cost to Attend - Priced in Euros:
Register by March 4 - €595
Register after March 4 - €795

Venue Information:
The DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
Oosterdoksstraat 4
1011 DK Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Phone: +31 20 530 0800

Book a sleeping room here
Discounted Attendee Rate offers a 10% discount on the Best Available Rate

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Courtyard by Marriot, Pune, INDIA
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Co-Sponsored by Brainwave Consulting

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Shanghai, CHINA
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Wednesday, April 21, 2016
Tokyo, JAPAN​
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