Dec 14, 2010

Altair Engineering Announces 5th European HyperWorks Technology Conference to be held at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany

The event will take place from Nov. 7th – 9th, 2011 and will focus on new strategies and examples of enterprise simulation methods in the development of innovative products.

TROY, Mich – Altair Engineering, Inc today announced that it will host the 2011 European HyperWorks Technology Conference from November 7th to 9th, 2011 in Bonn, Germany. The European version of the HTC conference series - now in its fifth year – has been growing from a HyperWorks user’s conference into one of the major PLM technology events in Europe, with around 500 attendees from all over the world.

The 5th European HTC will again highlight the latest trends, developments and applications in the area of enterprise CAE and will showcase cutting-edge methods, applications and industry examples of CAE-driven innovations. The three days will be packed with valuable technical information. The event will again be divided in two parts. On Monday, November 7th, Altair will host three workshops on different simulation related topics and will next year also host the 2011 EDU (university and educational use of HyperWorks) user’s meeting. Tuesday and Wednesday will be dedicated to the traditional conference proceedings, including a broad range of technical and keynote presentations from across industry; the meet the expert sessions, highlighting the capabilities of the latest HyperWorks version and giving attendees the possibility to talk to Altair’s development experts, and there will also be a large partner exhibiting.

“We have already started planning next year’s European HTC, even though this year’s event was only a few weeks ago, “said Dr. Michael Hoffmann, Vice President European Operations, Altair Engineering. “This year’s conference attracted around 500 industry professionals to Versailles, France, making it the biggest European CAE event in France this year. For next year’s event we intend to top this number of attendees and provide even better technical content and quality. Several high level industry customers have already announced their interest in presenting at next year’s conference, and we are looking forward to receiving even more proposals once the official call for papers has been issued early next year.”

“With Bonn we have once again chosen a location in the heart of Europe, easily accessible from anywhere in Europe and around the world. Bonn is a great city and offers perfect surroundings for our conference. With the World Conference Center located at the heart of Bonn’s former government district, you can attend a conference hosted in the same location where German parliamentarians once debated. I’m already looking forward to hosting the 5th European HTC in Bonn and to welcoming international attendees at this marvelous location”, added Dr. Hoffmann.