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Oct 5, 2011

Intergraph® 2011 PP&M Mexico User Conference Begins in Mexico City

Engineering experts convene to discuss safety, quality and productivity.

Intergraph® opens its fourth annual Intergraph 2011 PP&M Mexico users' technical conference today in Mexico City, bringing the country's top process, power and marine companies together for a day of informative sessions and networking among industry leaders. The event is sponsored by Intergraph's Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) division, which for 30 years has provided local resources to support engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and owner operators executing projects and operating facilities in Mexico.

Intergraph 2011 PP&M Mexico features presentations by Josue A. Montoya of Northam Engineering and Manuel Salcido of the Mexican Institute of Petroleum (IMP). Several Intergraph technical experts will also speak, including Charles Evans, the PP&M division's chief technology officer and executive vice president.

The leading EPC companies working in Mexico are gathered at the conference, as are representatives of the main divisions of Pemex, the state oil company of Mexico. Together, they are discussing the principal trends of engineering, safety, quality and productivity, focusing on their experiences and sharing best practices in an open dialog between engineering companies, suppliers and owner operators.

"Mexico is one of the world's largest producers of oil," said Don Brundage, Intergraph PP&M executive vice president for the Americas. "Pemex and the EPC companies who support it are an important component of Intergraph's business success and market leadership in the Americas region. The Intergraph 2011 PP&M Mexico conference provides the opportunity to show these companies how our industry-leading solutions can help them enhance safety, improve quality, boost productivity, reduce timelines and ensure data accuracy across the facility life cycle."

Intergraph's SmartPlant® and SmartMarine® Enterprises offer a powerful portfolio of industry-leading, best-in-class design and data management solutions, enabling companies in the process, power, offshore and marine industries to capture integrated engineering knowledge at the enterprise level for the competitive advantage needed in today's and tomorrow's market. The integrated suites of SmartPlant and SmartMarine Enterprise solutions enable proven productivity gains, improving engineering efficiency and design productivity by up to 30 percent. Intergraph solutions are endorsed and used by the world's industry leaders.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.