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Airbus, Bloodhound SSC, Bombardier Transportation and Jaguar & Land Rover to Keynote Altair’s Biennial Virtual Design Technology Conference


Altair Engineering Ltd, a leading global provider of technology and services that empowers client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Airbus UK, BLOODHOUND SSC, Bombardier Transportation and Jaguar & Land Rover will present visionary keynote addresses at Altair’s 6th CAE Technology Conference on the 14th May 2009. They will discuss the current business challenges facing UK industry today, show their vision for the future of engineering and demonstrate the development of innovation in their industries. The keynote addresses will come from:

• Bob Joyce, Group Engineering Director, Jaguar & Land Rover
• Richard Noble, OBE, Project Director, BLOODHOUND SSC
• Dave Phipps, New Generation Composite Wing Programme Manager, Airbus UK
• Prof. John Roberts, Manager of the Centre of Competence for Crash & Safety, Bombardier Transportation

The free to attend event, open to all industries, takes place at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire, and is renowned as the ‘must attend’ conference within the UK engineering community thanks to its reputation for extremely high quality speakers and highly valuable technical content. Online registration and a complete seminar agenda are available now at

The biennial conference will bring together companies which have benefited significantly by integrating the Altair computer aided engineering (CAE) technology, HyperWorks, into their design processes. They will demonstrate how leading UK companies are using virtual design and simulation to develop a competitive edge, successfully meeting engineering and business challenges in the current market environment. The event has again attracted an industry A-list of technical speakers including Airbus UK, Amsafe Bridport, ARRK Technical Services, Beru F1, Bombardier Transportation, Cranfield Impact Centre, Force India, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar & Land Rover, SAIC, TECOSIM, ThyssenKrupp Tallent, Unilever and more.

These technical sessions will cover key engineering topics specifically designed to equip the audience with new ideas and techniques to use in their own companies, which will help drive innovation and productivity gains throughout the product design process. The sessions will cover solver technologies for accurate analysis, structural optimisation for optimum product performance, enterprise process management and revolutionary methods for designing with composite materials.

"I am pleased to say that once again our conference agenda has exceeded the high standard set in 2007. Our first Technology Conference was held ten years ago and the event has gone on to earn a reputation for presenting highly innovative and successful simulation applications that demonstrate real business benefits," explains Maurice Linscott, Regional Director, Altair Engineering Ltd. "The conference creates an exciting forum for discussion among leading thinkers and practitioners within the UK and Ireland engineering community. With over three hundred attendees at our last conference, we are confident that this year will be even more successful and provide delegates with great value during the day."

Further information and free registration is available at


Date: April 8, 2009