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SIMULIA Confirmed as Principal Sponsor of the NAFEMS World Congress 2009

Leading Developer of Realistic Simulation Technology Teams with the Premier Independent Engineering Analysis Society to Host Global Simulation Conference

NAFEMS, the International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community, has confirmed that SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic simulation, is the Principal Sponsor for the NAFEMS World Congress 2009 (NWC09). The Congress, to be held from June 16-19 on the island of Crete, Greece, is the only international event dedicated to simulation and analysis technology, drawing presenters and attendees from around the globe.

SIMULIA, who also recently signed a global corporate membership agreement with NAFEMS, will actively participate in all areas of the 2009 Congress. Tim Morris, CEO of NAFEMS, commented, “We are delighted to have the sponsorship of SIMULIA, a global leader in developing analysis technology, for our upcoming World Congress. The participation and support of the engineering software and computing community as a whole are vital to fulfilling NAFEMS mission. SIMULIA’s sponsorship also demonstrates their commitment to advocating best practices and open standards for the advancement of simulation technology. ” Mr Morris continued, “This agreement further showcases the NAFEMS World Congress as the premier international event in the analysis world. We look forward to working with SIMULIA to make this the largest and most successful conference on the simulation industry calendar.

As a global member of NAFEMS and the principal sponsor of their 2009 World Congress, our goal is to accelerate the advancement of simulation technology that enables engineers to perform ever more realistic simulation, ” stated Ken Short, VP Strategy & Marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “With our record of over 30 years of innovation- and technology-firsts in finite element analysis, delivered through our flagship product Abaqus, we are pleased to support NAFEMS and the FEA community in general.

With as many as five parallel sessions running over three days, NWC09 will benefit all those involved in simulation, FEA, CFD, MBS and CAD/CAM. The event will bring together world leading industrial practitioners, consultancies, academic researchers and software developers with a common interest in engineering analysis.  As well as the traditional conference sessions, the Congress will include a variety of workshops, roundtable discussion sessions and other meetings covering the latest developments in simulation technology for real-world practical applications. Mr. Morris added, “We are confident that the 2009 NAFEMS World Congress will be the event of the year for the engineering analysis community.

Full details on NWC09, including additional sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, and delegate registration, can be found at www.nafems.org/congress

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About NAFEMS

NAFEMS is a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting best practices and fostering education and awareness in the engineering analysis community. In line with its objectives to promote the effective use of simulation technologies, NAFEMS is continually seeking to create awareness of new analysis methodologies, deliver education & training, and stimulate the adoption of best practices and standards by offering a platform for continuous professional development. For more information, visit www.nafems.org .

About SIMULIA

SIMULIA is the Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers a scalable portfolio of Realistic Simulation solutions including the Abaqus product suite for Unified Finite Element Analysis, multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems, and SIMULIA SLM for managing simulation data, processes, and intellectual property. By building on established technology, respected quality, and superior customer service, SIMULIA makes realistic simulation an integral business practice that improves product performance, reduces physical prototypes, and drives innovation. Headquartered in Providence, RI, USA, with R&D centers in Providence and in Suresnes, France, SIMULIA provides sales, services, and support through a global network of regional offices and distributors. For more information, visit www.simulia.com

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Further information and high-resolution images are available on request. Tim Morris from NAFEMS and Ken Short from SIMULIA are both available for further comment by arrangement.

Press Contacts

David Quinn (NAFEMS), +44 (0) 13 55 22 56 88 david.quinn@nafems.org

Tim Webb (SIMULIA), +1 (401) 276-8105 tim.webb@3ds.com