HOUSTON – AVEVA will once again exhibit as a Gold Sponsor of the prestigious 2012 ARC World Industry Forum, to be held Feb. 6-9, at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel in Orlando. This year’s Forum theme is “Transforming Industry through New Processes and Technologies”.

The ARC Forum is a highly respected technology conference for senior management in the process plant and energy industries. The ARC Forum provides a place to learn about best practices and strategies that can help to achieve operational excellence; this includes operational performance, return on assets, total cost of ownership, project time-to-benefit and shareholder value.

ARC Forum attracts attendees with a broad swath of disciplines and responsibilities – from plant operations to production, engineering, information technology and integration, all of whom represent AVEVA’s target audience of prospective clients.

"We’ve enjoyed a tremendous relationship with the ARC Advisory Group over the years and are delighted to once again be a Gold Sponsor of the Forum,” said William Muldoon, AVEVA’s executive vice president.

“This year’s theme of industry transformation is extremely pertinent to AVEVA’s product and market strategy. We strive to provide technologies and solutions that transform the operations of our customers. AVEVA assists companies manage their plant assets more efficiently and cost effectively throughout the entire lifecycle – from initial front-end engineering to handover to decommissioning. The ARC Forum is a great place for us to engage in important issues that are critical to the long-term success of the industries we serve”.

Muldoon also said AVEVA announced one of its strategic customers will speak in the Forum’s “Asset Information Management for Engineering” session on Feb. 8. Ben Hewitt, engineering systems engineer for AMEC Engineering in Aberdeen, Scotland will present on the challenges surrounding the collection, management and deployment of asset information that is created and used in the design, build and modification of capital assets.

Hewitt will bring his expertise in visualization tools and point cloud laser scanning solutions. His presentation will have a particularly strong focus on research and development of the latest tools that the industry has to offer, such as AVEVA Laser Modeller and AVEVA IntelliLaser.

ARC Director of Consulting Russ Novak commented, "We are once again pleased to have AVEVA playing a significant role in the ARC World Industry Forum 2012.  Attendees are sure to appreciate the contribution by AVEVA's executives and customers”.