COFES2003 Adds Sponsors: FORTUNE, Microsoft and EDS Take Active Role in Conference

BETHESDA, MD, April 9, 2003 — Cyon Research Corporation, a provider of analysis, research and consulting for engineering technology markets, today announced that three new sponsors have signed up in support of COFES2003 (Congress On the Future of Engineering Software), to be held May 15-18, 2003, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Joining Title Sponsors HP, and breakfast sponsor, Bentley Systems Inc., will be three additional sponsors — FORTUNE magazine, Microsoft and EDS-PLM. FORTUNE will be providing pre- and post-event coverage, as well as advertising opportunities for participants at this leading industry conference. Microsoft and EDS-PLM will be supporting the event as reception and lunch sponsors.

“This year’s conference focus on business issues of using engineering software has generated a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm among vendors, users, and the press and analysts of engineering-software technology,” stated Brad Holtz, president & CEO of Cyon Research Corporation. “The commitment of these sponsors provides opportunities for COFES participants to really understand the breadth of technology available and gain insight into upcoming technologies that may affect the way people operate and think about their businesses.”

“Our belief in COFES is strong,” stated Joseph Malloni of the Office of Strategic Marketing at EDS. “COFES is the only industry conference that has repeatedly shown the ability to make a difference in the way technology is considered, impact the industry in a positive manner and bring a new energy to the market.”

Held in Scottsdale, Ariz., COFES has proved itself as a mainstay of the industry as attendees work together to determine, define, and clarify the business issues concerning users and vendors that rely on MCAD, AEC, and design and engineering technologies. COFES 2003 will be held May 15-18, 2003.

An invitation to COFES is coveted by “in-the-know” C-level executives from architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and design firms, and by vendors serving that market. COFES provides a meeting of the minds in a conference atmosphere where intense private and public discussions are held. For more information please visit, or call 301-365-9085.

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, is Cyon Research’s primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage and profit from future technologies.™ is Cyon Research’s Web-based, centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report, a subscription newsletter providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines; A-E-C Automation Newsletter, a subscription newsletter delivering information on trends, new technologies, and market information for design technologies that address architecture and construction; and Extranet News, a Web-based resource for the burgeoning engineering collaboration market.

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Joseph Pate
Strategic Reach PR

Published: Wednesday, April 09, 2003


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