COFES2003: The Fourth Congress on the Future of Engineering Software Will be Held May 15-18, 2003, Scottsdale AZ

Bethesda, MD. June 25 2002. Cyon Research Corporation announced that COFES2003: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, will be held in Scottsdale, AZ, May 15-18 2003.

At the 2002 event, COFES2002 welcomed some 140 executive-level attendees, vendors, and sponsors, who spent three days in discussion and debate with a view to moving the industry forward.

"COFES2003 is the industry’s leading event where high-level attendees can discuss, debate, and examine the future of the industry without the normal distractions found at an industry trade show," commented Brad Holtz, CEO and president, Cyon Research Corp. "COFES is a phenomenon and a success story for all involved -- industry participants, vendors, press, and analysts -- where the focus is on moving the industry forward so everyone can be successful."

"The COFES conference was perfect for our purposes," stated Rick Benoit, Strategic Marketing Manager, Intel Corp, and an attendee at COFES2002. "No other conference that I am aware of provides the attendees with the opportunity for hosted personal introductions to key industry players and the chance to speak directly to those individuals about issues that affect the 3D CAD industry as a whole. We accomplished in two/three days what could have taken weeks, perhaps several months. The return for us was invaluable given our objectives."

COFES2003 is not a trade show, but a place for profound conversations about the future of the engineering software industry among people who have the power to set its direction. This unique industry conclave is limited to 240 invited attendees, consisting of top-level engineering executives from user companies; the trade press corps; prominent consultants and analysts; and leading executives of the top engineering software firms. More information can be found at:

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a leader in providing market knowledge, research and direction for the CAD and PLM industries. The company was formed by CAD industry consultants Brad Holtz, Joel Orr, and Evan Yares to foster clarity and provide vision to users and vendors of CAD and PLM tools. Current products include:, a leading provider of online news and analysis; COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software; Engineering Automation Report, and The CAD Rating Guide.

The COFES2003 event will comprise discussions, keynotes, and debates between top-level engineering executives from leading executives of the top engineering software firms, prominent editors, consultants, and analysts, and selected user companies. For more information, and to find out how to be a participant, please call 301-365-9085, or visit
COFES,, Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Rachael Dalton-Taggart, Strategic Reach PR, 720 352 8099.

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2002


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