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Key Industry Figures to Present at NAFEMS World Congress 2009

Posted By: David Quinn
Date:Mon, 20 Apr 2009, 11:05 a.m.

NAFEMS, The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community, has released details of further invited speakers at its World Congress, to be held in Crete, Greece, on June 16th-19th 2009.

Jan Leuridan , Executive VP & CTO at LMS International; Alain de Rouvray Chairman and CEO of ESI Group and Bruce Engelmann , Chief Technology Officer at SIMULIA, will speak at NWC09, sharing their views on engineering simulation for today and beyond. This is an outstanding opportunity to hear the thoughts of some of the major analysis software vendors in an independent conference environment.

The announcement of these top-level invited speakers in addition to the keynote speakers already announced makes the NAFEMS World Congress 2009 an unmissable event for all those involved in engineering analysis and simulation.

A fully updated agenda , including details of all presentations, sessions, workshops, social activities and accommodation information, is available to download now from the Congress website, where you can also register for the conference quickly and easily.

This, the 12th International Conference organized by NAFEMS, brings together a wide range of leading industrial experts and academic researchers, to provide a unique insight into current best practice and future state-of-the-art in FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). With over 150 presentations from industry, consultancy, software vendors and acadamia from around the globe, the agenda provides the largest and most comprehensive independent global view of simulation available.

Register today to ensure you are part of this un-missable event.


Keynote Speakers


Erich Schelkle Porsche AG and Automotive Simulation Center, Germany CAE 2015 – Current Status, Directions and Challenges

Tsuyoshi Yasuki Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan Lessons learned from the Earth Simulator

Martin Wiedemann DLR German Aerospace Center, Germany State of Research, Challenges, Future Requirements and Developments for Structures in Aviation

Louis Komzsik Siemens PLM Software, USA Industrial Finite Element Analysis – Evolution and Current Challenges

Jacek Marczyk Ontonix, Italy Future Trends in Computer-Aided Engineering

François Besnier Principia RD, France Design, Validation and Verification of Large Structures


Full details on the congress themes, additional workshops and training courses, location, accommodation, sponsorship and registration are available from the congress website at

NAFEMS World Congress Homepage

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