Bentley Announces Be Connected: An Online Seminar Series Covering Breadth of Topics to Help Infrastructure Professionals Stay Abreast of Best Practices and Technology

    Registration Now Open for Series That Runs June Through November

    EXTON, Pa., June 11 /CNW/ -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated today
announced that registration is now open at for its
innovative Be Connected online seminar series. Be Connected gives architects,
engineers, builders, geospatial professionals, and owner-operators a chance to
learn about applying information modeling from some of the world's leading
infrastructure practitioners -- free of charge, in both live and OnDemand
formats. The series, which takes the place of this year's Be Conference,
begins June 23.

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    "With over 150 best practices and product seminars, the Be Connected
online seminar series is the best way for both practitioners and business
leaders in infrastructure to keep up with the latest trends in practice and
technology, without the time and expense required when traveling to a
conference," said Bentley's chief marketing officer, Ed Mueller. "This is
'professional conference-quality' content, brought to your desktop at no

    "If you are an AECO or geospatial professional serious about staying on
top of your game, Be Connected is an ideal solution. It is Bentley's response
to the global challenge of finding new ways to create value without adding

    Be Connected offers two types of online seminars:
    --  Best Practices Seminars -- Presented by leading infrastructure
        professionals around the globe, these sessions bring a project
        perspective on best practices for the design, construction, and
        operation of specific types of infrastructure projects, including a
        series of seminars on each of the following: bridges, cadastre and
        development, communications, electric and gas utilities, high
        performance buildings, mining and metals, oil and gas, rail and
        transit, roads, and water and wastewater.

    --  Product Seminars -- Presented by Bentley's top product executives and
        designed for both current and prospective users, these
        technology-focused sessions demonstrate the latest features and
        capabilities of Bentley's comprehensive V8i software portfolio for
        sustaining infrastructure.

    The first presentation of these hour-long seminars will include a live
Q&A teleconference, giving seminar attendees the unique opportunity to
interact with leaders in the infrastructure professions. Each seminar will
then be offered OnDemand, allowing participants to attend multiple sessions at
times of their choosing. In addition, participants can join discussion groups
about the topics presented in the seminars on the Be Communities professional
networking website, further extending the value and the insights gained in the

    Be Connected attendees will learn how to successfully employ new
workflows, information technology, and delivery methods -- enabling them to
work smarter, improve their productivity, lower costs, and advance their
careers. Every Be Connected participant will be provided transcripts
indicating seminars attended and Bentley Institute Learning Units earned.

    "The unique delivery system and breadth of topics covered make our Be
Connected seminar series a first in the infrastructure community," said Carey
Mann, vice president, solutions, Bentley Software. "The topics are aligned
with the breadth of infrastructure addressed by Bentley's comprehensive
portfolio of software."

    Added Mann, "Put simply, Be Connected enables infrastructure
professionals, including owners and the consultants who serve them, to be
engaged, be informed, and be empowered -- all without leaving their offices."

    About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

    Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing comprehensive
software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Architects, engineers,
constructors, and owner-operators are indispensable in improving our world and
our quality of life; the company's mission is to improve the performance of
their projects and of the assets they design, build, and operate. Bentley
sustains the infrastructure professions by helping to leverage information
technology, learning, best practices, and global collaboration -- and by
promoting careers devoted to this crucial work.

    Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,700 colleagues, offices in more
than 50 countries, annual revenues surpassing $500 million, and, since 1993,
has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.
Nearly 90 percent of the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms are Bentley
subscribers, and a 2008 Daratech study ranked Bentley as the world's #2
provider of geospatial software solutions.

    For additional information about Bentley, visit To view
a searchable collection of the year's top infrastructure projects from the
annual Be Awards of Excellence (which this year becomes the Be Inspired
Awards), visit For information about the
Be Communities professional networking site that enables members of the
infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other,

    Bentley, the "B" Bentley logo, and Be are either registered or
unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or
one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and
product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

    Press Contact:
    Ron Kuhfeld
    +1 610 321 6493


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