Registration Open for BE Conference 2007

    Register at by March 23 and Receive Early Bird Discount That
Reduces Learning Program Fee by $200 - From $995 to $795

    EXTON, PA., March 13 /CNW/ - Bentley Systems, Incorporated today
announced that registration is open at for BE Conference 2007,
being held April 29-May 3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California.
Those registering by March 23 will receive an early bird discount that reduces
the Learning Program fee by $200 - from $995 to $795.

    The BE Conference, which consistently scores a 99 percent attendee
satisfaction rating, is a once-a-year learning opportunity for Bentley user
organizations. It offers:

    --  Keynotes by Bentley executives on future technology and business

    --  Hundreds of courses and thousands of hours of accredited learning;

    --  Best practices sessions from experienced peers and technology

    --  Hundreds of technology updates across all industries and disciplines;

    --  An exhibition featuring the latest products and services to help
support infrastructure projects;

    --  A variety of networking opportunities, including the BE Awards of
Excellence, the most prestigious awards program dedicated to infrastructure
design and management;

    --  The first BE Executive Symposium - a thought leadership event that
brings together executives and researchers to discuss the challenges of global

    "Once again, it's time for learning - on a scale unequaled by any other
single learning event in the infrastructure community," said Maureen Pomeroy,
director, Bentley Institute. "Our BE Conference 2007 program features
comprehensive, discipline-specific, professional training for Bentley users in
the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals of the architecture,
engineering, construction, and operations market. Bentley Institute will
provide more than 600 courses representing close to 1500 learning units of
training to help attendees stay current on technology and best practices and
advance their careers."

    Continued Pomeroy, "Equally important, attendees can carry back this
valuable learning to their organizations to increase productivity, enhance
project quality, maximize the return on their investments in software, and
help them become more globally competitive. Indeed, BE is a value-packed
learning event."

    BE Executive Symposium

    The BE Executive Symposium is an invitation-only event that connects
industry executives with researchers to discuss and address key challenges to
improving the world's infrastructure. The inaugural 2007 symposium will focus
on sustaining infrastructure in the face of today's critical shortage of
engineering resources.

    New technology updates

    BE Conference 2007 attendees will be updated on the following

    --  Innovations by MicroStation - including PDF for architecture,
engineering, and construction (AEC), CAD standards configuration and
management, collaboration across teams, and the ability to link project
information across file formats - that deliver significant business advantage
to multidiscipline teams requiring interoperability, power, and accessibility
in their software portfolio;

    --  ProjectWise - a scalable collaboration system used for connecting
people and information across distributed enterprises that includes:
ProjectWise Navigator, a visual collaboration client for project review and
analysis; ProjectWise StartPoint, which provides entry-level collaboration
using Microsoft SharePoint; and ProjectWise Integration Server, which enables
projectwide collaboration and content management for distributed teams sharing
distributed content and includes servers to accelerate content access,
automate the creation of intelligent, portable deliverables, and to facilitate
integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint;

    --  Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions - including automated
design and production processes with Bentley Architecture; integrated
analysis, design, documentation and fabrication of structural systems with
Bentley Structural, RAM, STAAD, and ProSteel; building services design and
documentation with Bentley Building Mechanical Systems and Bentley Building
Electrical Systems; advanced associative parametric computational design with
GenerativeComponents; and effective operational management of space and assets
with Bentley Facilities;

    --  DigitalPlant solutions - including AutoPLANT XM Edition; PlantSpace
XM Edition; ProjectWise Navigator; AutoPLANT Structural; Bentley's approach to
workflow challenges during front-end engineering; rules-based P&IDs Lifecycle
Server interoperability with 2D and 3D design tools; ProjectWise V8 XM
Edition; and Bentley's newly acquired Design Power PlantWise, an automatic
pipe routing and plant layout tool used by EPCs during the initial phases of a
project for a quick visual of the plant and early cost estimate;

    --  Civil Project Lifecycle - including details on advancing to a more
complete road lifecycle; leveraging data into construction; site development
and design technology; roadway design technology; surveying; and water
resources technology;

    --  Geospatial solutions - including Bentley Map and XML feature
modeling; cadastral applications via Bentley Cadastre; Geospatial Server;
building public Web sites with Geo Web Publisher; technology solutions for
municipal government; communication industry solutions for planning,
engineering, and operations; utility solutions for distribution and power
delivery with Bentley Electric and Bentley Expert Designer Electric; and water
and wastewater engineering, modeling, and management.

    For more details on BE Conference 2007 sessions, visit

    BE Awards of Excellence

    The BE Awards of Excellence are always a high point of the BE Conference.
The BE Awards, which are judged by an independent panel of industry experts
and presented at an evening ceremony, honor the extraordinary work of Bentley
users improving the world's infrastructure. These projects set benchmarks for
their industries and showcase the imagination and technical mastery of the
organizations that created them.

    BE Conference attendees

    BE Conference attendees will come from AE firms; architecture firms;
design-build firms; engineering consulting firms; facility owner-operators;
departments of transportation (DOTs); rail companies; site engineering firms;
communications and utilities firms; federal government and associated
contractors; local governments; public works agencies; plant engineering,
procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors; and plant owner-operators.
They will include users of Bentley's MicroStation, ProjectWise, AutoPLANT,
Haestad Methods, STAAD, and RAM solutions, among others.


    The BE Conference experience includes an extensive exhibition of
software, hardware, and services designed to support users' infrastructure
project needs. On display will be offerings from not only Bentley, but also
from a broad range of other organizations serving the infrastructure

    For more information or to register for BE Conference 2007, being held
April 29-May 3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, go to Those registering by March 23 will receive an early bird discount
that reduces the Learning Program fee by $200 - from $995 to $795.

    About Bentley

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the
world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the
building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture,
engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing
$400 million annually, and more than 2400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the
leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design
Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world's No. 2 provider of
GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.

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