Cyon Research Announces 4th Annual COFES2003 to be held May 2003

HP to be Title Sponsor of Major Industry Event

BETHESDA, MD, January 7, 2003 -- Cyon Research Corporation, a provider of market knowledge for CAD-centric PLM, today announced that HP will be the title sponsor of COFES2003: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, which will take place at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, AZ on May 15 -18, 2003.

The 4th annual COFES, building on the success of last year’s COFES, has become the ‘can’t miss’ industry event on senior executives’ calendars. With HP’s close involvement as title sponsor, COFES2003 has become even more compelling, with greater scope and reach than ever before.

“HP brings to COFES its leadership role in advanced computing, its history of long-term vision, and its intimate focus on the needs of the engineer. With the valuable support of HP, COFES2003 will feature an increasingly intense agenda, a wider view of the engineering technology market, and increased focus on business issues that affect customers,” stated Brad Holtz, president and CEO, Cyon Research Corporation. “HP is the perfect partner for COFES. We’ve carefully crafted COFES to be the ideal place for MCAD, AEC, and GIS press, analysts, developers, and customers to cooperate in a framework that invites intense, fruitful discussions on the industry. With the addition of HP, COFES2003 is poised to be the best COFES yet.”

“HP is delighted to sponsor this event and bring together some of the best minds in the industry to discuss the future technology for engineers, architects and consumers of 3D design data,” said Tom Salomone, worldwide MDA manager for HP’s workstations business unit. “The interaction of consultants, MCAD and MCAE companies, key customers, editors, along with HP’s rich heritage of innovation, is a perfect combination for the objectives of COFES 2003.”

Held in Scottsdale, AZ, 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 GIS.

“The COFES conference was perfect for our purposes,” stated Rick Benoit, strategic marketing manager, Intel Corp, and 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 or three days what could have taken weeks, perhaps several months. The return for us was invaluable given our objectives.”

An invitation to COFES is coveted by C-level executives-in-the-know from architecture, engineering, and design firms. COFES provides a meeting of the minds in a relaxed, conference atmosphere where private and public discussions are held.

To recommend a potential attendee, or to apply for an invitation, please visit, or call 301-365-9085. To qualify for an invitation, attendee candidates must be from mid-to-large firms and must have both a strategic vision, as well as a position in the firm that allows them to implement that vision.

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a leader in providing market knowledge, research and direction for CAD-centric PLM. 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®.

COFES,, Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. The CAD Rating Guide is a registered trademark of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Rachael Dalton-Taggart
Strategic Reach PR

Published: Tuesday, January 07, 2003


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