ANSYS Convergence Conference Series Features Several Global Thought Leaders

Thousands of industry leaders and ANSYS simulation experts exchange knowledge around simulation-driven product development

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — The global Convergence Conference series, presented by ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS), kicks off in May, bringing together industry visionaries to share the latest trends, best practices and applications in engineering simulation. Customer speakers from such industry leaders as Ford, Baker Hughes, Tetra Pak, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Astrobotic Technologies, Maxim Integrated and Regal Beloit Corporation will share their simulation successes as well as lessons learned.

The Convergence Conferences feature panel discussions, workshops, breakout sessions and case studies as well as simulation tips and tricks showcasing the unique ways companies leverage solutions from ANSYS to solve challenging engineering problems. For example, presenters will discuss accurately simulating the behavior of polymers, using parameterization to speed up product development and understanding how simulation has become an essential part of business strategy.

"I'm pleased to be giving the keynote address at the UK Convergence Conference, where I'll discuss how Astrobotic is using ANSYS simulation to create an affordable delivery service to the moon," said John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic Technology, Inc. "As we near the end of our competition in Google's Lunar X Prize, simulation continues to be absolutely essential to the aerospace and defense industry to design lighter, safer and more efficient equipment. I'm excited to share our story with attendees."

"Presentations from our customers across industries are the lifeblood of the Convergence Conferences," said Josh Fredberg, vice president of marketing at ANSYS. "ANSYS has the largest simulation community on the planet, and these events give thousands of people the opportunity to hear from true business leaders. That, combined with the product updates from ANSYS speakers, makes these events imperative for product innovators."

With local language presentations and numerous locations to choose from, there are many opportunities to learn how best-in-class organizations are maximizing their investments in simulation.  There are scheduled events on five continents and in more than 30 countries, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Israel, India, China and Japan.

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About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations ― no matter their industry ― to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs more than 2,600 professionals, many of them expert in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit for more information.

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