Primavera(R) 25th Annual Conference Will Bring Users to Las Vegas Nov. 16-19

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Primavera 25th Annual Conference will take place November 16 - 19, 2008, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. At this year's conference, Primavera and its customers will celebrate 25 years centered on customer success.

The conference is a premier forum for project managers, program managers and technology professionals to learn about the latest techniques, strategies and technologies for project, resource, program and portfolio management. Professionals in project-intensive industries will join colleagues from around the world to make contacts, collaborate and exchange ideas. At the Conference, Primavera will present its Primavera Excellence Awards to this year's champions of projects and portfolios. The awards recognize the outstanding achievements of customers in project, resource, program and portfolio management.

This year's conference will feature:

    --  Over 140 different sessions, clinics and presentations
    --  Customer successes and best practices for sound project management
    --  Technology demonstrations and hands-on software training sessions,
        including an introduction to the latest versions of Primavera software,
        including P6, ProSight, Contract Manager, Pertmaster, Cost Manager,
        Evolve and Inspire
    --  Roundtable discussions on implementing and enhancing project management
        best practices
    --  Networking opportunities with leading businesses and government
        organizations
    --  Approximately 40 partner exhibits on the show floor

Keynote Address

Sugar Ray Leonard, one of the legendary sports icons of the 20th century and an athlete whose very name epitomizes the pursuit of excellence and conjures up the image of a champion, will present this year's keynote "POWER - Prepare, Overcome and Win Every Round," on Monday, Nov. 17. Leonard was the first boxer to win world titles in five different weight classes, a record that stands to this day.

In addition, co-founders Joel Koppelman and Dick Faris will address the general session Monday, Nov. 17 to discuss what it takes to achieve championship projects and portfolios, and how to get the most from Primavera technology. During his presentation, Mr. Koppelman will share his vision for the road ahead as Primavera continues to center on customer success. Mr. Faris will then present his technology vision for Primavera, as well as the company's continued investment in industry-specific capabilities and a Primavera platform using open and standards-based technologies.

"Our Annual Conference offers Primavera's customers a great opportunity to sharpen their skills, increase their product knowledge and develop best practices that will improve the performance of their businesses," said Nicole Styer, vice president of marketing for Primavera. "This year, Primavera will help attendees center on success through sessions and discussions that present the experiences of managers working on highly successful projects at some of the world's best-run companies."

Continuing Education Programs

Primavera offers several ways for Conference attendees to participate in continuing education sessions for ongoing professional development, as well as to maintain PMP certification. Project Management Professionals (PMPs) may qualify for up to 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) by attending the keynote speech and technical program presentations. For additional information, please visit http://www.primavera.com/conference/certification.asp.

The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International also recognizes the Primavera Annual Conference for recertification credits, which are good for any of AACE's Certifications. Attendees can earn up to 14 Professional Development Hours, or 1.4 recertification credits.

In addition, AACE's Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) Certification Exam will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19th. All applicants must be scheduled in advance to sit for the exam. For more information, visit http://www.primavera.com/conference/certification.asp#aace_cert.

Meet Colleagues Online Before the Conference with PrimaveraConnect

This year, attendees can network proactively with fellow Primavera users prior to the conference through a 24/7 online forum called Primavera Connect, where they can connect, share best practices, participate in discussions and chat with others about similar interests.

Registration and Information

For more information on the Primavera Annual Conference, including registration details, please visit http://www.primavera.com/conference/index.asp or e-mail Email Contact.

About Primavera

Primavera is a software company that provides business solutions for a project-driven world. The company helps organizations identify which projects are most important, and makes it easy for people to work collaboratively on those projects to deliver them successfully. Primavera solutions are industry-specific and highly scalable, with the power to support global enterprises. Projects collectively worth more than $6 trillion have been completed using Primavera. For more information, visit www.primavera.com or call +1.800.423.0245.

Primavera and the Primavera sundial logo are either trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of Primavera in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

    For more information, contact:
    Danielle Cormier
    Primavera Systems, Inc.
    610-949-6735
    dcormier@primavera.com
    http://www.primavera.com

    Jeff Miller
    Davies Murphy Group
    541-207-3461
    jmiller@daviesmurphy.com
    http://www.daviesmurphy.com

Web site: http://www.primavera.com/




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