Innovation in Asia Pacific

Report by Molly Hwa

Last week, we held our annual Asia Pacific Executive Client Event (APECE) in Singapore. Nominees of the APECE Innovation Awards shared lots of innovation inspiration. It was great to see many familiar and smiling faces from attendees.

Attendees included 55 seniors executives, from 50 top companies from the Asia Pacific region, who participated in this two-day event, including one-on-one executive meetings.

A highlight of the event was awarding Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. with the 2011 Asia Pacific Innovation Award. The award is presented to a customer in Asia that has achieved exceptional business success through the use of PLM technology.

We also recognized first runner-up Midea Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Group and second runner-up Shenyang Liming Aero-Engine (Group) Co. Ltd. for their outstanding submissions.

Below are more video highlights from speakers at the event.

The event featured a presentation by Dr. Christopher Holmes of IDC Manufacturing Insights on industry trends and a top 10 prediction for the Asia Pacfic region. Chris shares his thoughts on the event and Innovation Award participants.

Steve Nevey, relationship manager at Red Bull Racing, also spoke at the conference and notes the importance of PLM to the design of the championship winning Red Bull Racing car. (If you want to  hear more from Steve, check out this interview from PLM Connection).

Below are additional videos from our executives at the event.

Our chairman and CEO, Tony Affuso, talks about PLM in Asia Pacific.

Our president and CTO, Chuck Grindstaff, talks about APECE’s networking opportunities and HD-PLM.

Alain Iung, our vice president of Asia Pacific Marketing, shares more about APECE and the 2011 Innovation Award.

Next, Rajiv Ghatikar, our vice president and general manager of Asean and Australasia, notes the networking benefits at APECE.

Gavin Spier discusses the Innovation Award participants and their inspiring PLM implementation stories.

Thanks to all who participated to make this event a success. Congrats again to Nissan.


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