Hexagon PPM is Gold Sponsor for Downstream Engineering, Construction & Maintenance 2017 Conference

EcoSys Executive Vice President Christian Bergerud among 150 experts who will address event attendees in New Orleans

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 08, 2017

Hexagon PPM (formerly Intergraph Process, Power & Marine), the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering design software and project control solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be a Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor for the upcoming Downstream Engineering, Construction & Maintenance 2017 Conference June 15-16 in New Orleans, La.

The Downstream Engineering, Construction & Maintenance (DECM) 2017 Conference, presented by Petrochemical Update, is billed as the world’s largest conference and exhibition dedicated to the downstream engineering and construction industry. This year’s event will feature more than 1,100 senior level leaders in projects, turnarounds and routine maintenance, along with approximately 150 speakers and 100-plus innovative exhibitors.

Attendees in New Orleans will address common challenges, share best practices, and network among the best in the industry, across these key areas:

  • Major Projects (Greater than $500M)
  • Plant-Based Small- to Mid-sized Projects
  • Shutdowns and Turnarounds
  • Reliability and Maintenance
  • Commissioning and Start-Up
  • Modularization

Don Brundage, Hexagon PPM executive vice president for the Americas region, said, “We attended last year’s conference and we came away very impressed. We are very proud to increase our involvement as a Gold Sponsor this year, and look forward to a tremendous conference with a great mix of speakers and panelists representing many of the global leaders in downstream engineering and construction.”

Christen Bergerud, co-founder and executive vice president of Industry Strategy for EcoSys, a Hexagon PPM company, will be the featured speaker at a Major Projects session on Thursday, June 15, titled “Using Project Controls to Proactively Manage a Project.” Bergerud will provide expert insight into project controls systems and help DECM 2017 attendees understand how a comprehensive, forward-looking, integrated approach delivers efficient predictability and control.

DECM 2017 Project Director Karla Sharp said, “We’re already looking at a fantastic lineup of speakers and attendees for DECM 2017, which is unrivaled globally. We are very pleased to have representation from all the downstream majors in petrochemical, refining & LNG, such as BASF, ExxonMobil, BP, CITGO, Flint Hills Resources, Formosa, Marathon, Tesoro, Valero, and Phillips 66. Attendees will learn how to achieve world-class project results by asking the experts, knowledge sharing, and preparing for trends that will affect the industry in the next five to 10 years.”

The event brochure is available to download at http://1.petchem-update.com/LP=14674.

Hexagon PPM Technical User Forum (TUF) LinkedIn groups provide an online discussion forum for year-round networking between users. To learn more about Hexagon PPM solutions and network with other users, visit hexagonppm.com/technical-user-forums.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Hexagon PPM as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants & Infrastructure Global Market Research Study Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2020.


About Hexagon PPM
Hexagon PPM is the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering design software and project control solutions. By transforming unstructured information into a smart digital asset, our clients are empowered to visualize, build, and manage structures and facilities of all complexities, ensuring safe and efficient operation throughout the entire life cycle.

PPM is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

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