ESI Hosts its Worldwide Forums on Smart Virtual Prototyping

11 July 2017
Paris, France
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Paris, France – July 11, 2017 – ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services for manufacturing industries, announces it will hold multiple international ESI Forums between September and November in North America, Germany and Japan. These events provide opportunities to learn more about the latest innovations in ESI’s software solutions, to witness exceptional examples of how our customers benefit from Smart Virtual Prototyping, and to network with fellow users, worldwide industry experts, academics, and partners.


Alain de Rouvray, co-founder, chairman and CEO of ESI Group, presenting the company’s vision at the ESI France Forum 2016 last year in Versailles.

The ESI Forum in North America will kick off the international meeting season in Birmingham, Michigan, USA. From September 26 to 27, clients from a diverse range of industries, from ground transportation to aerospace and defense, will gather to exchange ideas on new trends in simulation and manufacturing and how to address the challenge of delivering more innovative and smarter products at a lower cost, faster, and with increased reliability. ESI will also offer technical sessions and hands-on workshops covering the latest software updates. 

The following month, ESI will hold the 5th edition of the OpenFOAM User Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, from October 17 to 19. Dedicated to the world’s most popular open-source CFD code, the event will feature a keynote speech by Professor Philip Roe, known internationally for his work on high-resolution compressible flows. Attendees include OpenFOAM creators as well as users from the many industries that benefit from this open source software. 

From November 7 to 9 in Weimar, Germany, ESI will welcome customers from Europe and abroad during an event translated simultaneously in English. During these 3 days, attendees will hear about the benefits of virtually manufacturing, assembling and testing across multiple domains of required performance, physically realistic components and complete virtual products – essentially building and honing a Virtual Prototype all the way to virtual pre-certification. Following the acquisition of ITI last year, the ESI Forum 2017 in Germany for the first time welcomes the creators and users of the multi-physics system simulation software SimulationX, who previously met in the event known as the ITI Symposium. Speakers include world renowned scientists, ESI customers, and ESI Product Managers.

Closing the series of events, the ESI Forum in Japan or PUCA returns this fall for its 27th edition. Held at the Hilton Hotel in Tokyo, from November 15 to 16, the forum will provide participants with the opportunity to meet simulation experts and discover how ESI is undergoing its own transformation to amplify our Smart Virtual Prototyping solutions, showing how committed we are to supporting and accelerating the digital transformation at the heart of the Smart Factory. Offered with simultaneous interpretation in English, the sessions will discuss several challenging industry topics in Virtual Performance, from crash & safety and seats to NVH and Dynamics, and in Virtual Manufacturing, including composites, sheet metal forming and welding and assembly. There will also be a special session for the community in Japan who use Scilab, the open source software for numerical computational sustained by the company Scilab Enterprises acquired by ESI earlier this year.

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