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AspenTech 2009 User Conference Draws Global Process Manufacturing Industry Leaders to Share Best Practices for Navigating Uncertain Economy

Leading Experts from BASF, BP, ExxonMobil, Sunoco, Technip and Others Exchange Latest Insights in Process Optimization

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 20, 2009-- Aspen Technology, Inc. (OTC: AZPN.PK) today announced that AspenTech’s 2009 User Conference was attended by over 400 experts from 27 countries representing energy, chemical, engineering & construction, pharmaceutical and other process industry market segments. The AspenTech User Conference is the only event exclusively focused on best practices for optimizing process manufacturing. More than 100 customer presentations, panel discussions and case studies highlighted practical advice for navigating an uncertain economy. Highlights included:

  • Anadarko Petroleum Chairman and CEO, James Hackett, delivering a compelling keynote presentation to a standing-room-only crowd during which he addressed market factors impacting the global economy.
  • FIATECH Executive Director, Dr. Ric Jackson, leading an industry panel and an interactive discussion, featuring experts from BASF, BP, ExxonMobil, Sunoco and Technip exchanging organizational, operational and technology ideas for navigating volatile market conditions.
  • An Energy Management session featuring presentations from leading companies representing both the owner-operator and engineering and construction communities. Key elements focused on using aspenONE® software to reduce energy consumption.
  • A new Virtual Training Lab, allowing attendees to test drive instructor-led virtual courses.
  • A Solutions Showcase demonstrating integrated aspenONE software solutions for Chemicals, Exploration & Production, Petroleum Refining, Advanced Process Control, Batch Manufacturing, and more.

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About AspenTech

AspenTech is a leading supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing – including oil and gas, petroleum, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other industries that manufacture and produce products from a chemical process. With integrated aspenONE solutions, process manufacturers can implement best practices for optimizing their engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations. As a result, AspenTech customers are better able to increase capacity, improve margins, reduce costs and become more energy efficient. To see how the world’s leading process manufacturers rely on AspenTech to achieve their operational excellence goals, visit

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Source: Aspen Technology, Inc.

Aspen Technology, Inc.
Erik Mason, +1 781-221-8386
North America
Lois Paul & Partners (for AspenTech)
Michael Parker, +1 781-782-5714