News Altair successfully conducted the 1st European HyperWorks Technology Conference Evelyn Gebhardt Blue Gecko Marketing GmbH Tel.: +49 6421 4870435 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Kidder Altair Engineering, Inc. Tel.: +1.248.614.2400 email@example.com More than 300 simulation experts use conference as experience exchange platform Altair Engineering, Inc, a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that the 1st European HyperWorks Technology Conference (EHTC) was considered a huge success by attendees, speakers, exhibitors and organizers. With more than 60 technical and keynote presentations from various industries and a broad partner exhibition with more than 20 exhibitors, the two day Enterprise simulation event offered the perfect experience exchange platform to all attendees. "Thank you for the invitation to the first EHTC. The event was really worth visiting, not only as a platform for knowledge gain and experience exchange due to the interesting presentations, but also because of fruitful discussions and networking opportunities along both days and the great evening event. I am looking forward to attending future EHTCs as well," said Ralf Strobel, Mercedes AMG, and a French customer confirms: “This was the best conference I ever attended. Altair’s offering is the best in the market – we already knew this with respect to the Altair products, now Altair is setting a new benchmark with respect to conferences as well.” Also attending exhibitors and sponsors were very pleased with the outcome of the conference. “You provided a great atmosphere to interact with customers and partners. I already know that I want to sponsor the event next year again,” said Steve Tudberry, vice president world wide Sales, nCode international (Gold Sponsor). “It gives me great satisfaction and motivation to see how our products are widely spread at so many different customer sites,” said Jürgen Petit, Executive Vice President European operations, Altair Engineering. “15 Years ago in Europe, we started as the HyperMesh company and I am very pleased to see that Altair has grown from a pre and post processing software and service provider into a solution provider that offers the whole bandwidth of tools needed for virtual product development, including powerful solvers and data management tools. With the launch of HiQube we now even offer a data mining solution, which can be used for engineering and business data alike. We are looking forward to the next EHTC, which is planned for fall 2008 in Strasbourg, France." About Altair Engineering Altair Engineering, Inc. strengthens client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries.