Bentley Systems announces Year in Infrastructure 2018 conference

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Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today (20 March) announced that the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference will be held on 15-18 October in London at the Hilton London Metropole

Presented by Bentley Institute, the conference is a global gathering of leading industry executives and prominent thought leaders in the design, construction, and operations of the world’s infrastructure. The theme of this year’s conference is Going Digital: Advancements in Infrastructure.

The conference will feature some 70 speakers and more than 50 informative sessions, including keynotes by leading industry experts, interactive workshops, forums, panel discussions, and product demonstrations. Attendees can visit the Technology Pavilion, which features exhibits and presentations from Bentley Systems and its strategic partners Microsoft, Siemens, Topcon, and Bureau Veritas.

On the initial day of the conference, Bentley Institute will host Digital Advancement Academies, featuring presentations and interactive discussions with subject matter experts who provide insights and best practices in their areas of expertise including reality modelling, BIM strategy, and constructioneering.

The conference also includes the selection and announcement of the winners of Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards (formerly known as the Be Inspired Awards), which honours extraordinary infrastructure projects by users of Bentley software throughout the world.

During six industry-focused forums featured during the conference — Buildings and Campuses, Digital Cities, Industrial Infrastructure, Rail and Transit, Roads and Bridges, and Utilities and Water —more than 55 awards finalists will present their projects to independent panels of jurors, members of the press, and conference attendees.

From those presentations, winners will be selected by the jurors, and announced at the conclusion of the conference on 18 October during an evening ceremony and gala.

Aret Garip, technical director for WSP, attended Bentley’s conference last year in Singapore to represent WSP’s One Blackfriars project in London, which was chosen as an awards finalist. Garip said: “The conference has been truly inspiring and educational. It’s a great event to learn about the latest tech in engineering design software and an opportunity to meet the creative, intelligent people who develop new tools to make it easier for us to design buildings.”

To learn more about the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference and Awards visit: https://yii.bentley.com.

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