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A Catalyst for Change

This year’s AVEVA World Summit will be held in New Orleans, USA from the 17-19 October. The Summit is AVEVA’s premier international customer event designed specifically for senior management and decision makers from the process plant, power, marine and AEC industries.

The program for the Summit will focus on how different businesses deal with change, from all-out transformation projects through to gradual continuous improvements. In other words, there are many flavors of managing change. The common denominator is that something has to happen; business cannot stand still and AVEVA offers solutions to support you on this exciting but often challenging journey.

AVEVA works as your business partner worldwide to deliver change successfully. At the Summit, you will hear from ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Jacobs, Vista, McDermott and IHI – to name just a few companies – about how they successfully managed their challenges using AVEVA solutions as the catalyst.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans on 17-19 October.

















The Summit is a unique opportunity to learn, network and share experience through interactive sessions delivered by AVEVA customers, business consultants and key AVEVA speakers to encourage collaboration and stimulate innovative thinking. Over the coming weeks we will be adding more detailed information to our agenda content.

Download the Agenda for the Plant, Marine and Building and Infrastructure sector.

Introduction and setting the event objectives.


Changing market dynamics and the impact they have on successful project execution.

Why AVEVA is a Catalyst for Change

AVEVA Executives

Learn how Southern Company’s Engineering and Construction Services (E&CS) Digital Fleet initiative envisions that for every physical asset Southern Company operates, there will be a digital one.

Carl Toner, E&CS Performance Improvement Manager, Southern Company

Learn how Eastman is creating a data centric engineering platform to improve their plant engineering processes and to maintain an evergreen digital asset for plant operations.

Jan Shumate, Director Plant Engineering, Eastman Chemical Company

A Digital Asset Strategy provides a competitive advantage, but what people, processes and technologies adjustments are required to implement?

Jan Schumate (Eastman), Jim Crompton (formerly Chevron), Carl Toner (Southern Company), John McQuary (Jacobs), Trond Straume (AVEVA), Amish Sabharwal (AVEVA - moderator)

Jacobs is investing in data centric delivery platforms to leverage our global workforce and bring excellent value to our clients.

Michael Van Swol, VP Project Delivery, Jacobs

EOM is challenging traditional practices, technologies to make giant leaps. ExxonMobil is on the transformation path to reduce design by 30-50%, the construction by 30% and the commissioning work by 30-60%.

Sandy Vasser, I&E Manager, formerly ExxonMobil

Companies are continuing to invest in technologies but why aren’t they achieving 30-50% engineering efficiency?

Michael Van Swol (Jacobs), Sandy Vasser (formerly ExxonMobil), Harit Naik (McDermott), Patrick Reilly (Vista Projects), Maged Salim (AVEVA), Michael Halloran (AVEVA - moderator)

The Oil and Gas industry face long-term price pressures from new competitors and future project portfolios need to be scalable and flexible, avoiding the high risks, costs and poor productivity of the past. Lessons of efficient manufacturing will need to be learned. How do we put energy projects back on track?

Harry Benham, Director Carbury Consulting, formerly BP and Shell Major Projects; Clare Colhoun, AVEVA

Lessons learnt from mining mega-projects using a Digital Asset ownership approach. This experience has led to the development of the Yancoal project execution strategy which will optimize the potential of the Digital Asset approach for the Southey Project.

Adam Cooke, Industry Consultant, Yancoal Southey Project

What other ways can we improve engineering, procurement, construction and management efficiency?

Harry Benham (industry consultant), Clare Colhoun (AVEVA), Adam Cooke (industry consultant), Jack Leahy (AVEVA - moderator)
Brownfield Excellence

Learn how Technip has integrated laser scanning and 3D design to improve Plant Modification Projects.

Stephane Gandiglio, Department Manager, Technip

Learn how the RasGas Digital Asset Strategy provides their plant operations a single point of trusted asset information to enhance safety, reliability and reduce maintenance costs.

Khaled Abouzeid, Operations, RasGas

How do we overcome the challenges in implementing an effective technical information management strategy to support operating assets?

Bob Watson (Chevron), (Technip), Nick Revelas (Industry Expert), Steve Parvin (AVEVA), Gary Farrow (AVEVA), Simon Bennett (AVEVA - moderator)

David Schurmann, IM Specialist, ConocoPhillips

Lorna Shipp, WG Mustang

NIST reports the unbudgeted cost of poor handover is 4.2% of a capital project. What strategies do we need to implement to avoid these potential hidden costs?

Kathy Lust (WG Mustang), Ted Smithers (Suncor), Flávio Guimarães (Radix), Roland Schneefuss (AVEVA-moderator)

A high-level summary of key stream actions and conclusions.

Emon Zaman, VP Global Accounts, AVEVA

Practical examples of how new AVEVA innovations are adapting to changing customer needs and solving complex business problems.

David Wheeldon, CTO, AVEVA

Trond Straume, SVP Platform Development, AVEVA

ITER is recognized as one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world. 35 nations are collaborating to prove the feasibility of fusion as a scalable and carbon free energy source, as powered by AVEVA technology.

Fabien Berruyer, Section Leader, and Guillaume Lentini, Plant Officer, ITER

AVEVA Executive
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

AVEVA welcomes you to the vibrant and fascinating city of New Orleans. Nicknamed the ‘Big Easy’, it’s one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations, with its own distinctly unique blend of culture, architecture, music and food.

The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is located in the heart of New Orleans, just minutes from the French Quarter and Jackson Square.



All delegates are responsible for their own accommodation bookings. AVEVA has negotiated discount accommodation rates at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Please click here to make your booking.

Who Should Attend?

The AVEVA World Summit is the highest profile international event on the AVEVA calendar. As part of the AVEVA World Community programme, the Summit is AVEVA’s flagship customer event for business executives.

Unlike our more technically focussed User Group meetings, the AVEVA World Summit has been created specifically for senior managers and decision makers who have responsibility for strategic business operations. The Summit brings together senior professionals from many disciplines, industries and geographies to share their business and technology experience.

Who attends the Summit?

Executive Management
Divisional Directors
Departmental Managers
Engineering and Project Managers
Senior Engineers & Designers

Which industries are represented at the Summit?

Oil & Gas
Chemical & Pharmaceutical
Mining & Mineral Processing
Pulp & Paper
Building & Infrastructure






Sponsoring the AVEVA World Summit gives your company an excellent opportunity to showcase your business to a global, diverse audience of industry leaders, and to play a key role in making this such a highly productive and enjoyable event.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nerissa Lawford


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Registration Fees

The registration fee is $275 per delegate and $150 for non-delegate guests.

Registration as a non-delegate guest allows access to the Gala Dinner only; access to the conference is not permitted.

The deadline for cancellations is Monday 19th September at 17:00 (GMT).

Cancellations prior to this deadline will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations after this deadline and no-shows at the event will not receive a refund.

Substitutions should be made in writing to worldsummit@aveva.com

Past Summits

AVEVA has established a proud tradition of hosting highly regarded technical and business events for our customers. Today, these events form a key element in the AVEVA World Community programme all around the globe. AVEVA’s events continue to evolve and adapt to serve the changing needs and interests of our customers, as well as to reflect the changing technology and industry landscape.

The AVEVA World Summit is a single global event that provides a unique opportunity for management professionals with different responsibilities, and from different industries and cultures to meet with a common purpose; to enable safer, more efficient capital projects and asset operations.

To find out more about past Summits, view the photo gallery and video or read the review from the AVEVA World Summit 2015.


See What Industry Analysts Say

If AVEVA continues delivering and providing needed value, then their digital asset will truly be at the core of their customers’ products, powering their efforts and helping deliver superior value to their customers’ stakeholders.
Stan PrzybylinskiVice President of Research, CIMdata Inc.
I was in Berlin last week, a fascinating city to host one of the plant/marine engineering world’s premier events: the AVEVA World Summit. The Summit brings together designers, constructors, operators and owners from across the world and across industries, to share problems and solutions, and learn from AVEVA what’s coming.
Monica SchnitgerPresident, Schnitger Corporation
Gain an update on the technology and solutions and hear some real world customer experiences.

AVEVA World Community Events

In addition to the AVEVA World Summit, a number of regional AVEVA World Community Events take place around the globe.

For further details on these events, click the event title to visit the main AVEVA website. More information about the AVEVA World Community is available on the main AVEVA website.

20 September 2016 – AVEVA World Italy User Meeting 2016
Palazzo di Congressi, Firenze

Contact Us

If you have any queries about the AVEVA World Summit please fill in the enquiry form below or telephone the following.

Vicky Ison – Marketing Specialist
+44 1223 556655

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