Omnix International set to host 2nd edition of ‘Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2013’

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Published November 14th, 2013 - 04:34 GMT

Omnix International, an authorized distributor for Autodesk products in the Middle East, is set to host the second edition of ‘Autodesk University Extension (AUx) Dubai 2013,’ on December 17, 2013, at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). AUx Dubai 2013 is a part of the annual Autodesk University (AU) conference held in Las Vegas which also happens to be the world’s largest learning and networking event for Autodesk product users. 

As an international AU event locally, AUx Dubai will bring together top design professionals using Computer Aided Design (CAD) solutions in engineering, construction, architecture, animation, manufacturing and infrastructure industries in the Middle East. According to Omnix senior executives, the AU extension program is specifically designed for industry professionals to take advanced training on Autodesk products, learn about important industry trends, and network with experts and peers in the region. Activities planned for this year’s edition include eight main stage sessions and 10 master classes for all participants. The offered sessions will take a look at some of Autodesk’s latest products; learn latest productivity tricks and tools used by professionals today; special talks and presentations from leading technology leaders and certification opportunities on various Autodesk design programs. 

“We are proud to announce the second edition of the ‘Autodesk University Extension Dubai’ program. The first edition that we hosted last year was an overwhelming success—having sparked more creativity and increased productivity from design professionals who joined us last year,” said Sajan Sadiq, Marketing Manager, Omnix International. “As the region’s construction industry demonstrates continuous growth, companies and organizations are looking towards Autodesk to gain competitive advantages and address customer demands. This year’s event will provide local designers the opportunity to get advanced training, learn the latest trends and meet potential clients and collaborators. Hosting AU Extension Dubai demonstrates our strong commitment to help our customers and the Middle East design industry to be equipped with the latest technology.” 

Pat Williams, Senior Vice President, WW Emerging Markets, Autodesk, will deliver the keynote topic, ‘New Era of Design.’ Meanwhile, Nick Manning, Senior Global Field Marketing Manager, will be speaking on the subject, ‘Imagination and Engineering’ while Autodesk evangelist Lynn Allen will showcase Autodesk’s prowess on the cloud with the presentation entitled ‘Autodesk 360: Embracing the cloud.’ Lynn will also lead a master class on ‘60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 minutes,’ which will teach designers some unique AutoCAD tricks and how to get the most out of the AutoCAD 2014 Design Suite. The event will also feature talks to be given by some of Omnix key customers like;

Elizabeth Peters, AECOM (How to implement and handle BIM in large projects).

Pavithran KV, Brookfield Multiplex (Overcoming BIM Confusion: Successfully rendering internal processes to embrace new working patterns and technologies).

Daniel Frawley, Woodsbagot (How to implement and handle BIM in large projects).

Charles Blaschke, Taka Solutions (Energy analysis and integration for existing buildings).

“As a world leader in 3D design software, Autodesk remains committed to empower design and engineering professionals in the region with the best tools and industry knowledge.  As the region’s premier event for design and engineering professionals, I am confident that AU Extension Dubai 2013 will inspire, challenge and energize participants from Middle East about the future of design and engineering. This year’s event will not only feature Autodesk professionals discussing the future of design but also showcase professionals who have successfully used Autodesk solutions to create innovative projects and add value to their businesses,” said Louay Dahmash,  Head – Autodesk, Middle East. 

Designers and related professionals wanting to attend this year’s program can register at http://autodesk-university-extension.omnix.ae. Registration for the event opened on Nov 6, 2013 with an early bird registration offer of USD 99 until Nov 21. The regular price of attendance is USD 199. Students will be given free registration during the early bird promotion.

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Omnix International

Omnix was founded in 1987 with the core objective to provide public and private sectors across MENA region with best-in-class IT, Professional Audio Visual and Enterprise Software Solutions. It was among the first companies in the UAE to do so.

Today, Omnix employs over 1,600 professionals with offices in Dubai (HQ), Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Jordan.

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