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Gerber Technology to Host its Tenth Annual Software Users Conference


Gerber Technology’s upcoming User Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

(TOLLAND, CONN. USA, SEPTEMBER 23, 2008) Gerber Technology, today announced details of its Tenth Annual Software Users Conference.  The event will be held October 16-17 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsors of the event include Microsoft, Dell, Singletree Technologies, E-Spec, Shapely Shadow and Ikon Office Solutions.

As in years past, Gerber Technology’s Software Users Conference remains one of the largest events of its kind. Few other forums, trade shows or conferences are able to offer as many different sessions devoted to software trends, real-world applications, hands-on learning and actual case studies in the apparel industry.

User Conference Sessions and Hand-on Workshops

New session topics will include information on collection planning software, which can be used as a collaboration tool for merchandisers and designers to brainstorm new collections and pre-populate adopted styles into WebPDM folders. Best practices will include the popular ‘Tips and Tricks’ sessions for power users as well as managerial sessions on how to plan for a PLM implementation. Case study sessions will illustrate useful applications that include how Lily Pulitzer performs costing and RFQ’s with Request Tracker.

Our hands-on sessions will give users the chance to test drive new software versions as well as learn to use new technologies. Gerber Technology has created a new hands-on session that will allow participants to create their own avatars and customize garments to fit them. Participants will then be able to keep their viewable avatar file. This year also marks the introduction of several new tracks including one dedicated solely to system architecture, added to address the concerns of IT professionals.

“The Users Conference is always the highlight of our year and continues to gain momentum each year. In fact, with almost a month until conference time, we have already surpassed last year’s registrant total,” said Bill Brewster, Gerber Technology’s Vice President, Global Marketing and Product Management. “This is a great opportunity for us at Gerber to have some valuable face time with our customers and to exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices. I’m looking forward to gathering with everyone and looking forward to sharing some big announcements while we’re there,” he added.

Event Itinerary

The 2008 event features several new sessions, with over 10% more content than the 2007 Users Conference, including opportunities to ‘Ask the Expert.’  Content is organized amongst six different tracks to help guide attendees on which of the many different sessions are best for them:

• Collection Planning Software Components: HandsOn
• Planning Considerations for Product Lifecycle Management Implementation
• AccuMark® VStitcherTM
• What’s New with AccuMark
• CAD Conversion Made Easy
• WebPDMTM: What’s New in 5.1 – 5.3
• WebPDM V6.0 Preview
• Exchanging Information from AccuMark to WebPDM
• Milestone Management
• Singletree Quick-Entry Application
• Case Study: Costing & RFQ Management
• CAD Preparation for Cutting
• AccuNestTM: Next Generation Marker Making
• Material Costing
• Pattern Wizard: Hands On

For a complete listing of track descriptions, please visit:  http://www.gerbertechnology.com/users_conference_2008.htm

About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology (www.gerbertechnology.com), a business unit of $640 million corporation Gerber Scientific, Inc., develops and manufactures the world’s leading brands of integrated software and hardware automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, pre-production and production processes. The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, aerospace, transportation interiors, furniture, composites and industrial fabrics. Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors in more than 126 countries serving a total of over 20,500 customers through 16 Customer Solutions Centers on six continents. The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations in the United States, Europe and Asia.  This year marks the company’s 40th anniversary.

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Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.