Palisade is pleased to announce the success of its second Asia-Pacific User Conference. Held in Sydney on 13-14 September, 2007, the event attracted nearly double the delegation as the inaugural 2006 conference. Participants included practitioners, academics, and consultants from across the Asia-Pacific region.
“A lot of attendees heard about our conference from colleagues,” noted Palisade Asia-Pacific Managing Director Mark Meurisse. “The word is spreading – the Palisade User Conference is becoming the forum for quantitative risk and decision analysis.”
Attendees had the opportunity to try the soon-to-be-released @RISK 5.0, the leading risk analysis software for Microsoft Excel. Delegates used this all-new software hands-on, and experienced its dramatic new interface, graphs, and model sharing capabilities. A keynote speech was delivered by one of the leading experts on risk analysis in thePacific Rim, Dr. Dale Cooper. Firsthand industry case studies were presented in sectors ranging from property to agriculture, and from energy to finance. Furthermore, delegates spent time with Palisade’s top software engineers in scheduled roundtable discussions, gained modelling insights with hands-on software training, and networked with other decision-makers.
The Sydney conference was the second of a global series of User Conferences from Palisade in 2007 that commenced with an event in London, England in April, and includes stops in Miami in October and San Jose, Costa Rica in November. The Costa Rica event is all in Spanish for Palisade’s Latin American customers.
Customers that took part in Asia-Pacific event included: Sanofi-Aventis, Hatch, BlueScope Steel, Sydney Water, OneSteel, CH3MHILL, Marsh Ltd, Telstra, Shell, Western Australia Department of Agriculture, the University of New South Wales, and many more.
“The session on health risk assessment in the water industry by David Roser was a fascinating application and engaging presentation. The conference was a great opportunity to find out about other applications of Palisade tools and meet other risk assessment professionals.”
Jerry Ball, Entity Group Limited
“The hands-on training from Palisade’s Rishi Prabhakar was a good overview. The case study on wool production using @RISK by Kimbal Curtis was an excellent presentation covering inputs and uncertainty very well. The facilities were excellent. Overall I enjoyed the conference and it was well worth the time and cost to travel.”
Michael Russell, BlueScope Steel
“The conference has reinvigorated my enthusiasm for risk modelling and our company’s use of @RISK.”
Michael Churchill, Capital Value, Pty Ltd