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Palisade Europe Announces Successful First User Conference

31 July 2006, London, United Kingdom - Palisade Corporation, the leading provider of risk and decision analysis software, announced the success of its first European User Conference.  Held in London on 22-23 June, 2006, the event attracted practitioners, academics, and consultants from across the UK and the continent.

“The feedback we’ve received from the delegates has been overwhelmingly positive,” noted Palisade Europe Managing Director Craig Ferri.  “Virtually everyone indicated they took away tangible insights they could apply to their day-to-day problems.  We are extremely pleased with the success of our first User Conference for Europe.”

Attendees had the opportunity to hear a keynote speech from one of the leading experts on quantitative finance and derivatives, Dr. Paul Wilmott, as well as explore firsthand industry case studies on the applications of risk and decision analysis in sectors ranging from banking to oil and gas.  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 London conference was the first of a global series of User Conferences from Palisade in 2006 that will include events in Sydney, Australia, and Miami, Florida.  For information about the Sydney event, visit, and for more on the Miami conference, visit

Customers that took part in European event included: GE Money Home Lending, Soluziona, ioMosaic Corporation, Pantektor, Halcrow Group, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, Istria, and more.

Delegate comments:

“I found the Palisade conference useful - especially because it brought together experts, both from academia and across various industries to discuss fundamental areas in Risk. The work shops were well organised and gave us a chance to get a closer look at strengths of the Palisade software.”
Amar Dhayatker,Head of Planning and Forecasting Risk, GE Money Home Lending UK.

“I have found the first European Palisade User Conference in London one of the
most rewarding conferences I have attended. The mix between practitioners, developers and theoreticians such as Paul Wilmott and David Vose were outstanding. I particular liked the relaxed atmosphere and focused objectives of the conference. All in all a conference I definitely would attend again in the future.”
Kim Salling, Centre for Traffic and Transport, The Technical University of Denmark

"The conference was a great opportunity to meet both experts from other industries and risk analyst professionals. I gained new insights both from presentations as well as discussions. It was very well managed and the schedule was well balanced to allow time for both presentations, software Q&A-sessions and informal discussions."
Jörg Günther, Structured Finance, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG

"The Palisade Conference was the perfect opportunity for Risk Professionals from across Europe to come together and discuss best practice in the risk analysis field.  The presentations and Q&A sessions were very informative, and the case studies were particularly insightful.  A very successful event that I hope to attend again in the future."
Dr. Paul Wilmott

About Palisade Europe
Palisade is the leader in quantitative analysis add-ins for Microsoft Excel and its European Headquarters are based in London.  Organisations around the globe are using Palisade’s software for their decision analysis solutions including the likes of Unilever, London Underground, Infineon AG, Statoil ASA, AT&T, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Proctor & Gamble, Dow Chemical, Citigroup, Bristol Myers-Squibb, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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