In 2015, PLM World will host the Siemens PLM Connection Conference in Dallas at the Sheraton downtown. We are planning to apply many of the best practices we deployed with positive feedback from our 2014 conference in Orlando. In 2016, we return to Orlando where we will host the conference at the Rosen Resort Hotel, followed by Indianapolis in 2017 and Phoenix in 2018.
Looking into the future, the PLM World Board is giving a serious nod to bringing our annual event to Detroit. Our recent face-to-face meeting in Detroit at the Marriot in Renaissance Center, currently undergoing a $30 million renovation, gave us an opportunity to see what this city has to offer. Our site selection committee meet with the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and toured the convention center, area hotels, and other places of interest such as the historical Fox Theatre, Detroit Historical Museum, and the headquarters for Quicken Loans.
At the end of our first day of meetings, we all walked up Woodward Avenue to enjoy dinner and came away impressed with the transformation in downtown Detroit. There were outdoor concerts on Woodward and the Waterfront. The streets were very clean and vibrant with many folks enjoying the evening activities or walking to Tiger Stadium only a few blocks away.
While no decision has been made yet for 2019, Detroit certainly shows a lot of promise and potential for a future Siemens PLM Connection event.