This is my very first time attending the PLM World event and I was not too sure what to expect when I arrived this morning at the Gaylord Palms via shuttle. The first thing I did experience was the beauty of the facility. There are breathtaking structures here at the Gaylord Palms.
The initial session was packed full of attendees, and the they were even attended by those watching via live with Ustream. The breakout sessions were well attended, and I attended a session that was filled with a room full of people that had far more knowledge of engineering than I could learn in a lifetime. I was definitely out of my element in the room, but all-in-all, I was able to find out how that clutch cable assembly worked.
Lunch was served and the facility quickly served a hot meal to 2000+ people in just over an hour. An amazing feat with everyone all sitting down at about the same time. They have had snacks and brownies and soda for the people here and lots of coffee has been brewed. They have done a great job.
In the afternoon I finally made my way to the Vendor Fair and walked by and chatted with a few of the Siemens partners. They all said that they have had a a great turnout. It's winding down now as the last few afternoon sessions wrap up, but the guy playing baseball with the Wii still had a large crowd gathered at his booth.
Looking ahead I am really interested in tomorrow's opening session with Lockheed Martin about the Joint Strike Fighter. Of course, the free drink reception tonight also caught my attention as well. More about that tomorrow!