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What to know before you go

We're looking forward to seeing you at Siemens PLM Connection - Americas in Phoenix! 

PLM World welcomes you to Siemens PLM Connection – Americas 2018. To help you prepare, we’ve put together this quick reference guide so you’re ready for a successful event. For even more details, the conference website and app is where you’ll find everything #PLMConX including Events, Education, and so much more!

General Information

Agenda & Mobile App sponsored by HP Inc.

PLM World strongly recommends downloading the free PLM World Mobile App for the most up-to-date conference and schedule information in real time. Download the app.

What to pack:  Business casual is appropriate for all sessions, receptions are casual.

Meeting rooms can be cool, so please plan accordingly and bring a sweater or light jacket. Check the weather forecast as the conference approaches for an accurate forecast.

Wireless Connection: Wi-Fi will be provided in all areas of our conference for no charge.
Passcode: CONNECT18

Tip: Hashtag your event posts #PLMConX

Attendee Photography and Video Policy: You will be asked to refrain from taking pictures or videos during certain sessions. If this request is made and you do not comply, your equipment may be confiscated and you may be asked to leave the conference.

Photography and Video Release: PLM World may have photographers/videographers present in General Sessions, Breakouts, Training Rooms and common areas. These photographs may be used on our website or in future PLM World marketing pieces. If you object to this usage, politely notify the photographer/videographer if they approach you.

Liability: PLM World, Inc., its officers, directors and independent contractors disclaim all liability, to the maximum extent allowed under prevailing law, to the guests of the event for any loss or damage of any nature however caused arising out of or in connection with attendance at the event or to the property of the guest, except for acts caused by the gross negligence of PLM World, Inc.

Coming from out of town?

  • Access helpful travel tips
  • Parking is available to all downtown visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues parking is subject to availability. The Convention Center manages five parking garages. All garage locations can be found on this map.  
  • All hotels also offer parking. Please check with your specific hotel for their policy and pricing.

Official Event Host Hotels

Access all hotel information.


Location: Phoenix Convention Center, North Building, 3rd Floor Lobby


Sunday 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
Monday 6:30 AM-6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM-2:00 PM

You must check in during registration to receive your conference badge and drink tickets. Badges must be worn at all times to access all conference areas, including access to:

  • General Sessions
  • Conference Educational sessions
  • Hands-on Training sessions
  • Solution Center
  • Continental Breakfasts, Lunches and Refreshment Breaks
  • Evening Receptions and Events

Presenter Check-In: Presenters should have a copy of their presentation uploaded before arriving on-site. After receiving your conference badge, all presenters are required to proceed to the Speaker Ready Room to complete presenter check-in as outlined in your final presenter email.

Guest policy: Travel companions/guests are not permitted at any conference sessions or events other than the Opening Night Reception and Closing Reception - Casino Night. A guest pass must have been purchased separately with registration.

Partner Solutions Center

Location: Level 3 – North, Halls B-D

Tuesday, June 5 | 7 AM-4:45 PM   Wednesday, June 6 | 7 AM-4:45 PM   Thursday, June 7 | 7 AM-2:00 PM
7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast   7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast   7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast
12:00-2:00 PM Lunch   12:00-2:00 PM Lunch   12:00-2:00 PM Lunch
4:45-5:45 PM Closed   4:45 PM Closed   2:00 PM Closed
6:00-8:00 PM Partner/Attendee

View the floor plan, hours & partner listing.


Location: 2nd Floor outside Room 223
Hours: Monday, June 4 - Thursday June 7
7:00 AM– 4:00 PM

Visit the PLM World HUB and tweet #PLMConX during the event to win prizes!

Scheduled Meals and Breaks

Continental Breakfasts, lunches, and break refreshments provided.

Breakfast: Hall A, Level 3
Breaks: Levels 2 & 3
Lunch: Hall A, Level 3

Coffee available all day in the Solutions Center, breaks outside the PLM World Hub on level 2 and outside room 123 on level 1
Breakfast & Lunch: Solutions Center


Appetizers will be provided during Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Receptions. Please remember to bring your complimentary drink tickets distributed at registration to each event.
** PLM World cannot replace lost tickets **

  Opening Night Reception sponsored by Siemens

Monday, June 4 | 6:00-9:00pmThe Van Buren - 401 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

The Van Buren, a new downtown Phoenix music venue will be transformed into an experience for all! Let loose after a long day of learning - enjoy live entertainment, food and drinks as we welcome you to Siemens PLM Connection – Americas 2018! 

The Van Buren is within walking distance of the Convention Center, however there will be limited seating courtesy shuttles leaving each hotel in the PLM World official housing block.

  Partner Reception

Tuesday, June, 5 | 6:00-8:00 pm | Phoenix Convention Center, Solution Center, Halls B-D

It’s time to bar booth hop! This is your opportunity to see what’s new with more than 70 partners. We promise you will go back to the office with a wish list based on the emerging technologies and capabilities seen in the Solutions center.

  Connection Happy Hour sponsored by TATA Consultancy Services

Wednesday, June 6 | 5:45-7:00 pm | Phoenix Convention Center, 1st & 2nd Floor
Immediately following last session of the day.

Join us for cocktails and networking. It’s time to schmooze with peers– a fun way to unwind after a day of inspiration!

  Closing Reception - Casino Night 

Thursday, June 7 | 5:00-7:00 pm | Phoenix Convention Center, Symphony Hall
Immediately following the closing General session.

Test your luck – celebrate a fantastic week with a night of black jack, craps, roulette, music, food, drinks and more! It’s a win-win for everyone!

One lucky winner will have $500 donated in their name to a charity of choice!