After two years of virtual events, I’m so excited for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2023. An in-person event like 3DEXPERIENCE World (or World) delivers like no other on information, learning, networking and most importantly, on connections. World is about connecting people to people, people to answers, and people to possibilities. And, for me, the hub of these connections is the Dassault Systemes booth located at the center of the Playground. I think the DS Booth is an excellent, yet underused, resource for all attendees whether you are a seasoned veteran or a first-timer, so let me tell you how to make the DS Booth amplify your whole 3DEXPERIENCE World experience.
The DS Booth is many things to many people, while many attendees view it as a glorified demo and learning location, it is so much more. Yes, the DS Booth is the place to see the complete portfolio of products on offer, and where you can ask focused questions to see how your company might benefit from any new technology. Or maybe you have a technical challenge and want to pick the brains of the experts to find the best way to resolve it. There is so much more, however, to the DS booth than just technology.
For many attendees World is the most intense learning and networking four days of the year, but it’s easy to get ‘lost’ in the moment and miss out on what you want to see, and this is where the DS Booth can help everybody. Even after going to the event for 15+ years, I use the DS Booth as the location for suggestions, directions and answers during my time at World, and I suggest you do the same. With so much going on at World, it’s hard to keep on top of your agenda, to know what’s going on where and when. This is when the friendly staff at the booth can help.
After attending a few classes or the morning General Sessions, you are bound to have questions you didn’t have a time or opportunity to ask. So take a walk to the DS Booth and ask the team there. If they don’t know the answers, you can bet they know who does, and it’s easy to set up an appointment to talk to them one on one.
The hands-on sessions are incredibly popular, and although we do our best to satisfy everyone, maybe you missed out on the session you wanted. Now you can’t run through a hands-on session at the demo booth, but you can get your hands on the software and have someone talk you through the basics of how it works.
With thousands of attendees as well as employees, it can sometimes be hard to meet up. But everyone knows where the DS Booth is, so when in doubt set your rendezvous to be the DS Booth before, either using the tables on the booth for your discussions or the locations nearby. Which is why I use the DS Booth as the fulcrum of my whole time at World. If I’m not presenting or attending sessions, you find me here talking and connecting with customers and partners.
And lastly for those of us who are manning the booth, stop by for a chat. It doesn’t even have to be about design and engineering. These ‘water cooler’ moments sometimes spark ideas and connections that take you to different places. As I said, World is about making connections, and the DS Booth can help you both make those connections and amplify them.
I look forward to seeing you at the DS Booth and helping you get the most out of your time at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2023!