Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 27, 2013—Safe Software, makers of FME®, the leading spatial data transformation technology, today announced that with the assistance of its Value Added Reseller (VAR) partners it has wrapped up another successful FME World Tour in 2013. Through events hosted in 49 cities around the globe over 2,000 attendees were given the opportunity to learn about FME and the highlights of the 2013 release directly from experts, as well as to network with other users.
Each event consisted of a series of presentations on topics that ranged from the more general FME overview and outline of the new version, to the more focused customer success stories and specific functionality. Based on feedback, attendees overall found the presentations interesting and informative and felt that the FME World Tour was a worthwhile event to attend to learn about the diverse ways the product can be used.
The meetings also had an interactive element, giving attendees a chance to network with FME Certified Professionals and other FME users, and ask questions and exchange ideas.
"It was a great event with great presentations from all the presenters," says Candy Lam of Pelmorex Media who attended the event in Toronto. "It was also a great networking opportunity to see how everyone uses FME in different sectors."
"There are so many ways that FME can be used to improve data access in so many situations," says Dale Lutz, Co-CEO and Vice President of Development at Safe Software. "Having a platform like the FME World Tour gives attendees exposure to innovative implementations of FME by other organizations that they may not have realized was possible."
Safe's VARs are key to the event being a worldwide success. By organizing and hosting FME user meetings in their own regions they enable an international audience the opportunity to benefit from exposure to FME experts and educational sessions.
"We love hosting these events on behalf of Safe," says Christian Heisig of con terra, Safe's Platinum Partner in Germany. "FME is a great product and we are pleased that we can provide users in our region with a chance to network and develop their skills."
Watch videos and view slides from the FME World Tour 2013 at www.safe.com/recap2013.
Stayed tuned for news about the FME World Tour and FME User Conference that are both happening in 2014.
About Safe and FME
Safe Software is the maker of FME and the pioneering global leader in spatial data transformation technology. FME empowers users to confidently transform spatial data so it can be used and shared - where, when and how it's needed. Available in seven languages, FME's unmatched transformation capabilities and support for 300+ spatial and non-spatial formats enables you to quickly overcome data challenges so you can focus on your objectives. Discover why leading vendors and thousands of organizations worldwide rely on FME to quickly overcome barriers to using and sharing data. Visit www.safe.com.