Spiral Users' Meeting 2014
Training: Monday 15th to Tuesday 16th September 2014
Meeting: Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th September 2014
SUM 2014 was a great success with over 130 attendees representing 30 companies from around the world and feedback from the week has been tremendously positive.
The week started with Spiral Assay tools and Spiral Plan training classes. Catering for both new and advanced users, the classes covered background theory, functionality and commonly used workflows. This year we also introduced a Spiral Suite Seminar which was attended by over 40 delegates and was extremely well received.
Throughout the week, users attended 26 presentations and workshops covering every area of Spiral's Supply Chain and Optimisation and Crude Assay Management toolset and their applications across the industry. Presentations on the use of Spiral tools were given by users and guest speakers, in addition to those delivered by Spiral which included demonstrations and future development. External speakers included Chevron, Essar Stanlow Refinery, ExxonMobil, Gunvor Ingolstadt, Microsoft, Neste Oil, Shell, Technip and TOTAL. Delegates heard about best practices and tips from users and developers alike and learnt about our many client success stories.
The Spiral Users' Meeting's ever popular social events provided opportunities for networking, including a welcome reception at the Hotel Arts, a group dinner at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and an afternoon of tours around Barcelona.
Thank you to everyone who attended and especially to those who presented papers. We look forward to welcoming you to the next Spiral Users' Meeting, which we hope to make even better!