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Build the Future – ALLPLAN Global Summit industry event delivers 40 presentations to 5,000 global attendees
Build the Future – ALLPLAN Global Summit industry event delivers 40 presentations to 5,000 global attendees

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Success for ALLPLAN’s First Global Summit

Munich, November 2, 2021 – On the 21st and 22nd of October, ALLPLAN hosted their first ever industry conference, Build the Future – ALLPLAN Global Summit. Open to all AEC industry professionals, the online event provided attendees with valuable learning opportunities covering how to tackle some of the biggest industry challenges and the latest news on Allplan 2022. Across the two days, 40 expert-led presentations were delivered for thousands of professionals who registered for the event, with excellent feedback being received from attendees.

ALLPLAN’s CEO, Dr. Detlef Schneider, opened the event with a keynote session about how the industry can benefit from the latest digital tools and discussed how these can help overcome current AEC industry challenges across the entire design to build process. He also emphasized the importance of data, and how critical it is to effective decision-making during the project. As the first ever global summit, this even was a major milestone for ALLPLAN. “I’m really excited that we have the opportunity to share our vision – but, even more so to see our customers’ visions and projects – for building the future. At ALLPLAN, we are dedicated to helping our customers to continuously improve their business – and this event provided a platform to share how exactly ALLPLANs technologies help,” explained Detlef Schneider

A Focus on Digital Tools and real-life examples

On the first day, experts spoke about building lifecycle intelligence, the sharing of building information and Artificial Intelligence. In addition, renowned offices presented their exciting projects and perspectives. The first presentation was given by Benjamin Blocher, Managing Director of blocher partners, with an insight into the responsible design of the built environment of our cities. Manuel Sigrist from Emch+Berger WSB AG, reported on his experiences with Allplan in the realization of the Zugersee Ost railroad infrastructure project - until recently the largest construction site in Switzerland. The customer presentations were rounded off by Wolfgang Gigelleitner from OBERNDORFER Betonfertigteile, Austria's leading precast manufacturer, who spoke about the use of digital tools as a success factor in the precast industry.

On the second day, the topics were more tailored to specific techniques and tools in the four main areas of architecture, civil engineering, precast construction and steel construction. For example, the latest updates for Allplan 2022 were presented and how the cloud can support better collaboration. Furthermore, the integration of bridge design into the BIM process, the use of the trend towards prefabrication, the efficient design of steel connections or reinforced concrete as well as the customization and automation of workflows with Visual Scripting and PythonParts were addressed. In addition to presentations by ALLPLAN, experts from the Nemetschek Group as well as from sister companies such as SCIA and partners such as Scalypso, ESS and buildingSMART were also present.

An Opportunity to Learn and Connect

Finally, the event provided delegates with an opportunity to question the presenters through an online Q&A session. There was also an online networking area provided where contacts could be made with other like-minded professionals and discussions about the sessions could take place. Overall, the event was a great success, with attendees commenting on the wealth of knowledge shared and usefulness of the sessions and networking opportunities. Pietro Massai, architect from Florence, Italy said: "First of all, congrats for the amazing event. Great to see such a wide variety of subjects covered. My Italian followers were extremely impressed by the presentations." For ALLPLAN, the Global Summit was an inspiring and exciting event which hopefully provided a significant amount of value for all our customers.

Event presentations still available on-demand

For those that could not make the event and still want to see the presentations, access to the event platform to play all the videos is available until 18th Nov.

Simply register and benefit from instant access to the 40 videos of the sessions delivered during the event.



About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a globally leading software provider for digital transformation in the AEC/O and media industries. Its intelligent software solutions cover the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects and enable creatives to optimize their workflows. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings and infrastructures more efficiently and sustainably and develop digital content such as visualizations, films and computer games more creatively. The software provider is driving innovations such as digital twins as well as open standards (OPEN BIM), and sustainability in the AEC/O industry, constantly expanding its portfolio by also investing in deep-tech startups. Currently more than seven million users worldwide are shaping the world with the customer-focused solutions of our four divisions. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,600 experts globally.

Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company generated revenues amounting to EUR 801.8 million and an EBITDA of EUR 257.0 million in 2022.


Janet Kästner

Janet Kästner

Senior PR & Marketing Professional Allplan +49 89-92793-1301