AspenTech’s EVP Antonio Pietri and SVP Blair Wheeler to Discuss Energy and Petrochemical Issues at CERAWeek 2012

February 28, 2012

Other Speaker Highlights Include Chairman & CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson; President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Richard Fisher; and CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, Peter Voser
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Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, announced it will sponsor and speak at CERAWeek 2012 – the premier global energy industry conference – March 5-9 in Houston.  AspenTech Executive Vice President Antonio Pietri and Senior Vice President Blair Wheeler are among the leading industry executives speaking at the conference.  Other speaker highlights include the Chairman & CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson; President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Richard Fisher; and CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, Peter Voser.  

AspenTech is sponsoring CERAWeek for the fifth consecutive year.  Other sponsors of CERAWeek 2012 include Chevron, Ecopetrol, ENI, ExxonMobil, Oracle, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Statoil, TNK-BP and Total.  With the theme, “Energy and the Economy: Quest for Growth,” this premiere global conference will focus on how the energy industry plays a critical role in solving global economic issues.  

On Tuesday, March 6th, AspenTech Executive VP, Antonio Pietri, will be a featured panelist on the topic of “Fuels vs. Feedstocks: Petrochemicals and Energy” along with executives from Celanese, and Westlake Chemical Corporation.  

AspenTech Senior VP, Blair Wheeler, will also participate on Tuesday, March 6th as a panelist discussing, “Energy and the Economy - The Impact of Energy Investment on Employment” with executives from The Institute for 21st Century Energy and the National Association of Manufacturing.  

The world's leading energy companies use AspenTech's aspenONE® process optimization software to improve profitability, reduce operating costs and make more informed decisions on energy-related challenges.  


Supporting Quote:  

Mark Fusco, President & CEO, Aspen Technology  

 “AspenTech is honored to again join the energy industry’s premier executives and officials from around the world at CERAWeek.  With global markets continuing to shift, this gathering of industry influencers will help frame the most critical issues facing the energy industry today.  AspenTech is proud to contribute to this dialogue and lend our perspectives on how best practices in the use of innovative software technology can help energy and chemical companies profitably adapt to market variability through optimized decision making.”  


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