Bentley Systems this week flew in 50-70 journalists (the estimates vary) to Baltimore for the annual BE user conference to hear CEO Greg Bentley's wish that his company reduce its so-called "carbon footprint" by 15% next year. As All Points Blog's Joe Francica reports, "starting with reducing the amount of travel his company undertakes."
CAD journalists: look at six of your compatriots. One of you will not be there next year.
In other news, Autodesk CEO Carl Bass was confirmed as a no-show by journalists in attendance. AECnews.com's Randall Newton reports that his copy of the press agenda listed "Bentley Corporate Press Conference. Presenter: Greg Bentley and possibly Carl Bass (live feed)."
It appears that the A-B collaboration agreement was not ready to be publicized, Mr Newton figures. It would follow agreements Autodesk struck last year with PTC, Siemens PLM, and other competitors.