Event Policies

Unless explicitly stated for Annual Conference vs. Regional Meetings, these policies apply to all PLM World sanctioned events.

Dress Code:

Business casual is the preferred dress for all PLM World activities.

Events Payment Policy:

In order to receive event prices listed, you must be registered and paid by the dates listed. If payment is not received by the deadline, the attendee will be charged the next deadline price if applicable. 

Event Confirmation Policy:

Your registration will not be confirmed until full payment has been received. If you do not receive confirmation within 7 business days after your completed form and payment are submitted, please call 518-612-6068.

Event Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

Annual Conference
Each Registration includes:

  • Access to general sessions and keynote presentations
  • Access to conference breakout sessions and content
  • Access to free 60-minute training classes
  • Admission to Partner Exhibit Hall
  • Continental Breakfasts, Lunches and Refreshment Breaks
  • Conference Materials
  • Internet in Conference Areas
  • All evening receptions and events

Cancellations will be granted to written requests on or before the end of Early Bird Registration. No refunds will be issued after the end of Early Bird Registration for any reasons - including credit for future year. After the end of Earlybird Registration, only transfers will be accepted to the conference. Registration may be transferred to another person at any time. A registration transfer must have the same price, registration type and form of payment. If they are not the same, please cancel the original registration and create a new registration for the new attendee.

To transfer a registration, the new attendee must fill out a transfer form and have the original registration ID available.

To cancel a registration, please fill out a cancellation form and have the original registration ID and transaction reference number available.

Please note: for international attendees exceptions can be made to our cancellation policy, contact for more details.

Conference Add-on Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

Cancellations of add-ons will be granted to written requests on or before the end of Regular Registration. No refunds will be issued after the end of Regular Registration for any reason. After the end of Regular Registration, only transfers will be accepted to the specified add-on. 

Waived Conference Registration Requirements

Anyone receiving a waived conference registration will need to book their hotel room for the duration of the conference within the conference hotel block.

Regional Meetings
Cancellations will be granted to written requests on or before 1 week prior to the event. No refunds will be issued after 1 week prior to the event.
Registration may be transferred to another person at any time. 

Hotel Cancellation Policy:

Annual Conference
Applicable to the conference hotel only and will not apply to any attendees not staying at that hotel. 
Attendee hotel bookings are done directly through the conference hotel booking link. Please check with hotel for policies on cancellation. 

Regional Meetings
Please check with hotel for policies on cancellation. 

Hotel Deposits and Credit Cards:

Applicable to the conference hotel only and will not apply to any attendees not staying at that hotel. 

Attendee hotel bookings are done directly through the conference hotel booking link. Please check with hotel for policies on deposits and credit cards. 

Photography and Video Release:

By registering for and attending any PLM World,Inc events, participants agree to allow PLM World and its photographers and/or videographers to photograph or videotape them, including the recordation of the image and voice of the participants in the event areas during any and all General Sessions, Breakouts, Training rooms and all common areas. Participants hereby give and grant to PLM World and its representatives, successors, assigns, licensees, employees, and any person, corporation, or entity acting under its permission or with its authority, or for whom it might be acting, including anyone distributing or disseminating communications by or regarding PLM World (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Licensed Parties”) the irrevocable right, permission and license to publish, reproduce, distribute, and/or otherwise use:  (i) participant’s name; and (ii) any still or moving photographic image, likeness, or sound recording of conference participant (the “Images and Recordings”). PLM World reserves the right to use the Images and Recordings without compensation to participant in subsequent print and/or electronic publications, promotional/marketing materials, and/or on the PLM World website. Participants hereby waive all rights of inspection or approval with regard to any use of the Images and Recordings.  If a participant does not wish to be photographed or videotaped at the conference, he or she must notify the photographers or videographers if they approach the participant. During the event, all attendees are prohibited from taking pictures or videos during all sessions. If found doing so, your equipment may be confiscated and you risk being escorted out of the event area for the remainder of the event.

Your Contact Information:

PLM World may share registrants’ email contact information with our partners only, after the registration process and then only if the registrant does not decline involvement in that practice. A full listing of those companies can be found on our web site at During registration you are given the opportunity to decline involvement in this practice. If you have further questions regarding this practice please contact


Travel companions are free to attend all evening receptions and events unless otherwise noted on event webpages. We regret that they are unable to accompany you to any other conference activity. Speakers may contact the PLM World office or registration desk to request an exception for travel companions to attend their session(s) only.

Venue/Date Subject To Change:

PLM World Inc. reserves the right to re-schedule the date and/or venue of any conference provided notice of such change(s) is sent to registrant at least 30 calendar days before the original date of the conference. If PLM World cancels a conference for any reason; a complete refund may be made of any and all registration fees paid for such conference. If PLM World cancels a conference for any reason; and/or if an individual cancels his/her registration for any reason, PLM World assumes no liability for any non-refundable costs related to travel to and from; and/or for accommodation at the event that registrant may have paid or committed to pay in anticipation of such conference.


All Siemens PLM Connection Americas participants are solely responsible for the costs associated with attending or otherwise participating in the conference including – but not limited to – the costs of travel and lodging to and from the conference; and shipping and safe keeping of any personal or business property sent to and from, or used in conjunction with his or her participation in the conference. PLM World encourages all conference participants to obtain insurance to protect against the loss, damage or theft of any personal or business property. PLM World shall not be liable, and hereby expressly disclaims all responsibility, for any loss, theft, damage or other injury to conference participants’ personal or business property whether or not such loss, theft, damage or injury is incurred during or in connection with the conference. 

‘Suitcasing’ and ‘Outboarding’ Not Welcome at Siemens PLM Connection

In order to protect our valued exhibitors and their investment in attending Siemens PLM Connection and in supporting PLM World’s mission as the industry’s trade association, our rules strictly prohibit solicitation, “suitcasing” or “outboarding” by attendees who transact business at the show or in Siemens PLM Connection facilities and do NOT have exhibit booths.

Suitcasing refers to those non-exhibiting companies or persons who go to shows as an attendee but “work the aisles” from their suitcase (briefcase) and solicit business in the aisles or lobby area.

Outboarding refers to non-exhibiting companies that set up exhibits at off-site locations — hotel hospitality suites or restaurants — and encourage show attendees to leave the show floor and spend time with them.

Any Siemens PLM Connection attendee, who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or uninvited attendees in another company’s booth, will be asked to leave immediately. Likewise, known commercial activity conducted from a hotel guest room or hospitality suite, a restaurant or any other public place in proximity Siemens PLM Connection by non-exhibiting companies, will be shut down. Those found to be involved with suitcasing or outboarding will no longer be welcome at Siemens PLM Connection.

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