August 10, 2009 19:47 ET

ESS EXPO.09: Demonstrating How Industry Leaders Can Maximize Value of Software Investments and Achieve Sustainability Management Goals

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - August 10, 2009) - ESS, the leading provider of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software, today announced that momentum is building for ESS EXPO.09, the premier EH&S sustainability software users' conference. ESS EXPO.09 will feature subject-matter experts and top industry practitioners who will present the latest success stories and best practices that enable organizations to maximize their EH&S software investments and achieve their sustainability goals.

ESS EXPO.09, the business conference and workshop for users of ESS' Essential Suite® and Compliance Suite® software, will take place October 4-8 at The Westin Riverwalk hotel in San Antonio. Robert Johnson, ESS President and CEO, said this year's conference will continue its long-standing tradition of attracting top EH&S professionals, business executives and technology experts from across major industry sectors around the world.

ESS EXPO.09 will feature multiple program tracks with more than 30 sessions in which speakers will address a wide spectrum of urgent challenges, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management, corporate responsibility reporting, health and safety management, environmental compliance and crisis management.

Highlights of this year's EXPO program include:

--  Keynote Speaker -- Dan Miklovic, Vice President & Industry Service
    Director at Gartner, on "Making Sustainability Work: Integrated EH&S
    Platforms Transform Challenges into New Efficiencies."
--  Hands-on Workshops -- Technical experts at multiple workstations will
    address users' software questions.
--  Training Classes -- Attendees will save money on travel by staying for
    two days of in-depth software training.
--  ESS User Group Meetings -- Interactive sessions where industry or
    regional peers discuss common business challenges and provide input on
    future product direction.
--  ESS Excellence Awards -- Hear success stories from this year's
    nominees. Prior award winners include: Alcoa, Campbell's Soup, Delta Air
    Lines, Dow Chemical, Duke Energy, Halliburton, Koppers, Los Alamos National
    Laboratory, PetroChina, USDA Forest Service and Volvo Trucks North America.
--  Certification -- ESS and the National Registry of Environmental
    Professionals (NREP) will enable attendees to obtain professional
    development certification credits for attending designated ESS EXPO.09
--  Technology Exhibits -- World-class technology and implementation
    service providers will help attendees maximize the value of ESS software.

"At ESS EXPO.09 attendees will learn how industry-leading organizations are leveraging EH&S sustainability initiatives to drive improved efficiency, reduce costs and risks, improve profitability and address possible legislative changes requiring GHG/carbon reporting," said Johnson.

About ESS

ESS is the leading provider of Environmental, Health & Safety and Crisis Management software for sustainability. Founded in 1993, the company has provided global and local software solutions for thousands of businesses, government agencies and other organizations. ESS is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. with offices worldwide. For information, visit

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