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Oct 08, 2018
Progress Customers and Partners to Gather at EMEA User Group 2018

Community gathers for three-day conference to discuss latest Progress innovations, industry trends and best practices

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2018-- Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and digital experience technologies, today announced that its annual user group meeting for customers, partners and end users across Europe, the EMEA Progress User Group (PUG) Challenge, will take place Oct. 10-12 in Dublin, Ireland. The PUG meeting is organized by independent user groups of Progress® technologies. Registration is now open.

The EMEA PUG Challenge 2018 gathers business and technology leaders, application developers, database administrators, architects and business analysts from ISVs and enterprise organizations using Progress technologies, to discuss the latest innovations in the Progress product portfolio and industry trends and best practices. Members of 11 Progress user groups across Europe, including UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands and more, attend annually.

“We are expecting 500+ attendees who will hear from more than 85 speakers–industry and community professionals and Progress experts. Sessions will present and demonstrate how we can leverage Progress technology in new and unique ways to achieve better business results,” said James Palmer, Board Member of EMEA PUG Challenge organizational committee. “The conference is a great opportunity for our community to get together, network and collaborate. Each year attendees walk away with valuable insights and experiences to fuel their work.”

This year’s keynote speakers at EMEA PUG Challenge include Yogesh Gupta, CEO, Progress, and John Ainsworth, Senior VP, Core Products, Progress. In addition, industry and community experts will talk about effective data management, integration and connectivity, modern application development practices and implementation, and the use of emerging technologies such as machine learning, chatbots, predictive maintenance to increase competitive advantage for the business. Attendees will also learn more about product and support updates and the latest innovations from Progress.

“EMEA PUG Challenge is an incredible opportunity for us to meet with our vibrant community of customers, partners and end users across Europe,” said John Ainsworth. “Our community members are able to engage with one another in this focused forum to share their learnings and best practices, and we at Progress receive extremely valuable input that helps shape our roadmaps and plans.”

For more information about EMEA PUG Challenge and to register, visit

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About Progress
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying strategic business applications. We enable customers and partners to deliver modern, high-impact digital experiences with a fraction of the effort, time and cost. Progress offers powerful tools for easily building adaptive user experiences across any type of device or touchpoint, award-winning machine learning that enables cognitive capabilities to be a part of any application, the flexibility of a serverless cloud to deploy modern apps, business rules, web content management, plus leading data connectivity technology. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and two million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at or +1-800-477-6473.

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