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Graphisoft to Sponsor Annual Building Industry Conference in Kenya

Graphisoft®, developer of the award-winning integrated architectural CAD program ARCHICAD®, today announced that it is sponsoring the National Convention of the Architectural Association of Kenya, held May 19-21, 1999 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Budapest/Nairobi May 19, 1999

The more than 400 professionals expected to attend this three-day building industry conference at the Safari Park Hotel will be exposed to the latest in Information Technology (IT) to learn how it can improve their communication throughout the design, construction and sales process.

"Graphisoft applauds and supports The Architectural Association of Kenya for providing this forum for its members and the industry to exchange information," says András Lovas, Graphisoft's international sales manager for Africa. "Our knowledge and experience in the area of information technology can advance the Association's mission."

The three-day conference program includes panel discussions on housing, land and environment, construction development and finance. Graphisoft will also hold seminars at its exhibition booth on such key topics as managing CAD projects and achieving collaborative architecture on the Internet.

"The computerization of the Building Industry not only automates and expedites the flow of work, but it improves communication. And better communication ultimately leads to a better built environment," says Riyaz Kurji, managing director of Elite Computers, Graphisoft's distributor for East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Graphisoft is a leading provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software solutions for the architectural profession and the building industry. Founded in 1982, Graphisoft is ranked today among the largest AEC CAD software developers in the world, with 12 offices all over the world in addition to its headquarters. Graphisoft's flagship product, ARCHICAD, is used by more than 75,000 architects worldwide and distributed in 25 languages and 80 countries. Shares of Graphisoft are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Neuer Markt under the symbol GPH. More information about Graphisoft is available at