QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, opens its sold-out 2013 EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) Customer Conference today at the Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Staffordshire, England. The QAD conference presents an exclusive opportunity for QAD customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to witness many of the innovative QAD solutions and professional services provided by QAD and its partners while networking alongside peer companies and QAD executives. QAD’s global manufacturing expertise and its flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, QAD Enterprise Applications, offer the multi-country and multi-language support that EMEA manufacturers require. QAD’s focus on global customer engagement, has earned the company a strong presence across the region. Becoming an Effective Enterprise with QAD Enterprise Applications and solutions “Manufacturing in the Eurozone and beyond, according to recent industry indicators, is showing welcome signs of stabilization, and I look forward to hearing from our customers first-hand about the issues where we can assist them,” said Pam Lopker, QAD president and founder. “At QAD, we have a vision to assist every manufacturing company to perform at their best, and to become an ‘ Effective Enterprise’.” J.C. Walravens, vice president of QAD EMEA, opens the conference with a presentation on the state of global manufacturing today and QAD strategic direction. He will discuss the solutions customers are seeking in response to market conditions across Europe, the global challenges and the ever-changing regulatory reforms. Lopker follows with a unique presentation on her strategic insights on manufacturing and the latest technology trends that enable manufacturers to become more Effective Enterprises – in today’s fast paced global environment. Following Lopker, Chris Owen, CEO, Industry Forum, will deliver a presentation on how companies in the UK are achieving the full potential of their businesses with a continuous improvement methodology.