QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, opens its 2013 Greater China User Conference today at the InterContinental Hotel, Kunming, China. The conference will be attended by customers, partners and QAD employees. QAD’s focus on global customer engagement has earned the company a strong presence across the region. In fact, the Automotive Edition of QAD Enterprise Applications has greater market share in China than any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, according to IDC. “China is an important market for QAD,” said Pam Lopker, QAD president and founder. “I enjoy meeting with our customers in China each year and hearing about the many developments in their business. We also have a lot of new developments we’re looking forward to sharing with attendees.” Arthur Yao, managing director of Greater China at QAD, will host this year’s conference. Mr. Yao will be welcoming customers, partners and QAD staff to the conference. QAD speakers will include Pam Lopker; Gordon Fleming, chief marketing officer; and Paul Henderson, vice president for the Asia Pacific region. Lopker will be sharing her strategic insights on manufacturing and the latest technology trends that enable manufacturers to become more Effective Enterprises. William Lee, senior analyst of IDC Asia Pacific, will be speaking about how mobility and the cloud impact manufacturing technology trends. In addition, there will be a variety of partners and customers on stage discussing topical issues affecting Chinese manufacturers. Hands-On Training Fuels the Effective Enterprise The conference also offers the opportunity for hands-on training. QAD business consultants will be facilitating two training workshops. One workshop focuses on developing a greater understanding of the full potential of Enterprise Financials, and another focuses on enterprise asset management for plant operations managers. Both of these sold-out workshops are designed to give attendees the tools they need to achieve measurable benefits in their businesses after the conference.