QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services, today announced that it has opened registration for its annual customer conference, Explore, to be held May 5-8, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme for this year’s Explore is “Learn. Network. Discover.” and will focus on an agenda full of opportunities for all three including keynotes, breakout sessions, peer networking, and hands-on training. The largest event held by QAD annually, Explore 2014 is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from around the world, all converging on The Big Easy. This year’s event is set against the backdrop of one of the most vibrant and resilient cities in the world — offering the chance to experience local music, food, and numerous popular attractions. For the first time ever, we are offering a Super Early Bird Rate of $700 off for those who register before year end. Last year’s attendees indicate this will be a record year for the event with 95% of attendees wanting to attend Explore 2014 and 93% recommending a colleague attend. Explore has become the “can’t miss” event of the year for QAD customers, partners and consultants. Learn. Network. Discover. Both technical and business users are offered many options for learning including high-level overviews, technical details and in-depth discussions. In addition, Explore offers many sessions that provide APICS continuing education credit. Hands-on training has historically sold out quickly and promises to provide a deeper view of specific subjects including:
The whole QAD ecosystem — customers, employees, partners, product experts, executives — benefits from the networking that takes place at Explore. Attendees are able to talk to their industry peers about trends and challenges they have in common and share best practices. Explore gives attendees a chance to discover what’s new with QAD, what’s in the works, and what to expect in the future.