Registration opens for QAD Explore 2016 Customer Conference

QAD Inc., provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, has opened registration for its annual customer conference, QAD Explore, being held from 2-5 May, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago US. Customers can register for the event at

Explore is QAD's largest annual event where customers, partners, sponsors and QAD experts come together for a week of informative sessions, hands-on training, manufacturing industry-specific presentations and networking. The agenda provides updates on key trends in manufacturing, strategic developments in QAD's target industries and information on new solution developments. Attendees will hear from over 60 speakers, including QAD executives, customers and manufacturing industry experts. This year's lineup includes noted manufacturing futurist Jim Carroll, world-renowned lean manufacturing expert Dr. James P. Womack and Dr. Doug White, a cybersecurity expert, along with several other industry luminaries.

The conference's popular educational program features more than 40 workshops and hands-on training classes, many of which count toward APICS continuing education credits. Hands-on training has historically sold out quickly; it provides a deeper view of specific subjects, including:

  • ERP and MES
  • QAD QMS system overview
  • Effective UX for customer service
  • QAD packaged inventory & item serialisation

QAD Explore 2016 will also host the QAD Solutions Expo, where sponsors and other members of the QAD community can exhibit, demonstrate and solicit feedback on their products and solutions. Those interested in sponsoring or participating in the Solutions Expo can email

QAD is offering an early bird registration fee of $1295 (a $600 discount) for those who register by 1 April. Full-price registration extends through the event. Registration includes access to more than 40 sessions, invitations to the Welcome Reception and the closing night off site dinner, meals during the event, electronic access to all presentation materials and access to the Solutions Expo show floor.

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