There are hundreds of manufacturing conferences held in the US each year, and we know you have choices about where to go. What makes QAD Explore so great? Well, we’ve asked you that very question and you told us…it’s the sessions, training and networking!

What to Expect from Explore 2018 Speakers

We start each morning at Explore with a general session led by our QAD executives highlighting what new features we have added to our software in the past year and what’s coming next. We talk about what’s going on in the world of manufacturing and how QAD is working to stay one step ahead of the curve to support you on your mission to become an Effective Enterprise.

We also bring in powerful keynote speakers to discuss everything from managing risk in your business to the future of technology, including artificial intelligence. Last year Ray Kurzweil shared his predictions for the future…specifically his theory on advances in technology leading to machines becoming smarter than human beings. You’re not going to want to miss what we’ve got lined up for this year!

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Afternoons at Explore are reserved for breakout sessions and training, and we’ve got you covered no matter what projects you have on the books for 2018 and beyond.

Are you looking to upgrade or move to the QAD Cloud? Take a look at the session on Tuesday, May 8th, with Caterpillar sharing the business drivers for their move to the QAD Cloud and their strategy for the moving new sites in the future. Also check out the Moog Medical session on Wednesday, May 9th, where Moog Medical will discuss their upgrade and move to the QAD Cloud and the benefits they are seeing as a result.

Would you like to hear more about QAD Automation Solutions or the QAD Enterprise Platform? We have a couple great sessions lined up to talk about the existing capabilities of each and demonstrations for how they can work for you.

Maybe you want to hear something specific to your industry? There are sessions featuring customers from several industries including automotive, industrial, high tech and life sciences sharing their experiences and how they might relate to your business.

And Don’t Forget the Training Courses!

With more than 45 sessions on the agenda, we know you will find several to support your business. We also have four in-depth, hands-on training courses this year. These courses are geared toward a range of customer roles and cover a variety of solutions so be sure take a look and sign up at the time of registration.

Finally, let’s talk about networking!

I’ve mentioned all the sessions and the training courses, but don’t worry, we make sure to throw in a few fun activities too. The welcome and expo receptions, as well as the offsite event, are great opportunities to network with colleagues and members of QAD. And did I mention Explore 2018 is in Dallas, Texas this year? They say everything is bigger and better in Texas and Explore 2018 will be no exception!