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QAD Announces 2015 EMEA Customer Conference

Customers gather for networking, product demos and presentations from QAD execs

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — October 13, 2015 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB) a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today that it will host its 2015 EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) Customer Conference and Solutions Expo Wednesday, November 4 at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Cheshire, England.

The yearly QAD conference gives customers an opportunity to hear QAD executives, experts and partners discuss the unique challenges faced by EMEA manufacturers, learn the latest QAD news and network with industry peers and QAD executives. The conference features customer success stories, live product demonstrations, partner exhibitions and sessions with QAD’s subject matter experts.

“We have so many challenges and opportunities that are unique to manufacturing in our region,” said QAD Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, J.C. Walravens. “Meeting with our customers face-to-face gives them the opportunity to tell us about their business challenges. The insights we gain from them let us tailor our solutions to meet those challenges and help them operate as effective enterprises.”

Some of the conference highlights include:

  • QAD CEO Karl Lopker will give an update on QAD’s performance, strategic direction and current market focus.
  • QAD Founder and President Pam Lopker will deliver a presentation titled The Next Big Thing, highlighting the evolution of systems supporting manufacturers. She will discuss the rules that she believes govern how systems will evolve in the future, and give a glimpse into some of the developments that QAD expects to bring to market.
  • The second half of the day offers a full slate of learning opportunities featuring presentations and insights from manufacturers, industry innovators, customers and QAD solutions experts. Attendees may choose between two afternoon tracks: a customer success case study track and a solutions track.

The conference will conclude with a customer awards ceremony.

About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise, or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about QAD, call +1 805-566-6000, visit www.qad.com.

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Scott Matulis
Public Relations
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Evan Quinn
Analyst Relations
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