It’s that time of year again, so mark your calendars! This time we’re headed to the bayous of Louisiana. QAD Explore 2019 is coming to New Orleans, May 6-9!

Known as one of the most unique and diverse cities in the world, New Orleans is celebrating its Tricentennial, or 300th anniversary as a U.S. city. This is a momentous time for a city rich in both history and culture to humbly reflect on the past, embrace the great city it has become, and come together to look ahead at an exciting future.

We’re ready to share our vision for an exciting future as well, and we can’t think of a better place to bring our QAD Community together.

What is QAD Explore?

If you’re new to Explore, we’re excited to meet you! For you Explore-regulars, you won’t want to miss out! After all, 97 percent of those surveyed last year would recommend their company attend Explore in the future, and it’s an event the entire QAD Community looks forward to.

With customers, partners, sponsors and QAD experts from around the world, Explore is a hub for knowledge and serves as QAD’s largest customer conference of the year. Together, we’ll embark on a week full of insightful sessions, on-site trainings and worthwhile networking opportunities to discuss various QAD solutions and explore the future of ERP manufacturing.

Still not sure? Check out the recap video below from last Explore.

Why Attend?

Now, you may still be unsure if Explore is the event for you and your colleagues – and that’s okay! Putting on an event of this caliber isn’t easy. It takes months of planning to ensure our customers are getting the most out of the event, and that each year we are putting on the best Explore ever.

We encourage you to check out our vertical market round-up of some of the great conversations, favorite sessions and general sentiments from last year’s event. There are numerous opportunities to network with QAD executives, industry experts and fellow members of the manufacturing community.

What is the Focus for Explore 2019?

In 2018, the theme and focus for Explore was change – change through advanced technologies, changes in the supply chain, changing landscapes – and the many challenges and benefits we’ll encounter on the road ahead. If you didn’t make Explore last time, be sure to catch up on what you missed. You can peruse the photos, presentations and customer showcase videos that made it such a success.

This year, the focus will revolve around the speed of business. The accelerating pace of change remains a core challenge across all industries, but it is the uncertainty around the nature and timing of this change that holds the most significance. Manufacturers will need to enhance their capabilities, and speed is pivotal for reducing uncertainty and improving the lead time to respond to change.

Welcome to the “Big Easy”

QAD Explore 2019 registration will open in January, so please stay tuned for more announcements, and keep up-to-date on social media with the hashtag #QADExplore. We look forward to seeing and celebrating with you in New Orleans!

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” – let the good times roll!