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View all of the #PPSD17 video clips by clicking the image below:There were a few new initiatives launched during the Fall Conference as well. We held the first gathering of INFUSION: a pricing initiative committed to supporting diversity and inclusion for women & minorities in the pricing industry.
Click the image below to read the INFUSION blog postA featured luncheon with a panel discussion was organized by executives and Infusion Group Leaders Nolwenn Godard (Paypal), Hillary Gretton (BD) and Susana Lopez (Medtronic). Attendees were engaged and open, sharing their professional experiences and personal hurdles. The event was a great success!
To take a look at the #PPSSD17 Infusion Video clips, click HERE!
We also hosted a Town Hall event - granting attendees a direct interaction with several of our Keynote Speakers.
The pricing experts spoke to specific strategy questions in (four) areas: Digital Transformation, The Role of Senior Executives, and Building Resources In Pricing.
View the full (and growing) Photo Album on our Facebook Page:THANK YOU goes out to our excellent Team members, event staff, the outstanding staff at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, and all of our Workshop Presenters and Keynote Speakers. We could not have pulled off such an event without your professionalism, dedication, and hospitality. Did you attend #PPSSD17? We want to hear from you! Leave your feedback below or visit our Facebook Page to share your feedback! Did you miss out and ready to plan for 2018? Here's a peek at where we're traveling next year. Click the image below to sign up for the Pricing Workshops and Conference Email List for our event notifications! Continue reading
“The CPP experience has been great. The program was professionally setup, and gave me new knowledge, new tools, and inspiration for how to do my daily job even better.The face-to-face training I was lucky to participate in has given me a broader network within my own country, and I now have peers in different industries that I can share ideas with, and get further inspiration.” - Marianne Gynde, MedtronicSince 2003, individuals like Marianne have joined the elite designation of the Certified Pricing Professional and used their knowledge to impact the field of Pricing. The CPP certification program is the standard for advanced knowledge and expertise in the field of Pricing. Carrying this designation indicates knowledge and skills in pricing across industries, and is achieved through any combination of online courses and live workshops at our yearly conferences. The certification is maintained by completing 2 credits every 2 years after the initial certification. The re-certification helps PPS maintain the integrity of the program and keeps each alumni informed on current trends and best practices. About The Professional Pricing Society: The Professional Pricing Society (PPS) is a member association of professionals committed to distributing pricing expertise throughout the business world. We provide leading-edge pricing and revenue management best practices. PPS produces up to five major annual pricing conferences in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. PPS also offers more than two dozen, full-day training workshops every year, taught by leaders in the pricing community. These workshops serve as the foundation for PPS’s Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation. For more information about the CPP Certification Program, please contact: Michael Tatonetti +1-770-509-9933 email@example.com Continue reading
Looking for Dr. Simon's career highlights? Click HERE to view the key facts about the "Godfather of Pricing!"From the official Release: Dr. Hermann Simon celebrates his 70th birthday February 10, 2017. The internationally renowned management thinker and pricing expert, who has been especially focusing on the success strategies of Hidden Champions, the prospering world-market leaders of the German Mittelstand, looks back on an eventful life. Simon, a globally recognized academic in his specialist field, spent 16 years of his “early life” as a professor at the universities of Bielefeld and Mainz. He also taught as a visiting professor at Harvard and Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, INSEAD in Fontainebleau, the London Business School, and the Keio University in Tokyo. In an unusual turn, he ended his university career in 1995 to lead Simon-Kucher & Partners, the international strategy and marketing consultancy he co-founded and managed as CEO until 2009. As Simon reaches the milestone of his 70th birthday, he now serves as the company’s Honorary Chairman. Today the firm has almost 1,000 associates in 33 offices worldwide and is regarded as the world market leader in pricing. Simon has continuously been ranked the most influential management thinker in the German-speaking area after the late Peter Drucker. His 35+ books have been translated into 26 languages, with international bestsellers on the topic of Hidden Champions, a term coined by Simon himself. He is also an internationally sought-after speaker and has held more than 1,500 speeches in 48 countries. Simon has been awarded numerous prizes (German Brand Association Award, Erich Gutenberg Award, Georg-Bergler-Prize, Prix de l’Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques). He holds an honorary doctorate from the IEDC School of Management in Bled, the University of Siegen, the Kozminski University in Warsaw, and is an honorary professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Despite his cosmopolitan outlook, Simon grew up on a small farm in the Eifel region of Germany, and still feels strongly connected with his place of birth. He has also worked on three non-technical books about his home region. Simon has a daughter and son with his wife Cäcilia Simon, née Sossong, to whom he has been married since 1973. After failing to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a starfighter pilot due to color blindness, he pursued a career in economics. About Simon-Kucher & Partners, Strategy & Marketing Consultants: Simon-Kucher & Partners is a global consulting firm with 980 professionals in 33 offices worldwide focusing on TopLine Power®. Founded in 1985, the company has more than 30 years of experience providing strategy and marketing consulting, and is regarded as the world’s leading pricing advisor. Visit their website HERE.
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It's time for the Annual Pricing Salary Survey!The close of one year and the start of another is when we need your participation to remain updated on the most valuable asset to the Pricing Industry, our people. PPS has been surveying the Pricing Community since 1998. These survey results are widely used to benchmark salaries, salary trends as well as job satisfaction among pricing professionals. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief, confidential and anonymous survey by January 31, 2018.
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The survey results will be published in the PPS Journal of Professional Pricing. If you are not a PPS Member, simply request a copy of the survey from us.Thank you for your time and dedication to the profession of pricing! Continue reading
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View event coverage on our Social Media platforms! Click the images to view:An Announcement To Conference Attendees: Thank you for attending - we hope that you downloaded the Conference Event APP for more interaction! Within the app are the Keynote and Breakout Session slides & presentation notes. To access:
We want to hear from YOU! Comments, suggestions, feedback or concerns? Please drop us a line: MarketingTeam@PricingSociety.comRegistration for our upcoming Spring Pricing Workshops and Conference in Chicago, IL in 2018 is OPEN!
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