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PPSMIA Event Recap - 28th Annual Spring Pricing Workshops & Conference

We had an incredible time during the 28th Annual Pricing Workshops and Conference event in Miami, FL - below is our #PPSMIA Event Recap! Workshop attendees soaked up intensive pricing knowledge throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. We held a Latin American Summit, the first of it's kind, featuring pricing experts speaking to LATAM industry-specific subjects led by Susana Lopez, Fabio Freitas, Guillermo Leal, and Manuel Osario. To celebrate the close of the Workshops and start of Conference, attendees were invited aboard the Venetian Lady for a fabulous yacht cruise! If you weren't on the Yacht Cruise... you missed out.    

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Thursday, May 4th, marked the start of the Pricing Conference and hearing from captivating Keynote speakers including Karen Berg, Tom Nagle, and Steve Haggett. Attendees learned the industry's best strategic shares during the (4) Breakout Session Tracks: Pricing Practitioners, Pricing Experts, Tools and Techniques and CPQ/Sales Operations. Thursday was also the eve of Cinco de Mayo and the wonderful PROS Reception, where pricing professionals in attendance networked and mingled amongst our Featured Sponsors. Everyone had a great time enjoying the Mexican-themed catering and music! Friday's powerful Keynotes set the ending tone for a Pricing Conference few will forget. Overall, attendees raved about the amount of learning, great connections made and daily fun had during #PPSMIA!

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Maybe it was the great weather, the excitement from first-time attendees (welcome everyone!), the incredible Speaker presentations that readied pricers for new seasons in business, or the memories made in the evenings at the host hotel and throughout the city of Miami. Either way... #PPSMIA was an epic success!

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Thank you to everyone that made sure #PPSMIA was amazing! A special "thank you" to the hospitable staff at the Hilton Miami Downtown! We are busy planning our 13th Annual European & Global Pricing Workshops and Conference event in Barcelona, Spain! Click the image below to learn more:

Can't make it to Barcelona? Plan now for Spring in Chicago!

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Uncovering Unauthorized Sales - A Pricing Podcast

In this #PricingPodcast, we talked with Whitney Gibson, a Partner at the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP law firm, and a known expert on unauthorized sales, online. Whitney shared why businesses and consumers alike should be concerned with unauthorized sellers who sell diverted products. Sellers on eBay and other third-party online marketplaces are causing many problems for retailers and manufacturers. These effects result in a loss of profits and brand reputation for brands and legitimate sellers - especially in the pricing industry.

What is unauthorized selling? How can businesses protect their prices and prepare their sales teams? Whitney Gibson shares tips in this #PricingPodcast.

Listen to the #PricingPodcast below: About Whitney Gibson: Whitney is a partner and chair of the firm’s intellectual property and technology protection group. He focuses his practice on Internet brand and reputation issues, including online seller enforcement, internet defamation, patent and intellectual property infringement, and misleading marketing and advertising. Whitney has developed custom programs for companies confronting these issues with investigating tools and services. Please leave a comment on the #PricingPodcast episode below or on our SoundCloud account! Subscribe to the #PricingPodcast to never miss a new interview or pricing share!

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11 Reasons To Visit Miami

This Spring we're heading to Miami, Florida for the 28th Annual Spring Pricing Workshops and Conference event. It's going to be an incredible time -- learning, networking and growing businesses in the city of Miami! We found 11 convincing reasons to visit this sunny city, not that Miami needed much help. Read below and book your ticket today! Originally posted at CVent.com: 11. The NEW Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) A $500-million state-of-the-art transformation brings 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, a 60,000 sq. ft. ballroom, just 12 miles from the airport and walking distance to dining, shopping and cultural events. Learn more about the Miami Beach Convention Center transformation. 10. Accommodations Rest your head or catch up on email at the New Miami Beach Convention Center Headquarter Hotel, an Art Deco hotel, cozy boutique property or luxury resort. Choose ocean views or city sunsets. Accommodations in Greater Miami come in every shape and size. Service with a smile is the common denominator. 9. World-Class Airport Miami International Airport (MIA) has more than 100 airlines and offers 150 inbound direct flights daily, along with onsite car rental and rail connection to Downtown Miami. MIA has more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport — and it’s just 20 minutes away from the Miami Beach Convention Center and most hotels. 8. Great Weather Miami’s annual average temperature is 74◦F (23◦C). Year round, you can hit the beach. Or dine at an outdoor café. Or go for a sunset sail. Or snorkel in Miami Beach. Enough said. See current conditions and average monthly temperatures. 7. Cutting Edge Technology With top quality medical care, technology, and access to medical experts and cutting-edge research programs, Miami is the ideal choice for any medical meeting needs. Academic medical excellence meets innovation at Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach. Live procedures will be viewable via a closed-circuit hospital link at the new Miami Beach Convention Center. 6. Stellar Service GMCVB’s Convention Services Team provides complimentary Site Selection Assistance, Business Services Referrals (caterers, decorators, housing reservation services, speakers, staffing services and transportation) and Destination Materials (maps, pocket guides, digital images and promotional video). 5. Where the World Meets Increase your attendance by hosting your Meeting in Miami – the gateway to Latin America. Miami is fast becoming a technology hub for tech startups, finance, banking and established companies who are attracted by its international flavor and easy access to Europe, South and Central America and the Caribbean. 4. Arts & Culture The Art Deco Historic District, The New World Symphony, Art Basel, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Wolfsonian-FIU and Jewish Museum of Florida are but a small sampling of Miami’s rich arts and cultural offerings. Catch a show at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts or a sporting event at AmericanAirlines Arena. 3. Shopping Miami Beach boasts lively Lincoln Road, hip boutiques along Washington and Collins avenues and charming shops along Española Way. Minutes away from the beach, Miami Design District is one of the city’s newest retail hot spots. From South Beach to the suburbs, Miami is a shopper’s paradise. 2. Sports Cheer for the Miami HEAT, Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins while you’re in town. Golf, tennis and water sports (jet ski, kayak, standup paddle boarding) are everywhere, and major sporting events like the Miami Marathon, Miami Open and World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship Doral take place year round. Grab a quick round at the beautifully manicured Miami Beach Golf Course. There is no shortage of sporting activities and events in Miami. 1. #PPSMIA & #PPSLAS Spring Pricing Workshops and Conference Events! Registration is open for the 28th Annual Spring Pricing Workshops and Conference event in Miami, Florida! Of course the event of the season is the number one attraction in the city! For more details, visit: Pricingsociety.com/Conferences.

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Announcing The Latin American Summit

Join us this Spring for the Latin American Summit - an exclusive Pricing Workshops event!

As part of the 28th Annual Spring Pricing Workshops & Conference, we're proud to host a Latin American Summit taking place on May 3rd. The Latin American Summit is a full-day of Workshops and specialized pricing training exclusive to the pricing professionals in the Latin American (LATAM) marketplace. Hear from expert speakers that will discuss pricing strategies, tips and the latest industry trends to uncover what will work for LATAM businesses in these rapidly changing times.    

Four curated Workshops are designated for the Latin American Summit:

  1. Fasten Your Seatbelt
  2. Implementing Global Pricing Strategies & Processes In Latin America
  3. Price & Discount Architecture 
  4. New Product Launches: Global To Regional Strategy Execution 

The day will conclude with a panel discussion with the featured LATAM Speakers about the overall state of the pricing industry.

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Registration is now open and our designated hotel blocks are filling up FAST!

We'll see you in Miami this Spring for #PPSMIA!

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