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#PPSDALLAS18 Official Release

For Immediate Release Dallas, Texas Will Host The Professional Pricing Society (PPS) and The 29th Annual Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference: Achieving Peak Profitability ATLANTA, GEORGIA, The Professional Pricing Society (PPS) proudly announces that the PPS 29th Annual Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference will be taking place in Dallas, Texas, on October 23-26, 2018. The Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel is graciously hosting this highly anticipated event for well over 500 business professionals focused on achieving peak profitability within their organizations. “PPS is excited to bring our pricing expertise to Dallas, with the headquarters of 22 Fortune 500 companies, and strong industrial, and financial sectors,” said PPS President, Kevin Mitchell. “We are particularly focused on discussing emerging trends in revenue management, margin enhancement, sales, and profitability.”The Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference will include:
  • Over two days of Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) workshops
  • 4 breakout tracks
  • More than 40 speakers
  • 2 full conference days
  • More than 100 hours of networking
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 business community. These workshops serve as the foundation for PPS’s Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation. PPS distributes publications to its members which includes an eight-page monthly newsletter and a 36-page quarterly journal. The PPS website (http://www.pricingsociety.com) is a central resource for state-of-the-art pricing knowledge and hosts a job site where professionals can post or review new opportunities in the industry. PPS also maintains a Pricing Blog, and a Pricing Group on LinkedIn, and can be followed on Twitter @pricingsociety.

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Lisa Fisher

+1-770-509-9933

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Thank you, Chicago: The #PPSCHI18 Recap

On May 1-4, 2018 PPS hosted the Pricing event of the season in Rosemont, IL, the 29th Annual Spring Pricing Workshops & Conference! Well-over 500 registered attendees descended on the Windy City for another wonderful Pricing Conference event. We were thrilled to return to the luxurious Loews Chicago O'Hare hotel, the host location for all of the Pricing Workshops, Keynotes, Breakout Sessions Town Hall events and more. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we welcomed pricing practitioners from across the country for two, full days of Pricing Workshops. Building on the lessons learned, attendees had the option to pass the quiz in order to receive Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) Credits toward their designation.       Attendees heard from dynamic Keynote Presenters on the Pricing Conference days Thursday and Friday, absorbing important pricing strategies and ways to capitalize on existing business models. Another highlight was the return of the Town Hall Sessions. This exclusive opportunity gave practitioners more time with our expert presenters and a deep-dive into their action plans. During the evening there was time to explore the beautiful city of Chicago, dine at the delicious restaurants around the Loews Chicago Hotel, and of course, interact with the PPS Team. We had a blast - and have the photos and hashtag traction (search #PPSCHI18 across social media platforms) to prove it!

View the growing Photo Gallary on our Facebook Page by clicking the image below:

Stay tuned for the official video releases featuring Keynote presentations, a peek into the Sponsor Hall and the attendee interviews coming soon!

Don't miss the upcoming Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference event in Dallas, TX!

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2017 European Pricing Workshops & Conference in Barcelona Recap

The PPS 13th Annual European and Global Pricing Workshops and Conference was a huge success! Our conference was the highest-attended European Conference to date! Over 200 professionals from over 30 countries, representing 80 companies, making #PPSBCN17 one of the largest Conference events to date. Our agenda included 7 full-day workshops covering important topics such as Core Pricing Skills, Behavioral Economics, Pricing Into Channels, Accelerating Towards AI-Based Pricing and 5 Steps To Running A Price Improvement Project for Practical Superior Results. We kicked off the first day of the Pricing Conference with compelling keynotes from Stephan M. Liozu, Ph. D., CPP, Bettina Kallenbach, Ignacio Gómez and Just Schürmann. Also joining us were senior pricing practitioners from Philips, RELX Group, ING Retail and Miquel Group. As the only organization exclusively committed to growing the pricing profession and disseminating pricing expertise throughout the business world, PPS is proud to offer a conference that is concentrated on your connection, growth, and success in the pricing industry. [caption id="attachment_6918" align="aligncenter" width="660"] The Professional Pricing Society Team[/caption]

Enjoy the photos in our Facebook Album #PPSBCN17 by clicking the image below (directed to PPS Facebook Page)

We're already booked for 2018! Learn more about our Fall Pricing Workshops and Conference event in Dallas, TX - #PPSDALLAS18!

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The San Diego Pricing Conference Recap #PPSSD17

An incredible time was had in San Diego during the 28th Annual Fall Pricing Workshops and Conference event! The standard two full-day Workshop series was an exciting time in pricing education, many first-time attendees raved about the lineup. Attendees filled Conference rooms throughout the day for interactive learning and were eligible to take a Workshop quiz that if passed will count towards a CPP Designation Credit. While there was no Workshop Reception this year, attendees soaked up the sights, tastes, and delights of San Diego and the Bayfront area! The perfect weather made for a great backdrop to socialize and explore the offerings of the city. We opened our Pricing Conference with amazing Keynote Speeches from pricing leaders at Fortune 500 companies including Laura Preslan of Microsoft (Paypal) Nancy Lucas (Cargill) The Sponsor Hall was busy for several days allowing attendees to mingle and interact with the leading vendors in the industry. The Giveaways weren't too bad either... attendees left with new iPads, Apple Watches, Amazon Gift cards and more!

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 post

A 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:

For an interesting spin on the Pricing Conference, we compiled Tweets into a story!

An extra special 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

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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5 Reasons To Book: The Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel

We're preparing for our Annual Spring Pricing Conference and Workshops event and this year, we're heading BACK to Chicago! If you've never visited the great city of Chicago, you must add it to the travel list! Endless attractions, breathtaking architecture, city events, delicious restaurants and of course...shopping (just try not to spend on the Magnificent Mile). The #PPSCHI18 event will be held at the luxurious Loews O'Hare Chicago, and we're excited to return to the host hotel. Here are five (5) great reasons to book a room for your team: 5) World-Class Shopping - Two blocks from the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel are over 130 designer outlets, including staples like Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Also, The Fashion Outlets of Chicago is also home to world-class brands like Gucci, Prada, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Burberry.   4) Exclusive Dining @ The Rural Society - Warm hospitality, and welcoming decor transport guests from the modern lines of the hotel to the sweeping cattle ranches and grill-fired kitchens of Argentina. Rural Society is a contemporary Argentine steakhouse with nationally renowned master of Latin cuisine Chef Jose Garces. Inspired by his travels to South America, Rural Society is at once rustic and luxurious, bringing the energy and sophistication of Buenos Aires to Chicago. 3) Newly Redesigned Spaces - The Art Gallery has been redesigned and remodeled for a one-of-a-kind guest experience! View famed artwork from celebrated artists around the globe classic framed pieces, hanging sculptures, a green rooftop covered in soil and wheatgrass, and even wind-powered electricity. 2) Rosemont Entertainment District - Minutes away from the hotel is the famed entertainment and attraction hub the MB Financial Park at Rosemont. A 200,000 square-foot entertainment and dining complex that opened 2012 is home to 12 venues offering upscale international cuisine, live music, comedy, state-of-the-art film, bowling and more. This new entertainment district is a one-stop suburban destination for big city dining, entertainment, nightlife, and family fun. 1) Convenience - We're just minutes from the Chicago O'Hare airport, complete with a 24-hour shuttle to transport guests. Only a mile away is the large intersection connecting to all the major highways. Oh, and all of the Pricing Workshops, Tracks, and Conference Breakout sessions are going to be held right in the hotel, convenient throughout the week. Take advantage of all Chicago has to offer - by booking the best rooms during #PPSCHI18!

Register HERE for the Pricing Conference and Workshops - take advantage of the EARLY BIRD special!

At the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, guests have the best of both worlds.Don’t choose between downtown energy and the convenience of being five minutes (2.6 miles) from the Chicago O'hare International Airport. If your group is looking to extend the stay and explore more of the city, there's a special Group rate available 3 days before and/or after the conference. [gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/2859-836d42d4c0bc81987b046bf5ffc772a4.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/5617-295192dca8d2563883e7face03884834.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/3334-4722e69233419d9c2b423cc85aef0809.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/5618-8e2727f727cdef830baaf6a6500d23f3.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/5619-6c0fd12871eafd24b1a3385307ba4732.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/347-f27270407fb08c8f41938c055790a590.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/2881-5bf2cd936f2aa213bb2d670805af9cb3.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/5610-0838ea2a03768da417c2c66922dc4d3c.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/5607-b0de0af628b13c5e6bd90ede906ce587.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/3330-c82901c9b52e4ff0215fce85cbcabadf.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/3328-093fb29a17aa2f1dd9505f6b5f075ea7.jpg|,https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0182/3165/6512/files/5611-0513463296365c9d793ba7ddde497b18.jpg|"] Whether you’re looking for the convenience of Rosemont’s great entertainment, dining and shopping – or the iconic attractions of downtown Chicago, it’s all easily accessible from Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Reserve your room: https://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-ohare/pps-spring-conference-2018 Remember the Pricing Workshops and Conference event in Chicago 2016: View photos on our Facebook page!

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We'll see you in Chicago!

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