JDA Pricing & Revenue Management 2010 Conference

JDA Software Group has announced that the JDA Pricing & Revenue Management onference 2010 will show attendees how advanced revenue management technology can optimise pricing for perishable inventory such as cargo capacity, passenger seats or rooms based on fluctuations in consumer demand.

With the theme, Take Advantage in a Recovering Economy, more than 120 executives from companies in the travel, transportation, hospitality and media industries are expected to attend this complimentary* annual event on March 24 in Heathrow, London.

In a competitive environment, there is often little to differentiate one supplier from another. Paired with the fact that customers are well-equipped at finding deals with sophisticated price-shopping capabilities, price is an increasingly substantial differentiator. At the JDA Pricing & Revenue
Management Conference 2010, we will demonstrate how innovative price optimisation approaches help companies in the travel, transportation, hospitality and media industries around the world position their prices relative to their competitors, driving increased market share in todays recovering economy, said Hamish Brewer, JDA chief executive officer and a keynote presenter at the event.

Featuring Customer-Led Sessions, New Solution Demonstrations  Innovative, customer-led sessions that will be featured at the JDA Pricing & Revenue Management Conference 2010 include:  Laura Freeland, vice president of cargo revenue management, American Airlines Cargo, will discuss the importance of organisational change management when implementing a new revenue management system. Suzanne Donnelly, head of revenue at East Coast Mainline Co. Ltd., will share how leveraging an advanced price optimisation solution enabled the UK rail operator to increase forecast accuracy, leading to improved revenue generation.

Maria Harti, chief executive officer of iDTGV, a high-speed rail operator in France, will discuss the companys process for determining the best price for seats to maximise sales.

An executive from JDA will present the benefits that Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a leading hotel operator with more than 700 properties in 74 countries, realised during the first year of a multi-phased roll out of JDAs Travel Price Optimizer solution.

Steve Swope, chairman and chief executive officer of Rubicon Consulting, a leading provider of competitive market intelligence, market analysis and revenue management services for the global travel industry, will share his expertise on Market Aware Pricing.

American Airlines, Inc., Bourne Leisure Limited, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, Continental Airlines Cargo, East Coast Mainline Co., Ltd., Eurostar Group Limited, First Group, IBM Switzerland AG Travel & Transportation, iDTGV, National Express Group PLC, Rubicon Consulting, Thales, TUI Travel UK and Unisys are among the many JDA customers and partners that will be in attendance. The Information Zone at the conference will provide companies with abundant networking opportunities, as well as feature new price optimisation concepts and best practices to help improve operational efficiency and profitability. The Information Zone will also feature a live demonstration of JDAs Travel Price Optimizer solution, which is designed to help travel, transportation and hotel operators drive demand during low seasons through optimal pricing.

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