QAD to Host EMEA Customer Conference in Sorrento : Early Bird Registration Discounts Available Until October 17

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QAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, will host its customer conference in EMEA, QAD Explore EMEA 2008, from November 17-19, 2008 in Sorrento, Italy. Customers and prospects interested in attending are encouraged to take advantage of the Early Bird discount and register by Friday, October 17.

Our excitement continues to build as we get closer to hosting Explore EMEA next month in Sorrento

QAD Explore EMEA 2008 provides a unique opportunity to learn strategies for global manufacturing success – tailored especially for those who do business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

Sessions at QAD Explore EMEA 2008 will focus on the latest product innovations, competitive strategies and best practices to achieve The Perfect Lean Market. QAD 2008 Early Adopter customers will be at Explore EMEA to provide the real-world view of their implementation and results, in addition to the conferences enlightening keynotes and an invaluable Solutions Expo. Added to the conference this year is a day of optional education classes offered through "Education at Explore," a hands-on, user-focused training curriculum, taking place on Monday, November 17.

QAD will highlight QAD Enterprise Applications 2008, the latest edition of QAD's global software solution. QAD 2008 features QAD Enterprise Financials as well as an elegant user interface and significant enhancements to QAD's Manufacturing, Distribution, and Customer Management solutions designed to help QAD customers of all sizes to stay ahead in the ever-changing world of global manufacturing.

"Our excitement continues to build as we get closer to hosting Explore EMEA next month in Sorrento," said Jean Claude Walravens, Vice President, EMEA region, QAD. "Our goal is to provide our customers and prospects with the opportunity to learn more about QAD Enterprise Applications 2008, get more hands-on training, and also have the opportunity to network with their peers."

For more information on Explore EMEA 2008 and to register, please visit http://www.qad.com/portal/site/exploreemea/ or email explore@qad.com. Early Bird discounts on the registration fee are valid on or before October 17, 2008. Group discounts are also available.

About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. Manufacturers of automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life science products use QAD applications at approximately 6,100 licensed sites in more than 90 countries and in as many as 27 languages. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805 684 6614, or visit the QAD at http://www.qad.com.

"QAD" is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Note to Investors:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, evolving demand for the company's software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain license and service demand; the company's ability to leverage changes in technology; the company's ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry and financial analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; the entry of new competitors or new offerings by existing competitors and the associated announcement of new products and technological advances by them; delays in localizing the company's products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; general economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and, the global political environment. In addition, revenue and earnings in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry are subject to fluctuations. Software license revenue, in particular, is subject to variability with a significant proportion of revenue earned in the last month of each quarter. Given the high margins associated with license revenue, modest fluctuations can have a substantial impact on net income. Investors should not use any one quarter's results as a benchmark for future performance. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and the industries in which it operates, please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2008 ended January 31, 2008.

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