QAD Explore EMEA Customer Conference to Focus on Latest Enterprise Product Innovations for Global Manufacturers : Europe's Most Noted Futurologist Ray Hammond to Keynote

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QAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, has announced that Ray Hammond, Europe's most experienced and widely published futurologist, will keynote its customer conference, QAD Explore EMEA 2008, being held November 17-19, 2008 in Sorrento, Italy.

Attendees will have 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, surrounded by one of the most beautiful locations in Italy.

Hammond has written and broadly spoken about how future trends will affect society and business for over 25 years. He is the author of numerous best selling books including four futuristic novel and ten non-fiction books. Hammond's speech, titled "The Future of Manufacturing: The Perfect Lean Market," will focus on climate change, the impact of technology on business and the future of energy.

Sessions at QAD Explore EMEA 2008 will focus on the latest product innovations, competitive strategies and best practices to achieve The Perfect Lean Market. The conference provides powerful and informative sessions tailored especially for those who do business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and features 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.

"We are excited to present Explore EMEA to our customers doing business in this region of the world," said Jean Claude Walravens, Vice President, EMEA region, QAD. "Attendees will have 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, surrounded by one of the most beautiful locations in Italy."

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.

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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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