Press Release

PROS, EPP Chemicals Forum to Focus on Big Data, Pricing and Profit Optimization

LONDON & BRUSSELS, May 29, 2012 – PROS® (NYSE: PRO), a world leader in pricing and revenue management software, today announced it will join forces with the European Pricing Platform (EPP) to sponsor theForum on Chemicals. Scheduled for June 26-27 at Stockholm’s Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, the event brings together industry practitioners and pricing executives to share best practices and new constructs for achieving operational excellence and long-term sustainability. Microsoft is also a co-sponsor of the forum.

Forum speakers include representatives from some of Europe’s leading companies, including BASFBayer CropScience,DuPontGEMS InternationalOMV GroupThe Merck Group and Preem Petroleum AB. Dr. Oliver Rowe, professor of marketing and price management at the University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück and PROS Strategic Consultant Tonya Deweese will also deliver addresses.

Speakers will discuss business-critical issues facing chemicals companies today, with a hard-hitting agenda that covers these topics:

  • Executing profitable transactions with big data in today’s volatile market
  • Transforming companies with sustainable price and margin management practices
  • Monitoring and managing volatile supply chain conditions
  • Managing willingness-to-pay across the global landscape
  • Preparing the off-patent life cycle
  • Evaluating portfolios to maximize profitability

Rob Glenn, EMEA General Manager at PROS commented, “Organizations in the chemicals sector face significant challenges related to volatility in raw materials and global currency fluctuations. These companies are looking to mitigate volatility and identify where they have pricing power to increase business agility, improve sales performance and profitability, and outperform in their markets.”

EPP President Pol Vanaerde said, “We are seeing a huge demand for pricing skills in the chemical sector. Our event will showcase industry leaders who will share their experiences in how to manage highly effective pricing strategies as part of addressing business challenges in the chemicals industry now and into the future.”

The Forum on Chemicals is the first conference organized by EPP that specifically covers the chemicals sector. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the EPP website.

About EPP

Founded in 2004, the European Pricing Platform has become the leading knowledge sharing platform for European pricing and profit optimisation decision makers, revenue managers and CxO’s, dedicated to developing and sharing pricing knowledge, best practices and resources via on-line and off-line media. The EPP is dedicated to the professional development of the individuals and companies involved in the process of pricing and profit optimisation. To learn more, visit the website at



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