Press Release

PROS to Host B2B Pricing Summit at New York Stock Exchange

Pricing practitioners and industry experts to offer insights into how companies can leverage pricing excellence to improve financial performance

HOUSTON, Feb. 16, 2011 – PROS (NYSE: PRO), the world leader in pricing and margin optimization software, will host a pricing executive summit on March 3, 2011, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:NYX). The event, which centers on the theme “Get in the Game,” will attract executives from global B2B manufacturing, distribution and services companies who are looking to grow revenues and profits, defend and grow market share, and improve business agility through pricing excellence.

“Pricing is the single most powerful lever a company can use to drive profitability,” stated Tim Girgenti, chief marketing officer, PROS. “We are proud to offer this forum for customers, partners, and pricing experts to come together to share their experiences and insights into how they have achieved dramatic business results through pricing best practices.”

Industry experts and pricing practitioners from top corporations will lead discussions on timely, relevant pricing topics such as:

  • Price optimization software on the brink of mainstream
  • Managing pricing complexity – the first step towards maximizing profitability
  • The correlation between change management strategy and the impact of a pricing initiative
  • Transforming financial performance through best-in-class pricing initiatives

The summit will feature pricing experts Michael Dunne, research vice president, Gartner, Inc.; Deloitte Consulting LLP Principals John Norkus and Mike Simonetto; and Craig Zawada, senior vice president of pricing excellence, PROS, and co-author of the book “The Price Advantage.”  Attendees will also hear from pricing practitioners representing the following companies:

  • One of the largest U.S. direct suppliers of industrial products
  • Fortune 200 global electronics distributor
  • One of the largest paper and paper product manufacturers in North America
  • Multi-billion division of a medical devices and diagnostics company

Attendees of last year’s PROS B2B pricing executive summit cited the event as being a valuable experience because of the broad range of speakers, the relevancy of the topics discussed, and the networking opportunity:

“I found the seminar educational and would recommend it to anyone that is exploring moving their pricing strategies and capabilities forward into a more sophisticated and science-based world,” said Kristin Daniels, Director of Pricing Operations, Cardinal Health.

For more information about the 2011 PROS Pricing Summit Series or to register for this event, please visit



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