• WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF ERP FOR MANUFACTURING

    May 2-5, 2016 | Chicago, IL

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What is Explore?

Explore, our biggest event of the year, is a week-long customer conference designed to connect QAD’s global community of leading manufacturers. 

Learn Industry Best Practices

Meet with fellow members of the QAD community within your industry and get quality face-time with QAD executives to learn how others have found success.

Connect with Industry Professionals

Link up with industry innovators, ERP specialists, manufacturing experts and other key people within the QAD community who can share their experiences and triumphs to help you be successful.

Receive Hands-On Training

Choose from an extensive agenda for hands-on training and sessions providing APICS credits that will allow you to bring the latest technology back to your colleagues.

Engage with QAD Executives

Network with QAD executives eager to share their vision for the future of ERP and manufacturing solutions.

Become a More Effective Enterprise

Build the Effective Enterprise by attending Explore, making business connections and taking full advantage of the innovative training opportunities.

800+
ATTENDEES
75+
SPEAKERS
45+
SESSIONS

Why should you attend Explore 2016?

Whether you’ve attended 3 times or 15 times, you know every Explore is different. Business changes happen so fast that you’re guaranteed to make new business connections, meet new QAD experts and learn something you didn’t know before about QAD and our sponsors. 

EXPLORE SESSIONS

GET TO KNOW THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Are you interested in becoming an Explore sponsor?

“Explore is my favorite time to connect with our customers and take advantage of the one-on-one time that we rarely have throughout the year.”

Carter Lloyds, CMO
Carter Lloyds, CMO, QAD

Hotel & Venue Location

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Hotel & Venue

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Directions

Exclusive Room Rate:  $239.00, plus tax

(For nights of Sunday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 5). *In order to get this special room rate, you must book your room when you register for Explore. The Explore exclusive rate ‘cut-off-date’ is Friday, April 8, after this date rooms are based on availability. 

Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Airports

O’Hare International Airport – ORD
10000 W O’Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666
Distance from hotel: 19 miles
Directions

Midway International Airport – MDW
5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638
Distance from hotel: 11 miles
Directions

Ground Transportation

When taking public transportation from O’Hare International Airport to the Hilton Chicago, take CTA Blue Line train to the Jackson stop. This is the only subway train leaving O’Hare. Walk 0.6 miles southeast to 720 S. Michigan Ave.

When taking public transportation from Midway Airport to the Hilton Chicago, take the CTA Orange Line train to the Roosevelt stop. Walk 0.5 miles north to 720 S. Michigan Ave.

Typical Transportation Charges:

  • Limousine – $100
  • Super Shuttle -$31
  • Subway/Rail – $2.25
  • Taxi – $50