Monday, September 28, 2009

PPS President Kevin Mitchell Gives a Preview to the European and Global Pricing Conference in Brussels

Kevin Mitchell, President of the Professional Pricing Society is proud to introduce the 5th Annual Conference on European & Global Pricing to be held in Brussels, Belgium on 25-26 November 2009.
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"We are excited with the level of talent we have for this conference and the response we are getting from our European members and followers, this is shaping up to be a great event in Brussels this year" Said Kevin Mitchell. "We are also offering outstanding deals so every pricer can attend the event and get the information they need to deliver winning pricing strategies that can help corporations benefit from the economic upturn.: Mitchell added.


Download the full conference schedule here, or click here to register!

See you in Brussels!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

CPP Updates: New Workshops and CPP Bundle Packages

It's been awhile since I initially told you about the online CPP Certification through PPS. We now have eleven cutting edge pricing education workshops available online (with two more coming this Fall) from leading minds in the pricing field.

Additionally, PPS has assembled the NEW CPP Pricing Training and Certification Packages with you in mind! Here are some of the key benefits of buying these packages:

- You SAVE a significant amount of money
- You only have to ask for ONE APPROVAL from your boss and company
- You can now SCHEDULE your training at your convenience and get your CPP designation.

Check out our available CPP Bundle Packages:

Single CPP Package


Provides the courses, study guide, and Accreditation Exam that a pricer needs to achieve the CPP designation at is/her own convenience:
  • 6 Online Courses - This covers all necessary prerequisite courses for taking the CPP Accreditation Exam.

  • CPP Study Guide & Exam Prep Sessions - Extensive 300 page study guide covering 14 topics and online test prep sessions.

  • CPP Online Accreditation Exam - The rigorous, 4-hour Accreditation Exam required to achieve the CPP designation.

Cost: $3,795 for current PPS Members

Team CPP Package

Provides the courses, study guide, and Accreditation Exam that a pricer needs to achieve the CPP designation at is/her own convenience:
  • 24 Online Courses - This covers all necessary prerequisite courses for taking the CPP Accreditation Exam.

  • 4 CPP Study Guides & Exam Prep Sessions - Extensive 300 page study guide covering 14 topics and online test prep sessions.

  • 4 CPP Online Accreditation Exams - The rigorous, 4-hour Accreditation Exam required to achieve the CPP designation.

Cost: $10,995 for current PPS Members

(See a complete listing of online courses here)

Current Courses:
  • "Decisions in Add-on and Versioning Price Structures" - PRESENTER: Tim Smith, Ph.D., Managing Principal, Wiglaf Pricing

  • "Best Practices in Designing and Implementing Value-Based Pricing Strategies" - PRESENTER: Andreas Hinterhuber, PhD., Partner, HINTERHUBER & PARTNERS, Visiting Professor Bocconi University

  • "Price Certainty in Uncertain Times: 10 Ways to Stop Leaving Money on the Table" - PRESENTER: Mark Burton, Co-Author Pricing with Confidence: 10 Ways to Stop Leaving Money on the Table

  • "Core Pricing Skills" - PRESENTERS: Mark Billige, Senior Consultant, Simon-Kucher & Partners and Stephan A. Butscher, Partner, Simon, Kucher & Partners

  • "Implementing Price Changes In Competitive Markets Strategies & Methods for Making Them Stick Inside and Outside the Firm" - PRESENTER: Richard Lancioni, Ph.D., CPP, Chair Department of Marketing, Temple University, Fox School of Business and Management

  • "Pricing During Turbulent Times" - PRESENTER: Paul Hunt, President, Pricing Solutions

  • "Avoid the Commodity Trap: Pricing Services in a Recession" - PRESENTER: Reed K. Holden, D.B.A., Founder, Holden Advisors

  • "The Psychology of Buying at Higher Prices in a Down Market" - PRESENTER: Scott Sorrell, CEO of Sales Adrenaline

  • "Bundling's Impact on Profits" - PRESENTER: Tim Smith, Ph.D., Managing Principal of Wiglaf Pricing

  • "How to Achieve Pricing Excellence This Year" - PRESENTERS: Jim Saunders, Partner, Pricing Solutions and Avy Punwasee, Senior Consultant, Pricing Solutions

  • "Best Practices in Pricing Analytics" - Practical Things You Can Do Tomorrow (and in the Future) - PRESENTER: Reuben Swartz, Lecturer, Consultant and Author of "Dollars and Sense: The Pricing Blog."

PPS Online Courses – Coming Soon: Fall 2009
  • "Pricing: Making Profitable Decisions" - PRESENTER: Kent B. Monroe, J.M. Jones Professor of Marketing, Emeritus

  • "Pricing Cases in Latin America" - PRESENTER: Frederico Zornig, Founder and CEO, Quantiz Pricing Solutions, Brazil

Have you attended one of our online courses? We love to hear how these courses have benefited pricers. Please send us your feedback!

Warmly, EM

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