Our Events

October 25, 2016
Houston, TX
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Professor Hermann Simon, Entrepreneur, Author and Management Thinker will speak about his ongoing research on “Hidden Champions”, an area he has been working on for over 20 years.

“Hidden Champions” are medium-sized, unknown companies that have quietly, under the radar, become world market leaders in their respective industries. Simon has published several books on the topic. In his latest book he explores the impact of globalization on these companies and their outstanding international success, and reveals common patterns, behaviors, and approaches that make these companies successful, and, in many cases, able to sustain world market leadership for generations, despite intense competition, financial pressures, and constantly evolving market dynamics. His research offer best practices and lessons that can be applied in any type of organization, large or small.


Annual New York City Life Sciences Marketing and Strategy Forum: Wednesday, October 26  

October 26, 2016
Time Warner Center, New York, NY
10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Simon-Kucher & Partners' 8th Annual NYC Life Sciences Marketing and Strategy Forum will explore the unique global market access challenges that pharmaceutical companies are facing today. Our Life Sciences experts will present a range of relevant topics to help you improve your strategic decision-making. The key topics of this forum are:

  • Creating Value by Meaningful Patient Selection
  • From Local Strategies to Cross-Country Optimization: Developing a European P&MA Strategy
  • Monetizing Pharmaceutical Innovations in a New Era
  • Emerging Clinical Trial Designs: Implications for P&MA

November 1, 2016
Princeton Club, New York, NY
12pm - 6pm

Increasing overcapacities, low oil prices and slower economic growth are only some of the factors which are causing significant price pressure in the logistics industry. No matter if ocean freight, trucking, rail, or air, many companies in these segments are facing increasing difficulties in achieving the price (and profit) they deserve. This event is geared towards executive leadership and senior management looking to network with peers and gain new insight into this key aspect of achieving pricing and sales excellence. The key topics of the forum are:

  • Discuss current and future industry trends as well as challenges
  • Learn how to achieve higher prices and profit due to smart pricing and sales techniques

November 1, 2016
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco, CA
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Build connections with fellow senior leaders in the Bay Area and learn how leading tech company executives are fueling growth in their organizations through a variety of Product, Marketing, Sales and M&A strategies.

We have assembled an excellent panel of executives and board members who will share their experiences in presentations and discussions. These include:

  • Tien Tzuo, CEO of Zuora
  • Roy Ng, COO of Twilio
  • Moody Glasgow, CMO of Glassdoor
  • Dipan Patel, Partner at Permira Private Equity
  • Josh Bloom, Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Madhavan Ramanujam, Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Tomasz Tunguz, Partner & Venture Capitalist at Redpoint

Houston Pricing and Strategy Forum: Thursday, November 3rd 

November 3, 2016
The Westin Galleria, Houston, TX
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

On November 3rd 2016, Simon-Kucher & Partners and the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., will be hosting the 2nd Houston Strategy & Pricing Forum. This event is aimed at C-Level executives from large and mid-sized companies of all industries. Its objective is to share innovative practices on strategic price management and sales excellence that help defend profits in difficult markets. The forum provides an exclusive opportunity to network and exchange ideas with executives from leading companies of all industries.We have assembled a variety of industry experts and speakers who will share their experiences. The key topics of this forum are:

  • Monetization Strategies: Moving from Hope to Certainty
  • Value before Volume: Driving Organizational Transformation
  • PWhen Cutting Costs is not Enough: Go-to-Market Strategy Makeover
  • From CAPEX to OPEX: Implementing a Subsea-as-Service Pricing Model
  • Against the Current: Quick Solutions to Raise your Pricing Power

November 10, 2016
Hotel Irvine, Irvine, CA
Simon-Kucher & Partners and Zuora will be hosting the First Annual LA Pricing Strategy Forum on the afternoon of Thursday, November 10th in Orange County at the Hotel Irvine. Please join us to build connections with fellow leaders in the Los Angeles area and learn how executives and thought leaders at leading technology companies are solving some of the most pressing Pricing, Marketing, and Sales challenges. 

November 15 and 16, 2016
Grand Circus, Detriot, MI

The seminar is geared towards sales managers, sales representatives, and key account managers from Automotive Suppliers. The seminar will be conducted by very experienced members of the Simon-Kucher Automotive Supplier Competence Center. The attendees will learn:

  • How to assess the power position in negotiations
  • How to influence the buying center
  • How to sell value
  • How to handle objections
  • How to avoid negotiation pitfalls