Pricing News Daily > 10/2/18

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Currently, PPS produces three major annual pricing conferences in Europe and North America. Each conference also houses a technology hall where sponsors display the latest in Pricing Solutions software. PPS also offers more than two dozen, full-day training workshops every year, taught by leaders in the pricing community. These workshops serve as the foundation for PPS’s Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation, our state of the art pricing certification program. Candidates may be certified after mastering a multi-stage curriculum followed by rigorous testing. Successful CPPs have acquired the core knowledge which not only places them in the top rungs of the pricing field, but also gives them the tools to enhance substantially their own careers.

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Headlines

JetSetGo to extend heli-shuttle & jet services on 3 new routes in 2 months | TravelBiz Monitor

JetSetGo to extend heli-shuttle & jet services on 3 new routes in 2 months | TravelBiz Monitor

According to Sudheer Perla, Co-Founder, JetSetGo, the heli-shuttle service is only for areas where there is extreme road traffic congestion. “We have deployed the utilised inventory of JetSetGo for SkyShuttle, and are working with brick and mortar agents for distribution since they still control the market for business class bookings.” As far as the cost […]

 

Abolishing Drug Rebates May Push Consumer Drug Costs Higher | Forbes

Abolishing Drug Rebates May Push Consumer Drug Costs Higher | Forbes

The Trump Administration has repeatedly said that controlling high drug prices is a top priority, and earlier this year it released a fifty-point plan for accomplishing this. In the last few weeks it has taken steps to fulfill one of those points, namely its pledge to curtail the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in […]

 

House passes bills prohibiting pharmacy gag clauses on drug prices | Healthcare Finance News

House passes bills prohibiting pharmacy gag clauses on drug prices | Healthcare Finance News

WHAT HAPPENED On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed two bills that would prevent pharmacy benefit managers from putting gag clauses into contracts with pharmacies. The gag clauses restrict the pharmacist from telling customers they could pay less for a prescription if they paid the full price of the drug out-of-pocket rather than […]

 

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Unlike insurers and employers, those without health insurance have very little information to help to negotiate costs.  On VHI’s website, consumers can gain leverage by using the average amount health insurance companies approve.  “With the release of the 2016 Healthcare Pricing Transparency report, VHI continues to serve as an unbiased resource for consumers trying to […]

 

NYC Taxi Waave Pilot Expands With Upfront Fares | Metro US

NYC Taxi Waave Pilot Expands With Upfront Fares | Metro US

Starting this week, booking a surge-free ride with an upfront price in an NYC taxi is as easy as using your preferred ride-hailing service. The new initiative is a citywide expansion of the city’s Taxi and Limo Commission pilot with the ride-hailing Waave app. Now available in all five boroughs, New Yorkers can use Waave […]

 

Used car sales skyrocket as high prices drive down new car sales | KVAL

Used car sales skyrocket as high prices drive down new car sales | KVAL

If you think new cars are getting too expensive, you’re certainly not alone. According to a report Monday by The Wall Street Journal, the gap between the price of the average new and used vehicle is as wide as it’s been in five years, pushing buyers away from dealerships and towards used car lots and […]

 

Rising fuel prices are not the only thing making life in New Zealand more expensive | Stuff

Rising fuel prices are not the only thing making life in New Zealand more expensive | Stuff

ASB economist Kim Mundy said the cost of living was rising, particularly for day-to-day expenses like rent, fuel and electricity “These are the necessities that a household faces and it’s harder to avoid some of these costs,” Mundy said. Prices for things people spent their discretionary income on, like technology, had been increasing slowly, and actually […]

 

‘Holiday car hire tax’ to hit travellers hard over school holidays: DriveMyCar | Mozo

‘Holiday car hire tax’ to hit travellers hard over school holidays: DriveMyCar | Mozo

With school holidays kicking off on Friday afternoon and the 2018 NRL Grand Final doing the same on Sunday evening, travellers will be flocking in and out of Sydney and New South Wales. But those looking for the best way to get around on a quick family holiday or to and from the game may be in […]

 

 

Events and Resources

Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Date: October 23-26, 2018

Location: Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel in Addison, TX

Please make plans to join us and well over 450 of your peers for the best event anywhere. We will be in Dallas, TX,October 23-26, 2018.

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount (When 2 people from the same firm register at the same time (item of equal or lesser value), the 3rd registrant can attend FREE of charge). Offer expires September 14th!

 

14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops | PPS

Date: November 28-30, 2018

Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Professional Pricing Society team and I are very proud to announce that we will be returning to Amsterdam for our next great event – The 14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops held 28-30 November.

Conference keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities highlight the conference day on 30 November; While 28-29 November will be used for workshop days to help you enhance your pricing knowledge.

 

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