Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mei Li
NetSuite Inc.
(650) 627-1063

Kelly Paszamant
OpenAir, Inc.

OpenAir CEO Joins SIIA Panel to Discuss Growing a SaaS Business Internationally

BOSTON, Mass. — October 29, 2009 — Morris Panner, CEO at OpenAir, will join a panel of other leading SaaS industry experts in a discussion on Growing Your SaaS Business Internationally. The panel discussion takes place at the annual SIIA On Demand conference in San Jose, CA, October 28-30. Moderated by Mark Symonds, CEO & President of Plex Systems, the panel members will draw on their years of experience to illustrate the many challenges to expanding a SaaS business globally.

Key topics of discussion will include:

  • How to handle multi-language, multi-currency, tax and compliance reporting
  • The debate over Direct Sales vs. Partner Sales
  • How to find reliable partners
  • The best way to balance responsibilities

This session will feature speakers who have "been there and done that." They will share what worked for them as they expanded overseas as well as the things they tried that they wouldn't do again.

Mark Symonds, CEO & President, Plex Systems, Inc.

Morris Panner, CEO, OpenAir, a NetSuite Company
John Barber, Partner, International Tax Services, Grant Thornton
Matt Holleran, Partner, Emergence Capital Partners

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