WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), a global leader in logistics technology, announced that Michael Schaecher, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Airfreight for DHL Global Forwarding is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Descartes' "Evolution 2011" Global User & Partner Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 9, 2011.

Mr. Schaecher, an 18 year freight forwarding industry veteran and leader, plans to discuss best practices for overcoming the challenges faced by logistics-intensive organizations under fluctuating market conditions, including effective approaches to efficiently comply with evolving transportation and security regulations. He will also share his perspectives on industry trends and initiatives, and insight into his vision for the future of supply chain and logistics in the air cargo industry.

The Evolution 2011 conference is the premier event where Descartes users and partners from around the world come together to meet with other members of the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN) community. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the breadth of Descartes solutions that can improve the productivity and performance of their logistics operations, learn about the direction of these products and best practices from other companies using the same solutions. Descartes' Global User Group Steering Committee members, including Delta Cargo, Shred-it, American Hotel Register Company and Integrated Logistics Inc., will be hosting special peer-groups and participating in other sessions.

What:   Descartes Global User & Partner Conference — Evolution 2011
When:   November 8-10, 2011
Where:   W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
To register: Visit http://www.descartes.com/usergroup or contact [email protected]

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is a global leader in logistics technology, providing Global Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Execution and Mobile Resource Management services. Enabling these services is The Global Logistics Network (GLN), the world's most extensive multi-modal business network with over 35,000 trading partners connected. The GLN and its services unite global and local businesses and trading partners, allowing them to connect and collaborate in a cost effective way and maximize their productivity and efficiency. GLN members include ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, third-party providers of logistics services customs house brokers, freight payment agencies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, mobile services providers and regulatory agencies. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. More information and industry updates are available at http:// www.descartes.com and https://www.descartes.com/blog .

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