WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 8, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arthur Mesher, Chief Executive Officer of Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, is scheduled to speak at BG Strategic Advisor's Supply Chain 2009 Conference in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, January 23, 2009.

The conference gathers leaders from all segments of the supply chain sector, ranging from warehousing and freight forwarding to specialty areas like packaging and niche supply chain technology. The annual conference provides a setting for participants to explore ideas, learn about industry trends, network with top executives in the industry, and recognize top supply chain companies. For more information about BGSA Supply Chain 2009, please visit www.bgstrategicadvisors.com/conference2009/index.html.

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions, is delivering results across the globe today for organizations that operate logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' logistics management solutions combine a multi-modal network, the Descartes Global Logistics Network, with component-based 'nano' sized applications to provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, shipment management services to help manage third party carriers and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes. These solutions and services help Descartes' customers reduce administrative costs, billing cycles, fleet size, contract carrier costs, and mileage driven and improve pick up and delivery reliability. Our hosted, transactional and packaged solutions deliver repeatable, measurable results and fast time-to-value. Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, private fleet owners and regulatory agencies. The company has more than 300 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Ottawa, Washington DC, Derby, London, Brussels, Stockholm and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.descartes.com.

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CONTACT:  Descartes Systems Group
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