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The premier forum for academics and practitioners in the fields of pricing analytics and revenue management

The 2018 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Conference will be held at the Scotia Plaza in Toronto, Ontario.

The conference will host:

  • More than sixty academic presentations
  • Talks by practitioners, on open RM problems from practice
  • Ample time to meet and catch up with your colleagues.

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Smith School of Business at Queen’s University is excited to host the 18th Annual INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing (RM&P) Section Conference, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, and Friday, June 22, 2018. This event is the premier forum for both academics and practitioners who are active in research in the fields of pricing analytics and revenue management.

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Location Details

Both The Marketplace Innovation Workshop and the INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section conference are at the same venue.

Scotiabank Centre
Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON

The building is called the Scotia Plaza. The conference centre is referred to as the Scotiabank Centre. When you walk into the building, there is an escalator to the east by Starbucks. Take the escalator up to the second floor and turn right.

Marketplace Innovation Workshop

Markets are an ancient institution for matching the supply for a good or service with its demand. Physical markets were typically slow to evolve, with simple institutions governing trade, and trading partners generally facing a daunting challenge in finding the "right" partner. The information technology revolution, however, has generated a sea of change in how markets function: now, markets are typically complex platforms, with a range of mechanisms involved in facilitating matches among participants. Recent trends point to an unprecedented level of control over the design, implementation, and operation of markets: more than ever before, we are able to engineer the platforms governing transactions among market participants. As a consequence, market operators or platforms can control a host of variables such as pricing, liquidity, visibility, information revelation, terms of trade, and transaction fees. On its part, given these variables, market participants often face complex problems when optimizing their own decisions. In the supply side such decisions may include the assortment of products to offer and their price structure, while in the demand side they may include how much to bid for different goods and what feedback to offer about past purchasing experiences. The decisions made by the platform and the market participants interact, sometimes in intricate and subtle ways, to determine market outcomes.

In this workshop we seek work that improves our understanding of these markets, both from the perspective of the market operator and the market participants. With respect to the former we are particularly interested in work that derives useful insights on how to design these markets, taking into account their operational details and engineering and technological constraints. With respect to the market participants, we seek for work that introduces novel approaches to optimize their decisions and improves our understanding of their interactions within the market. We look for a mix of approaches including modeling, theoretical, and empirical, using a wide range of tools drawn from operations management, game theory, auctions and mechanism design, optimization, stochastic modeling, revenue management, econometrics, or statistics.

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Marketplace Innovation Workshop:
June 20, 2018

Revenue Management and Pricing Section Conference:
June 21 – June 22, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
Venue for Both Events
Scotiabank Centre
Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West (2nd Floor)
Toronto, ON

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Hotel Information

Fairmont Royal York
100 Front St W, Toronto, ON
M5J 1E3

Discounted Rate: $379CAD

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