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Record Attendance for CTRM Conference in Prague Builds Anticipation for U.S. Event

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The CTRM Technical Conference is an important venue, providing a forum for education, networking and shared experiences that have been much needed in the industry for some time...

CommodityPoint, a leading analyst firm for the Commodity Trade and Risk Management (CTRM) industry, announced today they will host a second event in the CTRM Technical Conference Series on July 21, 2011 in Houston, Texas. The announcement comes after overwhelmingly positive feedback and record-setting attendance at the CTRM Conference in Prague, Czech Republic on May 23, 2011.

“The CTRM Technical Conference is an important venue, providing a forum for education, networking and shared experiences that have been much needed in the industry for some time,” said CommodityPoint Managing Director Gary M. Vasey, PhD. “We are delighted that our inaugural event in Prague was so well attended and highly rated by those attending; this provides a superb benchmark by which to judge our future CTRM Technical Conference Series events.”

The CTRM Conference is a one day event that focuses on important technical issues in the commodity trading and risk management business function including: CTRM software, risk management software, data management and more. Ideal for those involved in selecting, procuring, and/or implementing CTRM software, the conference hosts a series of speakers who have direct end-user experience. A round table discussion featuring notable industry leaders and a CommodityPoint analyst is also planned.

Director of Global IT for Gazprom Marketing and Trading, Rob Pringle will deliver the keynote presentation, “CTRM for a Global Trading Business: Does Utopia Exist?” Other scheduled presenters include Ed Bell, executive professor, Department of Decision and Information Sciences, CT Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, and Founder and CEO of Eka Software Solutions Manav Garg.

The CTRM Conference in Houston follows the first event of the series which was held in Prague on May 23rd. Over ninety participants attended representing various industries including: utilities, financial institutions, merchants and traders of commodities as well as oil, gas, agricultural, and mining producers. Feedback was positive and encouraging as a result.

“Fantastic choices for speakers. I found the content fantastic,” said one attendee.

“I am planning to write a blog about the conference,” said David Calmonson from Contigo. “I have just written up my 10 pages of notes!! It was excellent, useful, and enjoyable. I will most definitely be at the next one — you can quote me on that!”

About CommodityPoint
CommodityPoint is a division of leading energy and utilities analyst and consulting firm, UtiliPoint International, Inc. and a subsidiary of Midas Medici Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:MMED) CommodityPoint provides Commodity Trading & Risk Management (E/CTRM) research, analysis and consulting services that offer insight into business issues, trends, processes and technology, to energy, agricultural and metals trading companies, utilities, banks, brokers, funds, investors and vendors, enhancing their competitive position and supporting critical business decisions. With offices in Europe and the U.S., and backed by an experienced research team, CommodityPoint provides an unparalleled view of the marketplace. Visit CommodityPoint on the Web: http://www.commodity-point.com

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