OpenLink Returns as Gold Sponsor of the 2016 CTRM Conference

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CTRM in a lower price environment theme for 2016

Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech), the leading analyst firm for energy and commodity trading and risk management (E/CTRM) technologies, is pleased to announce that OpenLink, the global leader in trading and risk management solutions to the energy, commodities, corporate, and financial services industries, is again participating as a Gold Sponsor of the annual CTRM Conference to be held in London on October 27th, 2016.

The CTRM Conference is the singular “must attend” event for any firm considering acquiring a new CTRM/ETRM solution or associated technology over the next two years. This event brings together end-users, service practitioners and solution providers to focus on the key issues and trends that impact the businesses that rely on these mission-critical software products. Through a combination of presentations, knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions involving experienced users of CTRM and associated software and services, conference attendees will gain valuable knowledge and insights across a number of critical topics, including system selection/upgrades, and will learn about the latest technology advances that can help facilitate business expansion and/or optimization.

Organized by ComTech and Commodities Now Magazine, the third annual CTRM Conference will be held at the Amba Marble Arch Hotel on October 27th, 2016. The evening prior to the event, Oct 26th, a cocktail reception open to all registered attendees will be held at the same venue.

“We are extremely pleased to have OpenLink as a key sponsor again this year and we thank OpenLink for their invaluable support of this unique gathering for those in the business of trading, moving or managing commodities,” said Dr. Gary M. Vasey, Managing Partner of ComTech Advisory.

The theme of the 2016 CTRM Conference will be “CTRM in a low commodity price environment”. The event and presentations will focus on maximizing value from investments in CTRM software - from the initial procurement through its ongoing support and maintenance, with particular attention to cloud and non-traditional delivery of CTRM software. In a year in which the price of almost all commodities, including energies, ags & softs and metals, reached historic lows, the key message for users and vendors is that now, more than ever, E/CTRM software is truly mission-critical to ensuring profitability in this difficult market. The ability to procure an appropriate, yet affordable solution, manage its ongoing costs, and measure its value are all key in achieving such a capability. With the commodities marketplace changing at an ever-increasing pace, E/CTRM software must evolve to meet those changes, providing the highest business benefits at an affordable cost.

Further details including registration and sponsorship information can be found at

About OpenLink
Founded in 1992, OpenLink ( is the global leader in Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) software for the commodity, energy and financial services industries. OpenLink's products address portfolio management, trading, risk management, and operations processing for both financial and physical assets.

Owned by leading private equity investment firm Hellman & Friedman, OpenLink is a global software and services business that has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, to achieve revenues in excess of $300 million. The company serves over 600 clients, including 12 of the world's largest commodity and energy companies, 9 of the largest financial institutions, and 13 of the largest central banks. OpenLink has 1,200 employees in 14 global offices on five continents, with headquarters outside New York City and field offices in Houston, Manhattan, London, Berlin, Vienna, Toronto, Tulsa, São Paulo, Mexico City, Bangalore, Singapore, Dubai and Sydney.

OpenLink has received numerous industry awards and recognition, including citations as the industry leader in Commodity/Energy Trading and Risk Management (C/ETRM) systems, and first-in-class ranking by Energy Risk magazine.

About Commodity Technology Advisory
Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech Advisory) is the leading analyst organization covering the Energy and Commodity Trading and Risk Management (E/CTRM) technology markets. Led by Patrick Reames and Dr. Gary M. Vasey, ComTech Advisory provides invaluable insights, backed by primary research and decades of experience, into the issues and trends affecting both the users and providers of the applications and services that are crucial for success in markets constantly roiled by globalization, regulation and innovation. For more information, visit

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