October Conference to Examine $1.6 Billion Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM) Software Category

Commodity Technology Advisory and Commodities Now Magazine Team Up

Houston, TX, USA and Prague, Czech Republic, June 30th 2014. Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech), the leading analyst firm covering the energy and commodity trading and risk management (E/CTRM) technologies markets, announces that it will be hosting the CTRM Conference in London on October 2nd, 2014 in partnership with Commodities Now magazine.

The CTRM Conference is a unique 1-day event that is focused on the $1.6billion CTRM software category. It brings together end users, service practitioners and software vendors to focus on the key issues and trends that impact the CTRM software category. The CTRM Conference provides a compelling agenda of presentations, knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions involving key users of CTRM and associated software and services in the industry, all supplemented by excellent networking opportunities.

”Given the rapidly changing landscape of commodities trading, it’s crucial for market participants to not only remain abreast of the dynamics of the markets, it’s also vital that they stay up-to-date with the critical technologies that enable them to operate profitably,” according to Patrick Reames, Managing Partner of ComTech. “This event has been designed to provide those companies that trade or manage commodities the latest information and trends related to these key CTRM technologies.”

The theme of this years’ CTRM Conference is on how business issues are driving CTRM solutions from being ‘after the fact’ trade recording systems to become trading intelligence and analytical tools. “The chances of succeeding in this market in the future are increasingly dependent on the trading technologies deployed and utilized to address the big challenges, including CTRM, data aggregation and analysis, trading surveillance, BI and reporting,” according to Dr. Gary M. Vasey, Managing Partner of ComTech. “Much like the traders that earn their living in this unsettled market, the technologists that produce CTRM software are being equally challenged like never before.”

“Trading, investing, and managing assets and liabilities in today’s complex commodity sectors requires sophisticated, robust, adaptable and scalable technology – and never more so than now in the big data / big compliance era. In recognition of these trends, we are proud to be partnering with ComTech Advisory in this unique and important event which will provide participants with critical insight into the structural changes taking place in commodity markets and the evolution and deployment of new technologies in managing commodity risks and assets,” said Guy Isherwood, Publisher of Commodities Now.

The CTRM Conference will be held at the Pullman St. Pancras Hotel on October 2nd, 2014. Further details including registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.ctrmconference.com.

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 https://www.comtechadvisory.com

About Commodities Now
The print and online resource for the traded commodity markets: Since 1997 we have been developing our expertise and market connections to provide commodity market professionals and the wider investment community with dedicated research and intelligence on the commodity complex. As well as the published magazine, our online presence – www.commodities–now.com – provides updated news, key press releases, data, charts, research and reports dedicated to these markets. Commodities Now also organise the annual Commodity Business Awards.

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