ComTech Advisory’s CTRM Conference Set to Tackle the Urgent Issues

Technology and Software must adapt to support a rapidly evolving market

Houston, TX and Prague, Czech Republic – September 05, 2014

The CTRM Conference taps leading experts to examine the urgent and emerging issues in commodity markets, and the impacts of those issues on current and future technology requirements for commodity trading organizations. Mr. Richard Baker, CEO of Cleartrade Exchange, will introduce many of these issues during his keynote address as he discusses the rapidly evolving commodity markets.

Joining Mr. Baker as speakers at this year’s event are Mr. Colin Hamilton, Head of Global Commodities Research for Macquarie, Mr. Rob Pringle, Director of Global IT for Gazprom Marketing & Trade, Mr. Olivier Boujol, CFO for Libero Commodities, and Mr. Aviv Handler, MD of ETR Advisory. This esteemed panel, along with, leading CTRM analysts, will explore a host of business issues and technological challenges, from increasing regulatory intervention to changing global supply and demand patterns in commodity trading. In addition, Mr. Tim Buchanan, Director of Gro Digital will also provide an after lunch view on the role of social media in commodities.

The CTRM Conference is a unique 1-day event focused on the $1.6billion CTRM software category that encompasses the critical technology solutions that support the global commodity trading markets. This event brings together users, service practitioners and software vendors to focus on the key issues and trends that impact the CTRM software category. It 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.

The CTRM Conference, founded by Commodity Technology Advisory and co-hosted with Commodities Now Magazine, will be held at the Pullman St. Pancras Hotel on October 2nd, 2014. Further details including registration information can be found at

This year’s CTRM Conference is sponsored by Platinum sponsors – Generation 10 and Quorum Business Solutions, Gold sponsors – Brady PLC, Datagenic and Trayport Contigo and Bronze sponsors – Agiboo, Aspect Enterprise Solutions, Energy Solutions International, InvenSoft, JustCommodity, M2M and OpenLink.

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

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 – http://www.commodities– – 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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