OpenLink Announced as Gold Sponsor for 2015 CTRM Conference

2015 CTRM Conference to be Held October 22nd at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel, London

Houston, TX and Prague, Czech Republic April 29, 2015 – 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 a Gold sponsor of the 2015 CTRM Conference in London to be held on October 22nd. The CTRM Conference is a unique 1-day event 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 is a compelling agenda of presentations, knowledge sharing and roundtable discussions involving key users of CTRM and associated software and services in the industry –supplemented by excellent networking opportunities. Organized by ComTech and Commodities Now Magazine. Current sponsors also include Bronze sponsor, Scalable.

“We are very pleased to have OpenLink as a key sponsor of this important event 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 CTRM Conference will be focused on the business value delivered by, and total cost of ownership, of E/CTRM software. In a year that started with a precipitous drop in the price of crude oil and many other commodities, the key challenge is to understand the mission critical role of E/CTRM software. Our industry is about change and adaptation and E/CTRM software also has to evolve, be cost effective and deliver business benefits.

The CTRM Conference will be held at the Thistle Marble Arch hotel on October 22nd, 2014. 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 500 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 12 global offices on five continents, with headquarters outside New York City and field offices in Houston, Manhattan, London, Berlin, Vienna, Toronto, São Paulo, Mexico City, 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, with analyst firms Gartner and Chartis citing OpenLink as a leader in Financial platforms.

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