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The CTRM Conference is a unique 1-day event that is focused on the $1.6billion CTRM software category to be held on the 5th October at the RAI Amtrium, Amsterdam in conjunction with Synergy’s EMART. The conference brings together end user, service practitioners, and vendors to spend a day focused on some of the key issues and trends impacting the software category. Hosted and facilitated by ComTech Advisory, the leading analysts in the CTRM software space, the CTRM Conference brings 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.

More details of the event will be developed over the coming weeks and months and will be available on request from ComTech Advisory, Synergy, or the event website – www.CTRMConference.com

A reception will be held on the evening prior to the event on the EMART Exhibition floor to welcome all attendees and sponsors.


The theme of the 2017 CTRM Conference will be “Commodities at a Crossroads”.

The event, roundtable discussions, and presentations will focus on the massive changes that are being experienced across the commodities trading business and on how technology with an emphasis on CTRM and CM software, can help with many of these challenges. From blockchain to Artificial Intelligence, from visualization to big data, the changes and challenges experienced by the commodities industry are demanding new approaches and innovation.

As commodity traders grapple with traceability, increased regulatory and stakeholder scrutiny, lower commodity prices, increasing costs and decreasing profits, structural change and so on, CTRM and related technologies must also change and evolve. Topics covered will include:

  • Is CTRM in the Cloud the future?
  • What promise does blockchain hold for commodity supply chains?
  • How can data be visualized faster and more easily to allow decisions?
  • What role does automation have?

Sponsorships are available – details on request.


Attendance fees will be as follows and attendees will sign up at the Synergy EMART webpages on a dedicated page:

Up to 3-weeks before the event, early bird bookings will be at discounted by 20%


The venue for this year’s CTRM Conference is The Amtrium at the RAI Amsterdam. Situated 8 minutes from Amsterdam’s city centre and 15 minutes from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol the RAI Amsterdam is easy to reach by both public transport or by car and has ample parking facilities on and outside its site.

RAI Amtrium, the latest flexible and sustainable conference, meeting and office space on the north side of RAI Amsterdam.

The RAI complex was designed for maximum flexibility and to accommodate all possible types of event, from those that take up the entire complex to events which only use part of the RAI. The ability to adapt is of the essence due to growing demands for locations where conference options can be combined with an exhibition and/or meeting rooms for activities such as break-out sessions or product presentations. RAI Amtrium



Commodity Technology Advisory is the leading analyst organization covering the Energy and Commodity Trading and Risk Management (E/CTRM) technology markets. We provide invaluable insights, backed by primary research and years 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.


We provide our clients with the most accurate and up-to-date market knowledge, ensuring the best use of valuable resources and assets in order to meet current and emerging market needs. Our services address the unique needs of each of our clients, focusing our efforts on activities that can fill the gaps in their in-house capabilities, and leverage and amplify the company’s strengths in the market.

With our background in both trading and technology, we are uniquely positioned to understand the issues faced by our clients and, through the creation of high value deliverables, address their immediate and long-term needs. Our services include market briefings on competitive positioning and activities, on-demand analyst assistance, whitepaper development, seminar/webinar delivery, proprietary market research, M&A analysis, and more.


We assist companies seeking new technology solutions by quickly identifying a qualified pool of software and services providers and products that can best meet the needs of their unique business models and processes. We are not a consulting company – our services leverage our experience and deep knowledge of the market and technology solutions to provide a fixed price, high quality, and high value deliverable.

We believe that our services accelerate the technology acquisition, contracting and implementation processes. We do not provide hourly consulting services – we leverage a broad understanding of the market of E/CTRM products and provide a structured deliverable that ensures rapid advancement from needs identification through live use of a new system. Post selection, we provide oversight and project audit capabilities, ensuring all selection and critical implementation decisions are on an “arm’s length” basis.


Our more than a decade of experience in the E/CTRM markets enables us identify and better understand the emergent trends and issues associated with this increasing complex global technology market. We have worked with many of the leading equity and venture investment firms, providing independent, analysis-based assessments of segmented market size, global market trends and market positioning of targeted technology vendors. Additionally, we provide data room review services and provide expert opinions as to marketability of technology and services solutions.

Contact Commodity Technology Advisory:
US: +1 281 207 5412
EU: +420 775 718 112
E: info@comtechadvisory.com
W: www.comtechadvisory.com


Synergy is part of Clarion Events and the market leader in developing and organising high quality international conferences and exhibitions for, and in co-operation with, the electricity, gas and water sectors. The management team has over four decades of experience in delivering high value events in the European and Australasian markets. The multi-lingual, expert team works closely with regional advisory boards made up of leading utility experts to deliver cutting-edge content in the areas of Grid Optimisation, Renewables, Energy Storage, Smart Metering, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Energy Services & Efficiency, Energy Trading, Intelligent Buildings, Data Management, Analytics and IoT, Cyber Security, Smart Gas and Smart Water.

Through its energy trading conferences Synergy has played an integral role in bringing the European power and gas commodity markets together to network, follow market developments and do business. For over 19 years EMART has been Europe’s go to event for energy traders and our partnership this year with the CTRM Conference offers a great opportunity to support the markets and together, provide a more comprehensive gathering of market participants. For more information on all that’s happening in Amsterdam between the 3rd and 5th of October this year take a look the following links:

European Utility Week