A vigorous 2018 for Conferize (only in Danish)
Recap: 2018 became a successful year for the listed IT company Conferize. In late November, the company launched the latest generation of the Event Management Software (EMS) platform, which is the company's core product. The first indications are that the new product has been very well received by the market. At the end of 2018 there were more than 13,000 event organizers on the platform - an increase of almost 200 percent in 2018.
Conferize has also completed the development and launched the product Conferize Tickets, where event organizers easily can handle ticket sales.
In addition, negotiations with the US investment fund Global Emerging Markets (GEM) have fallen into place. GEM has committed to invest in new shares for up to DKK 75 million. This means that Conferize potentially is fully funded until late 2021, where the company expects to be cash flow positive.
Conferize enters into an DKK 75 million investment agreement (only in Danish)
Recap: The US investment fund Global Emerging Markets ("GEM") has committed to subscribe for new shares for up to DKK 75 M in the Danish listed IT company Conferize. The agreement is based on current trading in the Conferize share
Conferize achieves ambitious goals and sees positive results from new main product (only in Danish)
Recap: Today, the listed IT company Conferize publishes key figures for the activity on the company's digital platform. Again, Conferize is experiencing significant growth in the number of users and event organizers. A growth that meets the company's own ambitious goals.
Conferize launches their commercial main product - Christiane Vejlø enters the company's board of directors (only in Danish)
Recap: Today, the IT company Conferize launches the digital event platform which will fully show the company's commercial potential. At the same time, Conferize welcomes one of Denmark's leading experts in digitization and innovation, Christiane Vejlø, to the board.
"We are now ready with the next generation of Conferize, which will be available to our thousands of users from next week. Technologically, commercially and functionally, the new version differs significantly from the previous pilot version. We have taken something that before was very difficult, expensive and slow – namely event management – and made it very easy, affordable and scalable. This opens up for a large new group of consumer events, where anyone can use Conferize to host valuable meetings about anything. There is a very big business potential and added value for events and participants that we are uniquely positioned to conquer," says Martin Ferro-Thomsen, CEO in Conferize.
Conferize in close coorporation with Oxford Group (only in Danish)
Recap: The international analysis, consultancy and advisory company, Oxford Group, will in the future use Conferize’s digital event platform when Oxford Group brings together its employees from all over the Nordic and Baltic countries.
"It makes me proud that Oxford Group is now using our platform. It is a company that is respected for a very high level of professionalism and therefore, an agreement like the current with Oxford Group helps more people realize how efficient and intuitive our event platform is," says Martin Ferro-Thomsen, CEO & founder of Conferize.
Conferize celebrates one year as a listed company and reaches 50,000 users (only in Danish)
Recap: The IT company Conferize celebrates one year on the stock exchange with 50,000 users on the company’s digital platform for the event industry. This is a growth of 56 percent since the IPO on Nasdaq First North last summer. The growth has been achieved solely on the basis of a prototype of Conferize’s software - a digital tool for the global event and conference industry, a billion-dollar industry in Denmark alone.
Founder and CEO of Conferize, Martin Ferro-Thomsen says: "We are really proud of our growth, not least because it’s achieved with a limited prototype. Although 50,000 users are far from the end goal, it's not an insignificant milestone. And if we at the same time look at the event organizers, which is our primary target group, we have more than tripled their number since the IPO. Everything indicates that our concept hits the spot in the market,”
Martin Ferro-Thomsen explains that Conferize is ready with a Version 2 of the company’s software before the end of 2018, which the CEO calls a groundbreaking product. "With Version 2 we’ll take the first steps towards making Conferize a profitable business. We will still be able to undercut the market with a superior product. Even with low prices, the revenue potential in relation to ticket fees is strong. We can serve a huge global market with a scalable self-service product without significant operating costs," says CEO Martin Ferro-Thomsen
Conferize was founded in 2012 and has more than 20 employees. In relation to the one-year anniversary on Nasdaq First North, the company launches a new investor portal at invest.conferize.com. On the new investor portal, it is possible to follow the development of the company and gain insight into the growth of the platform.
Conferize sets off to inspire startups at conference in Porto (only in Danish)
Recap: CEO of the IT-company Conferize, Martin Ferro-Thomsen, is in Portugal this week to give a Founders Talk to selected startups at this year’s FIWARE Global Summit in Porto. Their he will give a talk to 14 startup companies that has been chosen from over 2.000 applicants for the IMPACT Growth initiative supported by the EU Commission’s Horizon 2020-programme. Martin Ferro-Thomsen says: “I'm happy and proud to be invited to speak and hopefully inspire a lot of the participating startups. It is in Conferize’s DNA to share knowledge and meet new people, so I am looking forward to sharing the experiences we have made on our journey from being a startup up to today as a public listed company.”
At FIWARE Global Summit, developers, entrepreneurs and decision makers from politics and business’ gather to discuss how new technology like Open Data and IoT will affect our societies in the future.
Experienced entrepreneur becomes new Chairman of the Board of Conferize (only in Danish)
Recap: Yesterday the listed company Conferize got the experienced entrepreneur and IT savvy Steen Tromholt as new Chairman of the Board. This occurred in connection with the Company's Annual General Meeting. Steen Tromholt replaces Falck's former ceo Allan Søgaard Larsen as Chairman. Allan Søgaard Larsen is still Member of the Board of Conferize.
"I am incredibly pleased with the position as Chairman of Conferize. I see a great potential in the Company that, in 2018, is ready for the new version of the company's digital solution to the global conference and event industry. With my insight into both IT and scaling up a young company, I am sure I can contribute to Conferizes upcoming breakthrough on the market" says Steen Tromholt.
The IT company, Conferize in close collaboration with TED (only in Danish)
Recap: The Danish listed IT company, Conferize, is now moving even closer to the world-renowned non-profit organization, TED. Conferize becomes a partner in this year's TEDFest, that takes place in New York this week.
"Conferize is a permanent partner for TEDx, and we are very proud to be invited to TEDFest, as one of few players in the industry," says CEO of Conferize, Martin Ferro-Thomsen.
Conferize expects a breakthrough in 2018 (only in Danish)
Recap: The IT company Conferize will launch version 2 (V2) of their Event Management Software (EMS) in 2018 - the digital event platform that will unleash the Company's commercial potential.
"There is a huge global potential in EMS V2, and our team is just right to unleash it. Conferize has the potential to disrupt the market and bring the international event industry into the digital age. The business model is first of all to create a strength position by attracting events, users and data. Then we can really turn up both the actual online sales and ticket revenue while taking commercial advantage of the data we will have," says Martin Ferro-Thomsen.