- From 18-19 April in Barcelona, Openbravo will debut its largest conference to date with the aim of providing a networking arena for the entire community to meet Openbravo executives and learn more about Openbravo -
Barcelona, Spain – 9 March, 2009 – Openbravo, the leading developer of web-based open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Point of Sale (POS) solutions for businesses, has announced the inaugural Openbravo World Conference will take place from 18 – 19April, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain, preceded by an exclusive Partner Day on 17 April.
This free event will see the largest global gathering of Openbravo community members to date, with close to 300 attendees expected. The Openbravo World Conference will feature sessions from community members sharing their experience from working with Openbravo ERP, along with those of Openbravo’s visionaries. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Openbravo’s management team, core developers, other partners and fellow community members to discover future plans and success stories. Individuals and companies will be rewarded in the first Openbravo Community Awards - presented for outstanding contributions to ERP and POS projects.
Renowned keynote speakers will be kicking off the conference, including Matt Asay, Alfresco’s VP of Business Development and Richard Daley, CEO of Pentaho, both experts in open source enterprise software. “Empowering the Ecosystem” will be the recurring theme throughout the conference, with sessions featuring Openbravo’s progress in software creation. Openbravo’s CEO and CTO, Manel Sarasa and Paolo Juvara, will respectively cover the business strategy and technological angles of Openbravo’s innovative approach. Other sessions will focus on localisation, best practices for building modules and the product roadmap.
Joining the Openbravo community in Barcelona are dedicated sponsors including Gold sponsors DB2, Oracle, Elondra, and Talend and Silver sponsors Sun, Essentia and ProcessMaker, who will also be sharing their integration and modularity projects in relation to Openbravo.
Manel Sarasa, CEO of Openbravo, said “Our conference is devised to join together the entire Openbravo community, to celebrate our present success and discuss future plans. It offers partners, developers and users an unparalleled opportunity to meet and mingle to share their knowledge and experience. We are looking forward to being able to give something back to the community after all of the support they have given us. This is why we have decided to launch our first ever Openbravo Community Awards.”
Jordi Mas, Director of Community Development, added “The event will be a chance for Openbravo and the community to explore the opportunities presented by Openbravo ERP 2.50 modularity and the Openbravo Forge, two key elements we have been working on to boost the Openbravo ecosystem. We are anticipating meeting with everyone in Barcelona.”
Entrance to the event is free and registration is now open. However, space is limited so attendees should register as soon as possible to ensure a spot. To enroll, please visit: http://worldconference.openbravo.com.
Also, Openbravo’s ecosystem members are encouraged to participate in the Openbravo Community Awards by nominating and voting for their favourite candidates. Further details regarding the awards process can be found here: http://openbravoworldconference.com/awards/nomination.php.
Openbravo is an award-winning developer of professional open source solutions for businesses, offering the industry's first real alternative to proprietary software. The company’s web-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Point of Sale (PoS) solutions, the most popular in their market, have been downloaded more than a million times and are used in over 50 countries.
Openbravo's growth is fueled by an ever expanding international community of users, partners and developers. The company's commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription.
Openbravo is venture backed and has received record funding in the Open Source ERP space from Amadeus Capital Partners, GIMV, Adara Venture Partners and Sodena.
To find out more about Openbravo, please visit: www.openbravo.com
Hazel Butters or James Gerber
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