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September 21, 2016 07:00 ET

Convercent Holds First Annual User Conference, Brings Together Compliance Professionals From Across the Globe

Converge '16 is the Industry's Premier Compliance Management User Conference That Drives Strategy, Performance and Value

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Sep 21, 2016) - Convercent, the leading provider of enterprise compliance management software, concluded its first global user conference, Converge '16, Sept. 14-16, which drew in current clients and prospects from around the globe across industries. To be held annually, Converge '16 is the only industry conference where compliance professionals are not being spoken at, but rather where they shape the conversation with interactive demo sessions, world-class speaking panels and elite networking events.

The conference theme, "Climbing the Compliance Mountain -- Together," challenged a traditional, and often divided, mindset of the compliance professional and technology provider relationship to think of the connection as a trusted partnership.

"Converge '16 was a great conference; a great opportunity to interact with other users and learn from them, see what common problems and solutions we have," says Patrick Burns, Loss Prevention Manager at Cinemark Theatres. "There were a great deal of things to take back and incorporate into our business to improve how we use the system. I am looking forward to implementing these." 

"Our goal with this event was to bring global compliance officers together to talk about emerging trends, changes, challenges, and the exciting things that are happening in the industry," says Patrick Quinlan, CEO of Convercent. "It was an extraordinary couple of days full of energy, enthusiasm and passion. We learned that the power of this community is much greater than the action of one. We will continue to work together to build a modern compliance platform that has a direct and meaningful impact." 

"Each company and compliance program has unique needs, questions and interests," says Katelyn Conlon, Director of Global Events and lead organizer of Converge. "Having a flexible schedule and speaker line-up that focuses around what matters most to attendees is the event's true value. Converge is designed to not only bring the Convercent community together to get a deeper dive into our product and thought leadership, but also make the technology and the people behind it personable and authentic -- a driving focus for all of us here at the company."

Converge is catered to compliance leaders who understand the importance of data-driven compliance strategy and management. The event's keynote speaker, Eric Alexander, Skier, Climber and Mountaineer, set the stage of the conference by sharing his journey of assisting the first blind man to ascend Mount Everest. His inspirational speech drove the conversation for the other speakers to take the stage with this theme in mind, which included experts from CH2M, Arthur J. Gallagher, Ruby Tuesday, PETCO, Holistic Health, and The Ethisphere Institute.

Additionally, during the event, attendees received an in-depth look at the Convercent product roadmap. The company's product team focused on specific features and plans that will further help the compliance professional continue to modernize their program and positively drive the business forward. 

Converge '17 will be held in Denver Sept. 13-15, 2017. Registration details will be released on the event's website as they become available: https://www.convercent.com/converge. For more information about Eric Alexander, visit: http://highersummits.com/.

For more information about Convercent, visit us at www.convercent.com.

ABOUT CONVERCENT
Convercent's risk-based global compliance solution enables the design, implementation and measurement of an effective compliance program. Delivering an intuitive user experience with actionable executive reporting, Convercent integrates the management of corporate compliance risks, cases, disclosures, training and policies. With hundreds of customers in more than 130 countries -- including Philip Morris International, CH2M Hill and Under Armour -- Convercent's award-winning GRC solution safeguards the financial and reputational health of your company. Convercent is backed by Sapphire Ventures, Tola Capital, Azure Capital, Mantucket Capital, and Rho Capital Partners. Convercent is based in Denver, Colorado.

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