San Francisco-based meetings technology provider Certain Software, Inc. has announced a merger with Brisbane, Australia-based Amlink Technologies, creating a blended customer base of 1,800 customers in 50 countries. The newly merged company will operate under the Certain Software umbrella and expects to process over 6 million registrations in 2008. The merger is subject to Amlink Technologies shareholder approval with an anticipated effective date of April 1, 2008.
Certain is known for its online meeting registration product with secure payment processing as Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant, while Amlink's events is focused on large, complex events and conferences with functionality and versatility to support a multiple array of meeting requirements and reporting needs. Both companies share a similar customer base of Fortune 1000 corporations, meeting management companies, conference organizers, associations, universities, and government agencies.
Certain's chairman and founder, Douglas E. Goldman, M.D., will continue as chairman of the board for the combined company. The company will be led by Certain's president & CEO, James A. Pappas. Trevor Gardiner, CEO of Amlink Technologies, will become chief operating officer within Certain, responsible for the events products and current Amlink business units.