The IR Magazine Think Tank – Canada 2018 is an invitation-only event exclusively for senior corporate, in-house IR professionals. It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting IR.
What makes our format so unique?
It is far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtable discussions on select IR issues. These interactive sessions are broken up by short, snappy best practice briefings from top-rated IROs. All discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.
How do our roundtable discussions work?
Senior people – industry experts, top-rated IROs and those from the financial community and the professions – set the agenda on a panel discussion by sharing their thoughts on session topics.
Small roundtable groups of IROs discuss these issues face to face.
Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.
"Moderator was excellent and I took away at least 10 great ideas."
"Vendor-light, high density of IROs and – in my case – a high number of IROs from my sector (media). A pleasant change."
"Thought the conference was an incredibly valuable investment of time. Within 30 minutes of returning to my office I was able to get my CEO to rethink the purpose of the proxy statement (an IR communication tool vs SEC requirement). We are changing the proxy process immediately to include input from IR upfront"
"As always, great speakers and an excellent opportunity to learn for my peers."
"The Think Tank combines thought-provoking presentation content with the ability to exchange ideas with fellow IROs."
Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. Past attendees have included:
|Company Name||Job Title||Company Name||Job Title|
|Altus Group||Vice President of investor relations||Aimia||Senior vice president of investor relations|
|Theralase Technologies||Director of investor relations||Avalon Rare Metals||Investor relations coordinator|
|Loblaw||VP – investor relations||Exelerate||Chief executive officer|
|Aecon Group Inc.||VP, investor relations||Troy Resources Limited||Investor relations|
|Intact Financial||Vice president of investor relations||Power Financial Corporation||Senior financial analyst|
|Stonegate Agricom||Vice president of investor relations||Canadian Pacific||Director of investor relations|
|Rogers Communications||Director, investor relations||Genworth Canada||Vice president of investor relations|
|Canadian Zinc Corporation||Vice president of corporate development||Aecon Construction||Group Analyst, Corporate Development and Investor Relations|
|CIBC||Senior director of investor relations||Sun life Financial||Assistant vice president of investor relations|
|TMAC Resources||Vice president of investor relations||Intact Financial||Director of investor relations|
|Detour Gold||Director of investor relations||Lundin Mining||Senior associate of investor relations|
|Hudson’s Bay||DVP, investor relations & treasury||Element Financial||Manager of investor relations|
|Celestica||Senior director, investor relations||Manulife Financial||Director of investor relations|
|Cynapsus Therapeutics||Director, investor relations||Fortis||Vice president of investor relations|
|AGF Management||Director, finance and investor relations||Canadian Pacific||Director of investor relations|
|McEwen Mining Inc.||Investor relations||Canadian Tire||Manager of investor relations|
|Hydro One||Director, investor relations||Sleep Country Canada||CFO|
|Shopify||Director of investor relations||Denison Mines||Manager investor relations & corporate development|
|Sun life Financial||Senior associate of investor relations||TMX||Manager of investor relations|
About TMX Group (TSX: X)
TMX Group’s key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities and fixed income. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Trayport and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, technology solutions, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across North America (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and New York), as well as in key international markets including London, Beijing and Singapore.
For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup.
À propos du Groupe TMX (TSX : X)
Les filiales principales du Groupe TMX exploitent des marchés au comptant, des marchés dérivés et des chambres de compensation couvrant de multiples catégories d’actifs, dont les actions et les titres à revenu fixe. La Bourse de Toronto, la Bourse de croissance TSX, la Bourse Alpha TSX, La Caisse canadienne de dépôt de valeurs, la Bourse de Montréal, la Corporation canadienne de compensation de produits dérivés, Trayport et d’autres sociétés du Groupe TMX offrent des marchés d’inscription, des marchés de négociation, des mécanismes de compensation, des services de dépôt, des produits d’information et d’autres services à la communauté financière mondiale. Le Groupe TMX a son siège social à Toronto et des bureaux dans l’ensemble de l’Amérique du Nord (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver et New York), ainsi que dans des marchés internationaux clés, dont Londres, Pékin et Singapour.
Pour en savoir plus sur le Groupe TMX, visitez le www.tmx.com. Suivez le Groupe TMX sur Twitter : @TMXGroup
Think Tank Sponsors
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies and buy-side institutions. Our extensive suite of investor relations services provides our corporate clients with unparalleled cross-asset-class surveillance, investor targeting, buy-side perception studies, transaction analysis and predictive analytics. Additionally, Ipreo’s BD Corporate IR workflow platform offers the most accurate and comprehensive database covering global institutional contacts, profiles and ownership data. Our critical insights and flexible solutions help our clients run more effective investor relations programs. Ipreo has more than 750 employees supporting clients in every major financial center around the world.
Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is a leading independently owned financial public relations and investor relations firm based in New York City. Joele Frank provides its clients with strategic counsel and tactical support across communications disciplines, from ongoing public relations and investor relations needs to high-profile – and high-stakes – special situations. Since its founding in 2000, Joele Frank has consistently ranked as one of the top corporate communications firms in M&A, shareholder activism and restructurings/bankruptcies.
For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.joelefrank.com.
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This event is exclusively for senior corporate IROs and other senior-level executives with IR responsibility. To register for this year’s event, please fill in the form below and if you are eligible, we will send you a confirmation along with detailed event information.
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