IR Magazine

IR Magazine Think Tank

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Toronto, Canada

About the think tank

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.

IMG_0899 (1)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.

Past attendees say

"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."

Venue and location

This year’s think tank will be held at the Toronto Stock Exchange, ON Canada.


TMX Broadcast Centre
130 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5X 1J2

Who Attends

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


Welcome to IRspace

A new social network for IR professionals! Connect with your peers via private messaging and groups, share ideas and know-how in the community forum, read all the latest IR news and download IR resources from the extensive, free knowledge base. Site features include:

Networking: Network with your peers by searching based on their sector, market cap, location and role, or look for individuals by their name or company. Connect with other members via private messaging and open or private groups.

Share knowledge and ideas: IRspace’s professionally moderated community forum will allow members to post queries and discussion topics and receive answers from a community of global IROs. This provides an opportunity for members to compare best practices and promote their own blog posts and thought leadership. Members can post queries anonymously or as themselves.

Knowledge base: The site contains an extensive, free and searchable knowledge base, granting IROs access to white papers, strategy and planning guides, research reports, investor perception studies and webinar recordings, as well as all the latest news and articles in the world of IR.

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Request Invite

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.

If you have any questions or require any assistance with registering for the think tank, please contact Lauren Brown at [email protected] or on +44 020 8004 5829.