Toronto Stock Exchange, ON
The IR Magazine Think Tank – Canada 2017 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|
Full list of speakers to be announced shortly!
Breakfast & registration
Disruptive trends: The future of investor relations
Coffee break & table switch
Investor Intelligence: Global fund flows, trends and meeting expectations of buyside & sell side
Governance goes mainstream
IRO spotlight: Benchmarking performance, structuring teams and communicating uncertainty
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) are at the heart of Canada’s capital markets. TSX provides senior issuers with efficient access to capital and liquidity, as well as the prestige and market exposure associated with being listed on a leading global exchange. Serving the public venture capital market, TSXV provides access to growth capital for early stage companies while offering investors a well-regulated market for making venture investments.
TSX Company Services is a suite of products and services designed to meet the unique needs of companies listed on TSX and TSXV. From market data and shareholder analytics, to investor relations, corporate trust and transfer agent services, TSX Company Services delivers expertise from our 160+ years serving public companies.
Visit www.tsxcompanyservices.com to learn more.
Think Tank Sponsors
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented simultaneous NX Network. Business Wire has 29 offices worldwide to securely meet the varying needs of communications professionals and news consumers. In 2015, Business Wire teamed up with Al Roker Entertainment to create BizWireTV, a weekly digital video news program that features the top trending news releases that cross the wire.
CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI contributes to the transparency and integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional competency of its members and the stature of the profession. With more than 550 members and four chapters across the country, CIRI is the voice of IR in Canada and the world’s second-largest society of investor relations professionals.
To learn about the benefits of membership including our advocacy efforts and professional development opportunities, please visit CIRI.org.
Be informed. Be connected. Be current. Be a CIRI member.
Corbin Advisors is a specialized investor relations (IR) advisory firm with a track record as a strategic advisor and catalyst for positive, thoughtful change. Our proprietary approach combines shareholder research, investor engagement and communication strategies to unlock embedded value for public companies. Leveraging deep experience across sectors, market-caps and company situations, we engage with public companies on both high-level strategy and tactical execution.
Our comprehensive services include perception studies, investor targeting and marketing, investor presentations, investor days, specialized research, and retainer and event-driven consulting. Inside The Buy-side®, our industry-leading research publication, is covered by news affiliates globally and regularly featured on CNBC.
To learn more about us and the results we help our clients achieve, visit www.corbinadvisors.com
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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