The IR Magazine Think Tank – Canada 2019 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 professionals – industry experts, top-rated IROs, the investment community – 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.
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Breakfast and registration
Welcome and opening remarks
Fireside chat and Q&A: Sell side/capital markets update
IR trend watch: The resurgence of shareholder activism
Developing a robust engagement strategy: Targeting and roadshow best practice
IR at the table: How to elevate IR to become a strategic partner within a company
Lunch, table discussions and networking
How does the increasing focus on ESG impact the IR function?
NEW FORMAT: Open Q&A with investors and analysts
Final thoughts and end of think tank
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. Some of our past attendees include:
|Job title||Company name||Job title||Company name|
|Analyst, IR||Slate Asset Management||IR professional||Ex Hydro One and Rogers|
|Assistant Professor||Concordia University||Manager IR & corporate development||Denison Mines|
|Assistant vice president of IR||Sun life Financial||Manager of investor relations||Canadian Tire|
|Associate, Business Development & IR||Slate Asset Management||Manager of investor relations||Element Financial|
|AVP, IR||Great-West Lifeco||Manager, Investor Relations||Alamos Gold|
|CFO||Sleep Country Canada||Manager, Investor Relations||Scotiabank|
|Chief executive officer||Exelerate||Manager, Investor Relations||TD Bank|
|Director Investor Relations||Manulife||Partner||Joele Frank|
|Director IR||New Gold||President||CIRI|
|Director IR||Onex||President and CEO||Horizons ETFs|
|Director IR||Bitfarms Technologies||Senior Analyst, Investor Relation||IAMGOLD Corporation|
|Director of investor relations||Canadian Pacific||Senior associate of investor relations||Lundin Mining|
|Director of investor relations||Intact Financial||Senior associate of investor relations||Sun life Financial|
|Director of Investor Relations||Sherritt International||Senior director of investor relations||CIBC|
|Director of investor relations||Shopify||Senior director, investor relations||Celestica|
|Director of investor relations||Theralase Technologies||Senior financial analyst||Power Financial Corporation|
|Director, ETF Portfolio Operations||First Asset||SVP & head of ETF portfolio management||First Asset|
|Director, finance and investor relations||AGF Management||Senior vice president of investor relations||Aimia|
|Director, investor relations||Cynapsus Therapeutics||Senior Communications Specialist||Argonaut Gold Inc.|
|Director, Investor Relations||Detour Gold||SVP of IR||Aecon Group Inc.|
|Director, Investor Relations||Home Capital Group||Vice president of corporate development||Canadian Zinc Corporation|
|Director, investor relations||Hydro One||Vice President of investor relations||Altus Group|
|Director, investor relations||Rogers Communications||Vice president of investor relations||Fortis|
|Director, Investor Relations||The Stars Group||Vice president of investor relations||Genworth Canada|
|Director, Shareholder Services||Sun Life Financial Inc.||Vice president of investor relations||Intact Financial|
|DVP, investor relations & treasury||Hudson’s Bay||Vice president of investor relations||Stonegate Agricom|
|Group Analyst, Corp Development & IR||Aecon Construction||Vice president of investor relations||TMAC Resources|
|Head of Canada||Canada Indexes||VP – investor relations||Loblaw|
|Head of Investor Relations||Roots Corporation||VP corporate development||Economical Insurance|
|Investor Relations||McEwen Mining Inc||VP Investor Relations||eCobalt|
|Investor Relations||Sherrit||VP Investor Relations Advisory||Storyboard Communications|
|Investor relations||Troy Resources Limited||VP, investor relations||Aecon Group Inc.|
|Investor Relations||Urbana Corporation||VP, Investor Relations||Algonquin Power & Utilities|
|Investor Relations Associate||Aurora Cannabis||VP, Investor Relations||Luxoft|
|Investor Relations Associate||Detour Gold||VP, Investor Relations and Marketing||Real Matters|
|Investor relations coordinator||Avalon Rare Metals||VP, IR and operations||Imperial Capital|
|Investor Relations Manager||RLH||VP, Operations||Kew Media Group|
|Investor Relations Manager||Teranga Gold||VP, Strategy & Corp Development||CWB Financial Group|
"There is always something you grab and learn"
"Fantastic event! Very informative. The best so far in over 20 years. It was perfectly organized, great panel speakers and content. "
"Excellent session! Well attended by many senior IR professionals. Very relevant topics discussed such as increase in passive investors raising importance of ESG. Very informative.
"I thought the day was valuable. The group is very honest and forthcoming which I believe is a result of the IR community being very tight-knit."
"Very good speakers, excellent opportunity to get an in depth look at what challenges are faced in a variety of industries."
"Good mix of topics/themes."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Think Tank as it made us discuss methods with people in the same job, but different industries. We had no choice but to be proactive. I loved how open and informative it was and would love to be asked back again next year."
"A great opportunity to connect with other senior IROs to share insights and learn from the experience of others."
This year’s think tank is being hosted by TD Bank!
66 Wellington Street West
54th Floor, Lambert Room
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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. If you have any questions or require any assistance with registering for the think tank, please contact Janeshia Neeley on [email protected]
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