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.
"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."
This year’s think tank is being hosted by TD Bank
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|
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., with approximately 26,000 employees and deep roots in the community dating back more than 150 years. The Bank offers a broad array of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services to more than 8 million customers through its extensive network of approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida.
In addition to banking products, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth® and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance.
TD Bank is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. For more information visit www.td.com.
Think Tank Sponsors
IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. We support all participants in the capital-raising process including banks, public and private companies, institutional and individual investors, as well as research, asset management and wealth management firms. 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.
BTV is a TV production and Digital Marketing Agency that helps issuers increase brand awareness to a national retail and institutional investor audience through unique services including:
BTV – Business Television, a half-hour weekly investment program, profiling emerging Canadian and US companies brings investors information for their portfolio. With Hosts, Taylor Thoen and Jessica Katrichak, BTV is broadcast on BNN Bloomberg, US-Biz TV and Air Canada and interviews top analysts plus showcases companies at their location for an insightful business perspective.
CEO Clips are short company video profiles broadcast to a large audience of investors on TV and 15+ financial sites including Reuters, Yahoo! Finance, Bloomberg and Stockhouse.com. More than 2000 companies have been featured.
TV Branding / Awareness Ads – creative company spots broadcast on BNN Bloomberg and US Bloomberg.
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.
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 at 212-430-6895