IR Magazine

IR Magazine Awards ‒ Europe 2017
Celebrating IR excellence

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Park Lane Hotel, London, UK

About the awards

For the past 25 years, the IR Magazine Awards have honored excellence in investor relations around the world. On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, London will once again host the annual IR Magazine Awards ‒ Europe, an internationally renowned event that looks at the very best the IR community has to offer across the whole of Europe.

In 2017, we will present two types of awards categories – researched and self-nomination – both celebrating the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in the IR community in 2017.

For our researched categories, companies cannot submit nominations. Instead, across Europe, thousands of analysts and investors cast their votes and give their opinions on which companies do the best IR in Europe.

In our self-nomination categories, we offer companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our researched categories. More information on the categories and how the winners are chosen can be found below. View the video highlights from 2016 here and the list of 2016 winners here. Nominees for this year will be announced on 24 May 2017 so stay tuned. Book your seats below and we look forward to welcoming you for an enchanting night to remember!

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Awards Categories - Researched

We are currently updating the list of nominees to be officially announced on May 25 – stay tuned!

View 2016 winners

Attendees say

"This event provided a good opportunity to network whilst celebrating IR teams across Europe that are striving to deliver a professional service."

Paul Ferneyhough, REPSOL

"A very slick, enjoyable, five star event with excellent networking opportunities."

Abigail Herron, Aviva Investors

"The event was well organized and ticked all boxed. Nice company, good dinner, excellent MC and to-the-point awards ceremony"

Jan Willem Weidema, Aegon

"Great event to meet other IR professionals and suppliers. Well organised and superb catering. The MC, Miles Jupp, was outstanding!"

Anna-Lena Astrom, Kambi Group

"Really enjoyable evening, well arranged with plenty of information available ahead of the event, the awards ceremony went on for the right length of time and the food was wonderful"

Kate Gibbon, S&N

"The evening was pure elegance and class. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect and meet new people in the investor relations community. The atmosphere was warm, welcoming and fun! Kudos IR Magazine for organising such an impactful event. We will surely be a sponsor again next year"

Amy Gardner, Baird

"Nice atmosphere and great place to network and meet other IR people"

Christian Stoehr, adidas Group

"One of the more glamorous IR Awards! a great opportunity to Network - thank you IR Magazine"

Sarah Mckenzie, Britvic

Awards Categories - Self-nomination

We are currently updating the list of nominees to be officially announced on May 25 – stay tuned!

Who will you meet?

The majority of the attendees are heads of IR from across Europe who are being recognised for their fantastic contribution to IR. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. The 2016 list of attendees are below:

Job title Company Job title Company
Head of Investor Relations ABB Head of IR Moscow Exchange
Account Executive Business Wire Head of IR REN
Account Manager Business Wire Head of IR Repsol
Account Manager Business Wire Head of IR SAP
Analyst Davy Head of IR Severn Trent
Analyst J.P. Morgan Head of IR Statoil
Analyst J.P. MorganCazenove Head of IR Umicore
Associate LSEG Head of IR Unilever NV
Associate Director, Corporate Broking Davy Head of IR & Corporate Development Hays plc; Deputy Chair, IRS
Associate Partner Instinctif Head of IR & Corporate Development IR Society
Business Development Director Orient Capital Ltd Head of IR Services RD:IR
Business Development Director Orient Capital Ltd Head of Large Caps LSEG
Business Support Manager BT Head of London Office Goodbody
CEO CMi2i Head of Product Development LSEG
CEO Zebra Corporate Communications Interim Head of Investor Relations Immarsat
CEO, EMEA Orient Capital Ltd Investor Relations AstraZeneca
CFO Wholesale & Ventures BT Investor Relations Davy
Chief Executive Officer Australasian IR Association Investor Relations Total
Client Relationship Manager J.P. Morgan Investor Relations Airbus Group
‎Client Services Manager, Depositary Receipts J.P. Morgan Investor Relations RWE
Consultant Taylor Bennett ‎Investor Relations Account Manager The Financial Times Limited
Consulting Director Addison Investor Relations Analyst Close Brothers Group PLC
Consumer Analyst Berenberg Investor Relations Analyst Nestle
Consumer Specialist Sales Berenberg Investor Relations Analyst Whitbread Plc
Corporate Access Coordinator Berenberg Investor Relations Assistant Kingfisher
Corporate Broker Daniel Steward & Company Plc Investor Relations Associate Royal Mail
Corporate Sales Alpha Sense Investor Relations Director BT
CVP & Head of Investor Relations Novo-Nordisk A/S Investor Relations Director Sareb
Depositary Receipts J.P. Morgan Investor Relations Director Virgin Money
Deputy Group Finance Director WPP Investor Relations Manager EDP
Deputy Head of Secretariat Centrica Investor relations manager Novo-Nordisk A/S
Director AERI Investor relations manager Novo-Nordisk A/S
Director Citigate Dewe Rogerson Investor Relations Manager Ptarmigan Media Ltd
Director Citigate Dewe Rogerson Investor Relations Manager RSA Insurance
Director CMi2i Investor Relations Manager Umicore
Director EQS Investor Relations Manager Akzo Nobel
Director EQS Investor Relations Manager National Grid Plc
Director EQS Investor Relations Manager National Grid Plc
Director EQS Investor Relations Manager Rathbones
Director IR.soft Investor Relations Officer Aegon
Director – Investor Relations Intercontinental Hotels Group Investor Relations Officer Nestle
Director – Investor Relations Telefonica Germany GmbH Investor Relations Programme Manager Unilever NV
Director Investor Relations AstraZeneca Investor Relations, UK Corporate Finance J.P. MorganCazenove
Director Investor Relations AstraZeneca IR Britvic
Director Investor Relations AstraZeneca IR Sainsburys
Director of Corporate Broking Goodbody IR Analyst Legal & General
Director of Group Communications Umicore IR and Corporate Affairs Director Merlin Entertainments
Director of industry Analyst Relations BT IR co-ordinator Roche Holding Ltd
Director of International Corporate Access RW Baird IR Director Kennedy Wilson Europe
‎Director of International Media and IR TBC Bank IR Manager Adidas
Director of Investor Relations eDreams ODIGEO IR Manager BAE Systems
Director of Investor Relations MetroBank IR Manager BASF
‎Director of Investor Relations RSA Insurance IR Manager Erste Group Bank AG
Director of Investor Relations Whitbread Plc IR Manager Galp Energia
Director of Investor Relations William Hill IR Manager Galp Energia
Director of IR Unilever NV IR Manager Intercontinental Hotels Group
Director of IR AIXTRON SE IR Manager Magyar Telekom
Director of IR CTT IR Manager Repsol
Director of IR Lloyds Banking Group IR Manager Smith & Nephew
Director of Strategy and Innovation Lodestone IR Team Unilever NV
Director, Client Management Deutsche Bank IR Team Unilever NV
Director, Client Management Deutsche Bank IRO MOL Group
Director, Corporate Broking Davy IRO Santander
Director, EMEA D.F. King IR Reporting & Corporate Governance Enel
Director, Group Corporate Finance BT Manager Investor Relations Norma Group
Director, Investor Relations AstraZeneca Manager, Events and Logistics Airbus Group
Director, Investor Relations Reckitt Benckiser Managing Director Feros
Director, Investor Relations XING Managing Director Mary Maude Research
EMEA Regional DR Head J.P. Morgan Managing Director Oakhall
EMEA Sales Director Citi Managing Director RD:IR
European Corporate Access Berenberg Managing Director, Vice Chairman of Equities RW Baird
European Corporate Access Originator Berenberg Managing Director, Marketing & Comm. Ipreo
Events and Project Co-ordinator, IR AstraZeneca Managing Director, Head of Corporate Broking Davy
Executive Director J.P. Morgan Managing Director, M&A & Governance Advisory Ipreo
‎Executive Director, Shareholder Analysis J.P. MorganCazenove Owner Fox Insight
Founder & CEO Daniel Steward & Company Plc Partner Instinctif
Founding Director Cloth Court PLC Finance and IR Director Britvic
Global Finance Graduate Novo-Nordisk A/S Product Strategy and Research Executive The Financial Times Limited
Group Chief Accountant WPP Regional Manager UK & Ireland BNY Mellon
Group Communications officer Umicore Regional VP, Northern & Central Europe Business Wire
Group Financial Accountant WPP Relationship Manager BNY Mellon
Group Financial Accountant WPP Relationship Manager BNY Mellon
Group International Scientific Director Roche Holding Ltd Relationship Manager BNY Mellon
Group Investor Relations Erste Group Bank AG Researcher Taylor Bennett
Head of Access RD:IR Senior Account Manager EQS
Head of Client Relations, EMEA Orient Capital Ltd Senior Associate Howard Kennedy
Head of Corporate Access Berenberg Senior Client Manager, EMEA Issuer Services RD:IR
Head of Corporate Access, EMEA HSBC Senior Client Relations Manager Orient Capital Ltd
Head of Corporate Finance Wizz Air Senior Director Addison
Head of Engagement, Responsible Investment Aviva Investors Senior Director, Investor Relations Shire Plc
Head of Group Finance DCC Senior Equity Investor Relations Manager Iberdrola
Head of International Client Services NYSE Senior Investor Relations Manager BT
Head of Investor and Media Relations Premier Oil Senior Investor Relations Manager BT
Head of Investor Relations Aegon Senior Investor Relations Manager ISS A/S
Head of Investor Relations Ferrovial Senior Investor Relations Officer BT
Head of Investor Relations Iberdrola Senior Investor Relations Officer Royal Dutch Shell
Head of Investor Relations J.P. MorganCazenove Senior IR Consultant RD:IR
Head of Investor Relations Kerry Group Senior Manager Investor Relations FMC
Head of Investor Relations PGE Senior Manager, Investor Relations Lloyds Banking Group
Head of Investor Relations Premier Foods Senior Manager, Investor Relations Wizz Air
Head of Investor Relations PTSB Senior Vice President Wacker Chemie AG
Head of investor relations Roche Holding Ltd Senior VP Investor Relations FMC
Head of Investor Relations Ryanair Senior, Director Investor Relations AstraZeneca
Head of Investor Relations Shire Strategy Specialist BT
Head of Investor Relations SIG SVP Corporate Access Jefferies International
Head of Investor Relations Temenos SVP european corporate sales Ipreo
Head of Investor Relations Tullow Oil Vice President OTC Markets Group
Head of Investor Relations, EMEA Citi Vice President Rivel
Head of IR Adidas Vice President Investor Relations Deutsche Post DHL
Head of IR Continental Vice president of, IR advisory, Citi Depositary Citi
Head of IR Deutsche EuroShop AG Vice President, Investor Relations Royal Dutch Shell
Head of IR EasyJET Vice President, Investor Relations Valmet Oyj
Head of IR EDP ‎Vice President, UK Market Intelligence Group J.P. MorganCazenove
Head of IR Genmab VP Investor Relations Norma Group
Head of IR Greene King VP, Client Management Deutsche Bank
Head of IR KPN VP, Client Management Deutsche Bank
Head of IR Legal & General VP, Investor Relations AXA
Head of IR Magyar Telekom VP, Investor Relations Paysafe

A night in Neverland

Awards Sponsors

Venue and Accommodation

Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel

Dress code
Black tie

IR Magazine have arranged for discounted rates at nearby hotels located a short distance away from the Awards venue. Click here to view the hotels and rates.

Join our Think Tank in the morning

Taking place on the morning of the awards ceremony, the IR Magazine Think Tank – Euro Leaders 2017 is an invitation-only event exclusively for senior IROs.

It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting European IR. We have over 100 senior IR professionals attending.

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.

Visit our think tank website to request an invite.

Book your seats

Sign up for the complete experience below. You will have full access to the welcome drinks reception that celebrates the Euro Top 100, the glamorous dinner, the prestigious awards ceremony and the fun-filled after party! The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for IR professionals at publicly listed companies only. All others will have to book under the ‘non-corporate’ rate. If you are booking 5 or more seats, contact to find out more about our special ‘half-table’ offers – 5 places for the price of 4.

Please note that these prices are our early bird prices, which expire on May 26th, 2017. All bookings made after this date, will be charged at our standard rate.

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