The IR Magazine Think Tank – Europe 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.
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 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. Listen to a summary of discussions from 2017 here.
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.
At the think tank, short, concise panel briefings set the scene for in-depth roundtable discussions with senior IROs from across Europe who are experiencing, firsthand, the challenges the IR community faces in 2018. This format provides detailed insights into the leading topic areas and allows attendees to network directly with their peer group.
The key themes and topics we’ll be discussing this year include:
Full agenda and speakers to be announced shortly.
"The think tank was useful and interesting. It is both generous and productive to have colleagues from our sector sharing their best practices. Working together to improve IR in the world is good for everybody. The think tank was an extraordinary platform to reach this goal. There should be more of these events!!"
"I like the intimate nature of the event as well as the interactive agenda"
"Great event for networking and sharing views about latest developments"
"It's critically important today to be tuned to the global IR wisdom as technological and regulatory disruptions are unfolding. No doubt, IR Magazine remains an unrivalled aggregator of best IR ideas and professionals. Looking forward to seeing my fellow colleagues later in the year"
"Always a really good event to attend. It's a good mix of subjects. Particularly liked the addition of the best practice case studies - it's always really valuable to hear the first hand experiences of others and some hints and tips of what works well and what doesn't"
"Very interactive, I liked the opportunities to discuss in the groups"
"Fabulous opportunity to talk about topical issues relevant to IR professionals across sectors and to share ideas and experiences"
"Great to spend some time with people at different ends of the IR experience spectrum, looking at how they approach challenges in the role"
"Excellent event to hear best practices on European level"
"Extremely useful event!"
The majority of the attendees were heads of IR from more than 13 countries in Europe. Some of them have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant was someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. Some of our attendees included:
|Job title||Company||Job title||Company name|
|CFO||Auto Trader||Head of IR||Unilever|
|CFO||Keywords||Head of IR||CTT – Correios de Portugal|
|Deputy Head of Investor Relations||BASF||Head of IR||IHG|
|Director Investor Relations||eDreams ODIGEO||Head of IR||Kerry Group|
|Director Investor Relations||ASM International||Head of IR||Dormakaba|
|Director of Corporate Affairs||Aggreko||Head of IR||TAV Airports Holding|
|Director of IR||TBC Bank Group||Head of IR UK, Ireland and Americas||TUI Group|
|Director of Investor Relations||Metro Bank||Investor Relations||Sberbank|
|Director of Investor Relations||AstraZeneca||Investor Relations Director||Sareb|
|Director of Investor Relations||AIR LIQUIDE||Investor Relations Director||Dogan Holding|
|Director of IR||Debenhams||Investor Relations Director||Orange Polska|
|Director of IR and Corporate Comms||TalkTalk||Investor Relations Director||Kennedy Wilson|
|Director of Treasury & IR||Public Power Corporation||Investor Relations Manager||Sound Energy|
|Director, Corporate Finance and IR||Polymetal International plc||Investor Relations Manager||Rathbone Brothers|
|Director, head of investor relations||Heineken||Investor Relations Manager||Petrofac Services Limited|
|Director, London Office||Antofagasta plc||Investor Relations Manager||Greene King|
|EMEA head of IR||Toyota||Investor Relations Officer||MOL Group|
|Executive Director||Sberbank||IR analyst||Paysafe|
|General manager investor relations||Arcelormittal||IR Director||William Hill|
|Group Corporate Affairs Director||Mitie||IR Manager||Smith & Nephew|
|Group Financial Controller||McBride||IR Manager||Cisco|
|Group head of investor relations||OneSavings Bank||IR Manager||William Hill|
|Group Investor Relations Director||Lloyds banking group||IR Manager||Huhtamaki|
|Group Investor Relations Director||Tesco||IR Manager||TUI Group|
|Group IR Director||Kingfisher||IRO||Origin Enterprises|
|Head of Corporate Finance and IR||Domino’s Pizza Group plc||IRO||Galp Engergia|
|Head of Investor Relations||HeidelbergCement AG||IRO||Polymetal International plc|
|Head of Investor Relations||Serco Group||IRO||CIV|
|Head of Investor Relations||Legal & General||IRO||Shell|
|Head of Investor Relations||Dixons Carphone||Manager, IR Strategy & Business Development||Garanti Bank|
|Head of Investor Relations||Severn Trent||Senior IR Manager||Scor|
|Head of Investor Relations||CRH||Senior IR Specialist||Grupa LOTOS|
|Head of Investor Relations||RWE||Senior Manager, Investor Relations||Lloyds banking group|
|Head of Investor Relations||Saga||Senior Vice President, IR||Garanti Bank|
|Head of Investor Relations||Marie Tecnimont||Supervisor, Investor Relations||Garanti Bank|
|Head of Investor Relations||NEX Group||Vice President IR, Europe||Shell|
|Head of Investor Relations||Monbat AD||Vice President, Corporate & Investor Relations||BTG|
|Head of IR and Corporate Comms||PSI AG||Vice President, Strategic Partners & Investors||Sberbank|
|Head of IR||Pfleiderer Group||VP, Investor Relations||Burberry|
|Head of IR||Ferrovial|
Crowne Plaza London – The City
19 New Bridge Street
Nearest underground station
Blackfriars station, Circle and District line
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For the past 25 years, the IR Magazine Awards have honored excellence in investor relations around the world. On Thursday, June 28, 2018, 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.
Join us after the think tank and celebrate the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in the IR community in 2018.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 020 8004 5829.
Think Tank Sponsors
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The EQS COCKPIT, a cloud-based platform, digitally maps the workflows of IR, Communications and Compliance Officers, communicates with the company’s website, and distributes company releases via one of the most important global newswires. With additional products such as websites, IR tools, digital reports, and webcasting solutions, EQS Group is a digital single source provider.
EQS Group was founded in Munich, Germany in 2000 and has developed from a start-up to an international group with offices in the world’s key financial markets. The group employs around 400 professionals globally.
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