The IR Magazine Global Forum & Awards is an international and independent event that brings together over 250 IR professionals from more than 30 countries each year. For 2019, we are delighted to return to Paris on October 2-3. The event enables attendees to network with the investment community, learn best practice from successful heads of IR and promote excellence. The fantastic two-day agenda will host international speakers covering all the latest topics from the world of investor relations.
Discussion themes from 2018
Last year we focused on the major aspects of investor relations, dividing all discussions into 3 themes; models, markets and management where we explored future challenges for business and IR, comprehended how capital market trends impact IR and learnt how to make the most of a company’s IR resources and senior management’s time.
Read our roundup from day one and day two of the 2018 event to find out more about what we discussed. You can also view the highlights video here. Further details about the agenda and speakers for this year will be announced on the website shortly.
The Global Top 50 is our global ranking of IR excellence. The ranking is a celebration of the world’s best investor relations programs according to surveys of analysts and investors for the IR Magazine Awards in Asia, Europe, and North America.
The winners and runners-up in each sector are decided by applying the score achieved by each company in six categories of our regional awards research: Best IRO, Best corporate governance, Best financial reporting, Best investor meetings, Best use of technology and Best overall IR.
Attendees at this event are leading IR practitioners from across the globe. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. Attendees in 2018 included:
|Job Title||Attendee Company||Job Title||Attendee Company|
|Account Manager||Black Sun||IR corporate access manager||Credit Suisse|
|Board member||NEVIR||Investor relations manager||Cisco|
|CEO Georgeson Europe||Georgeson||Investor relations manager||Danaher Corporation|
|CFO||EDAG Engineering Group||Investor relations officer||Aegon|
|Chairman||BelIR||Investor relations officer||Flow Traders|
|Chairperson/IR director||ABIRD & Monbat||Investor relations officer||GALP|
|Chief revenue officer||EQS Group||Investor relations officer||ING|
|Corporate access manager||T. Rowe Price||Investor relations officer||Randstad|
|Corporate sales manager||Meetyl||Investor relations officer||Signify|
|Deputy general manager||China Aviation Fuel (Europe)||IR co-ordinator||AkzoNobel|
|Digital IR specialist||Wood House Wealth||IR director||Allterco|
|Director||CMi2i||IR director||Lomsko Pivo|
|Director investor relations||Fugro||IR manager||BASF|
|Director of communications & IR||Telefónica Deutschland||IR manager||BMW|
|Director of corp & financial comms||Hill+Knowlton Strategies||IR manager||Cargotec|
|Director of investor relations||Nanobiotix||IR manager||GALP|
|Director of IR & corporate comms||Chow Tai Fook Jewellery||IR manager||Gazprom Neft|
|Director of responsible investment||MN||IR manager||Gazprom Neft|
|Director, asset management||Pacific Basin Shipping||IR manager||Sound Energy|
|Director, client management – DR||Deutsche Bank||IR manager||Telenet|
|Editor-at-large||IR Magazine||IR specialist||Metro Pacific Investments|
|ESG analyst||Aviva Investors||Managing director||AERI|
|Executive vice president, head of IR||Deutsche Post DHL Group||Managing director & head of europe||Think ETFs|
|Finance director||ista International||Managing director, global M&A||Ipreo by IHS Markit|
|Founder||Action Potential Advisory||Managing partner||Broome Yasar Partnership|
|Global head of shareholders and IR||Banco Santander||Partner||Fairvue Partners|
|Group CFO||Global Telecom Holding||Partner||Instinctif Partners|
|Head of EMEA corporate sales||AlphaSense||President & CEO||NIRI|
|Head of investor relations||Akamai Technologies||Relationship manager||SIX Swiss Exchange|
|Head of investor relations||AstraZeneca||Roadshow programme manager||ING|
|Head of investor relations||Caverion Corporation||Senior account manager||Georgeson|
|Head of investor relations||De La Rue||Senior asset manager||Frasers Property Europe|
|Head of investor relations||Dogus Otomotiv||Senior consultant||CFF Communications|
|Head of investor relations||EDAG Engineering Group||Senior director investor relations||ASM Technologies|
|Head of investor relations||First Abu Dhabi Bank||Senior director of research||Glass, Lewis & Co|
|Head of investor relations||Inter RAO||Senior IR Specialist||Nasdaq|
|Head of investor relations||Metro Pacific Investments||Senior account executive – IR||Company Webcast|
|Head of investor relations||MOL Group||Sustainable development Sr expert||MOL Group|
|Head of investor relations||Roche||SVP investor relations||Ahold Delhaize|
|Head of investor relations||RWE||SVP, IR and communications||Aptar|
|Head of investor relations||Schneider Electric||Vice president||BNY Mellon|
|Head of investor relations – equity||Grupo Santander||VP IR & corporate communications||AIXTRON|
|Head of iShares Netherlands||Blackrock||Vice president of investor relations||Agnico Eagle Mines|
|Head of SPDR ETFs Netherlands||State Street Global Advisors||Vice president of investor relations||Dynex Capital|
|Investor relations||Nordea Bank||Vice president||J.P. Morgan|
|IR & strategic planning director||Moncler||Vice president of investor relations||CN|
In association with
Created in 1987, the Cliff is the French association of financial communication professionals and is a recognized voice for the profession in France. With an active programme fostering the sharing of experiences, of expertise and of evolving topics, a successful education training programme in partnership with a renowned French University (Paris-Dauphine) and its contribution to the annual publication of the “Financial Communications: Framework and Practices” together with the OCF, the Cliff helps promote the status of Investor Relations professionals.
For more information, please visit www.cliff.asso.fr/en/
EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Compliance. More than 8,000 companies worldwide trust EQS’s products and services to securely, efficiently, and simultaneously fulfil complex national and international disclosure and compliance requirements, and to reach stakeholders globally.
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.
For more information, please visit www.eqs.com.
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.
For more information, please visit www.ihsmarkit.com.
Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors /ABIRD/
For 12 years now, the Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors /ABIRD/ has been actively working to unite the interests and improve the qualification of local Investor Relations Directors – members of the organization, to improve the investment climate in Bulgaria and introduce high standards for presentation of the Bulgarian public companies to investors in the country and abroad.
We unite more than 110 Investor Relations Directors of public companies and other issuers of securities, and in 2016 we opened the doors of ABIRD for all colleagues who disclose information in accordance with the Bulgarian and European legislation, and communicate with institutions such as the Financial Supervision Commission, BSE – Sofia and the Central Depository.
ABIRD is an active participant in the Bulgarian capital market, a basic corrective in terms of amendments to the regulation and implementation of the European legislation. Our activities are focused on enhancing the professional qualification of Investor Relations Directors and all of the other officials engaged with investor communication and communication with the institutions on the capital market with the purpose to improve the best disclosure and transparency practices in the activities of public companies and other issuers of securities. We actively cooperate with all institutions and participants in the Bulgarian capital market.
The Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors is a collective member the National Corporate Governance Commission, the Capital Market Development Council in Bulgaria, the Corporate Social Responsibility Council to the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association. Together with our national partners we strive to make Bulgaria a more attractive place for investments.
Contacts: +359 2 9882413 and [email protected]
Since 1991, AERI has been bringing together the most relevant IR professionals and other stakeholders in Spain, focusing on the development of best practices, but also on providing the best possible options for networking. AERI Members are well known for their top performance in the capital markets, always developing the highest standards in the Investor Relations world.
For more information, please visit www.aeri.es
The Danish Investor Relations Society (DIRF) was established by investor relations officers, financial and communications executives in a few Danish companies in 1988. The objective was and still is to promote communication between listed companies and their investors thereby increasing investor interest in Danish shares and company bonds.
DIRF represents some 270 members from approximately 100 companies. Members are primarily listed companies, and the member base represents about 95 per cent of the Danish market cap. However, also not-listed companies, organisations, service providers and consultants working with financial communications are represented, cf. DIRF members list.
The DIRF network seeks to meet its objectives by arranging members’ meetings and conferences dealing with current IR-topics, sessions with academics researching in IR-related areas, trends and new ways of performing the IR-profession, new media developments, new evaluation methods, and once a year the Copenhagen Stock Exchange hosts a network meeting etc. Members’ meetings normally take place 5-6 times a year.
For more information, please visit www.dirf.dk.
IR Club is a well-established investor relations community that allows IR professionals to network with peers from all over the world.
IR Club was formed in 2011, to address the need for an online investor relations community. Since then, it has become an overwhelming success and has around 1,400 members!
The main objectives of IR Club include the promotion of networking, communication, exchange and transfer of knowledge among investor relations professionals – we are particularly interested in the use of social media in investor relations.
IR Club is open to anyone interested in investor relations such as scientists, students and those wishing to make a career change. For the opportunity to mingle with practising IROs at all levels, as well consultants and service providers. Colleagues from the areas of private equity, open-end and closed-end funds, unlisted companies and of course all those who deal with the communication with lenders (creditor relations / fixed income) are welcome, too – we are all one ecosystem.
It takes no time to register as a member and it’s free of charge!
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +49 177 232 0001
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +49 177 232 0001
The IR club Schweiz was founded 1992 to promote the interests of the IR profession among Switzerland’s publicly-quoted companies. It is an interactive forum for the exchange of ideas, the discussion of current IR issues and the development of practical solutions.
For more information, please visit www.irclub.ch/
The Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA or ‘the Association’) is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the Investor Relations (IR) profession and international standards in corporate governance. The mission of MEIRA is to enhance the reputation, efficiency and attractiveness of the Middle East capital markets.
This is delivered by fostering increased dialogue among members and encouraging the IR community to share the global benchmark in best practice within the field of IR. In partnership with stock exchanges, regulators and other market participants, MEIRA supports companies through its professional development and certification programmes as well as its membership community and network of country Chapters.
For more information, please visit www.meira.me
Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization.
For more information, please visit www.NIRI.org
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The passes below will provide you with full access to the two day conference, the awards presentation and the drinks reception. 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. Please note that these are our early-bird rates which expire on August 23, 2019. Any bookings made after this date, will be charged at the standard rate.