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IR Magazine Global Forum & Awards
IR trends and best practices

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Thursday, October 3, 2019

Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel, France

About the Global Forum & Awards

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.

  • Models: Know your business model, how external factors will affect performance and tailoring the message for your investors
  • Markets: Truly understand capital market trends, their impact on IR, and enhancing your buyside and sell-side relationships
  • Management: The evolution of IR as a strategic function that adds real value to the C-Suite, and how to maximise the impact of your IR team

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

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.


View 2018’s Global Top 50>

Who attends?

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

Venue & location

Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel
70 Avenue des Champs-Elysees
Paris 75008

IR Magazine has arranged preferential rates for delegates at nearby hotels. View the hotels and rates by clicking here.


Sponsorship opportunities

Our events provide a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in the IR community globally. As a sponsor, you will gain an extensive amount of exposure through a wide range of print and digital marketing materials, both pre and post event, as well as on the day itself. Additionally, you can use the event to align yourself with IR excellence and network with key decision makers from across the region.

Sponsoring the event will provide:

  • A chance to network with qualified, senior decision-makers in the IR community
  • Increased awareness and credibility through association with this leading event
  • New business opportunities through higher-brand presence among current and potential clients

To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring and the various packages available, email Sébastien Dutrieu or call on +44 77315 33165.

Past event 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

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

Christian Stoehr, adidas Group

Book your seat

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.

If you are a member of an IR association or society, you will receive €100 off the prices below*. Please contact your association to obtain the discount code or contact us if you have any problems securing this code. *Please note that these discount codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

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