IR Magazine

IR Magazine Forum & Awards

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, Netherlands

About the Global Forum

The IR Magazine Forum & Awards – Global is an international and independent event that brings together IR professionals from around the world to network with the investment community, learn best practice from successful heads of IR and promote excellence.

Taking place on October 9 & 10 in Amsterdam, the event has a fantastic two-day agenda planned for you, with over 30 international speakers covering all the latest topics from the world of investor relations.

On the first evening of the forum, October 9, we will also be unveiling our global ranking of IR excellence: A celebration of the world’s best investor relations programs according to surveys of analysts and investors for the IR Magazine Awards in Europe, Asia, North America and Brazil. The ranking will be celebrated with an awards ceremony and a drinks reception.

You can find out which companies make it into the Global Top 50 in 2017 here.

The Awards

The Global Top 50 is our global ranking of IR excellence. A celebration of the world’s best investor relations programs according to surveys of analysts and investors for the IR Magazine Awards in Europe, Asia, North America and Brazil. The 2017 top 20 gold rankings were:

Global Top 20 Gold:

1 China Telecom =11 Comcast
2 Sherwin-Williams =11 ConocoPhillips
3 JPMorgan Chase & Co =13 AstraZeneca
4 Jack in the Box =13 Danaher
=5 China Unicom 15
=5 Iberdrola 16 Delta Air Lines
=7 Schlumberger =17 Discover Financial Services
=7 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company =17 Intesa Sanpaolo
9 Starbucks =19 Roche Holding
10 Visa =19 Unilever

Read more about how the ranking was developed

For 2017, we gave companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for the global People’s Choice Award. This award encouraged entries from publicly listed companies that made an outstanding contribution to the practice of IR and the community of IR professionals.

The winners of the 2017 global People’s Choice Award was Nanobiotix for its innovative targeting initiative focusing on large biotech funds.

The other companies short listed were:

  • General Motors – for its CFO Office Hours calls for investors and analysts and its GMC Acadia Ride and Drive event in NY
  • Recruit Holdings – for getting management from a private and complex business on board for IR activities
  • Scotiabank – for an investor event held in the firm’s digital factory in Toronto showcasing its digital transformation strategy

We will announce details shortly about the 2018 People’s Choice Award. 


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.


Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
Stadhouderskade 12
Amsterdam 1054 ES

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 ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for corporate IR professionals at publicly listed companies only. All others will have to book under the ‘non-corporate’ rate. Please note that the prices advertised below are our early bird rates which will expire on August 28th, 2018. 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 for the discount code or contact us if you have any problems securing this code. The passes below will provide you with full access to the two day conference and awards reception. The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for IR professionals at publicly listed companies only. All others are to book under the ‘standard’ rate.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your booking, please contact Lauren Brown at or on +44 20 8004 5829.