IR Magazine

IR Magazine Global Forum & Awards

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

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, Netherlands

About the Global Forum & Awards

The IR Magazine Global Forum & Awards 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 host an awards ceremony and drinks reception. During this we will 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. We will also be announcing the winner of the Global People’s Choice Award, which is now open for nominations.

Discussion topics

For 2018 we will focus on the major aspects of investor relations, dividing all discussions into 3 themes; models, markets and management where we aim to explore future challenges for business and IR, comprehend how capital market trends impact IR and learn how to make the most of your 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


Please click the session titles below for further information on the discussions.

The Global Top 50

The Global Top 50 is our global ranking of IR excellence and will be announced at the end of the conference on Tuesday, October 9. 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 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


Global People's Choice Award

For 2018, we are giving companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for the Global People’s Choice Award. This award encourages entries from companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the practice of IR and the community of IR professionals. The Global People’s Choice Award is unique as the winner isn’t chosen by a panel of judges, instead it is voted for by you – the investor relations community.

In-house investor relations teams at any publicly listed company can be nominated for this award. Entries can be submitted directly by an individual or company nominating themselves, or by a vendor/service provider on behalf of a nominee.

We are now accepting entries and the deadline to submit is Friday, August 17, 2018 at 5pm BST. We will be announcing the short list in September and from then you will be able to cast your vote to decide the 2018 winner.


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


Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
Stadhouderskade 12
Amsterdam 1054 ES

IR Magazine has secured preferential rates for Global Forum delegates at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. Book before August 27 to obtain the discount.

View rates at Amsterdam Marriott Hotel >


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.

Welcome to IRspace

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.

Apply now for free membership>

Book your seat

The passes below will provide you with full access to the two day conference and awards reception. 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 to obtain the discount code or contact us if you have any problems securing this code. 

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


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