The IR Magazine Forum & Awards – Small Cap US is a best practice event on effective shareholder communications designed exclusively for CEOs, CFOs, IROs and advisors from small and micro-cap companies. Spanning multiple industries, the one-day conference focuses on the unique issues affecting small cap companies.
We will also host an awards ceremony specifically tailored to small cap companies. The awards categories offer individuals and companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for two aspects of IR: best investor engagement and best investor relations (by market cap; micro and small-cap). More details on this can be found below.
Timely event: with the year-end fast approaching, this event is perfectly positioned to help you take stock of the year-to-date, refocus and plan for 2019-2020
Benchmarking: it is a great opportunity to evaluate where you stand in comparison to your peers, how other small cap companies have managed and overcome similar situations
Run lean: learn how to have a maximum strategic impact with limited resources – do more with less, learn how seasoned IR professionals prioritize their team
Unique format: our format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues
Discover something new: learn about new technologies, innovations, and services that are available to help to transform your IR strategy, increase productivity and make better decisions
Network with the community: meet with investors, analysts, experts, and peers
Click on the session title below to view details. View agenda as a PDF here.
Breakfast and registration
Welcome to the forum
SNAPSHOT: Briefing on the macroeconomic and financial trends impacting small and micro-cap companies
A short and sharp economic briefing will set the scene for the day’s discussions. Take stock of where we are right now, where we could be heading and what it means for investor relations activities.
PANEL: Building a long-term strategy: How can IR and senior management effectively work together?
Small and micro-cap companies need to build a strong foundation for their IR strategy that looks five years ahead, rather than one or two. In this session, we will discuss where you should focus your efforts.
PANEL: Amplifying your message and measuring impact with social media best practices
Busy IROs with time and resource pressures are turning to digital media to amplify their investment story. The tricky bit is engaging investors and measuring ROI.
PANEL: Getting additional sell-side coverage, expanding investor base with innovative approaches to targeting
At a time when fewer analysts are covering more companies, keeping analysts engaged and expanding your investor base is tougher than ever before.
Networking lunch and awards ceremony
PRESENTATIONS: Case studies from successful heads of IR at small and micro-cap companies
PANEL: Meet the analysts and portfolio managers: What do investors want from small-cap companies?
Hear from a panel of small and micro-cap investors and analysts about what they most desire from IR teams.
PANEL: Governance 101: Basic governance standards for smaller companies
Investor stewardship is a rapidly developing trend and adhering to high governance standards can enable small caps to operate more efficiently and attract new investment.
Summary and networking drinks
Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn up to 4 professional development units (PDUs) per day. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs. More information is available at www.niri.org/certification.
Our small-cap awards provide a fantastic opportunity to ensure your team or client is recognized and acknowledged by the investment community, for their great achievements and successes over the past year. We are now accepting entries for this year's small cap awards! The list of categories open for nomination can be found below. Click here to submit a nomination and to view the entry criteria.
The judging process is made up of three simple phases:
Phase 1: The IR Magazine editorial team reviews all submissions, selects finalists in each category and sends judges those submissions.
Phase 2: Judges review submissions for finalists individually.
Phase 3: Judges come together to discuss all finalist submissions and determine the winners in each category.
The judges scores will not be shared with nominees, however, comments may be published in articles or reports after the event. The judges are not required to make comments against every submission. This year’s judging panel will be announced shortly.
For more information please contact [email protected]
Our entry process couldn’t be easier – click here to access our online submission form, which should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. We’ve also included our top tips below to assist you with catching the attention of the judges and making sure your nominations are in contention to be winning entries:
At this event, each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role at a small or micro-cap company. Some of our past attendees include:
|CEO & Chairman||TGR Financial, Inc||Managing Partner||Harbor Access|
|VP of investor relations||Weight Watchers International||MD & Head of Corporate Access||Telsey Advisory Group|
|CEO||Open Exchange||National director of business developments||Lambert IR|
|CFO||Repro Med Systems, Inc||President||Blender Media|
|CFO and Executive Vice President, IR||VolitionRx||President||The Equity Group|
|CFO/Secretary||HDQA Elderly Life Network Corp.||VP of investor relations||iHeartMedia|
|Chief Accounting Officer||Dyadic International||President and CEO||First Resource Bank|
|Chief Executive Officer and President||Deep Down Inc.||Regional Sales Director||QuoteMedia, Inc|
|Chief Financial Officer||Deep Down Inc.||Senior Analyst Corporate Development||Stoneridge|
|Chief Financial Officer||Smith Midland||Senior associate of investor relations||Lambert IR|
|Chief Financial Officer||Orhub, Inc.||Senior director||Gilead sciences|
|COO||WeConvene||Senior director of investor relations||Lambert IR|
|Corporate access, Americas||HSBC Securities||Senior Vice President||The Equity Group|
|Digital editor||IR Magazine||Sr. Director, IR & Corporate Communications||Revance|
|Director||EM Advisors||SVP||TGR Financial, Inc|
|Director of Corporate Communications||pdvWireless||SVP Investor Relations & Finance||MDC Partners|
|Director of investor relations||Erytech||SVP, IR & Corporate Communications||Safeguard|
|Director, M&A and IR||Stoneridge||US-Investor Relations||Implanet|
|EVP & CFO||First Resource Bank||Vice president||Citigroup|
|Executive Vice President, Corporate Services||OTC Markets||Vice president – IR||FuelCell Energy|
|Head of client strategy||Open Exchange||Vice president of investor relations||MasTec|
|Head-Investor Relations & Media||MPM Holdings||Vice President Relationship Management||Computershare|
|Investor Relations||Chimera Investment Corporation||VP of Investor Relations||Hudson Ltd.|
|Investor relations – consultant||Alpha and Omega Semiconductor||VP of investor relations||Burns McClellan|
|IR||Vitamin Shoppe||VP, Investor Relations||Idera Pharmaceuticals|
|Manager – Investor Engagement||Zacks SCR||VP, Investor Relations||Telaria, Inc.|
|Managing director of investor relations||BBX Capital||VP, Senior Client Relationship Manager||Computershare|
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BTV – Business Television, a half-hour weekly investment program, profiling emerging Canadian and US companies brings investors information for their portfolio. With Hosts, Taylor Thoen and Jessica Katrichak, BTV is broadcast on BNN Bloomberg, US-Biz TV and Air Canada and interviews top analysts plus showcases companies at their location for an insightful business perspective.
CEO Clips are short company video profiles broadcast to a large audience of investors on TV and 15+ financial sites including Reuters, Yahoo! Finance, Bloomberg and Stockhouse.com. More than 2000 companies have been featured.
TV Branding / Awareness Ads – creative company spots broadcast on BNN Bloomberg and US Bloomberg.
Founded in 1974, The Equity Group is an investor relations firm headquartered in New York City with expertise in strategic communications, investment community outreach and relations, market intelligence and advisory for micro through mid-cap companies, with a strong focus on both planning and execution. For some clients, we serve as an outsourced investor relations department – a virtual “office down the hall.” For larger companies with an IRO or similar internal capabilities, we provide an array of support services. We measure our client relationships in years – not months – and view each engagement as a long-term partnership opportunity. Our capabilities, results-oriented approach and commitment to clients lead to relationships that average 7 years and often span 10-20 years.
We are led by a seasoned team of professionals with over 175 years of aggregate experience. We combine legacy knowledge of capital markets communications, and an unparalleled reputation for integrity and client service with evolving industry best practices to design and execute investor relations programs that help deliver long-term stakeholder value. No magic wands, no smoke and mirrors, no special sauce – just hard work, tangible results, and a respect for clients’ time.
For more information, please visit www.theequitygroup.com
Landon Capital is a strategic Investor Relations firm that assists emerging growth companies by increasing shareholders and building relationships on Wall Street. We design customized programs to increase the market’s interest in your company. Our focus is creating relationships with Retail Brokers, Institutional and Family Offices that are capable to become a substantial equity partner with your public company.
Our process helps emerging growth companies establish an imprint that is one of a kind. Your business needs a solid and fundamental message to stay visible and attractive for investors seeking to invest in your company. This is because Investors take a keen interest in matching with a company whose values are matched with their own.
Our Management Team is made up of experts whose passion is to see its client be successful. We make our clients’ needs our top priority. Our team has a level of knowledge in many sectors like healthcare, technology/media/telecom, consumer products and financial services. At Landon Capital, our core skillset and capabilities are strategic IR counsel that includes issue management, transaction support, crisis communications and shareholder outreach.
Our delivery is the secret sauce, meaning that our process is quantitative. Every business uses a Sales Pipeline process to facilitate the achievement of desired results, except for the public traded equity portion of that business. Landon Capital applies a pipeline process for your company’s equity: We provide monthly data on dials, connects, presentations, conference calls and reported buying interest. We provide a sales pipeline outreach platform for small and micro-cap companies and ETF’s with repeated, personalized, educated, and professional contacts. Our process works by providing access to long-term, sophisticated shareholders through their trusted advisors.
Our forum and awards provides a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in small and micro-cap investor relations. As a sponsor, you will gain 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 showcase your expertise in the area, align yourself with IR excellence and network with key decision makers from across the US.
Sponsoring the event will provide:
To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring and the various packages available, email Brigitte Toledano or call on +1 212 430 6861.
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This year’s forum is hosted by OTC Markets and will take place at their corporate headquarters, in New York City:
300 Vesey Street
Looking for the perfect place to stay before or after the event? Why not try our exclusive HotelMap to browse real-time room rates of hotels close in proximity to OTC Markets.
The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for publicly listed companies only. All others will have to book under the ‘non-corporate’ rate. If you have any questions or need assistance with your booking, please contact [email protected] Please note that these are our early bird rates which expire on Friday, August 16, 2019 – any bookings made after this date will be charged at the standard rate.