The IR Magazine Forum & Awards – Small Cap US is IR Magazine’s best practice event in New York designed exclusively for CEOs, CFOs, IROs and advisors from small cap companies. Spanning multiple industries, the one-day conference focuses on key 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
This year’s agenda and speaker line-up will be announced shortly. View 2018’s agenda here as PDF
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.
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.
How will my entry be judged?
The judging panel is made up of investment professionals and IR Magazine editorial team members. The process is made up of two simple phases:
Phase 1: Judges are sent all submissions for review. They are asked to score the entries for each category based on the category criteria. Scores are collated and averaged, which forms the initial short lists.
Phase 2: For the second phase, judges come together to discuss, with renewed scrutiny, those entries that have made it through to the shortlist. This final stage will determine the winners and runners up, where applicable, 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.
For more information please contact [email protected]
Our three awards-by-nomination categories at the small-cap awards provide a fantastic opportunity to ensure your team or client is recognized and acknowledged by the IR community, for their great achievements and successes over the past year.
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:
Have questions about the awards process or on how you can submit an entry? Contact Gargi Iyer on [email protected]
At this event, each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her 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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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.