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IR Magazine Forum – Canada
IR trends and best practices

Monday, October 19, 2020

Live: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Eastern Time. This event will be held virtually and available on replay

About the event

The IR Magazine Forum – Canada is the must-attend event when wanting to learn about the developments within the world of investor relations. Join us to take a refreshing look at targeting, stay updated with policy changes and get the truth about what the buy-side and sell-side really want from IR.

Taking place on the day of the IR Magazine Awards – Canada, IR professionals from across the region will join each other virtually to share their experiences, perspectives and teachings about the latest issues impacting Canadian public companies and their investors – including award winners from previous years!

You can find more details below and book your place here. The event is open to all IR professionals.



In light of the situation surrounding Covid-19 and putting the safety of our attendees first, the IR Magazine Forum – Canada will take place as a virtual experience.

Using the latest cutting edge technology available, our virtual event platform closely replicates being there in person with the chance to interact with speakers and have one-to-one networking in-between panel talks.

Going virtual connects our attendees to even more attendees, from the comfort of their desk.


To see detailed descriptions about the sessions please click on the titles below.

Key Speakers

To inquire about speaking at the 2020 forum, please contact [email protected] or call +44 20 8004 5619

Who attends?

Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. 2019 attendees included:

Job title Attendee company Job title Attendee company
Analyst investor relations Canadian Pacific Manager – investments ESSC Manulife
CFO Metro Manager, investor relations Alimentation Couche-Tard
Communications team lead Crescent Point Energy Manager, investor relations Canadian Tire Corporation
Corporate reporting and IR manager Air Canada Manager, investor relations Eastmain Resources
Director of investor relations Charlotte’s Web Holdings Manager, investor relations Precision Drilling Corporation
Director of investor relations Supreme Cannabis Manager, investor relations Roxgold
Director of strategic communications Supreme Cannabis Manager, treasury and IR BRP
Director IFC Senior analyst Gibson Energy
Director, investor relations Home Capital Group Senior consultant, investor relations CGI
Director, investor relations Manulife Senior corporate finance analyst Gibson Energy
Director, investor relations Shopify Senior director Canopy Rivers
Director, investor relations Sobeys Senior director of IR CIBC
Director, investor relations Electrovaya Senior manager Loblaw Companies
Director, IR and communications Sherritt International Senior manager, investor relations Shopify
EVP investor relations Sagicor Financial Corporation Senior manager, investor relations Hexo Corp
Executive VP of investor and public relations CGI Senior VP, corp development and IR Aecon
Financial analyst CIBC Vice – president, corporate finance Algoma Central
Financial analyst Fortis Vice president, investor relations Altus Group
Independent director Precision Drilling Corporation Vice president, investor relations The Green Organic Dutchman
Investor and media coordinator Algoma Central Vice president, investor relations Agnico Eagle Mines
Investor relations Agnico Eagle Mines VP – strategy & investor relations Endeavour Mining
Investor relations advisor Canadian Tire Corporation VP finance Cobalt 27 Capital Corp.
Investor relations analyst Endeavour Mining VP investor relations Loblaw Companies
Investor relations analyst Kinross Gold Corporation VP investor relations & corporate Altagas Canada
Investor relations associate Detour Gold VP, investor relations and marketing Constantine Metal Resources
Investor relations manager Origin House VP, investor relations and marketing Real Matters
IR and communications specialist Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. VP, strategy, planning & IR Gibson Energy


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Past attendees say

"Fantastic session. I felt like this was the one in twenty event where you really learn a lot."

Veresen, Director, corporate planning & investor relations

"Very good use of my time to spend 1/2 day! Panel discussions were perfect in length. Not too long. I thought it was very good. Great use of time, great venue, great panelists"

Keyera Corp, Director, investor relations

"Seminar was well attended by IROs and the sharing of ideas was great. The speakers were well prepared and the content was relevant."

Corbin, Senior vice president, business development

"Great event with interesting and informative sessions. Really appreciated the macroeconomic session. The format was good - I wouldn't change it. I like the mix of "formal" presentations and panels."

CN, Analyst, investor relations

"A good condensed and informative seminar and stronger when coupled with the Awards evening. "

ELITE Connect, Sales and marketing manager

""I find attending IR Magazine events a great way to keep my finger on the pulse of all global IR related issues as well as meeting peers and learning about new and relevant topics"."

Bristol Capital, Director investor relations and communications

"The IR Magazine Forum was a great opportunity to hear industry insiders and experts' thoughts on the topics most affecting our profession"

ARC Resources, Investor relations analyst

"As an IR professional, you will definitely want to attend the annual IR Magazine Forum. The wealth of information provided by senior IROs, analysts and others in the capital markets is invaluable to enhancing your IR program"

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Our partners

Become a partner

Why partner with us?

The Canada Forum brings together some of the most influential people in the Canadian IR community. Our audience recognize the sudden change of pace cannot be navigated alone and are constantly looking for partners to help shape their shareholder engagement strategy and execute it. This event provides partners an opportunity to position yourself as a critical partner to the community.

The unique buzz we create at our virtual events – which is a far cry from a traditional webinar – afford our partners exceptional opportunities to entertain visitors and show-case their expertise.

Becoming a partner means you will:

– Have the opportunity to support attendees at an event where they are looking for solutions
– Position yourself as a thought-leader and share expertise with your potential clients
– Get virtual face-time with senior decision-makers from the IR community
– Increase brand awareness and gain credibility through association with this timely event
– Generate qualified and targeted leads from the analytics provided by our virtual platform
– Be part of the community by participating in virtual roundtable discussions, understanding their challenges and sharing expertise
– Gain new business opportunities through higher-brand presence among potential clients
– Participate in one on one video chats to build relationships with new and existing customers
– Launch new products and solutions at our virtual event in your expo booth

All our partnerships are created using a mix of branding, thought leadership, lead generation and meetings with your target audience. You tell us your objectives and we will work with you to create you a package that’s makes sense for your company and will help you achieve those objectives.

To find out more about how we can help, contact Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.

Partners resource library

Click on the buttons below to access the resource library for each of our event partners.


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Book your place

The prices are in CAD and are subject to a HST 13%. If you have any questions, please contact Priscilla Lim at [email protected] or +44 20 8004 4989

Join us for a virtual celebration!

The IR Magazine Awards – Canada will celebrate IR excellence on October 19 from 4.00 pm (Eastern Time) in a new virtual setting!

It remains the Canadian IR community’s largest annual gathering and will be an afternoon of celebration and networking for investor relations officers along with their senior managements, advisers and analysts.

Join us at the awards straight after the forum and celebrate the success of those individuals and teams that are leading the way in the IR community in 2020!

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