IR Magazine

IR Magazine Forum – Canada
IR trends and best practices

Monday, October 19, 2020

TMX offices, Toronto, Canada

About the forum

The IR Magazine Forum – Canada 2020 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 2020, IR professionals from across the region will be in Toronto 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. The event is open to all IR professionals.


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Key Speakers

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"

IR Consultant

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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Our partners

Partnership opportunities

Our events provide a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in the IR community. As a partner, you will gain an extensive amount of exposure through a wide range of 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.

Being a partner 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 partnering and the various packages available, email Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.

Book your place

The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for IR professionals at publicly listed companies only. All others should book under the ‘non-corporate’ rate. Please note that these are our early-bird rates which will expire on August 28, 2020. Any bookings made after this date, will be charged at the standard rate.

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

Covid-19 information

We are monitoring the situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus on a daily basis. Based on the current advice provided by the World Health Organization, we will be going ahead with hosting the events as planned. The well being of our attendees is paramount and we plan to take a number of precautions onsite to ensure a hygienic environment. If you have any further questions, please contact Priscilla Lim for more information.

Join us for a celebration in the evening

The IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2020 will celebrate IR excellence on October 19 from 6pm onwards in the glamorous setting of the Ritz Carlton in Toronto It remains the Canadian IR community’s largest annual gathering and is an evening of unforgettable celebration and networking for investor relations officers along with their senior managements, advisers and analysts.

Join us for a fantastic evening 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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Venue and location

We’re pleased to be hosted by TMX in their offices in Toronto.

TMX Market Centre

120 Adelaide St. West
Toronto, ON
M5H 1S3, Canada

IR Magazine has arranged preferential rates for forum attendees at nearby hotels. View the hotels and rates by clicking here.


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