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IR Magazine Think Tank – Canada

Thursday, October 8, 2020

TMX offices, Toronto, Canada

About the think tank

The IR Magazine Think Tank – Canada 2020 is an invitation-only event exclusively for senior corporate, in-house IR professionals. It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting IR.

What makes our format so unique?
It is far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtable discussions on select IR issues. These interactive sessions are broken up by short, snappy best practice briefings from top-rated IROs. All discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.

How do our roundtable discussions work?
 Senior professionals – industry experts, top-rated IROs, the investment community – set the agenda on a panel discussion by sharing their thoughts on session topics.
 Small roundtable groups of IROs discuss these issues face to face.
 Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.

Click here to read the write-up from the 2019 event

Previous Speakers

Who Attends

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. 2019 attendees included:

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Job title Company Job title Company
AVP, investor relations Great-West Lifeco Manager, investor relations TMX
CFO Dollarama Manager, investor relations Eastmain Resources
CMO Coinchange & Blockstation Manager, investor relations Fiera Infrastructure
Director, corporate communications & investor relations Jamieson Wellness Manager, investor relations BRP
Director, investor relations Ballard Power Systems Manager, investor relations Alamos Gold
Director, investor relations Goldmoney Senior analyst, investor relations IAMGOLD
Director, investor relations Intact Financial Senior associate, investor relations Sun Life Financial
Director, investor relations & communications Ascendant Resources Senior director, investor relations CIBC
Director, investor relations & corporate reporting Air Canada Senior director, investor relations IMV
Director, IR & communications Bristol Capital Senior financial analyst, investor relations TELUS
EVP,  investor relations Sagicor Financial Corporation Senior manager, communications & investor relations Cineplex
Global head, investor relations Manulife SVP & CFO CT Real Estate Investment Trust
Head, investor relations Roots Canada VP & treasurer Dollarama
Head, investor relations GT Gold VP, investor relations Alamos Gold
Investor relations Greenbrook TMS VP, investor relations HighGold Mining
Investor relations Urbana Corporation VP, investor relations Spin Master
Investor relations Detour Gold VP, investor relations & treasurer Superior Plus
Investor relations officer Sherritt VP, sustainability Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp
Lead, investor relations IAMGOLD VP, treasury Spin Master

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Attendees say

"The 2019 IR Magazine Think Tank was an interesting day, which provided an opportunity to hear about best practices from a variety of issuers, buy-side and sell-side professionals. "

Superior Plus Corp

"There is always something you grab and learn"

VP of IR, Detour Gold

"Fantastic event! Very informative. The best so far in over 20 years. It was perfectly organized, great panel speakers and content. "

LA Consulting

"Excellent session! Well attended by many senior IR professionals. Very relevant topics discussed such as increase in passive investors raising importance of ESG. Very informative.

VP of Finance (Global FP&A), Celestica

"I thought the day was valuable. The group is very honest and forthcoming which I believe is a result of the IR community being very tight-knit."

Director of IR, Manulife

"Very good speakers, excellent opportunity to get an in depth look at what challenges are faced in a variety of industries."

Regional manager, Business Wire

"Good mix of topics/themes."

Director of IR, Sherritt

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Think Tank as it made us discuss methods with people in the same job, but different industries. We had no choice but to be proactive. I loved how open and informative it was and would love to be asked back again next year."

IR, Urbana Corporation

"A great opportunity to connect with other senior IROs to share insights and learn from the experience of others."

VP of IR, Loblaw

Request an invite

This event is exclusively for senior IROs. To register for this year’s event, please fill in the form below and if you are eligible, we will send you a confirmation along with detailed event information. If you have any questions or require any assistance with registering for the think tank, please contact Priscilla Lim at +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.


Venue and location

This year’s think tank will be held at:

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

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

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