Virtual event: Live and available on replay
The IR Magazine Forum – Europe is back on June 10, 2021, to give European IR professionals practical, take away ideas to implement into their IR program.
In 2020, attendees joined us virtually to take a refreshing look at running an IR program in the new normal. This year, you will hear the latest advice on targeting, including how to respond to the changing nature of the traditional sell-side, how to engage with retail and passive investors, and the future for roadshows.
As well as this, buy-side, sell side and issuing companies will share advice on post-pandemic strategies, creative best practice, ESG reporting, and the use of new technologies. Check out our star speakers from 2020 below!
Due to current restrictions around the Covid-19 pandemic, the event 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 inquire about speaking at the forum, please contact [email protected] or call +44 20 8004 4818
Head of investor relations
Ms. H. Müge Yücel is the head of investor relations at Dogus Otomotiv Servis ve Ticaret A.S. Born and raised in Germany, she earned her Bachelors in Marketing at Michigan State University (1999) and further accomplished her Masters in International Management (2001) as well as her Masters in International Finance (2003). After her 8-year career abroad, where she has gained prominent experience in ownership investment, strategic management and project planning and financing; Ms. Yücel decided it was time for a change of scenery (and career) and moved to sunny Istanbul, where she joined Dogus Otomotiv in 2008.
Ms. Yücel is currently heading the investor relations department and is working closely with the executive management team. Aside from serving as a liaison between the company and the investment community, she is also in charge of the Corporate Governance Rating and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee. She is certified as a Governance, Risk and Compliance Professional and is a candidate for the Financial Planning and Analysis certificate. Furthermore, she holds the Capital Market Activities Level 3, Corporate Governance Rating, Derivatives and Credit Rating licenses.
Head of European equity strategy
Sebastian Raedler is Head of European Equity Strategy, responsible for the firm’s view on the European equity market as well as sector and country allocation.
He ranked #2 among European equity strategists in the 2019 Extel survey. Before joining the bank, Raedler worked as a strategist at Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.
He has studied philosophy and politics at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, and holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Cologne. He is based in London.
For more information about any awards cited, visit https://rsch.baml.com/awards.
Senior vice president and head of investor relations
Head of investor relations
Director of active ownership
Robeco Asset Management
Head of investor relations
Department for business, energy and industrial strategy, UK Government
Madeleine Szeluch is Head of Investor Relations at the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). She has 14 years of experience across Low Carbon Energy, Financial Services and Climate Change. In her current role, Madeleine is responsible for global investor, regulatory and banking relationships across a range of asset classes, to focus a shift of financial capital towards low-carbon energy and climate-change solutions. Madeleine advises on the UK’s low-carbon Energy Transition and emerging policy and regulation to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Madeleine also leads on independent thought-leadership research for the Departments, evaluating risks and opportunities of emerging market trends and regulatory developments for Investors, Industry and Government.
Prior to joining the UK Government in 2015, Madeleine was part of the management team at GLG, the largest insights consulting firm globally where she led global insights projects to help clients manage investment and business risks, due diligence and regulatory/political uncertainty in the Energy and Industrials sectors. Madeleine was instrumental in growing the company’s Emerging Markets business and played a key role in helping investors make the necessary contacts, locate suitable project financing opportunities and identify business risks. Madeleine has an academic background in Commercial Law and International Relations and is a Member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Managing director and deputy head of EMEA equity research
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mark Troman is deputy head of EMEA equity research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, a post he has held since March 2019.
Based in the London office. Mark was previously head of the Pan Europe Capital Goods research team, which covered around 40 stocks. Mark’s research focus was on larger electrical equipment companies but he also has extensive experience of the industrial machinery sector. The team was consistently highly ranked by the major investor surveys for over a decade.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mark was a manager at LEK Consulting working on numerous projects, including the launch of the low-cost airline GO.
Mark holds an MA in Engineering and a post-graduate distinction in management and finance, all from Cambridge University.
Director and Europe economist
Bank of America
Evelyn Herrmann is a director and Europe Economist in the European Economics team. She is based in Paris. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Herrmann was Eurozone Economist in the BNP Paribas Market Economics team in London, covering the Eurozone real economy with a particular focus on Germany. She also worked as an economist in the International Macroeconomics Division of Banque de France. She studied economics and holds a double-diploma degree from Goethe University and Paris IX Dauphine, and a master’s degree in empirical and theoretical economics from Paris School of Economics.
Legal & General Investment Management
Camilla is an equity analyst for the Asian active equity portfolios at LGIM. Camilla joined LGIM in 2019 from Rathbones where she was responsible for stock selection across UK, European and US markets for the private client business. Prior to that, she worked at Barclays focusing on global distribution of the 3rd party and proprietary funds platform. Camilla was featured in Citywire’s 2019 ‘Top 30 under 30’ list and has been named as a finalist for various categories at the Women in Investment Awards ceremony three years running. Camilla graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics. Camilla also holds the Investment Management Certificate, the Foundations in Responsible Investment qualification and is a CFA charterholder.
Co-CIO for European and German mid/small cap
Allianz Global Investors
Heinrich Ey has worked at Allianz Global Investors since April 2006. Besides managing an analyst team of six regional telecom and media analysts, he covers 30 telecom stocks with his own modelling and formal recommendations. He is also the lead portfolio manager for the Allianz telemedia funds, which have won several awards from Lipper and Euro Finanzen in the last couple of years. His focus in the last two years has been on digital disruption trends and their impact on traditional business models within his industries, and he was part of the jury for the German Stevie Awards in 2016.
Before taking on his current role, Ey worked for four years as an analyst at AGI. Prior to that, between 2000 and 2002, he managed European and global equity funds for institutional and retail clients and was a member of the TMT sector team at Allianz Asset Management. He started his career in asset management at Allianz in 1995 as a buy-side trader for equity, fixed income and derivatives.
"It was the first fully virtual event I've attended....great content, mix of speakers and interactivity "
"Topics discussed are all relevant.
Event is well organised. Transition between main stage and panel discussion sessions was seamless.
And Laurie was an excellent host!"
"Virtual break out rooms were great. High quality speakers on the panels."
"Nice balance between keynote speakers, parallel sessions and the option to virtual network"
"Interactive, good speakers, relevant topics, good digital solution"
"You did a great job in a tough situation making it fun and engaging. Really wonderful work and congrats to you all."
"I was tremendously impressed with the content and also the seamless Hopin platform! Kudos to you and the IR team for pioneering these fantastic virtual events!"
"Great execution, clear planning, and wonderful networking!"
"Hopin was great. Really had the virtual feel of an in-person conference. Loved the speakers. Very diverse backgrounds. A broad spectrum and well-rounded topics."
"I felt the virtual format was faced paced and moved quickly. The size of the panels was good for different points of views and perspectives.
Our attendees are leading IR practitioners from across Europe. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within their company.
Below is a sample of some of our past virtual attendees:
|Job title||Company||Job title||Company|
|Associate director and IR head||Ayala Corporation||Head of investor relations||National Express Group|
|Communications and corporate affairs director||RPS||Head of investor relations||Poste Italiane|
|Director group communications/investor relations||Hilding Anders||Head of investor relations||Telefónica Deutschland|
|Director of investor relations||Lloyds Banking Group||Head of IR||AJ Bell|
|Director of investor relations & external communications||GVC Holdings||Head of IR||Cellnex|
|Director of investor relations||Carrefour||Head of IR||Dialog Semiconductor|
|Director, capital markets and strategic initiatives||En+ Group||Head of IR||Howden Joinery Group|
|Director, investor relations||Credit Suisse||Head of IR||IG Group|
|Director, London office||Antofagasta||Head of IR||MOL Group|
|Events & financial marketing director||Edenred||Head of IR||Moscow Exchange|
|Group executive vice president||Santander||Head of IR||Unipol|
|Head IR||Cembra||Head of IR||Polymetal|
|Head of corporate affairs||Spectris||Investor relations director||Schneider Electric|
|Head of investor relations||Aperam||Senior director investor relations||ASM International|
|Head of investor relations||Equinor||Vice president investor relations & corporate strategy||Japan Tobacco|
|Head of investor relations||Ford||VP director, investor relations||Experian|
Why partner with us?
The IR Magazine Forum – Europe brings together some of the most influential people in the IR community.
The event offers an effective approach to targeting clients when they are exploring how they can improve their IR practice. Through our unrivalled knowledge of the subject matter and commitment to in-depth agenda research, our events are guaranteed to attract a qualified audience.
The unique buzz we create at our virtual events – a far cry from a webinar – makes them multi-faceted and highly interactive with great engagement in particular from heads of IR. This allows our partners to have meaningful conversations with corporates who are deciding which parts of their IR program to invest in, which service providers to engage and consultants to retain. By partnering with us on an event, you can generate leads, showcase your thought leadership and position yourselves as the partner of choice to the IR community.
We’d love to have a chat with you about how you can get in front of a truly engaged and motivated audience at the IR Magazine Forum – Europe. Get in touch with Sébastien Dutrieu or call on +44 77315 33165.
In the last 12 months, IR Magazine’s virtual events have attracted the highest, most diverse and senior attendees and experts in investor relations
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Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors /ABIRD/
For 12 years now, the Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors /ABIRD/ has been actively working to unite the interests and improve the qualification of local Investor Relations Directors – members of the organization, to improve the investment climate in Bulgaria and introduce high standards for presentation of the Bulgarian public companies to investors in the country and abroad.
We unite more than 110 Investor Relations Directors of public companies and other issuers of securities, and in 2016 we opened the doors of ABIRD for all colleagues who disclose information in accordance with the Bulgarian and European legislation, and communicate with institutions such as the Financial Supervision Commission, BSE – Sofia and the Central Depository.
ABIRD is an active participant in the Bulgarian capital market, a basic corrective in terms of amendments to the regulation and implementation of the European legislation. Our activities are focused on enhancing the professional qualification of Investor Relations Directors and all of the other officials engaged with investor communication and communication with the institutions on the capital market with the purpose to improve the best disclosure and transparency practices in the activities of public companies and other issuers of securities. We actively cooperate with all institutions and participants in the Bulgarian capital market.
The Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors is a collective member the National Corporate Governance Commission, the Capital Market Development Council in Bulgaria, the Corporate Social Responsibility Council to the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association. Together with our national partners we strive to make Bulgaria a more attractive place for investments.
Contacts: +359 2 9882413 and [email protected]
For more information, please visit www.ir-romania.ro
Created in 1987, the Cliff is the French association of financial communication professionals and is a recognized voice for the profession in France. With an active programme fostering the sharing of experiences, of expertise and of evolving topics, a successful education training programme in partnership with a renowned French University (Paris-Dauphine) and its contribution to the annual publication of the “Financial Communications: Framework and Practices” together with the OCF, the Cliff helps promote the status of Investor Relations professionals.
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The Danish Investor Relations Society (DIRF) was established by investor relations officers, financial and communications executives in a few Danish companies in 1988. The objective was and still is to promote communication between listed companies and their investors thereby increasing investor interest in Danish shares and company bonds.
DIRF represents some 270 members from approximately 100 companies. Members are primarily listed companies, and the member base represents about 95 per cent of the Danish market cap. However, also not-listed companies, organisations, service providers and consultants working with financial communications are represented, cf. DIRF members list.
The DIRF network seeks to meet its objectives by arranging members’ meetings and conferences dealing with current IR-topics, sessions with academics researching in IR-related areas, trends and new ways of performing the IR-profession, new media developments, new evaluation methods, and once a year the Copenhagen Stock Exchange hosts a network meeting etc. Members’ meetings normally take place 5-6 times a year.
For more information, please visit www.dirf.dk.
IR Club is a well-established investor relations community that allows IR professionals to network with peers from all over the world.
IR Club was formed in 2011, to address the need for an online investor relations community. Since then, it has become an overwhelming success and has around 1,400 members!
The main objectives of IR Club include the promotion of networking, communication, exchange and transfer of knowledge among investor relations professionals – we are particularly interested in the use of social media in investor relations.
IR Club is open to anyone interested in investor relations such as scientists, students and those wishing to make a career change. For the opportunity to mingle with practising IROs at all levels, as well consultants and service providers. Colleagues from the areas of private equity, open-end and closed-end funds, unlisted companies and of course all those who deal with the communication with lenders (creditor relations / fixed income) are welcome, too – we are all one ecosystem.
It takes no time to register as a member and it’s free of charge!
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +49 177 232 0001
The IR club Schweiz was founded 1992 to promote the interests of the IR profession among Switzerland’s publicly-quoted companies. It is an interactive forum for the exchange of ideas, the discussion of current IR issues and the development of practical solutions.
For more information, please visit www.irclub.ch
Turkish Investor Relations Society – TUYID, founded in 2009, is designed to foster collaborative ties among investor relations professionals and the constituencies which they serve such as management, shareholders, bondholders, private investors, analysts, employees, government, corporate customers and media, at both the corporate and personal levels, with a view to develop professional know-how, to be a reference center and to elevate Turkish investor relations applications on a par with global standards.
Our mission is to contribute to the promotion of the Turkish markets, provide assistance for Turkish companies to achieve fair market value for their capital market instruments and to support Turkish capital markets to gain depth and resilience.
For more information, please visit www.tuyid.org/en
The super early bird rate expires on April 2, 2021.
After this date the price will increase to the early bird rate of £95. The standard price booking price is £245.
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If you have any questions, please contact Chloë Rutter at [email protected] or +44 20 3002 0396.