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, the event will take place as a virtual experience using our bespoke, cutting-edge technology.
Our virtual event platform closely replicates attending in-person by facilitating interaction with speakers, one-to-one networking with fellow IR professionals, and group roundtable discussions. Going virtual helps you connect with a wider network from the comfort of your desk.
Timings on the agenda as shown as Central European Time (CET)
Welcome to the IR Magazine Forum - Europe 2021
Asset management trends to be aware of in 2022
To open the forum, this big-picture session will assess investor sentiment on European stocks, what’s important to the buy-side and how investors see European opportunities evolving. We will discuss:
Designing the IR calendar going forward: how to stay agile
The future of restriction-free travel soon promises a return to normality, but to what extent will easing of restrictions be fragmented across Europe, and what will the impact be on IR? In this session you will learn:
Michael Hufton, founder and managing director, ingage IR
Coffee & networking break
[ROUNDTABLE] What does IR look like in 2030 and how can IROs prepare?
This session will debate the transformation of the investor relations role, and the recent and long-term factors contributing to this shift. IROs in this session will give their ideas on:
International exposure: how to access a global shareholder base
This session explores the challenges and opportunities of increasing investor targeting internationally. Covering the latest regulation affecting European issuer targeting in the US, the session will address:
In this interactive session, you will hear insights and share best practice in an interactive scenario.
Coffee & networking break
Looking ahead: how will data transform IR?
To help IR teams navigate the emergence of AI and smart technologies used by investors and, increasingly; issuers, this session will cover:
Decoding ESG reporting frameworks: An issuer & buy-side comparison
When it comes to ESG reporting, companies may feel overwhelmed when deciding which framework to prioritize. With independent and paid-for frameworks emerging, the challenge becomes even more fragmented. In this session, you will discover:
ESG cooperation: Should IR be listeners or teachers on ESG? Working with the buy-side & the key role of IR
This session will bring in buy-side perspectives to discuss how issuers and investors can better cooperate for a more effective ESG approach. As well as this, we will discuss how IROs can hone in on their operational handling of ESG, from board communications to improving the skillset required to implement an ESG program. We will discuss:
Closing remarks and end of forum
"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 Ross Ingram or call on +44 78265 38072.
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 early bird rate expires on May 7, 2021.
After this date the price will increase to the standard price booking price of £245.
NOTE: For attendees based in the UK, all prices are subject to 20% VAT.
If you have any questions, please contact Chloë Rutter at [email protected] or +44 20 3002 0396.