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IR Magazine Forum & Awards – Small Cap
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Venue to be announced

About the event

The IR Magazine Forum & Awards – Small Cap US is a best practice event on effective shareholder communications designed exclusively for CEOs, CFOs, IROs and advisors from small and micro-cap companies. Spanning multiple industries, the one-day conference focuses on the unique issues affecting small cap companies.

We will also host a lunchtime awards ceremony specifically tailored to small cap companies. The awards categories offer companies the opportunity to nominate, free of charge, for aspects of IR including best investor engagement and best investor relations (by market cap; micro and small-cap). More details can be found below.


Timely event: with the year-end fast approaching, this event is perfectly positioned to help you take stock of the year-to-date, refocus and plan for 2020-2021
  Benchmarking: it is a great opportunity to evaluate where you stand in comparison to your peers, how other small cap companies have managed and overcome similar situations
 Run lean: learn how to have a maximum strategic impact with limited resources – do more with less, learn how seasoned IR professionals prioritize their team
 Unique format: our format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues
 Discover something new: learn about new technologies, innovations, and services that are available to help to transform your IR strategy, increase productivity and make better decisions
  Network with the community: meet with investors, analysts, experts, and peers


Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn up to 4 professional development units (PDUs) per day. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs. More information is available at

Previous Speakers

To inquire about speaking at the 2020 forum, please contact [email protected] or call +44 20 3865 8103

Who attends

Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role at a small or micro-cap company. 2019 attendees included:

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Job title Company Job title Company
Analyst, corporate financial RPT Realty Executive assistant Kadmon
CCO HBC Investor relations Safehold
CEO Q BioMed Investor relations Safehold
CEO Verb Technology Manager of strategy, corp. development and investor relations EnPro Industries
CFO Smith-Midland Corporation Manager, international small cap portfolio The Royce Funds
CFO Phunware Manager, investor relations Safehold
Co-founder, president Intro-Blue Senior director, investor relations Veeco Instruments
Director, financial reporting Bel Fuse Sr. manager – IR & financial communications Garrett Motion
Director, investor relations Criteo SVP, investor relations & marketing Safehold
Director, investor relations NAPCO Security Technologies SVP, investor relations & treasurer Titan International
Director, investor relations & corporate communications Anterix Vice president of finance Bel Fuse
Director, investor relations & corporate communications Kadmon VP, investor relations Iridium Communications
Director, IR Constellium VP, investor relations Telaria
Director, IR Nanobiotix VP, treasurer Glatfelter

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Past Event Attendees say

"The discussion on research options was great"


"The Forum was truly focused on small cap and micro cap, which is hard to find elsewhere. All the attendees including the speakers, panelists and audience are navigating same challenges and excitements, therefore even the sideway chat was very open and helpful. "

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor

"The networking was great, as were the speakers. IR Magazine is savvy to shine light on what is usually an overlooked sector in small caps. "

Prosek Partners

"The event was very well organized, and incorporated a cross-section of experts that spoke to various aspects of IR."

The Equity Group

"Great to spend some time with people at different ends of the IR experience spectrum, looking at how they approach challenges in the role"

Garrett Quinn, Smurfit Kappa

"Fabulous opportunity to talk about topical issues relevant to IR professionals across sectors and to share ideas and experiences"

Jo Roberts, Metro Bank

"Very interactive, I liked the opportunities to discuss in the groups"

Kate Gibbon, S&N

"Always a really good event to attend. It's a good mix of subjects. Particularly liked the addition of the best practice case studies - it's always really valuable to hear the first hand experiences of others and some hints and tips of what works well and what doesn't"

Jo Brewin, Imperial Brands

"I like the intimate nature of the event as well as the interactive agenda"

Michael Ioanilli, National Grid


Our small cap awards provide a fantastic opportunity to ensure your team or client is recognized and acknowledged by the investment community for their great achievements and successes over the past year.

Details about the 2020 nomination process and deadlines will be announced shortly.

Click here to view our 2019 winners

Best investor engagement

Best investor engagement

This category is intended to recognize excellence and innovation in investor engagement, whether that is through hosting an analyst day, participating in investor conferences, hosting on-site meetings or using technology in an innovative way to engage investors.

Best IR by a micro-cap company (less than $500mn)

Best IR by a micro-cap company (less than $500mn)

Best performance by an IR team, which can include a CFO, CEO or other c-suite professional that contributes to the IR function of your company.

Best IR by a small-cap company ($500mn - $2bn)

Best IR by a small-cap company ($500mn - $2bn)

Best performance by an IR team, which can include a CFO, CEO or other c-suite professional that contributes to the IR function of your company.

Best IR by an OTC-traded company

Best IR by an OTC-traded company

This award recognizes the efforts of OTC-listed companies in investor relations practice and is judged on their efforts to uphold good governance, communicate with and engage their shareholders. With more than 6,000 small and micro-cap companies trading across all OTC markets, this award aims to recognise companies that have gone above and beyond to sustain investor interest, retain shareholder loyalty and build long-term shareholder value.

For our small cap awards, companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries, free of charge, to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of investment professionals and IR Magazine editorial members.

The judging process is made up of three simple phases:

Phase one: The IR Magazine editorial team reviews the entries and produces the shortlist.

Phase two: The shortlisted entries are shared with an independent judging panel of industry experts. The judges review each shortlisted entry and select their top two picks.

Phase three: The judges come together for a discussion to select the winners.

The judges’ votes are not made public, but their comments may be published in articles or reports after the event.

Details of the judging panel will be announced closer to the event.


Book your place

The ‘corporate’ 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 prices and any bookings made after August 14, 2020 will be charged at the standard rate. If you have any questions, please contact Priscilla Lim at [email protected] or +44 20 8004 4989.

Venue and location

The 2020 venue will be announced shortly.

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