IR Magazine

IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast
Exclusively for cfos and heads of IR

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

About the think tank

The IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast  is an invitation-only event exclusively for CFOs, Finance Directors and senior IR Officers. It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting today’s IROs.

What makes our format so unique?
Our think tanks are 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 an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other top-rated IROs. All table discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed*. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.

*While the panel discussions may be quoted in editorial coverage of the event, all table discussions are confidential.

How do our roundtable discussions work?
  Industry experts, top-rated IROs and members of the investment community set the agenda on a panel discussion by sharing their thoughts on session topics.
 Small round tables 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.

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

These expert speakers have participated in the West Coast Think Tank before.
If you would like more information about speaking please contact Steve Wade using the details at the bottom of the website

Who attends?

More than 50 senior IR leaders participated in the 2019 event. Below is a small sample of those who joined us in San Francisco last year and you can request the full attendee list here

Attendee Company
Head, Investor Relations 8×8
Vice President, Investor Relations Anaplan
Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasury Avery Dennison
Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations Axos Financial
Director of Sustainable investing BlackRock
Vice President, Investor Relations Edison International
Chief Financial Officer Finjan Holdings
Vice President, Investor Relations Fortinet
Head, Investor Relations Gap
Vice President, Investor Relations Looker
Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations Redwood Trust
Head, Investor Relations TCF Bank
Vice President- Treasurer, Investor Relations, & Real Estate The Clorox Company
Senior Director, Corporate Development & Investor Relations TTM Technologies
Director, Investor Relations Twitter
Head, Investor Relations Vocera
Vice President Strategy & Head of Investor Relations Zendesk

Capital competition, climate change and corporate access

Join us to discuss “the three C’s” impacting investor relations in 2020:

Capital competition How increased competition resulting from a rise of passive investing and the decline of active equity impacts IR and where this trend will continue
Climate change How IR can meet shareholder expectations on the key priority for investors; climate and carbon
Corporate access What the buy-side corporate access trend means for IR and how to broaden your investor base

Corporate access Climate change Capital competition

Past attendees say

"A great use of my time in terms of staying current with trends in IR and an exceptional networking event"

Cambium Networks

"This is the event of the year- a must have and not to miss! I never miss this event!"

8x8, Inc

"Always tough to get out of the office for a day of training but this event is well worth it!"

Avaya Holdings

"The 2018 West Coast session of the IR Magazine Think Tank was fantastic. It was very well thought out and well worth it. Every session was interesting and very informative. "


"This event is a great balance of content, discussion and networking"


Request an Invite

This event is exclusively for chief financial officers, finance directors and senior Investor Relations Officers. 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 on +44 20 8004 4989

  • This event is free to attend and for Chief Financial Officers and Heads of IR only

Venue and Accommodation

This year’s think tank in spring will be held at:

Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St
San Francisco
CA 94102

Looking for the perfect place to stay before or after the event? Why not try IR Magazine’s exclusive HotelMap to browse real-time room rates of hotels close in proximity to The Westin St. Francis. To view a virtual map of nearby hotels or book a room, please click here.


Partnership opportunities in 2020

Our events provide a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in the corporate governance and IR community globally. As a partner, you will gain an extensive amount of exposure through a wide range of print and digital marketing materials, both pre and post event, as well as on the day itself. Additionally, you can use the event to align yourself with industry 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 corporate governance and 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.


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