CIRI's 28th Annual Conference

May 31 - June 2, 2015
Today's IRO: KNOWLEDGEABLE. CREDIBLE. INSIGHTFUL.
Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta

June 3, 2015

CIRI's 28th Annual Conference came to a close in Banff, Alberta on Tuesday, June 2. In addition to outstanding programming, IROs from accross Canada were recognized at the Awards Lunch on Monday, June 1. Congratulations to all of those who were recognized. Click on the links below to learn more.

CIRI Names Inaugural CIRI Fellows.

The 2015 Recipients for the Award for Excellence and the Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations.

The Belle Mulligan Scholarship for the 2015-­2016 CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program.

Stay tuned for more information about CIRI's 29th Annual Conference in Quebec City, June 12-14, 2016.

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June 1, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Join Business Wire and Ivey on Sunday to Boost Your IR Know-How

The "Must Haves" and "Should Haves" for an IR Website

Join us to discuss regulatory and functional requirements of an IR website, along with best practices and current trends for presenting corporate information to the investment community. This session will also examine the use of tools, such as mobile technology, security features and search engine optimization to boost your IR website.

This session is sponsored by:

CIRI/Ivey IR Certification Program information Session

Join us for this information session as we outline admission requirements and process and the program curriculum for the CIRI/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from a graduates of the program about her experience in the program and after graduation. Get your questions answered during this interactive information session.

Visit Ivey Business School in Booth 24!

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May 21, 2015

Session Announcement - Priorities for Canada's Capital Markets

Are you current on changes taking place in Canada's capital markets? Join this high profile panel, as the Toronto Stock Exchange, Aequitas NEO Exchange - Canada's newest marketplace - and IIROC discuss the impact high frequency trading, proposed amendments to trading rules, and market structure changes will have on Canada's capital markets in 2015 and what this means for today's IRO.

Panelists Include:

This session is sponsored by:


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May 14, 2015

What are you waiting for? Registration fees increase on May 20!

This is your one and only chance to get together with 250 investor relations professionals this year to discuss the current state of the profession and what is to come. This year's Annual Conference, developed for today's IROs by a team of IROs from across Canada, will update you on evolving practices in the capital markets and best practices in IR. Hear from an exceptional line up of speakers including leading IR professionals and capital market experts. Plus connect with old friends and make new ones.

Register today to attend CIRI's 2015 Annual Conference and benefit from saving $100 on your registration fees. Not yet a CIRI Member? Take advantage of the CIRI Membership/Conference Bundle.

Regular - January 17, 2015 to May 19, 2015
Member $990 | Non Member $1,300

Late Registration - May 20, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Member $1,090 | Non Member $1,400

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May 7, 2015

Session Announcement - CSR & IR Convergence

More IROs are assuming responsibility for all or part of their organization's CSR efforts, which has been spurred by the growth of CSR investment strategies and a strong international push for more CSR disclosure. Learn what sustainability models today's issuers are using to communicate CSR information, the IROs role in the preparation of the CSR report and how this disclosure has influenced investors' perception of their organization.

Panelists include:

 

This session is sponsored by:

Registration fees increase on Wednesday, May 20. Register today to save $100! Click here to register.

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April 30, 2015

Saddle up for CIRI's Country-Chic Corral at the Reception, Dinner & Dance on
Monday, June 1st.

This year's Dinner & Dance will feature three-time Canadian Country Music Award winner Hey Romeo!

Dust off your cowboy boots and join us for a night of country charm, down-home cooking and even a line dance or two.

Reception: 6:00 PM I Dinner & Dance: 7:30 PM

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April 23, 2015

Monday Night Theme Announced
Saddle up for CIRI's Country-Chic Corral at the Reception, Dinner & Dance on Monday June 1st. Events start at 6:00pm in the Exhibit Hall. Dust off your cowboy boots and join us for a night of country charm, down-home cooking and even a line dance or two. See you there!

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April 16, 2015

Register for CIRI's 28th Annual Conference today to save $100 on your registration fees - prices increase on Tuesday, May 19! Not yet a CIRI Member? Take advantage of the 2015 CIRI Membership/Conference Bundle by clicking here.

Once registered, book your hotel at the Fairmont Banff Springs. The conference rate is guaranteed until Tuesday, April 28.

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April 9, 2015

Register now to join leading IROs and IR professionals at Canada's largest industry gathering. Registration fees increase by $100 on Tuesday, May 19th. Not yet a CIRI Member? Take advantage of the 2015 CIRI Membership/Conference Bundle by clicking here.

Once registered, book your hotel at the Fairmont Banff Springs. The conference rate is guaranteed until Tuesday, April 28.

NEW speakers have been added to the Conference Program. Click here to view the latest program and list of speakers.

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March 26, 2015

Session Announcement - Writing Workshop: Part 1 & 2
Part 1:
Want to learn how to make sense of your organizational strategy and articulate it in a compelling manner in your investor communications? Join Professor Michael Sider from Ivey Business School and the CIRI/Ivey IR Certification Program as he covers the essentials of effective writing, including how to develop and craft compelling messages in plain language, and what makes a piece of written communications effective.

Part 2: This session allows delegates to apply the principles and concepts learned in "Writing Workshop Part I" with practical and interactive writing exercises. Delegates will work in small groups reviewing quarterly reports, annual reports and/or news releases and create compelling messages that meet IR objectives.

Speaker: Michael Sider, Assistant Professor, Management Communications, Ivey Business School

These sessions are sponsored by:



CIRI.org has everything you need to know for this year's conference: register, learn about optional activities, book your hotel and save on your airfare, read about confirmed speakers, download the program brochure, see who will be exhibiting and who is sponsoring, and much more!

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March 8, 2015

Conference Program Brochure is Now Available

Click here to download your copy of the 2015 Annual Conference brochure!

This year's theme is - Today's IRO: Knowledgeable. Credible. Insightful.

Over three days of programming, the Conference will bring together industry leaders and IR experts that offer their views and advice during numerous breakout sessions, panel discussions and presentations. Plus there will be numerous opportunities to network with your peers from across Canada and share your IR successes and challenges. 

Click here to register today!

Look for a copy of this year's conference brochure in your mail. It includes information about optional activities, sponsors, exhibitors, hotel and travel discounts and much more.

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March 3, 2015
Keynote Session Announcement - Power Lunch: Skating to Success
Retired speed skater, Kristina Groves, a three-time Olympian and four-time Olympic medalist, was a Canadian powerhouse in the world of women's speed skating. Get ready to be inspired as Kristina shares with us her inspiration, how she has overcome challenges and how she accomplished her goals.

Speaker: Kristina Groves, Four-Time Olympic Speed Skating Medalist and Olympic Broadcast Analyst

Register today to be a part of the largest gathering of IROs in Canada! Learn more at CIRI.org.

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February 26, 2015
Session Announcement - Hosting a Successful Investor Day
Planning an investor day in 2015? Wondering how to manage this high stake event while meeting the needs of the investor and analyst community? Join this panel as they discuss how they plan for and execute their investor days on varying budgets and hear from the sell-side on what makes an investor day successful.

Panelists include:

Join us in Banff to engage with industry leaders and find out how your colleagues are navigating the challenges that 2015 has brought thus far. Click here to learn more about the confirmed speakers at this year's Conference. Register today to be a part of the largest gathering of IROs in Canada! 

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February 19, 2015

Congratulations to Jeri Trotter, Director of Client Management, Issuer Services at Broadridge Investor Communications for registering for the Annual Conference and booking at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Jeri has won a free nights stay to use during the conference.

Register for the Annual Conference before May when fees increase! Click here to register.

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February 12, 2015

Click below to hear why Brian Ector, SVP, Capital Markets and Public Affairs, Baytex Energy Corp. and Co-Chair of the 2015 Annual Conference, is looking forward to CIRI's 2015 Annual Conference in Banff!

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February 5, 2015

Session Announcement - A Multi-Perspective Discussion on the Global Economy
With recent pressure on the price of oil and the surprise announcement by the Bank of Canada to cut the overnight interest rate, many Canadians and capital markets participants want to know what other economic news they can expect in 2015. As IROs, you need to stay informed about changing economic conditions - in Canada and abroad - and how they may impact your organizations. Join this session as two leading economists discuss their predictions for 2015 and beyond - and what it means for IROs.

Panelists include: 

Click here to learn more about the confirmed speakers and click here to register!

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January 29, 2015

Are you interested in discovering a new side of Banff while at the 2015 Annual Conference? Or looking to network with colleagues in a casual and fun environment? CIRI has organized the following activities for you and your companions to take part. All optional events take place the morning of Sunday, May 31.

Save time and register for the Conference and an activity today! Click here for more information.

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January 22, 2015

Session Announcement - In Conversation with The Street
Wondering how various roles within investment firms interact and how they meet the needs of and communicate with clients? New in 2015, the sell-side/buy-side discussion will include the perspective of an institutional sales representative and trader, along with a sell-side analyst and portfolio manager. The panelists will share their thoughts on the current state of the Canadian capital markets, what they expect from today's IRO and how IROs can work with them to leverage relationships and increase their knowledge.

Panelists include:


Click here to learn more about the confirmed speakers and click here to register!

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January 15, 2015

Session Announcement - Taking Charge of Your Marketing Program
Looking for a way to revitalize your targeting and marketing efforts? Join this panel of senior IROs at this year's Annual Conference, as they share with you their strategy for identifying new and existing investors and planning their marketing efforts. 

Panelists include:

Click here to learn more about the confirmed speakers and click here to register!

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January 8, 2015

The Annual Conference Committee is pleased to announce Mr. James Bowzer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Baytex Energy Corp. as a keynote speaker!

Mr. Bowzer joined Baytex as President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2012. Mr. Bowzer has over 30 years of global experience leading large organizations, directing new projects and developing successful leaders. Prior to joining Baytex, he was Vice President, North American Production Operations for Marathon Oil Corporation in Houston, Texas. His experience includes play development in the Bakken, Eagle Ford and Anadarko Woodford in the United States and heavy oil in Canada.

Click here to learn more about James Bozwer.

With only one week left to save $100, be sure to register today and save!

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December 18, 2014

Keynote Speaker Announced for Sunday, May 31!

We are switching things up for the 2015 Annual Conference. This year we will have a keynote address from Honourable Frank Oberle, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta late Sunday afternoon, which will be followed by our cocktail reception. Be sure to plan your travel around this must attend event! Register today to attend!

Frank Oberle was elected to his third term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Peace River on April 23, 2012, and was appointed Minister of Energy on September 15, 2014. He also serves as Deputy Government House Leader.
 
Additionally, he is a member of the Treasury Board and serves on several government committees, including the Planning and Priorities Cabinet Committee, the Operations Committee, the Standing Policy Committee on Environment and Energy and the Legislative Policy Committee.

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December 11, 2014

Plan to join us in Banff, AB for CIRI's 28th Annual Conference, May 31 - June 2, 2015? Take advantage of the early bird savings. Register for the conference by Friday, January 16 and save $100!

Stay tuned for a major announcement next week!

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November 27, 2014

Register & Win Contest
Register and book your room at the Fairmont Banff Springs by Friday, February 13 and you will be entered to win one free night at the Fairmont Banff Springs to be used during your stay for the conference! Register for the conference by Friday, January 16 and save $100!
 
Discounted Hotel Room Rates & Travel Codes
CIRI has arranged a reduced group rate of $259 (plus applicable service charges, taxes and subject to availability) at the Fairmont Banff Springs - the official Conference hotel. Book your room today to ensure you receive this special price. Visit the Travel & Hotel section of CIRI.org to book your room and see what other discounts are available to you!

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November 13, 2014

CIRI's 2015 Annual Conference will be in Banff, Alberta at the magnificent Fairmont Banff Springs. Get a sneak peak at what's in store. See you in Banff - register today!



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November 6, 2014

Are you interested in discovering a new side of Banff while at the 2015 Annual Conference? Or, looking to network with colleagues in a casual and fun environment? CIRI has organized the following activities for you and your companions to take part in and expand your conference experience. All optional events take place on Sunday, May 31. This year's activities include:

  • Rock Climbing in the Rockies
  • Cave and Basin Tour
  • 19th Annual Golf Tournament

To learn more, visit the Optional Activities page. 

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October 30, 2014

There are only two days left to submit your session ideas or suggest a topic for the 2015 Annual Conference. The confernece is ideal platform to reach an engaged audience and share your knowledge. Download the Call for Presentation Submissions form today and submit it to Salisha Hosein by end of day, Friday, October 31

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October 23, 2014

Get to know your Annual Conference Co-chairs!

Shirley Chénier was appointed Senior Director, Investor Relations in February 2007 after five years as Director, Investor Relations. She is in charge of Investor Relations for Bombardier globally, providing strategic direction and guidance for the company’s position in the financial markets as well as managing the company’s relationships with its various investors and analysts. She also reports regularly to the Senior Management Team and the Board of Directors on events affecting Bombardier and/or its share price. Shirley has been with Bombardier Inc. since January 1995 and has risen in the ranks to her present level. Prior to her appointment in Investor Relations, she was Manager of Strategic Initiatives, also at Bombardier Inc.’s corporate office. Before joining Bombardier, she was Head of Accounting for a small lighting equipment manufacturer located in the Montreal region. She graduated with a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), the business school affiliated to the Université de Montréal. Shirley is also a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) and Vice Chair of the CIRI Quebec Chapter.

Brian Ector was appointed Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Public Affairs on May 21, 2014. He joined Baytex in November 2009 and has held the following positions: Director of Investor Relations from November 2009 to June 2011, Vice President, Investor Relations from June 2011 to May 2014. Prior to joining Baytex, Mr. Ector spent 15 years as a sell-side research analyst covering both energy trusts and exploration and production corporations. He spent the last seven years with Scotia Capital where he was consistently ranked as one of the top rated analysts in Canada. Mr. Ector received a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in finance from the University of Calgary and received his CFA designation in 1996. He is a national board member of CIRI as well as a member of NIRI, the CFA Institute and the Calgary CFA Society.

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October 16, 2014

Meet your 2015 Annual Conference Co-chairs:

Shirley and Brian are excited to start planning for 2015! They, as well as the CIRI team, hope you will join us in beautiful Banff, May 31 - June 2, 2015. Register today!

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October 8, 2014

Yvette and Kaitlin have just returned from the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta - home of CIRI's 2015 Annual Conference. It has been 10 years since CIRI has hosted the Conference here and so we are very excited about being in this picturesque destination. During their visit, they enjoyed the warm hospitality, identified this year's optional activities, got some great ideas for our networking events and even saw a few Elk! 

Planning is well underway as we prepare for 2015. We hope you will join us in beautiful Banff, and invite you to register today!

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October 1, 2014

The 2015 Call for Presentations is now open! Do you have an idea for a session topic or would like to suggest a speaker? Download and complete the Call for Presentations Submission Form and submit it to Salisha Hosein. Submissions are due by Friday, October 31, 2014.

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September 17, 2014

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Banff next year! Here's what you have to look forward too..



Did You Know..

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... CIRI's 2014 Annual Conference was a great success, garnering an 85% "overall" rating and a 99% "would recommend" rating! Experience the success for yourself at CIRI's 2015 Annual Conference in spectacular Banff, Alberta! Register today and save before fees increase in May.

See What Past Conference Attendees Have to Say

The conference was my first and I thought it was excellent. Kudos to the organizers and co-chairs! I was generally very pleased with the topics and quality of the speakers. Thank you! ”

2014 Conference Delegate

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