CIRI's 29th Annual Investor Relations Conference

June 12 - 14, 2016
360° of IR: Creating Value for the Long Term
Fairmont le Château Frontenac
Québec City

This page features the most current conference related information, updated weekly. Scroll down to see session and speaker announcements, photos and videos about CIRI's 2016 Annual Investor Relations Conference. We hope to see you in Quebec City!


The Annual Conference Program Brochure is Now Available!

Hot off the presses! The wait for the Conference program is over - the program brochure is now available for download! This year's conference theme: 360° of IR: Creating Value for the Long Term is reflective of the strategic role that you as IROs play in representing your companies.  
 
The Annual Conference Committee, comprised of your peers from across Canada, has incorporated your feedback on past events to develop a comprehensive program to provide a 360° view of what you tackle on a daily basis.

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

Click here to download your copy!

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Two Keynote Speakers Announced

The Annual Conference Committee is pleased to announce the economist and closing keynote speakers who will be presenting at CIRI's 29th Annual Investor Relations Conference.

Today's Economy - When Do We See the Light?
Sponsored by TD Bank

The global economic outlook for 2016 continues to be challenging. As IROs, you need to stay informed about the changing landscape of the Canadian economy, what the key drivers are - in Canada and abroad and how they
will impact your organization now and in the long term.

Speaker: Richard Yamarone, Bloomberg Intelligence Economist


Closing Keynote: How Issuers Can Create Value for the Long Term

On the backdrop of challenging U.S. and Canadian economies, existing and potential shareholders are looking for a longer term approach to a company's strategic plan. Hear from J. Royden Ward, econometrician and the chief analyst of Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Investor with 40 years of investment research and portfolio management experience, who will provide an overview on why creating value for the long term is imperative in today's economy and how companies can and should demonstrate this way of thinking in their company's strategy.

Speaker: J. Royden Ward, Chief Analyst & Founder, Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Investor

Visit CIRI.org today to register, book your hotel room, check out the optional activities and travel discount codes as well as see who will be speaking at the conference.

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Session Announcement

Has Shareholder Activism Shifted to Shareholder Engagement?
The landscape has shifted from shareholder activism to shareholder engagement. Shareholder expectations are changing, making it critical for companies and the Board to get it right by anticipating, engaging and responding to their shareholders. Hear from IROs and fund managers on the issues driving engagement and the various models they use to engage with companies.

Panelists include: 

Click here to learn about who is else confirmed to speak at CIRI's 2016 Annual Investor Relations Conference. Click here to register and join your colleagues in Quebec City!

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CIRI Delivers Travel Savings to You

CIRI has arranged for a discount for those wishing to travel with Air Canada, WestJet and Porter Airlines as well as VIARail Canada. Visit the Travel & Hotel section of CIRI.org to learn more and book travel today. Remember to book your hotel room at the Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac by May 9th. CIRI's group rate will not be guaranteed after that date.

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Optional Activities Announced! This year's activities include:

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

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Session Announcement

What Investors Want from CSR Reports but Aren't Getting
Sponsored by RR Donnelley

Are CSR reports hitting the mark with investors? It seems not according to research conducted by RR Donnelley and SimpleLogic. Hear what information investors are looking for but are not finding in CSR reports and where they go to get it.

Panelists include
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Jennifer Coulson, Senior Manager, ESG Integration, bmIMC
Isabelle Laprise, Analyst, Raw Materials and Equity Markets, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Francois Meloche, Extra Financial Risk Manager, Bâtirente
Moderator: John Truzzolino, Director, Business Development, RR Donnelley

Click here to learn about who is confirmed to speak at CIRI's 2016 Annual Investor Relations Conference. Click here to register and join your colleagues in Quebec City!

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Conference Session Topics Announced!

IROs from across Canada are putting together an outstanding program for this year's conference. A list of sessions are below. Stay tuned for additional speaker announcements in the coming weeks. You won't want to miss it - click here to register!

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Click here to learn more about the sessions that have been announced and click here to register today!

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Session Announcement

How Marketing and IR Can Work in Harmony
Sponsored by NovaShare

This session will be a case study on best practices in integrated marketing and communications that explores the various ways corporate communications and investor relations teams can work together in the best interests of all stakeholders while remaining consistent and true to your brand and messaging.

Panelists include:

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

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Session Announcement

Communicating During an Economic Downturn
Sponsored by CNW Group

Communicating during challenging economic times requires transparent and consistent messaging on the delivery of the company's strategic objectives, and how these may be impacted by the micro and macro environment. This session will feature IROs who have successfully communicated through various company and market challenges, in addition to overcoming material changes to their shareholder base.

Panelists include:


Stay tuned for additional session announcements in the coming weeks. Click here to learn more about the speakers listed above and who was announced last week!

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Session Announcement


IR's Role in Corporate Development

Corporate development teams are working harder than ever to plan for the long-term. With knowledge of internal processes plus a keen ear on the Street, IRO's have a unique opportunity to add value in this space. Hear from three IROs who have impacted their organization through their involvement in corporate development and M&A activity.

Panelists include:

More sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. Click here for information on how to register.

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Conference Co-Chairs Announced!

Melanie and Roberto are ready to begin planning a fantastic conference in historic Quebec City. Stay tuned for more updates as the program develops.

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CIRI's 2016 Annual Investor Relations Conference - Call for Presentations is Now Open!

Are you an industry thought leader in Investor Relations? Want to share your expertise, a best practice or trend with IROs from across Canada?

CIRI's 2016 Annual Investor Relations Conference is the ideal platform to reach an engaged audience and share your knowledge. Download the Call for Presentations Submission form today to submit a suggestion/topic for discussion at the 2016 Annual Investor Relations Conference in Quebec City, Quebec. Submissions are due Friday, November 13, 2015.

Selection Criteria
Ideal submissions succinctly demonstrate relevancy to IR practices, hot topics and forward looking ideas. Submissions will be reviewed by the Annual Conference Committee, a group of volunteer IR practitioners tasked with identifying timely and practice-relevant topics. To ensure continuous improvement and increasingly higher standards, the Committee follows a well-structured process of topic prioritization, submission evaluation, quality control checkpoints, and deliberative discussion. 

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Did You Know..

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... CIRI's 2015 Annual Conference was a great success, garnering an 83% "overall" rating and a 100% "would recommend" rating! Save the date for CIRI's 2016 Annual Conference in the historic and beautiful Quebec City, QC, June 12-14, 2016. Registration is open - click here to register today!

See What Past Conference Attendees Have to Say

As every year, another great conference. This is the best opportunity to learn and exchange ideas in IR and importantly, stay connected with our peers. Well done CIRI organizing team!! Thank you! ”

Mauk Breukels
Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs, Finning International Inc.

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