Senior IRO Forum - Toronto

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CIRI National
Start Date
Tuesday April 4, 2017 – 3:30 PM
End Date
Tuesday April 4, 2017 – 6:30 PM

Lorne Gorber, Executive Vice President, Global Communications & Investor Relations, CGI Group
Lorne Gorber is responsible for leading CGI’s global strategic reputation management initiatives, including serving as company spokesperson and significantly growing the company’s investment coverage. He also is a member of the CGI Executive Committee, which is responsible for the company’s global strategy and operations oversight. Lorne is a recognized leader in the communications and investor relations communities and is key to building and upholding our reputation as a partner, employer and investment of choice. Under Lorne’s leadership, CGI’s investor relations program has played a key role in increasing investor perception and ultimately CGI’s valuation. On the communications side, Lorne leads CGI’s global communications strategy, including developing and growing our digital footprint, enriching our media relations program, and leading internal and external communications initiatives in support of the company’s growth objectives.

Katie Keita, Director, Investor Relations, Shopify Inc.
Katie Keita leads Investor Relations at Shopify, Inc., the leading cloud-based commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Shopify operates in 175 countries and is trusted by big brands including Tesla Motors, Budweiser, Red Bull, the LA Lakers, Procter and Gamble and GE. Since Shopify went public on both the New York and Toronto stock exchanges in May 2015, Keita has focused initiating dialogue with growth investors that are long-term oriented, while also expanding name recognition by aggressively recruiting new sell-side analysts to initiate coverage of Shopify. Prior to joining Shopify in March of 2015, Keita was Director of Investor Relations at EMC Corporation, a storage technology company that is currently undergoing the largest M&A transaction in tech history in its merger with Dell.

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Event Description

Back by popular demand, the 2017 Senior IRO Forums will bring together your peers of seasoned IR professionals for an interactive event. We will focus on best-in-class IR strategies and plans, open it up to discuss “What’s on Your Mind?” and end with a cocktail reception.


IR Strategy & Program

Seasoned IROs will host an interactive discussion on successful IR strategies and programs. They will discuss what they benchmark in advance of strategy development, how they set objectives, what tactics they use to support the strategy, and how they measure progress. Come prepared to discuss your strategy and program.

What’s on Your Mind?
This is your opportunity to have an interactive dialogue with fellow senior IROs and hear their perspectives on industry hot topics. We will share challenges, concerns and observations about the IR role and tap into the vast IR expertise in the room.

Cocktail reception
Connect with peers over drinks and hors d'oeuvres



This is an invitation-only event. If you have received an invitation from CIRI, please refer to your emailed invitation and enter the access code.


Here's Why You Should Join Us...

I maintain my CIRI membership as it is the best way for me to stay current with issues and new developments in the always evolving delivery of investor relations programs, and for the opportunity to interact with those who set great examples for excellence in investor relations. ”

Greg Waller
Vice President, IR & Strategic Analysis, Teck Resources

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