CIRI 24th Annual Investor Relations Conference, June 5-7

Strategize.  Innovate.  LEAD.
Defining IR and Developing Next Practices


In the throes of the economic crisis it was essential for IROs to have a keen focus on the careful navigation of mercurial financial markets, clearly communicating their companies’ opportunities and risks to jittery investors – all while keeping an eye on new reforms in regulatory policies and fast-evolving advances in social media.  Adhering to best practices was a logical but ambitious goal, as many companies asked employees to do more with less.

The markets have since rebounded, and there appears to be a fresh (if tentative) optimism in the capital markets.  Companies are raising money again, IPOs are popping up, and CIRI’s job site is rejuvenated with many exciting new opportunities for IR professionals.  As the crisis appears to have abated, it’s time to take a step back and evaluate our investor relations programs.  Does the strategy still make sense, or is there room for improvement?  What innovations exist to establish not just best, but NEXT practices, and in doing so establish ourselves as leaders in our chosen field? 

The 2011 CIRI Annual Conference Committee has created a program designed to provide the tools for IROs to answer these important questions.  Senior business leaders, subject matter experts and experienced IROs will share their thoughts and experiences in an interactive format designed to foster spirited dialogue.  Participants will leave the conference with new ideas and concrete examples to implement back at the office.

Keeping with the spirit of innovation, the full conference program and updates will be available on your BlackBerry.  Consistent with leading environmental practices, electronic presentations will be available on a USB key and online following the conference, including audio archives for those presentations that you might have missed.

The 2011 Exhibitor Showcase will provide an opportunity to meet with representatives for IR products and services designed to help you keep at the forefront of innovation, and support you in a leading-edge IR program.

We hope you will join us in scenic Lake Louise this June to network with investor relations professionals from across Canada and learn ‘next practices’ to help you “Strategize. Innovate. LEAD.”  


Tanis Robinson                                                      Alison Trollope

Director, Financial Communications                        Manager, Investor Relations
Royal Bank of Canada                                            Canadian Oil Sands

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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ”

Steve Jobs

Did You Know...

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... CIRI's 2010 Annual IR Conference was a great success, garnering an 81% "overall" rating and a 99% "would recommend" rating.
  • Thank You To CIRI's 2010 National Strategic Partners
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