CIRI 26th Annual Investor Relations Conference, June 2-4
Rise to the Challenge: A Higher Standard of IR
In both bull and bear markets, investor relations is a demanding
career. We’re the “jack of all trades” for our companies, keeping up
with regulatory changes and global economics, communicating the
technical complexities of our industry, and understanding the
environmental, social and economic concerns of our stakeholders and the
potential impact on the company. We travel the globe, talk for hours,
write countless emails and news releases and try to convey the corporate
message in a manner that meets the needs of every shareholder. Some
days we’re elated, other days we’re exhausted, but one fact rings true
for every investor relations professional: this job is challenging, but
it’s never boring.
As your stakeholders demand more from you, we call on you to rise to
the challenge and push yourselves to reach a higher standard of investor
relations. CIRI’s 2013 Annual Conference will help you meet and exceed
Based on your input, the Annual Conference Committee has developed a
comprehensive program to help you reach a higher level of excellence in
your profession. We’ve paid special attention this year to the different
needs of small cap and large cap companies to ensure all of our
attendees hear about topics relevant to their investor relations
You will hear directly from CEOs and Directors to gain insight into
C-Suite expectations and how IROs can get a seat at the Board table.
You’ll learn how to prepare for proxy season and engage with activist
shareholders. Our panel of sustainability experts will discuss how CSR
reporting can give your company a competitive advantage in the market.
You’ll hear about regulatory changes, how and why you should market
abroad, how to develop your own brand, what the sell-side needs from
you, and options for raising capital in today’s challenging market.
Knowing what’s going on in the markets and where they’re headed is
half the battle. Todd Hirsch, Senior Economist at ATB Financial, will
share his insight into global market trends and what to expect in the
coming year. And should things go sideways and your company is front
page news, Jeff Ansell, media trainer and Harvard lecturer, will provide
strategies for navigating the media scrum and ensuring both you and
your CEO are equipped to handle any crisis situation.
Are you up to the challenge? We are glad you are able join us in beautiful
Whistler, British Columbia at CIRI’s premier event that is guaranteed to
take your investor relations program to the next level.
Rhylin Bailie Sonya Mehan
Vice President, Communications & Investor Relations Senior Manager, Investor Relations
New Zealand Energy & Southern Arc Minerals OpenText Corporation