National Strategic Partners

          Business Wire
          CNW Group
          Sutton Compliance Communications

Platinum Sponsors

          CNW Group
          IR Magazine
          Norton Rose

Gold Sponsors

          Cision Canada
          Corbin Perception Group
          RR Donnelley
          The Works Design Communications         

Silver Sponsors

          Canadian Stock Transfer Company
          Computershare | Georgeson
          Renmark Financial Communications Inc        
          S&P Capital IQ 
Find out how you can raise your profile and connect with CIRI members and the CIRI community through sponsorship.

CIRI acknowledges the following organizations that are providing special support for the 2013 Conference.

National Strategic Partners:

Business Wire

Contact:  Greg Blazina
               Regional Manager, Canada
Phone:    (416) 593-0208

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Investor relations professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia to media, investment systems, regulatory services and websites.  Business Wire provides complete disclosure services for all Canada and US-based stock exchanges, as well as SEDAR, EDGAR and European regulatory filing fulfillment.

With a local bureau in Toronto and 30 more around the world, Business Wire offers unparalleled local service backed by global reach.

For more information, visit us at www.BusinessWire.com or contact us at +416.593.0208 or canada.info@businesswire.com.

CNW Group

Contact:  Lisa Lamm
               Manager of Demand Generation and Marketing
Phone:    (416) 863-5375

CNW connects organizations to relevant news audiences through integrated, intelligent communications and disclosure services. CNW is Canada’s leading financial newswire, offering simultaneous delivery of news releases to disclosure-required distribution points, both nationally and globally. CNW’s acclaimed news service – including our website, www.newswire.ca – is where news media and the markets look first for earnings announcements and material news releases from public companies. CNW offers newswire distribution, enriched news releases, webcast, video, photography, translation, regulatory filing services and MediaVantage, a web-based reputation management application and communications workflow solution. CNW has been an industry leader since 1960.


Contact:  Mitchell Praw
               General Manager, Marketing and Client Development
Phone:    (416) 386-2760

Infomart, a division of Postmedia Network Inc., provides integrated media monitoring services, research, brand solutions and corporate data to Canada’s best-informed organizations.

Tools, dashboards, professional services and media experts—we have them all to help you pull news from the noise.

Integrated Media Monitoring—Our extensive sources and cover all media, with news and social data integrated into one easy-to-use platform.

Research—We provide measurement and analysis that inform your story.

Brand Solutions—As a division of one of Canada’s largest media companies, we provide you with access to experienced consultants who help you tell your story on traditional, digital and social platforms.

Our work is backed by the best expertise and customer service in the industry, and that’s why we’re Canada’s leading media consultancy. With Infomart, you get the insights you need, when you need it.

Contact us
contactus@infomart.com | 1.800.661.7678

Connect with us
Twitter: @infomart
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Data Points, The Infomart Blog: infomart.com/data-points



Contact:   Lisa Davis
                Director, Marketing
Phone:    (416) 342-8651

Marketwired™ is a social communications leader offering best-in-class news distribution and reporting and state-of-the-art social media monitoring and analytics. Founded in 1983, Marketwired has always been a company of firsts- first to deliver news releases automatically to registered recipients and first to provide a multi-featured desktop client interface. We put the power of influence to work for our clients—integrating search engine insight and social media intelligence into press release distribution on one convenient social communications platform.

Sutton Compliance Communications

Contact:  Gord Sutton
Phone:    (416) 502-8607

Merging key sector intelligence, data backed methodologies and decades of proven experience - SCC tells your story on all fronts. With expertise in corporate development, Investor Relations, communications, design, digital solutions and technology, we understand the need for a uniform approach in communicating with your Stakeholders.

In operation for over two decades, Sutton Compliance Communications (SCC) is currently positioned as one of Canada's leading fully integrated corporate and compliance communication consulting firms. Having developed results-driven solutions for some of the country's most noteworthy organizations, SCC brings the necessary credentials, experience and expertise to the table. This ensures the required skills, resources and capacity for the successful development and delivery of your capital markets' needs. For further information, please visit www.suttoncompliance.com.

Platinum Sponsors:


Contact:    Warren Maynard
                 Director, Sales ICS Proxy
Phone:     (416) 369-6731

Broadridge’s innovative solutions are driving efficiency and creating a more robust investor engagement in the North American capital markets.

Broadridge has a long tradition of delivering innovative technology solutions to the market. Over the past 25 years, we’ve invested in our systems, technologies and processing for shareholder communications and proxy voting globally. With the introduction of solutions like Notice and Access, Shareholder Forum, Virtual Shareholder Meeting and Mobile ProxyVote, our game-changing innovation has enabled us to partner with issuers to work faster, smarter and interact more efficiently with investors.

With a strong commitment to supporting the transparency of the shareholder communication process in Canada and abroad, we continue to deliver the innovative solutions that support investors and issuers, by – improving process efficiency, shareholder engagement and the overall integrity of the proxy process.

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge’s investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities.  With 50 years of experience, Broadridge’s infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90% of public companies and mutual funds in North America, and processes more than $4.5 trillion in fixed income and equity trades per day.  Broadridge employs approximately 6,200 full-time associates in 13 countries.

For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com.

CNW Group

Contact:  Lisa Lamm
               Manager of Demand Generation and Marketing
Phone:    (416) 863-5375

CNW connects organizations to relevant news audiences through integrated, intelligent communications and disclosure services. CNW is Canada’s leading financial newswire, offering simultaneous delivery of news releases to disclosure-required distribution points, both nationally and globally. CNW’s acclaimed news service – including our website, www.newswire.ca – is where news media and the markets look first for earnings announcements and material news releases from public companies. CNW offers newswire distribution, enriched news releases, webcast, video, photography, translation, regulatory filing services and MediaVantage, a web-based reputation management application and communications workflow solution. CNW has been an industry leader since 1960.

IR Magazine

Contact:   Ian Richman
Phone:    (212) 430-6865

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, IR Magazine is the only global publication that focuses on the interactions between companies and their investors. IR Magazine helps investor relations professionals achieve more in their IR programs, benchmark their efforts and connect to the global IR community. IR Magazine also hosts events such as awards, think tanks and conferences around the world. To learn more, please visit our website at www.InsideInvestorRelations.com or connect with us via social media: Twitter: @IRMagazine, Facebook: IRMagazine and the LinkedIn group: IR Magazine Leaders.

Norton Rose

Contact:   Grace Soares-Sabino
                 Legal Assistant
Phone:     (416) 216-1896

Norton Rose is Canada’s only truly global international legal practice. With close to 700 lawyers based in Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Québec, Caracas and Bogotá, we are one of the largest practices in Canada. We have served the business needs of clients—Canadian and international, established and emerging—since 1879.

Norton Rose in Canada is an energy and mining powerhouse and provides clients with seamless connections to business routes across the world's major resource-based economies. Our six key industry sectors are financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

On June 3, 2013 Norton Rose will join forces with leading US firm Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. to create Norton Rose Fulbright. With 3800 lawyers and 54 offices, including 11 in the USA, Norton Rose Fulbright will be one of the largest legal practices, with significant depth of expertise in the world’s leading business and financial centres.

Gold Sponsors:

Cision Canada 

Contact:   Terry Foster
Phone:     (416) 615-4422 

Cision offers communications professionals an all-in-one platform for press releases as well as engaging, monitoring and analyzing traditional media and social media channels across Canada and beyond. A seamless solution that has been designed by communications professionals for communications professionals, CisionPoint provides instant access to important data and insights that will help you make better decisions and improve campaign performance.

Corbin Perception Group

Contact:   Rebecca Corbin
                Founder and President
Phone:     (860) 321-7309

Corbin Perception is an IR research and advisory firm assisting public companies with driving long-term shareholder value.  We leverage our broad company and industry experience, ongoing research on the buy side, as well as our knowledge of IR best practices to achieve results.  Our core advisory services include:

  • Perception Studies
  • Investor Targeting
  • Investor Presentation Development
  • Investor Days
  • IR Diagnostic Reviews
  • Retainer Consulting

Our flagship perception study service provides an accurate, quantitative and qualitative assessment of investor sentiment across the spectrum of factors that impact valuation and customized, in-depth recommendations.  Once a baseline understanding is established, we are able to track company-specific changes in sentiment, thus enabling our clients to connect the dots between their improvement actions and results.

We are passionate about what we do and develop relationships that are collaborative and long lasting; our client proposition is based on: 1) insightful, research-driven counsel; 2) a talented and experienced team; 3) an in-depth understanding of best practices and the ability to apply that knowledge to unlock value; and 4) an unparalleled commitment to client service and satisfaction.

RR Donnelley

Contact:   George Smola
                 Director, Canada Region
Phone:     (416) 619-2183

RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is the preferred global provider of financial disclosure solutions and analytics, helping our clients efficiently meet regulatory obligations and make more informed business decisions.

With unparalleled EDGAR and SEDAR filing expertise, XBRL experience and Venue® Virtual Data Rooms, we collaborate with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to facilitate regulatory compliance activities and due diligence, bringing the world’s largest financial transactions to market. RRD ActiveDisclosure streamlines content creation, review and distribution improving efficiency, governance and the overall quality of all financial reports. Business process outsourcing services, translations, translations solutions, and innovative technologies simplify content creation and distribution.

Our global platform, industry leading service organization and enduring financial stability offer a reliable, single-source solution for all of your integrated communications needs.

To learn more, visit www.financial.rrd.com.

The Works Design Communications

Contact:   Lorie Brière
Phone:     (416) 599-9991

The Works Design Communications is an award-winning corporate communications firm. We’re notable for putting as much energy into building and maintaining outstanding client relationships as we do into producing outstanding work. In fact, we’d say you can’t have one without the other. (Certainly not on a long-term basis.) We pride ourselves on delivering “common-sense creative” – breakthrough solutions, built on research and understanding, that get noticed, reach the right audiences and always meet our clients’ objectives.

An early mover on sustainability communications, in addition to our core creative offering, our practice includes consultation and advisory services. The Works has been engaged to educate our clients’ staff on best practices in sustainability reporting and have also worked with them on defining material issues and improving stakeholder engagement. These activities often lead to helping clients produce their sustainability reporting documents and to developing and delivering their key sustainability messages.

Specializing in sustainability, investor relations, internal communications, and corporate identity development, we are at home in both traditional and electronic media. We support our clients with a range of in-house services that includes copywriting, editing, proofreading (English and French), print production management and website development.

The Works’ client roster includes nationally known retailers and instantly recognizable brand names as well as industry-leading pension plans and multinational gold producers. Comfortable in the C-suite and on the shop floor, we have provided strategic counsel, practical advice and creative services for many of North America’s most respected organizations, including Agnico Eagle, Canaccord Financial, Dundee REIT, Goldcorp, Loblaw Companies Limited, Oxford Properties, Teachers’ and Xstrata. In 2012 we opened a London office, to better serve our clients’ needs on an international basis. 

Silver Sponsors:

Canadian Stock Transfer Company

Canadian Stock Transfer (CST) is a leading provider of equity administration services in Canada.  Headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal, Calgary, Halifax and Vancouver, CST provides issuers with global solutions through local service.  CST offers a comprehensive suite of products covering transfer agent, initial public offering, employee plan, corporate actions and asset recovery requirements.

CST is also part of the Link Group, an international network of providers of transfer agent and employee plan services. The North American division of the Link Group is comprised of CST and its sister company, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST), the largest independent stock transfer agent in the United States. Together, CST and AST provide service to over 8,000 public issues and more than 5.5 million shareholders in over 22 foreign countries, ranging in size from initial public offerings to Fortune 100 companies.

Since launching in 2010, CST has distinguished itself as a leader among Canadian transfer agents and has consistently received the top overall ranking in industry surveys.  CST has set itself apart in various categories, including service to shareholders, service to issuers, overall value and the knowledge of its relationship managers.

CST offers proxy solicitation, corporate governance and information agent services through CST Phoenix Advisors (Phoenix). Phoenix provides guidance and support for shareholder meetings, tender offers, plans of arrangement, contested shareholder meetings and M&A transactions. Issuer preparedness is fundamental to the programs that Phoenix develops and executes for its clients. Phoenix also provides shareholder identification analysis, vote outcome projections and investor communication campaigns.

Canadian Stock Transfer | 888.402.1644 | www.canstockta.com

CST Phoenix Advisors | 647.351.3085 | www.phoenixadvisorscst.com

Computershare | Georgeson

Computershare (ASX:CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust, mortgage, bankruptcy, class action, utility and tax voucher administration, and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.

Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in high integrity data management, high volume transaction processing and reconciliations, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world’s leading organizations use us to streamline and maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors and customers.

Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 12,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.computershare.com

Georgeson is the world’s leading provider of strategic proxy and corporate governance advisory services to companies and shareholder groups working to influence corporate strategy. For over half a century, Georgeson has specialized in complex solicitations such as hostile and friendly acquisitions, proxy contests and takeover defenses. The firm also provides issuers with expertise in corporate events solutions such as post-merger unexchanged holder programs and information agent services. For more information, visit www.georgeson.com.

Renmark Financial Communications Inc

Contact:    Louis Boutin
                 Vice-President, Finance
Phone:     (514) 939-3989

Renmark Financial Communications Inc. is a full service retail investor relations firm representing small, medium and large capitalization public companies trading on all major North American exchanges. Our team of 40 retail investor relations professionals works hand in hand with our Media and Web departments to communicate your company’s story to existing and potential shareholders, as well as to the entire financial community. The key to your communications success is the relationship-building we have done within the retail investment community and financial media.

Beyond electronic access to tens of thousands of North American brokers, your company will be given an ongoing live contact and an information exchange with our entire network of financial professionals. As a team we are committed to remaining both efficient and effective, allowing us to provide your company with the most proactive and comprehensive combination of services possible in the areas of Investor Relations, Media Relations and Corporate Communications.

Renmark is serious about your business; Silver sponsor of CIRI since 2012, we are also proud to have the most Certified Professionals in Investor Relations (CPIR) in the industry.

For more information, visit our web site at www.renmarkfinancial.com or contact us at +416.644.2020.

S&P Capital IQ

Contact:    Alexa Kobayashi
                 Client Development Associate
Phone:     (416) 507- 2596

S&P Capital IQ, a business line of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies.

Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations, and Compustat; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial Intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need. For more information, visit: www.spcapitaliq.com.

Investor Relations professionals leverage the S&P Capital IQ platform to monitor analyst sentiment, benchmark against competitors in their sector, and track shareholders. Key data sets available through the platform include private and public company financials, analyst research and estimates, transcripts, ownership data, news, and key developments such as corporate actions, M&A rumors, and executive changes. Powerful tools for data mining and analysis include screening, watch lists, alerts, and report builder.

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