CIRI's 27th Annual Conference
21st Century IR: EMPOWER. LEAD. DELIVER.
June 15-17, 2014 ~ Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Welcome to 21st Century IR—where the IRO has to be adept at not only
juggling today’s demands and priorities, but must keep their
organizations firmly focused on the future. As IROs, we’re expected to
deliver superb service to our current stakeholders while traveling the
globe looking for new investors. We’re expected to keep up with global
economic trends to determine how our organization may be impacted by
macro factors, while instilling confidence in investors that we can
weather the storm. While doing that, we have to also stay ahead of
emerging issues, not only within our own company but from all sorts of
external factors, including – board demands, new regulations, activist
shareholders, changing trends in trading behaviour, economics,
governance requirements, social responsibility, social media,
technology, etc. These days we have to do all this with tighter budgets
and smaller teams! We’re economists, strategists, storytellers and
fortunetellers… all wrapped into one! Welcome to the 21st Century! It’s a
fantastic time to be an IRO; always challenging, stimulating, demanding
and never dull.
CIRI’s 2014 Annual Conference has been designed to help you navigate
through the challenges and issues facing 21st Century IR professionals.
Warren Jestin, Chief Economist at Scotiabank, will prepare us for the
global macro issues and trends that may impact our industries and our
organizations in 2014. Industry and capital market experts will discuss
the changing face, and pace, of capital markets and what that means for
IROs. Gain insights into the fixed income investor and how they could
impact your IR program. Hear from IROs about how they market to global
investors, and how other IROs identify existing shareholders and new
targets. Engage in a lively discussion with this year’s panel of senior
IROs who will share best practices and talk about key challenges they
face today. Participate in a case study on managing in today’s reality
of tight budgets. And there is more. CIRI’s 2014 Annual Conference
Committee has compiled breakout sessions on a variety of current topics,
ranging from governance, shareholder activism and corporate social
responsibility to the impact technology is having on IR.
We’ve mixed in a lot of fun and networking opportunities along the way,
where even more learning will take place. So bring your golf clubs, hop
on a bike or taste your way through the ByWard Market and share your
personal experiences with colleagues from different industries,
geographies and backgrounds while hearing how they have solved some of
their own challenges.
Join us June 15-17th, 2014 in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, for an
amazing learning experience combined with a dose of fun in a relaxed
setting. We are confident that CIRI’s 2014 Annual Conference will
“empower, lead and deliver” you into 21st Century IR.
Anne Plasterer Rudy Sankovic
Executive Director, Investor Relations Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Newalta Corporation Toronto-Dominion Bank