Annual Conference Sponsors

National Strategic Partners

          Business Wire

Platinum Sponsors

          CNW Group
          IR Magazine
          Meetyl
          Nasdaq
          NovaShare
          TSX Company Services

Gold Sponsors

          CIBC World Markets
          CST Trust Company/D.F. King
          Marketwired
          RBC Capital Markets
          Scotiabank
          TD Bank
          The Works Design Communications

Silver Sponsors

          Corbin Perception Group
          RR Donnelley
         
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 2015 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. Public relations and investor relations professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute their market-moving news and multimedia to news organizations, financial audiences and consumer websites locally, regionally and throughout the world. We also provide complete disclosure services for all Canada and US-based stock exchanges, as well as SEDAR, EDGAR and European regulatory filing fulfillment.

With 32 bureaus worldwide, Business Wire offers unparalleled local service backed by global reach. For more information, visit BusinessWire.com or contact our local experts in Toronto at 416.593.0208 and Calgary at 403.520.3282 or email info@businesswire.com.


Platinum Sponsors:


CNW Group

Contact:  Laurie Smith
                Senior Director, Strategic Communications, Media and Audience Relations
Phone:    (416) 863-5399

CNW Group is Canada’s leading financial newswire, offering simultaneous delivery of news releases to disclosure-required distribution points nationally and globally.
 
Exclusively endorsed by the Toronto Stock Exchange, CNW’s acclaimed news service along with its website – www.newswire.ca – are where the news media and markets look first for earnings announcements and material news releases from public companies. Distribution outside of Canada flows seamlessly onto approved networks and highly ranked websites operated by our parent company, PR Newswire.
 
In addition, CNW’s webcast, conferencing, transcription, regulatory filing, translation and IR website solutions bolster investor relations programs through wider company profile and shareholder communications.


IR Magazine

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

IR Magazine is a publication of Cross Border Ltd, a business media company renowned for its magazines, websites, events and research.

IR Magazine, originally launched by the Economist Group, is renowned for providing quality insight and a global perspective. Cross Border's flagship publications, IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary, are essential reading for executives around the world. Our awards are a key part of the calendar in leading financial centers including New York, Toronto, London and Hong Kong. With an expanding portfolio of digital properties and more than 20 conferences and events each year, we are well positioned for growth. To learn more, please visit our website at www.IRMagazine.com or connect with us on Twitter, @IRMagazine.


Meetyl Inc. 

Contact: (415) 738-4110

Meetyl is an institutional services platform that facilitates direct investor-issuer engagement. Our cloud-based software application delivers real-time investor profile and shareholder data to companies and institutional investors, changing the way companies and investors target and connect for the purpose of scheduling non-deal road shows, one-on-one meetings and conference calls.

Our goal is to drive shareholder and corporate engagement by providing a transparent, non-biased software platform, adding depth and breadth to the information flow between corporations and institutional investors. Meetyl delivers results that are best-fit for you based on geographic location, industry and company specific interest.

Meetyl's corporate community features companies across a wide array of market capitalization and sectors. This community includes C-level executives, investor relations officers as well as other investor facing executives. Our investment community consists of portfolio managers and research analysts at mutual funds, hedge funds, RIA funds, family offices, private wealth platforms, sovereign wealth funds and pension/endowment funds.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco, Meetyl was initially funded by a group of investors from the institutional investor and financial services community. In 2014 Meetyl was acquired by Glass Lewis & Co. Our team is made up of former buy-side and sell-side investment professionals who provide support and expertise across a broad range of industry sectors.

Meetyl is proven to drive high quality meetings and access to your best-fit matches without having to rely on an intermediary. For more information, please contact info@meetyl.com or visit our website at www.meetyl.com.



Nasdaq

Contact:   Albert DeRenzo
                Multimedia Solutions Specialist-Enterprise
Phone:     (647) 558-1174

Nasdaq Corporate Solutions helps organizations manage and master the two-way flow of information with their audiences.

Around the globe, market leaders rely upon our suite of advanced technology, analytics and consultative services solutions to maximize the value of their work—from investor relations and corporate governance to public relations and communications.

To meet the information needs of investor relations professionals, Nasdaq Corporate Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of IR content, analytics, advisory services and communications tools available on the market.

  • Gain insight into market developments and institutional investor activities
  • Understand investor opportunities and risks
  • Define and prioritize outreach
  • Communicate with key stakeholders through webcasts and IR websites
  • Measure the impact of your IR program

EXPLORE OUR SOLUTIONS AND LEARN MORE
w: business.nasdaq.com/intel/ir-management
e: corporatesolutions@nasdaq.com
Follow us @MyCorpSolutions



NovaShare Solutions

Contact:   Tyson Rose
                Chief Executive Officer
Phone:     (416) 463-6682

NovaShare is an investor relationship management platform for public companies. Users can manage stakeholder engagement activities, shareholder identification, investor surveillance monitoring and prospecting through an enterprise ready mobile solution.

In addition to the platform, NovaShare publishes annual governance reports for corporate secretaries and boards of directors looking to gain more insight into the annual voting results and fund votes of their peer group.

Visit novashare.org to learn more.



TSX Company Services

Contact:   Loui Anastasopoulos
                Vice President, Business Development & Company Services
Phone:     (416) 947-4717

TSX Company Services is a suite of products and services designed to support the growth of companies listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV).

Listed companies have unique needs to understand Canadian equities markets, corporate governance matters, and to reach shareholders and the investment community. To that end, TSX Company Services’ portfolio helps your company understand your stock’s trading activity, target the investment community, connect with current or potential investors, learn about the marketplace, and access transfer & trust services.

Through TSX Company Services, your Exchange delivers expertise developed from 160+ years serving public companies. In all we do, our team is focused on supporting a vibrant marketplace for your listing. We are committed to providing value by bringing greater awareness to listed companies and the marketplace, helping maintain the integrity of the Exchange, and delivering a suite of products and services designed to meet your company’s needs.

Visit tsxcompanyservices.com to learn more.


Gold Sponsors:


CIBC World Markets

Contact:   Neha Dave
                Corporate Access Services & Sales
Phone:    (416) 594-8831

CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with a market capitalization of $41 billion and a Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio of 10.3%. Through our three main businesses, Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management, and Wholesale Banking, CIBC provides a full range of financial products and services to 11 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients in Canada and around the world. We have more than 44,000 employees dedicated to helping our clients achieve what matters to them; delivering consistent and sustainable earnings for our shareholders; and giving back to our communities.

Our wholesale banking business provides integrated credit and capital markets products, investment banking advisory services and top-ranked research to corporate, government and institutional clients around the world. CIBC is the leader in Canadian Equity Trading - #1 in Volume, Value and Number of Trades (TSX and ATS Market Share Report), and the leading IPO underwriter in Canada (Bloomberg (Full credit to lead from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014).


CST Trust Company/D.F. King

Contact: 1-888-444-0055

CST's integrated approach and comprehensive suite of services - from transfer agency to ownership intelligence, corporate trust, employee plan services and much more - allows you to effectively manage your budget and stay ahead of regulatory changes while fulfilling shareholder demands. As one of Canada's leading transfer agents, CST is a recognized thought leader in the industry with a well-known reputation for our commitment to providing the highest level of client satisfaction.

Headquartered in Toronto with offices in Halifax, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, CST provides issuers with global solutions through local service. Together with our American affiliate, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, (AST), our client roster includes 25% of all public companies in North America, servicing over 5.5 million shareholders and over 4,300 institutions across our business.

D.F. King is a globally-recognized leader in proxy solicitation, financial communications and corporate governance consulting. With unparalleled experience in merger votes, proxy contests and tender/exchange offers for corporate control, the firm has advised corporations, shareholder groups, investment bankers and securities attorneys since 1942. Internationally and domestically, from cross-border acquisitions to bankruptcy reorganizations, D.F. King has played a role in many of the highest-profile corporate transformations of the past 70 years.

CST Ownership Intelligence provides clients with capital markets consulting, regulatory compliance certification and credit markets intelligence. The CST Ownership Intelligence team assists clients in obtaining the information and analysis they need to capitalize on relationships with key investors.

The CST group has a focused, customer-driven culture. We strive to be the best integrated transfer agent by offering complementary related services. We offer our clients a personalized relationship with comprehensive services to meet your entire shareholder, investor relations and corporate governance needs whatever they may be.



Marketwired

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

About Marketwired: Marketwired provides news distribution and a full range of disclosure and regulatory filing services that help investor relations professionals reach and influence all of their critical stakeholders. By sharing market-moving, direct-from-source information with media, investors, social networks and consumers anywhere in the world, Marketwired plays a pivotal role in connecting newsmakers with news consumers. IROs can disclose material information with confidence, distribute news anywhere around the world, and build relationships with traditional and social media audiences who directly impact their company’s performance.

Visit us at www.marketwired.com and follow us at @Marketwired.

RBC Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products and services to corporations, institutional investors and governments around the world. With more than 7,000 professionals, we operate out of 70 offices in 15 countries across North America, the UK and Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

In over 100 countries around the globe, we work with clients to deliver the expertise and execution required to raise capital, access markets, mitigate risk and acquire or dispose of assets.

Royal Bank of Canada
RBC Capital Markets is part of a leading provider of financial services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Operating since 1869, RBC is one of the top 15 largest banks in the world and the fifth largest in North America, as measured by market capitalization. With a strong capital base and consistent financial performance, RBC is among a small group of highly rated global banks.


Scotiabank

Contact:   Sophia Doulaghsingh
                Associate Director
Phone:     (416) 863-7865

Scotiabank is a leading provider of equity sales and trading services to a broad range of corporate and institutional clients. We work closely with our clients to provide tailored solutions to their investment objectives. Our platform delivers market intelligence, innovative ideas, corporate access, trading analytics and quality execution and settlement capabilities to support those solutions. With operations around the world, we are positioned to provide sales, trading, structuring and advisory services for the spectrum of equity products, including: cash equities, global prime services, equity research and derivative products to a global audience.

Well-established relationships mean our sales team is positioned to articulate distinctive views and ideas that help sift through the ‘noise’ of information flow and cut to the key points of value. Access to our research analysts, corporate management and targeted marketing activities, means our sales team can provide specific investment strategies and help institutional investors with their performance.

Scotiabank offers competitive execution capabilities. With our major presence in Canadian and U.S. equity products, we distinguish ourselves through the depth of our client relationships and our reputation for transparency and integrity in dealing with clients and the market.

Our Global Equity Corporate Access team works closely with corporations in their efforts to communicate strategy and new developments to the Global investor community.  Our skilled team utilizes the expertise of our top-ranked research team, sales & trading professionals and desk sector specialists to connect corporate management teams with their institutional shareholders and the global investment community. Arranging more than 6,000 one-on-one meetings each year, the team is recognized as a leading provider of tailored non-deal roadshow programs, strategic planning, industry conferences, customized tours, panels and group meetings. Contact us at corporate.access@scotiabank.com.


TD Bank Group

Contact:   Rudy Sankovic
                 Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Phone:     (416) 308-7857


The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 24 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 9.7 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.1 trillion in assets on January 31, 2015. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

To learn more, visit www.td.com.



The Works Design Communications

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

The Works Design Communications is an award-winning corporate communications firm with over 25 years of experience connecting organizations with the audiences that matter. Our client list includes some of the most recognized and respected organizations from a variety of industries around the world, such as: Canaccord Genuity, Scotiabank, Intact, BMO, Canadian Tire, Deloitte, Goldcorp, Corby, Maple Leaf Foods, Oxford Properties, ConocoPhillips and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
We pride ourselves on knowing what people care about now, and we’ve got a good knack for figuring out what they’ll care about in the future. By investing in talent and training, The Works has become an industry leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) engagement and communications – providing clients expertise on CSR guidelines, performance and disclosure with our in-house specialists.

The Works’ expertise merges creativity with corporate communications. We know that making memorable messages, compelling arguments and engaging designs is only half of the equation – the other half relies on respect for our client relationships and a fully developed vision of all their strategic needs.

Owned and managed since 1986 by an active team of principals, The Works has fine-tuned a process that is integral to the success of all our projects. Starting from the very first phone call, we listen to our clients’ every word to build a strong understanding of all their needs. Along with thorough research and solid creative, this formula ensures that we create cohesive communication solutions that always meet client objectives.

We support our clients with a range of in-house services including strategic counsel, copywriting and editing (in both official languages), design and production across all web platforms and in all print formats. Whether it’s CSR communications, investor relations, internal communications or corporate identity development, we create meaningful messages with pixels and paper.

www.worksdesign.com


Silver Sponsors:


Corbin Perception Group

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

Corbin Perception is a leading investor research and IR advisory firm assisting public companies with creating long-term shareholder value. We recognize the favorable impact best-in-class investor relations has on valuation and collaborate with our clients to develop strategies that positively influence investor sentiment.

We leverage our broad company and industry experience, knowledge of best practices and benchmarking capabilities to provide research-driven counsel that enables our clients to differentiate their company as an investment.

Our advisory services include:

  • Perception Studies
  • Investor Targeting
  • Investor Days
  • Investor Presentations
  • Investor Communication
  • IR Diagnostic Reviews
  • Retainer, Special Situation Consulting

Our industry-leading research publication, Inside The Buy-side® has been published in WSJ’s MarketWatch, Bloomberg’s Businessweek, Yahoo!Finance, among others, and featured quarterly on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street with Rick Santelli.

Visit our website to read client testimonials and access case studies.


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.


Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

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CIRI offers sponsorship opportunities through comprehensive marketing packages designed to maximize your organization's visibility and grow your client base.

For a complete listing of sponsorship opportunities and sponsor benefits, click here.

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