Annual Conference Sponsors

National Strategic Partners

          Business Wire

Platinum Sponsors

          CNW Group
          Corbin Perception
          ELITE Connect
          IR Magazine
          TMX

Gold Sponsors

          Aequitas Neo Exchange
          CIBC World Markets
          McMillan
          Nasdaq Corporate Solutions
          Scotiabank
          TD Bank Group
        

Silver Sponsors

          Blender Media
          Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Canada
          Canadian National Railway Company
          Computershare
          Craib Design & Communications
          RR Donnelley

Translation Services

          Keylingo Translations

         
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 2016 Conference.

National Strategic Partners:


Business Wire

Contact:  Greg Blazina
                Regional Manager, Eastern 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 around the globe turn to Business Wire to simultaneously deliver material news to all market participants via thousands of news sources. Business Wire also provides state-of-the-art IR website services, as well as SEDAR, EDGAR and European regulatory filing fulfillment. With a local bureau in Toronto and 31 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 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.

Corbin Perception

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.


ELITE Connect

Contact:   Lioudmila Abramova
                Product Development– Primary Markets
Phone:     +39 02 72426 299

ELITE Connect is the new digital platform, developed by London Stock Exchange Group, dedicated to listed companies, institutional investors and intermediaries. It is a unique hub for discovering business opportunities worldwide and supports IR teams in connecting with investors and optimizing their activities.

Using state-of-the-art technology, companies can screen and connect with new pools of liquidity, even in remote regions. With features including specialised digital meeting rooms, webcasting and a relationship management system, ELITE Connect streamlines day-to-day activities and saves valuable time.

In a world where new technologies are fundamentally impacting the way people interact and communicate, London Stock Exchange Group is offering a new solution that allows companies to be the first movers in a rapidly changing environment.

The ELITE Connect dedicated team will be on hand at the conference to answer your questions, or alternatively please get in touch using the details below:

eliteconnect@lseg.com

www.elite-connect.com
+44 207 797 3722



IR Magazine

Contact:   Ian Richman
                President
Phone:    (212) 430-6861

Launched in 1988, IR Magazine is the only resource that focuses on the interactions between companies and their investors.

IR Magazine, available both in digital and hard copy form, helps investor relations professionals globally achieve more in their IR programmes, benchmark their efforts and connect to their peers in the IR community. In addition to reporting the latest developments, writing in-depth features, producing research reports; and broadcasting podcasts; IR Magazine also hosts events around the world.

Our region-specific awards have been the definitive hallmark of IR excellence and best practice for over 20 years now, while our think tanks offer a unique opportunity for high-level executives to share ideas with their peers and with our expert panels. IR Magazine also hosts conferences and webinars as part of our commitment to providing ongoing education to the IR community.

To learn more, please visit http://www.IRMagazine.com
Twitter: @IRMagazine
LinkedIn group: IR Magazine


TMX 

Contact:   Loui Anastasopoulos
                 Managing Director, Company Services, Equity Capital Markets and President, Equity Transfer Services Inc.
Phone:    (416) 947-4717

TMX provides a suite of products and services designed to meet the unique needs of companies listed on TSX and TSXV. From market data and shareholder analytics, to corporate trust and transfer agent services, TMX delivers expertise from our 160+ years serving public companies.

Visit www.tsxcompanyservices.com to learn more.


Gold Sponsors:


Aequitas NEO Exchange

The NEO Exchange is a new Canadian stock exchange using a bold new blueprint that puts investors, businesses looking to raise capital and dealers first. Launched in March 2015, the NEO Exchange currently offers an innovative trading venue and a value added listing venue for companies and investment products. Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aequitas Innovations Inc., a company founded by a diverse group of prominent investors representative of all Canadian capital market stakeholders.


CIBC World Markets

Contact:   Minerva Isovski
                Executive Director, Equity Capital Markets - Corporate Access
Phone:    (416) 594-7761

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).


McMillan

Contact:   Angela Bolzonello
                Director, Business Development
Phone:    (604) 893-7636

McMillan is a business law firm serving public, private and not-for-profit clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally. With recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, we provide solutions-oriented legal advice through our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong. Our firm values – respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence – are at the heart of McMillan’s commitment to serve our clients, our local communities and the legal profession. For more information, please visit our website at www.mcmillan.ca.



Nasdaq Corporate Solutions

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

Nasdaq Corporate Solutions helps organizations manage and master the two-way flow of information with their audiences. Around the globe, market leaders use our technology, analytics and consultative services solutions to help 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 suite of IR content, analytics, advisory services and communications tools to:

  • 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.

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.

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:   Gillian Manning
                 Vice President, Investor Relations
Phone:     (416) 308-6014

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 10.4 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.2 trillion in assets on January 31, 2016. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.


Silver Sponsors:


Blender Media

Contact:   Arash Adnani
                 President & GM
Phone:     (604) 682-3588

Blender Media is a full-service digital agency specializing in the capital markets, and is a leader of investor marketing in North America. We have worked with over 500 publicly traded companies on all major stock exchanges including NYSE, NASDAQ, and TSX. We make it our priority to guarantee your website’s compliance as well as visually showcasing your company’s story to ensure you stand out in the crowded marketplace.

At Blender, we keep design, development, website management, online marketing, and mobile solutions all under one roof. This process ensures both a seamless experience for you as well as for your website users. We make it our job to know what’s current in design, development, and investor marketing so we can bring innovative ideas to your website and investor strategies. Whether it’s designing your website to showcase your investment story or being your support behind the scenes to ensure compliance, your objectives are ours.


Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Canada

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

Broadridge is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for wealth management, asset management and capital markets firms. We help clients drive operational excellence to manage risk, accelerate growth and deliver real business value. Our technology-driven solutions power the entire investment lifecycle, enabling our clients to successfully manage the complexity and operational requirements of today’s capital markets. Broadridge is at the forefront of multi-channel communications, strengthening our clients’ capabilities to communicate with their clients and investors and meet regulatory requirements.

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

Canadian National Railway Company

Contact:   Stacy Alderson
                 Senior Manager, Investor Relations
Phone:     (514) 399-4654

CN is a true backbone of the economy that transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company’s website at www.cn.ca.



Computershare

Contact:   Tracy Broad
                 Campaign Manager, Marketing
Phone:     (416) 263 9267

Computershare (ASX: CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust 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 15,000 employees worldwide.

For more information, visit www.computershare.com.


Craib Design & Communications

Contact:   Courtney Craib
                 President
Phone:     (416) 363-5206 ext.222

Designed to deliver.

Craib is an industry-leading, full service design and communications agency specializing in Investor Relations (IR) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For over four decades, Craib has been delivering creative and award-winning integrated IR and CSR solutions for some of North America’s most notable companies. Our experience has helped to inform “The Craib Difference”, our expert approach to communications, strategy, planning, design and implementation.

Our content-driven, research-based design methodology is ingrained in everything we do. We offer the valuable perspective that can only come from systematically reviewing hundreds of the world’s leading corporate reports and websites annually for Craib’s benchmark-setting AR and CSR Trends surveys. Our findings in compiling these reports, combined with the wealth of experience in creating award-winning communications materials for our own clients, puts us in an informed position to work with you to develop compelling corporate communications and stakeholder engagement materials.

Craib’s team consists of leading designers, IR strategists, CSR specialists, editors, account managers, production specialists, developers and proofreaders. We are detail-oriented, solution-focused and dedicated to executing amazing results.

www.craib.com



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.


Translation Services


Keylingo Translations

Contact:   Chad Richardson
                Managing Director
Phone:     (416) 479-5477

Top-notch translation is our focus, which we provide with dedicated Project Managers and teams of native speaking linguists performing translation, editing and proofreading on every project. Keylingo has been in business since 2004 and was recently honoured with a spot in the Top 40 North American Language Service Providers for the second year in a row by industry analysts Common Sense Advisory. We have also earned a place on both the 2014 and 2015 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately-held companies. Keylingo has achieved these high honours by being a customer focused, full service provider with simple, robust tools and technology that can efficiently handle any language translation project. Keylingo adapts business, financial, technical, educational, scientific, marketing and legal documentation to new languages and cultures to help our clients communicate effectively and work more efficiently across the country and around the world.


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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