Investor relations leaders invited to New York for the first Global IR Forum

Apr 19, 2013
<p>Education event to highlight best practices in marketing to investors internationally</p>

Investor relations professionals and vendors world-wide are invited to New York November 18-20, 2013 to discuss best practices for marketing to investors internationally at the first ever Global IR Forum, presented by the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and IR Magazine.

Along with industry roundtables, regional targeting workshops and a vendors’ showcase, the Global IR Forum will feature a gala awards reception to unveil the Global Top 50, a ranking of companies with the world’s best investor relations programs according to surveys of analysts and investors for the IR Magazine Awards in Europe, Asia, North America and Brazil.

‘Evolving best practices for marketing to investors in different regions demand a completely new kind of event. We are pleased to work with IR Magazine to present IROs from around the world the opportunity to network and learn from each other,’ says Jeffrey Morgan, president and CEO of NIRI.

‘Where else but New York for the first UN of IR?’ says Ian Richman, president of IR Magazine. ‘We’ll celebrate the Global Top 50 by bringing together in one place IR practitioners and vendors from the six continents IR Magazine has visited over the last 25 years.’
The Global IR Forum will launch on Monday, November 18 with an evening reception and star keynote presentation. A vendors’ showcase, general sessions and industry breakouts will be held on Tuesday, November 19 followed by a gala awards dinner in the evening. Discussion and education sessions will continue on Wednesday, November 20 and the Forum will conclude with a networking lunch.

In discussions formatted for IROs from the same industry and type of company to learn from each other, topics will include:  targeting strategies for different regions; institutional fund flows and trends; leveraging the sell-side relationship; measuring the results of global IR outreach; ETFs, algorithmic trading and market structure; and regional views of environmental, social and governance factors.

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