Agenda: IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast 2016

Feb 23, 2016
<p>Managing investor expectations, M&amp;A readiness and building C-suite credibility on the cards in&nbsp;Palo Alto</p>

The agenda for the IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast 2016 has been released. The event, for senior-level IR professionals based the US, will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Palo Alto.

IR Magazine will begin announcing the speakers soon. To request an invitation, please click here.

Agenda: IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast 2016

8.30 am Breakfast and registration

9.20 am Welcome and opening remarks from Neil Stewart, IR Magazine editorial director

9.30 am Inside the buy side: Managing investor expectation during an economic downturn
Our panel of experts will discuss the global economy and factors likely to affect investment decisions. Learn investors’ top concerns for 2016 and how to tailor your IR program to manage expectations.

10.45 am Networking refreshment break

11.00 am C-suite series: Building credibility within the financial community
Session leader: Bob Halliday, senior vice president and CFO, Applied Materials

12.00 noon Networking lunch

1.00 pm M&A readiness: What to do (or not do!) and tales from the trenches
Our key focus is M&A activity and the challenges it brings to the IRO. Real-life experiences are the order of the day: expect ‘war stories’ as well as expert advice from M&A specialists during this interactive session.

2.15 pm Measuring IR performance
During this 45-minute segment, we’ll discuss how IR value is determined by using qualitative components to measure your IR program.

3.00 pm IR in a digital age: Maximizing the use of technology
Digital IR communications are increasing. During this session, learn how to stay ahead of the curve by using technology to optimize communications with your investors.

4.00 pm End of sessions

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