NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IR Magazine and the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) are staging their first global investor relations education and networking event, the Global IR Forum. FedEx, Philip Morris, PetroChina and Covidien are a few of the high-profile companies scheduled to speak at the event November 18-20, when IR professionals from around the world will converge in New York City to meet and learn from their peers.
The agenda for the three-day event kicks off with an evening reception on November 18, featuring a fireside chat with a seasoned roadshow warrior. On November 19 the program will discuss the global economic outlook, best practices for running an international IR program, current buy-side trends, and guidelines for stationing IROs overseas. In a unique IR leaders' summit, the heads of IR organizations, including from the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia and Spain, will chart the growth and professionalization of IR.
To cap the first full day on November 19, the Global Top 50 Awards honor the world's best investor relations teams ranked in the first ever Global Top 50, in partnership with BNY Mellon.
November 20 sees the conclusion of the Global IR Forum with sessions on new technology and how to work with the sell side. Top-flight international recruiter Heather McGregor – also known as Mrs. Moneypenny, writer, performer, TV personality and weekly FT columnist – will regale Forum attendees before a closing networking lunch.
"This will be a seminal event for the investor relations community globally," said Christopher Kearns, Chief Executive Officer, Depositary Receipts, BNY Mellon. "We are strong proponents of the value of investor relations and are continually looking for ways to identify and celebrate best practices in the IR field and welcome the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the nominees for the Global Top 50 as well as the winners."
Featured speakers include:
Philip Morris International: Nick Rolli, Vice President, Investor Relations and Financial Communications
State Street Global Advisors: Christopher Probyn, PhD, Chief Economist
FedEx Corporation: Mickey Foster, Vice President, Investor Relations
Covidien: Coleman Lannum, CFA, Vice President, Investor Relations
C C Land Holdings Limited: Eva Chan, Head of Investor Relations and Chairman, Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA)
Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI): Yvette Lokker, President & CEO
National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI): Jeff Morgan, President & CEO
CapitaLand Ltd: Harold Woo, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and President, Investor Relations Professionals Association [Singapore] (IRPAS)
PetroChina Company Limited: Mao Zefeng, Senior Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors and Head of Investor Relations
Taylor Bennett: Heather McGregor, Managing Director (a/k/a Mrs. Moneypenny)
Noble Drilling Services: Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
For more information about the Global IR Forum, visit www.globalirforum.org. Detailed information on the Global Top 50, including the methodology and a look at the short lists for the special awards, is available at http://www.irmagazine.com/articles/awards/19716/research-section-going-global .
About IR Magazine
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, IR Magazine is the only monthly global publication that focuses on the interactions between companies and their investors. IR Magazine helps investor relations professionals achieve more in their IR programs, benchmark their efforts and connect to the global IR community. IR Magazine also hosts events such as awards, think tanks and conferences around the world. www.irmagazine.com
About the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)
Founded in 1969, NIRI (www.NIRI.org) is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization.
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