NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today through November 20 in New York City's 1,200 foot skyscraper known as the Bank of America Tower, top investor relations experts and executives, representing more than 20 countries will meet to discuss the future of IR at the first Global Investor Relations Forum (Global IR Forum). To enhance the conference experience and keep attendees (and those unable to attend) connected and informed during and after the event, theIRapp has created a mobile app through which conference related material and other IR industry content will be pushed to those who download it from Apple's App Store and the Google Play Market.
The Forum is being organized by The National Investor Relations Institute and IR Magazine. As a Platinum Sponsor of the Forum, theIRapp was the first to market a turn-key native IR app technology platform and solution for public companies to be able to have an app for iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices.
With theIRapp, the Global IR Forum will be able to:
- Push content and materials related to the conference
- Send and share multimedia content such as video as well as stream live events through the app
- Provide members with propriety research
- Share industry news and events on an ongoing basis
- Allow for the adding of conference sessions to individual calendars
"Creating a mobile app for the Global IR Forum was a no brainer for us given the global nature of those attending the event as well as the membership of NIRI," said Jeff Corbin, founder of theIRapp. "The Global IR Forum app will enable conference participants to stay connected and share critical information both during and after the event takes place."
Corbin added, "For almost two years now, theIRapp has been working diligently to demonstrate to the investor relations community the importance of mobile to their work. Since then it has become a proven tool for IROs to communicate with their company's investors globally. Companies not just in the U.S. but also in countries and continents including Australia, Brazil, Israel, Africa, Europe and Canada have embraced our platform to bring mobility into their IR programs. We are excited to be involved as a Platinum Sponsor of the first Global IR Forum and to partner with NIRI and IR Magazine, two of the world's most respected IR organizations"
During the Global IR Forum, Jeff Corbin will participate in a session entitled, Shark Tank: IR Services Showdown. During this event, which will take place on Tuesday, November 19 at 1:30 pm EST, he will present theIRapp and will demonstrate how it can help to bring maximum value to a company via a mobile strategy for under $10,000.
theIRapp™ (www.theIRapp.com), part of theCOMMSapp family of products, is a turnkey mobile technology native application platform available to publicly traded companies listed on all global stock exchanges. It enables a company's investor relations information to be available through Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPad as well as Google Play for Android devices.
By only providing a ticker symbol and logo, a public company can have its own customized app available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play Market in less than three weeks. Through theIRapp™, retail and institutional investors have access to automated, real-time stock price information (via live data feeds), press releases, SEC filings, analyst coverage, corporate documents (fact sheets, presentations, etc.), videos, audio cast conference calls, upcoming events and other custom company information.
Danielle DeVoren/Alison Crisci
KCSA Strategic Communications