NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IR Magazine announces that the host of the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 will be Ali Velshi, chief business correspondent of CNN. Velshi will join luminaries and legends of investor relations to congratulate the award winners and celebrate the 25th anniversary year of IR Magazine.
Now in their 18th year, the IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 are the industry's most prestigious and coveted awards that honor leading companies and professionals in investor relations. This year, the awards will take place on the evening of March 21 at a black-tie dinner and ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The 2013 nominee list is led by Covidien and Intel, each with eight nominations. Danaher follows closely with seven. These three companies, along with Honeywell, will vie for the top prize of best overall IR program – large cap. For the full list of nominees, click here.
Ali Velshi executes several roles across CNN as the network's chief business correspondent and anchor of Your Money on CNN US and World Business Today on CNN International. He is the co-author of How to Speak Money and author of Gimme My Money Back. His work for CNN was nominated for a 2010 Emmy and he was also honored with a 2010 Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Queen's University, in Canada. Visit Ali Velshi's website here.
Neil Stewart, editorial and research director: 'We're thrilled to welcome back as our host probably the smartest guy in business news -- and the nicest. Some of our best memories from the last 25 years are of Ali hosting our awards in Toronto and New York. Here's to making more great memories in 2013.'
The IR Magazine Awards – US 2013 are sponsored by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg, BNY Mellon, Business Wire, Computershare/Georgeson, Innisfree, Ipreo, the Issuer Advisory Group, MacKenzie Partners, Marketwire, MessageBank, NASDAQ OMX, NIRI, PR Newswire and Wells Fargo.
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Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, IR Magazine is the only 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. To learn more, please visit www.InsideInvestorRelations.com. On social media, Twitter: @IRMagazine, Facebook: IRMagazine and LinkedIn group: IR Magazine Leaders.
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