NEW YORK, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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," said Jeffrey D. Morgan, president and CEO of NIRI.
"Where else but New York for the first UN of IR?" said 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.
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.
About IR Magazine
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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