NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IR Global Rankings ("IRGR"), the most comprehensive technical ranking system for investor relations websites, corporate governance practices and financial disclosure procedures, together with its coordination group and supporting entities, Arnold & Porter, KPMG, MZ and Sodali, announces that will honor the corporate winners from North America and Europe on May 1 at the IR Summit to be held at NASDAQ.
The IR Summit will be an afternoon of investor relations thought leadership and networking, built upon IRGR's proprietary research and led by industry leaders. The event is free to attend for senior executives and IR professionals. However, seats are limited, so rush. To participate, follow the link: http://rsvp.mzdp.com.br/CadInvestidorEN.aspx?CodEvento=397&CodEmpresa=49
Date: May 1, 2012
Time: 2 P.M. – 6 P.M., followed by a cocktail reception
Location: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square - NY
Entrance on Broadway (at 43rd Street)
Identity document is required to enter the NASDAQ building
Topics include the adoption of new tools in IR to increase market visibility of companies, corporate governance trends, best practices of winning companies and more.
Moderators, Panelists and Presenters include:
- Gregory Harrington, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
- Hernan Lopes, Regional Director, Sodali
- Ricardo Anhesini, Head of Markets, KPMG
- John Mattio, Senior Vice President, MZ Group
- Oscar Diaz-Canel, IR Manager, BBVA
2012 IR Global Rankings – North American & European participants list (in alphabetical order): Adecco SA; Advent; AEGON N.V.; Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.; Akamai Technologies, Inc.; Alternet Systems, Inc.; Amer Sports; American Public Education, Inc.; ARCADIS; ArcelorMittal; AT&T; AXA Equitable; BANKIA; Barry Callebaut; BASF SE; Bayer AG; BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizacaya Argentaria); BMO Financial Group; BNP PARIBAS; BRE Bank; BrightPoint; Cameco Corporation; Caterpillar Inc.; CGGVeritas; CGI Group Inc.; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Danske Bank A/S; Delhaize Group; Deutsche Post DHL; Dr Pepper Snapple Group; E*TRADE Financial Corporation; EDP - Energias de Portugal; Erste Group Bank AG; EVN AG; EVRAZ plc; FedEx Corp.; Ferrovial S.A.; Flextronics; Fluor; Fraport; freenet AG; Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA; Galp Energia; Garanti Bank; Gazprom Neft; General Electric; Georg Fischer AG; Global Yatirim Holding; Santander; Gruppo Campari; Hannover Re; Hera; Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.; Hess Corporation; Hexagon AB; Hospira; HSBC Holdings plc; IC RUSS-INVEST; Imtech; Indesit Company SpA; ING Groep; Intel; Interactive Brokers; Kennametal Inc.; Land Securities; Leap Wireless; Life Technologies; Microsoft; Millenniumbcp; MorphoSys AG; Mota-Engil, SGPS; MPC Capital AG ; National Bank of Canada; Nexen Inc.; NextEra Energy; NIS a.d. Novi Sad; NKT Holding A/S; NLMK; Nordea Bank AB; Novozymes A/S; ONEOK Partners; PHILIPS; Pirelli; Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.; PPG Industries, Inc.; Procter & Gamble; Randstad Holding nv; RBS; Royal Dutch Shell plc.; Ryder System, Inc.; Severstal; Software AG; Sopra Group; Stanley Black & Decker; Syngenta; Tav Airports Holding;Technip; Telefonica Czech Republic; Tellabs; The Cooper Companies; The Hertz Corporation; The Wendy's Company; ThyssenKrupp AG; TURK TELEKOM; Turkcell; UCB; Ultra Petroleum Corp; Unisys; UPS; URS Corporation; Vedanta Resources PLC; Veidekke ASA; Vienna Insurance Group AG Wiener Versich; Viscofan; William Demant Holding; WPP plc; Yara International ASA.
To learn more about the IR Global Rankings, please visit www.irglobalrankings.com.
IR Global Rankings Team
NY: 1 212 813-2975
SP: 55 11 3529-3706
About IR Global Rankings: Solid communication with the investment community is a key priority for investor relations and corporate governance professionals, since value creation (stock prices) and risk perception can be managed. The implementation of best practices in communicating with the capital markets and fair disclosure procedures helps companies in winning and maintaining investor confidence. The annual IR Global Rankings and Awards survey is the most comprehensive auditing and ranking system for IR websites, corporate governance practices and financial disclosure procedures - a great opportunity to benchmark IR efforts vis-à-vis peers and industry leaders. Based on extensive proprietary research of publicly held companies and investors, and supported by inputs from independent audit, corporate governance and legal experts, the IR Global Rankings methodology is highly detailed, transparent and fully accessible to all participants. The annual IR Global Rankings and Awards have grown each year since 1999.
SOURCE IR Global Rankings