IR Magazine Think Tanks

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IR Magazine Think Tanks are free, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Testimonials

‘The format was perfect – expert panel followed by roundtable group discussion with fellow practitioners. Switching tables between topics made for a great exchange of perspectives and ideas’

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

You asked, we listened! Back by popular demand, the IR Magazine Think Tank will be returning to Palo Alto for the second time in 2014. Join us for a day of interactive discussion on the topics most important to IROs!

East Coast Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 East Coast Think TankParticipants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

Governance, risk and compliance for the post-IPO company

Many seminars provide guidance on the process of going public, yet none raise the challenging practical issues and provide pragmatic guidance for companies that are now newly public.

Born out of our successful think tank format, this unique seminar is designed for companies that have gone public in the last three years and those preparing to go public. You are invited to learn from some of the country’s leading experts as they share their expertise and experience on the best ways to implement and maintain the necessary legal, governance, risk and compliance requirements for newly public companies.

Who should attend?
Any of the following executives at a company that has gone public in the last three years, or is planning on going public soon:

  • General counsel 
  • Investor relations officer 
  • Risk officer 
  • Controller 
  • Corporate secretary 
  • Chief financial officer 
  • Chief compliance officer 
  • Chief communications officer


Click here to view the agenda and speakers


Click here to contact us

Click here to register

The IR Magazine Euro Leaders Think Tank is an invitation-only event and enables senior IROs to discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting European IR.

The event’s unique format, where the audience drives the debate and engages its peers in discussion, is far removed from the traditional conference set-up and provides an unparalleled opportunity for IROs to interact with their peers across Europe. Neil Stewart, editor-at-large of IR Magazine, will be the host and moderator.

The key feature of the think tank format is its interactive, informal nature, which allows attendees to have frank, open discussions in the knowledge they can talk freely because none of their comments will be quoted.

The event is divided into three sessions and the format is as follows:

1. Senior people – from IR, the financial community or the professions – set the agenda by sharing their thoughts on the session topic.

2. Small, roundtable groups of IROs discuss the issue face to face.

3. Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.
 

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

East Coast Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 East Coast Think TankParticipants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

Theme: On the convergence of investor relations and corporate governance

The IR Magazine Corporate Secretary Think Tank 
– Midwest is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together corporate governance and investor relations professionals for a day of stimulating and thought-provoking peer-to-peer discussion.

 Senior executives from diverse corporate functions
— investor relationscorporate secretarialgeneral counsel
compliancerisk management and governance — will enjoy the
unique opportunity to talk about pressing issues that public companies face as
they interact with investors and adapt to today’s challenging regulatory environment.  

 The IR Magazine Corporate Secretary Think Tank
– Midwest 2013
 is a joint production of IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary. By invitation only, this think tank will be attended by a select group of heads of IR, corporate secretaries, general counsel and corporate governance executives.


Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity


Contact Connie Blackman at +1 212 430 6855 to request an invitation.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Testimonials

‘The format was perfect – expert panel followed by roundtable group discussion with fellow practitioners. Switching tables between topics made for a great exchange of perspectives and ideas’

Time: 9.30 am-3.40 pm

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free, invitation-only events that enable senior IROs to discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting IR.

Format
The key feature of the think tank format is its informal nature, which allows attendees to have frank, open discussions in the knowledge they can talk freely because none of their comments will be attributed. 

The event is divided into sessions and the format is as follows:

  • Senior people – from IR, the financial community or the professions – set the agenda by sharing their thoughts on the session topic.
  • Q&A time allows IRO participants to pose questions to the speakers.
  • Small, roundtable groups of IROs discuss the issue face to face. Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.

Past Event

The Winter Think Tank 2012 included panels on buy-side trends and IR best practices, as well as a crisis simulation. Click here for coverage of the event.

Testimonials from 2012 attendees

‘Very good moderator, good panelists and hot topics’

 ‘I really liked the format of the event as it gave ample opportunity to have discussions with IR peers on each particular subject’

 

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

East Coast Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 East Coast Think TankParticipants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

Theme: On the convergence of investor relations and corporate governance

The first ever IR Magazine Corporate Secretary Think Tank 
– Midwest is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together corporate governance and investor relations professionals for a day of stimulating and thought-provoking peer-to-peer discussion.

 Senior executives from diverse corporate functions
— investor relationscorporate secretarialgeneral counsel
compliancerisk management and governance — will enjoy the
unique opportunity to talk about pressing issues that public companies face as
they interact with investors and adapt to today’s challenging regulatory environment.  

 The IR Magazine Corporate Secretary Think Tank
– Midwest 2012
 is a joint production of IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary. By invitation only, this think tank will be attended by a select group of heads of IR, corporate secretaries, general counsel and corporate governance executives.


Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity


Contact Connie Blackman at +1 212 430 6855 to request an invitation.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free, invitation-only events that enable senior IROs to discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting IR.

Format
The key feature of the think tank format is its informal nature, which allows attendees to have frank, open discussions in the knowledge they can talk freely because none of their comments will be attributed.  

We have listened to your feedback: this year’s winter think tank will be more interactive with outstanding speakers on the panel. We will also group you by industries so you can have close conversations with relevant peers.  

The event is divided into sessions and the format is as follows:

  1. Senior people – from IR, the financial community or the professions – set the agenda by sharing their thoughts on the session topic.
  2. Question and answer time allows IRO participants to pose questions to the speakers.
  3. Small, roundtable groups of IROs discuss the issue face to face.
  4. Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.

Testimonials
I really liked the format of the event as it gave ample opportunity to have discussions with IR peers on each particular subject

Very good moderator, good panelists and hot topics

Past events
These links give a taste of some of the issues that have been discussed at previous events:
2010
Improving shareholder engagement, assessing the success of your IR, and the changing nature of the buy side
2011
Flood of equity investment back to developed markets that began in Q4 2010 looks to have reversed direction

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Testimonials

‘The format was perfect – expert panel followed by roundtable group discussion with fellow practitioners. Switching tables between topics made for a great exchange of perspectives and ideas’

Time: 9.30 am-3.30 pm

Think tank discussion

The IR Magazine Euro Leaders Think Tank is an invitation-only event and enables senior IROs to discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting European IR.

The event’s unique format, where the audience drives the debate and engages its peers in discussion, is far removed from the traditional conference set-up and provides an unparalleled opportunity for IROs to interact with their peers across Europe. Neil Stewart, editor-at-large of IR magazine, will be the host and moderator.

The event is divided into sessions and the format is as follows:

1. Senior people – from IR, the financial community or the professions – set the agenda by sharing their thoughts on the session topic.

2. Small, roundtable groups of IROs discuss the issue face to face.

3. Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.

 

The key feature of the think tank format is its interactive, informal nature, which allows attendees to have frank, open discussions in the knowledge they can talk freely because none of their comments will be quoted.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

East Coast Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 East Coast Think TankParticipants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

The IR Magazine Euro Think Tank is an invitation-only event and enables senior IROs to discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting European IR.

The event’s unique format, where the audience drives the debate and engages its peers in discussion, is far removed from the traditional conference set-up and provides an unparalleled opportunity for IROs to interact with their peers across Europe. Neil Stewart, editor-at-large of IR magazine will be the host and moderator.

Time: 9.30 am-1.30 pm (followed by lunch)

The event is divided into sessions and the format is as follows:

1. Senior people – from IR, the financial community or the professions – set the agenda by sharing their thoughts on the session topic.

2. Small, roundtable groups of IROs discuss the issue face to face.

3. Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.

 

The key feature of the think tank format is its interactive, informal nature, which allows attendees to have frank, open discussions in the knowledge they can talk freely because none of their comments will be quoted.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format
Join us to participate in four panel discussions with other IROs from across the Midwest. Review the most significant issues you face as an IR professional, and learn how others are planning to overcome them. The seminar is participant-driven and highly focused.

Industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity


Participants
Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

Contact Karen Bissell +1 212 430 6895 to reserve your space at this event. Seating is extremely limited in order to ensure maximum interaction and value for you.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

East Coast Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Testimonials

‘The format was perfect – expert panel followed by roundtable group discussion with fellow practitioners. Switching tables between topics made for a great exchange of perspectives and ideas’

Read more

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 East Coast Think TankParticipants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Canada Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Testimonials

‘It was perfect. The day was organized and well run, the sessions were on time with a great mix of two-way dialog. Don't change anything’

Read more

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

Canada Think TankParticipants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

The Euro Leaders Think Tank is an invitation-only event and enables senior IROs to discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting European IR.

9.30 am-3.30 pm

The event’s unique format, where the Euro Leaders drive the debate and engage their peers in discussion, is far removed from the traditional conference set-up and provides an unparalleled opportunity for IROs to interact with their peers across Europe. Neil Stewart, editor-at-large for IR magazine, will be the host and moderator.

The event is divided into sessions and the format is as follows:

1. Senior people – from IR, the financial community or the professions – set the agenda by sharing their thoughts on the session topic.

2. Small, roundtable groups of IROs discuss the issue face to face.

3. Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.

The key feature of the think tank format is its interactive, informal nature, which allows Euro Leaders to have frank, open discussions in the knowledge that they can talk freely because none of their comments will be quoted.

IR Magazine West Coast Think Tank 2011

Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA, UNITED STATES

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

East Coast Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 ParticipantsEast Coast Think Tank

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. 

 

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

East Coast Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Testimonials

‘The format was perfect - expert panel followed by roundtable group discussion with fellow practitioners. Switching tables between topics made for a great exchange of perspectives and ideas’

Read more

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 East Coast Think TankParticipants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. 

 

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

East Coast Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Testimonials

‘The format was perfect – expert panel followed by roundtable group discussion with fellow practitioners. Switching tables between topics made for a great exchange of perspectives and ideas’

Read more

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 East Coast Think TankParticipants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. 

 

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Canada Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Testimonials

‘It was perfect. The day was organized and well run, the sessions were on time with a great mix of two-way dialog. Don't change anything’

Read more

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

Canada Think TankParticipants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

 

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

East Coast Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused, our think tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out into small roundtable groups to discuss the issues. Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

 

Testimonials

‘The format was perfect – expert panel followed by roundtable group discussion with fellow practitioners. Switching tables between topics made for a great exchange of perspectives and ideas’

Read more

 

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 East Coast Think TankParticipants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. 

FD Executive Story Telling

 

FD New Proxy Rules

 

 

 

 

The Euro Leaders Think Tank is an invitation-only event and enables senior IROs to discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting European IR.

9.00 am-2.15 pm (including Country Awards presentation)

The event’s unique format, where the Euro Leaders drive the debate and engage their peers in heated discussion, is far removed from the traditional conference set-up and provides an unparalleled opportunity for IROs to interact with their peers across Europe.

The event is divided into sessions and the format is as follows:

1. Senior people – from IR, the financial community or the professions – set the agenda by sharing their thoughts on the session topic.

2. Small, roundtable groups of IROs discuss the issue face to face.

3. Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.

The key feature of the think tank format is its interactive, informal nature, which allows Euro Leaders to have frank, open discussions in the knowledge that they can talk freely because none of their comments will be quoted.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

East Coast Think Tank

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused our Think Tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out in small roundtable groups to discuss the issues.  Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 ParticipantsEast Coast Think Tank

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. 

 

Testimonials

We host our Think Tanks annually in London, Canada, California and New York and have received very positive feedback including the following verbatim comments:

‘Vendor-light, high density of IROs and – in my case – a high number of IROs from my sector (media). A pleasant change.’

‘I very much enjoyed it, and was impressed by the quality of the group you pulled together and the level of debate in the room.’

‘The format encouraged participation at all levels, greater proactivity and interaction between speakers and audience.’

‘The format was perfect - - expert panel followed by round table group discussion with fellow practitioners. Switching tables between topics made for a great exchange of perspectives and ideas’

‘People seemed to be more involved in the debate than they are during a conventional conference’

‘This event was very useful, well-organized and the lecturers were interesting too. It was really useful’

 

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free of charge but by invitation only for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

The Think Tank is a discussion-led event comprising four sessions. Each session starts with two or three session leaders presenting the issue to be discussed. Invited participants then have the opportunity to discuss the issue, first in small roundtable groups and then with the whole group.

The aim of our IR Magazine Think Tanks is to provide senior IR professionals with an opportunity to share experiences, express ideas and discuss the most pressing issues affecting them in their professional roles.

 

Participants

The invitees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

To allow participants to let their guard down during these discussions, they are guaranteed anonymity.

 

Testimonials

We have piloted our think tank idea in London, Paris and New York and have received very positive feedback including the following verbatim comments:

‘Vendor-light, high density of IROs and – in my case – a high number of IROs from my sector (media). A pleasant change.’

‘I very much enjoyed it, and was impressed by the quality of the group you pulled together and the level of debate in the room.’

‘The format encouraged participation at all levels, greater proactivity and interaction between speakers and audience.’

‘The format was perfect - - expert panel followed by round table group discussion with fellow practitioners. Switching tables between topics made for a great exchange of perspectives and ideas’

‘People seemed to be more involved in the debate than they are during a conventional conference’

‘This event was very useful, well-organized and the lecturers were interesting too. It was really useful’

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

 

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused our Think Tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.

Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out in small roundtable groups to discuss the issues.  Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.

Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

 

Event features

  • Interactive
  • Educational
  • Exclusive
  • Timely, relevant topics
  • Forum for open discussion
  • Guaranteed anonymity

 

Participants

 Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. 

 

 

                                     

The Imagination Gallery

 
9.00 am-2.15 pm (including Country Awards presentation)

The Euro Leaders Think Tank is an invitation-only event and enables senior IROs to discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting European IR.

 

  The event’s unique format, where the Euro Leaders drive the debate and engage their peers in heated discussion, is far removed from the traditional conference set-up and provides an unparalleled opportunity for IROs to interact with their peers across Europe.

 


The event is divided into sessions and the format is as follows:

1. Senior people – from IR, the financial community or the professions – set the agenda by sharing their thoughts on the session topic.

2. Small, roundtable groups of IROs discuss the issue face-to-face.

3. Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole


The key feature of the think tank format is its interactive, informal nature, which allows Euro Leaders to have frank, open discussions in the knowledge that they can talk freely because none of their comments will be quoted.

**Marketwire posed some timely questions to Think Tank participants in their Ask the Expert session.  View the video here.**

IR Magazine Think Tanks are complimentary, invitation-only events for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

Participant-driven and highly focused our Think Tanks embrace an interactive format where you and your peers engage in heated debate over timely topics.  Between three and four industry leaders will introduce the topic before participants break out in small roundtable groups to discuss the issues.  Each session concludes with a room-wide discussion.  Switching tables at the start of each session ensures maximum interaction and networking opportunities with all participants.

IR Magazine Think Tanks aim to provide senior IR professionals an opportunity to share experiences and ideas and walk away with real-life practical strategies. 

Participants

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

To allow participants to let their guard down during these discussions, they are guaranteed anonymity.



UK Think Tank 2008              The UK Think Tank 2008 will be held at:

City Presentation Centre


IR Magazine Think Tanks are free of charge but by invitation-only for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

The think tank is a discussion-led event comprised of four sessions. Each session starts with two or three session leaders presenting the issue to be discussed. Invited participants then have the opportunity to discuss the issue, first in small roundtable groups and then with the whole group.

The aim of our IR Magazine Think Tanks is to provide senior IR professionals with an opportunity to share experiences, express ideas, and discuss the most pressing issues affecting them in their professional roles.

Participants

The invitees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

To allow participants to let their guard down during these discussions, they are guaranteed anonymity.

 

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free of charge but by invitation-only for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

The Think Tank is a discussion-led event comprised of four sessions. Each session starts with twoNew York Stock Exchange or three session leaders presenting the issue to be discussed. Invited participants then have the opportunity to discuss the issue, first in small roundtable groups and then with the whole group.

The aim of our IR Magazine Think Tanks is to provide senior IR professionals with an opportunity to share experiences, express ideas, and discuss the most pressing issues affecting them in their professional roles.

 

Participants

The invitees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

To allow participants to let their guard down during these discussions, they are guaranteed anonymity.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free of charge but by invitation-only for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

The think tank is a discussion-led event comprised of four sessions. Each session starts with two or three session leaders presenting the issue to be discussed. Invited participants then have the opportunity to discuss the issue, first in small roundtable groups and then with the whole group.

The aim of our IR Magazine Think Tanks is to provide senior IR professionals with an opportunity to share experiences, express ideas, and discuss the most pressing issues affecting them in their professional roles.

Participants

The invitees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

To allow participants to let their guard down during these discussions, they are guaranteed anonymity.

IR Magazine Think Tanks are free of charge but by invitation-only for a select group of senior-level IR professionals.

Format

The think tank is a discussion-led event comprised of four sessions. Each session starts with two or three session leaders presenting the issue to be discussed. Invited participants then have the opportunity to discuss the issue, first in small roundtable groups and then with the whole group.

The aim of our IR Magazine Think Tanks is to provide senior IR professionals with an opportunity to share experiences, express ideas and discuss the most pressing issues affecting them in their professional roles.

Participants

The invitees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.

To allow participants to let their guard down during these discussions, they are guaranteed anonymity.

On November 15, 2006, IR magazine held its annual New York Think Tank.

The think tank was free of charge to a select group of corporate officers but by invitation only. We invited leading practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our awards research over the years. Each participant was someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within their company.

The aim of the IR Magazine Think Tanks is to provide senior IR professionals with a unique opportunity to come together to share experiences, express ideas, and discuss the most pressing issues affecting them in their professional roles.

Format
The think tank comprised four sessions. Each session started with an expert panel presenting the issue to be discussed. Invited participants then had the opportunity to discuss the issue in roundtable groups. While the event was closed-door and confidential, anonymous comments will be published in an article in IR magazine.

The IR Magazine UK Think Tank was held on Friday, June 16, at Merrill Lynch, London. A select group of senior level IR professionals came together to discuss the most pressing issues in the IR arena. The aim was to tune into the intellectual resource offered by the UK’s leading IROs and to highlight current areas of contention. Delegates shared experiences and opinions with the aim of coming to a resolution for the way forward.

About the think tank

The day was divided into four sections each focusing on a specific area of concern for the UK IR community. Each session began with an expert panel presenting the issue to be discussed. Invited participants then had the opportunity to discuss the issue in roundtable groups.

While the event is closed-door and confidential, anonymous comments were published in an article in IR magazine and on this web site.

Free of charge - but by invitation only The think tank is free of charge to a select group of senior level IR practitioners but is by invitation only. The attendees are being selected from companies highlighted in our awards research over the last few years as well as a sample of leading practitioners. Each of the attendees will have a strategic IR role within their company. 

On March 2, 2006 IR magazine held its first West Coast Think Tank at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, California.

The think tank was free of charge to a select group of corporate officers but by invitation only. We invited leading practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our awards research over the years. Each participant was someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within their company.

The aim of the IR Magazine Think Tanks is to provide senior IR professionals with a unique opportunity to come together to share experiences, express ideas and discuss the most pressing issues affecting them in their professional roles.

Contact information

For more information about any of our events, please contact:

AMERICAS
Connie Blackman

INTERNATIONAL
Ewa Karczmarz