IR Magazine Think Tank - Europe, Winter 2012

King Edward Hall, London, UNITED KINGDOM / Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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

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.

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:
Improving shareholder engagement, assessing the success of your IR, and the changing nature of the buy side
Flood of equity investment back to developed markets that began in Q4 2010 looks to have reversed direction