IR Leader
March 31, 2015

Join Us to Discuss IR’s Role During the Burger King/Tim Hortons and TransAlta/Canadian Hydro Transactions

Wednesday, April 1 (12 - 2 p.m. MT)
Centennial Place, 250 - 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta

Click here to register to attend the live event in Calgary or via webcast.

Wondering how to communicate with investors and analysts in the event of an M&A? Curious about how leading IROs prepare for these high-stake transactions? Join this roundtable as we discuss the role of IR in M&As, the challenges and reactions to communicating a transaction to investors and analysts, messaging on value and synergies and implementation of the IR strategy.

Speakers include:
  • Scott Bonikowsky, President & Managing Partner, ReputationCorp (formerly SVP, Corporate, Government and Public Affairs, Tim Hortons and VP, Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations, Canadian Tire Corporation)
  • Jess Nieukerk, Director, Finance & Communications, AltaGas Ltd.
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Are you interested in attending the Conference but not yet a CIRI member? No problem! We have a 2015 Membership/Conference Bundle that includes:

  • an Annual CIRI National and Chapter Membership;
  • a 2015 Annual IR Conference Registration;
  • Standards and Guidance for Disclosure and Model Disclosure Policy (Fourth Edition); and
  • Guide to Developing an Investor Relations Program (Third Edition).

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