IR Leader
August 11, 2015
Missed CIRI's Annual Conference? Sessions are now available via webcast!

CIRI has received great feedback from the Annual Conference.The Conference earned an 83% 'overall' rating and 100% 'would recommend' rating. Check out sessions developed by Canada's leading IROs to help you build a knowledgeable, credible and insightful IR program.
Click here to purchase the conference package (all sessions)
Members           $495 + tax
Non-members    $795 + tax

Click here to purchase individual conference sessions
Members           $49 + tax
Non-members    $69 + tax

Conference delegates ~ Remember that you have access to these webcasts as a benefit of registration. Simply refer to previous conference communications for the login details.

Thank you to NASDAQ for sponsoring the webcasting services!
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Are you new to the investor relations profession? Are you looking to expand your investor relations skills while building your network? Then we have the resources you need, in one convenient and affordable bundle.

This bundle includes:
  • Registration to the Essentials of Investor Relations in Toronto (Value $1,050)
  • A CIRI National and Chapter Membership (Value $740)
  • Standards and Guidance for Disclosure plus Model Disclosure Policy (Value $500)
  • Guide to Developing an Investor Relations Program (Value $135)
Total Retail Value: $2,425. CIRI’s 2015 Membership/Essentials of IR Bundle: $1,490. That's a savings of $935!

For more detalis on the benefits and savings in this package, click here.
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