IR Leader
May 10, 2016
The 2016-2017 Certification Program is fast approaching. Here is one more reason why you should consider enrolling.

In 2014, we enhanced the Certification Program with the addition of an IRO in Residence. This individual discusses the content covered at the end of or during each class and how it relates to their role in investor relations. It is practical, experiential based insights provided not only from a seasoned IRO, but a CPIR designation holder.

Paul Carpino, a seasoned IRO with 28 years of experience having worked in-house with some of Canada’s leading public companies including TELUS, Tim Hortons, BlackBerry, Celestica and Royal Bank, was our IRO in Residence in 2014 and agreed to perform this role again for the 2016 Certification Program. When asked why he enrolled in the Certification Program, he replied: “IROs play a very unique and privileged role in today’s public company ecosystem. Our Boards and management teams require us to uphold standards and maintain the integrity of our companies. We deal with a unique level of complexity, unlike any other profession and I think continuous education opportunities help navigate this environment, particularly when you can leverage the unmatched combined knowledge of CIRI and a prestigious school like Ivey.”

To expand your IR knowledge through the Certification Program and benefit from the experience of other IROs such as Paul Carpino, register for the Certification Program by the July 15th deadline.
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Are you interested in discovering a new side of Quebec City while at the 2016 Annual Conference? Or, looking to network with colleagues in a casual and fun environment? CIRI has organized the following activities for you and your companions to take part in to expand your 2016 Annual Conference experience. All optional events take place on Sunday morning.


If you have not registered for the 2016 Annual Conference or optional activities, click here.
If you have registered for the 2016 Annual Conference but have not signed up for optional activities, click here.


Culinary Tour Through History Québec City
Take time to discover the picturesque Quartier Petit Champlain, the oldest commercial district of Québec City. Enjoy authentic Québec products. Go where locals go to shop for specialties. Greet the shopkeepers with your best « Bonjour! » and experience some of Québec’s finest restaurants. The fee of $60 (plus tax) includes the tour and all samples. This activity takes place from approximately 10:00am - 12:30pm and is limited to 20 participants.

Guided Hike Through Jacques Cartier National Park
Home to over 100 km of hiking trails, Jacques Cartier National Park will show you some of the most scenic landscapes in Québec. As you walk by a turbulent river or through a yellow birch stand, you will fall under the spell of a vast mountainous plateau cut by deep valleys. Explore this beautiful landscape on a two-hour guided hike through the Park. The fee of $38 (plus tax) includes round-trip transportation, access to the park and a two-hour guided hike. This activity takes place from approximately 8:30am - 12:30pm, including transportation times, and is limited to 20 participants.

20th Annual CIRI Golf Tournament
Enjoy a morning on the links at Le Grand Portneuf Golf Course, one of the top-ranked courses close to Québec City. This renowned course, located in a natural and picturesque setting, will be a fun and challenging way to kick off the 2016 Annual Conference. Fees of $100 (plus tax) will include round-trip transportation, green fees, golf carts and boxed lunch. This activity takes pace from approximately 6:45am - 2:00pm, including transportation times.

All activity cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received after May 6, 2016 are non-refundable.

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