IR Leader
September 15, 2020

CIRI's 2020 Annual Conference is going virtual and will include all of the elements that make this a hallmark event for Canadian IROs year in and year out. The Conference, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held over four afternoons – November 23, 24, 30 and December 1. 

Given CIRI's commitment to bringing the Canadian investor relations community together, especially in view of current circumstances, we will leverage technology to safely share and learn from one another. As always, we will deliver panel discussions with subject matter experts, interactive roundtables with peers, opportunities to engage with one another and a virtual exhibit hall to stay current on product and service offerings. This new format will allow attendees to learn and interact in innovative ways. 

Registration rates have been adjusted and if you book before September 23, 2020 you can take advantage of a $100 early-bird discountRegister now. Those who are already registered for the Annual Conference can apply your fees toward the virtual Annual Conference.

We look forward to providing Annual Conference updates in the coming weeks and catching up with you in November!

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In May, CIRI submitted recommendations to the Task Force to Review Capital Markets on the Ontario Securities Act and on July 9, the Taskforce issued their Consultation Report requesting feedback by September 7, 2020. CIRI strongly supports this initiative and chose to comment on the proposals that have the greatest impact on issuers and their investor relations professionals. 

CIRI's submission addresses a number of proposals under the following sections:

  • Regulation as a Competitive Advantage;
  • Ensuring a Level Playing Field;
  • Proxy System, Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A);
  • Ownership Transparency; and
  • Proxy Voting System.

Click here to read CIRI's entire submission, which outlines CIRI's position on each of the proposals.

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