IR Leader
August 16, 2022

Each year, CIRI’s Annual Conference brings together investor relations professionals from across Canada to stay up to date on IR best practices and emerging trends; learn from IR, governance and capital markets experts; network with peers; and stay informed on the IR tools and services available. 

As we are starting to plan next year’s Annual Conference Program, we are looking for enthusiastic corporate and consultant IROs with experience in various industries and market caps to help shape next year’s content. The Committee consists of two Co-chairs and five Committee members from across Canada. If you are a CIRI member and are interested in getting involved, please click here to provide your details.

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Join CIRI for this year's Essentials of IR program, delivered over two days in Toronto, ON on September 8 & 9.

Taught by seasoned IROs and subject-matter experts, this multi-day professional development program is designed to develop and expand your IR knowledge and expertise. Plus, you will build connections with IR peers and learn about services that can help you do your job more effectively.

The comprehensive program covers the core responsibilities of the IR function.

Ready to kickstart your IR career? Register today!

Not yet a CIRI member? Take advantage of the 2022 Essentials/Membership Bundle and save over $900!

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