IR Leader
March 28, 2023

CIRI’s 2023 Annual Conference website is now live! We have an exciting lineup of thought-provoking speakers and sessions along with engaging social events as we come together in person for the first time in three years! 

Plus, new to the Conference this year, we have two prize draws – a Registration Draw and a Hotel Draw. Register before April 25 to be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 prizes. Book your hotel reservation at the Hilton Toronto in CIRI's room block before April 25 to be entered into a draw to win a $500 Air Canada gift card! Don’t miss out on these opportunities!

Thank you to our sponsors who make this Conference possible and to Canadian Tire Corporation, Goodfood Market (TSX:FOOD) and Air Canada for generously donating prizes.

A special shout out to our Conference Committee - Neha Dave, CPIR, Jonathan Hackshaw, Cristina Hsyu, CPIR, Calvin Locke, Yvette Lokker, Curtis Pelletier, Ana Raman, MBA, Brittany Snell (McCormack) and Charlotte Thuot Kucyi - for their tireless commitment to delivering a relevant, engaging program!

Learn more and register here.

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