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Designed to Conquer Real-World IR Challenges

The NIRI Annual Conference delivers actionable takeaways, allowing attendees to apply what they've learned from leading industry professionals in the general sessions, workshops, and concurrent sessions.



Education tracks cover everything from today's stock market structure to the latest trends in earnings reporting. 

Economics & Markets  -     

Sessions will cover today’s stock market structure, which certainly isn’t what it was even five years ago; help IROs navigate accessing the capital markets, from takeoff to landing; provide insight and best practices on how to understand and message macroeconomic trends’ impact on investor perceptions; and inform about the new “wolf pack” in the form of short sellers and their attacks.

  • From Takeoff to Landing – Accessing the Capital Markets 
  • Understanding and Messaging Macroeconomic Trends on Investor Perceptions
  • The Need for Speed – Or Not. Do We Need Another Exchange?
  • Short Attacks: The New 'Wolf Pack': Best Practices for Preparing and Defending Against a Short Attack


Marketing Outreach and Stakeholder Communications  -    

Sessions will cover the latest trends in earnings reporting; taking your investment story global; the IRO’s pivotal role in the success of a transaction; understanding and engaging with today’s financial media; and a special “debate” where IROs from companies of various cap sizes and sectors will provide insight into how they approach IR tasks differently based on their corporate profile.

  • 24 Hour News Cycle – Winning in the Race to Break News
  • Breaking through the Noise: Latest Trends in Quarterly Reporting 
  • Back Seat or Front Seat? How IR Can Play a Pivotal Role in the Success of a Transaction
  • Dichotomy of IR across Cap Sizes: A Debate


Professional Development  -    

Regardless of whether you are newbie or an old hand, the Professional Development track will offer practical sessions to help you take your career to the next level. Sessions will address topics such as improving your CV, identifying and acquiring the skills of the sell-side, considering career options and directions complementary to or beyond IR and what companies and recruiters are looking for in their next IRO.

  • How Old is Your CV?  Getting Noticed in the Digital Age
  • Nothing’s Going to Stop Us Now:  Advancing the Multidisciplinary IRO
  • Top Gun IR:  Taking Your Career to the Next Level
  • Sell-side Savvy – Gain it Without Playing on the Street


Corporate Governance & Regulatory  -    

Corporate Governance and Regulatory issues are at the forefront of Corporate America.  Listen, learn and leverage information gained by attending sessions relative to Board Interactions, governance roadshows, IR’s role in dealing with activists as well as other topical governance subjects.

  • Three’s Company:  Directors, Activists and IR in the Board Room
  • Rules of Engagement Have Changed: Are You and Your Board Ready?
  • Proxy Scar Tissue:  Tales from the Battle Ground of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Proxy Fight
  • Cyber Security: What you Should Know as an IR Professional

Network & Gain Insight

Networking and gaining insight into IR best practice are key reasons to attend the NIRI Annual Conference

Industry Round Tables - Open Forum Discussions

The Industry Round Tables provide a relaxed setting to exchange ideas and network with colleagues in your sector or market capitalization bracket.

Table Topics address subjects of current interest and sessions sponsored by our vendor partners provide a broad view of IR best practice and innovation from their unique viewpoint advising companies across the board.  

Services Showcase

In this evolving business environment you must stay on top of your game.

The conference will feature NIRI's preeminent Services Showcase with more than 70 exhibits from some of the most respected companies in the industry showcasing their products and services that can assist you in your role.