Hyatt Regency Chicago

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Understanding Earnings

Saturday, June 9, 2018
8:30 am- 5:00 pm

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If you work with earnings as part of your IR or corporate communications role, but are not a finance specialist, then this course is for you. In just one day, we will help you understand accounting information, be able to identify headline points and raise the pertinent questions around earnings, all by looking through the eyes of your target audiences. You will learn through engaging, interactive case studies from a range of sectors and practical exercises designed to simulate real life scenarios.     
  • Develop your financial fluency and be able to talk the language of analysts, investors and the financial media
  • Gain a good understanding of balance sheets and income statements
  • Be able to work with non-GAAP numbers
  • Appreciate what is crucial to communicate around earnings

Best in Class Investor Presentations and Investor Days

Sunday, June 10, 2018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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This strategic half-day workshop will appeal to IR professionals of all levels. Learn the key elements for a successful investor presentation through instructional theory and interactive small group breakouts. The workshop focuses on the two key forms of communication that help achieve a premium valuation – the Non-Deal Roadshow and the Investor Day.
  • Learn and apply the six best practices for creating a compelling investor story, including numerous examples and a valuable hands-on
    breakout in teams
  • Learn what makes a successful investor day - best practices from over 100 company investor days: learn what works and pitfalls to avoid

Think Like an Analyst

Sunday, June 10, 2018
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Learn to look through the eyes of one of your key target audiences. Find out how analysts think, how they build their models and what pushes their buttons. This course will put you in the shoes of an analyst so that you can see things from their perspective. Exercises include interpreting how guidance affects an analyst’s model and identifying the key assumptions in consensus.

  • Understand the role of the sell-side, primary tasks, sources of information and perspectives
  • Appreciate how analysts do their job – from identifying the value drivers, through to forecasting and model building, valuing the business and making a recommendation
  • Be able to translate this into lessons for IR on how best to communicate with and influence analysts on both the sell-side and the buy-side