CIRI's 2018 Sponsors /


 National Strategic Partners

 
Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations professionals around the globe turn to Business Wire to simultaneously deliver material news to all market participants via thousands of news sources. Business Wire also provides state-of-the-art IR website services, as well as SEDAR, EDGAR and European regulatory filing fulfillment. With a local bureau in Toronto and 28 more around the world, Business Wire offers unparalleled local service backed by global reach.

For more information, visit us at www.BusinessWire.com or contact us at (416) 593-0208 or info@businesswire.com
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Cision Ltd.


Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations, investor relations, and marketing communications professionals. Cision® software allows users to identify and engage with key influencers, craft and distribute meaningful stories, and measure the business impact. Cision has over 4,000 employees with offices in 15 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Learn how to communicate like never before with the Cision Communications Cloud®.

 


 Platinum Sponsors

 
 
AST Trust Company (Canada)

AST is a full-service, tech-enabled professional services firm that helps companies and investors globally maintain their momentum through the use of secure corporate data, analytics, advisory services, and a strategic approach to every interaction. With offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, AST Trust Company (Canada) provides issuers global solutions through local access points. AST provides fully integrated services that include comprehensive stock transfer, corporate trust, employee plan services, corporate proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, information agent, shareholder identification, asset recovery, and investment management offerings to public issuers and shareholders.  For more information, please visit: astfinancial.com/ca.

D.F. King

For more than 70 years, D.F. King, an AST Company, has maintained leadership in strategic advisory, security holder identification and solicitation, corporate governance, and information agent services.  We leverage in-depth research and strategic analysis to help companies better understand and communicate with their ownership, anticipate obstacles, and above all – keep moving forward.  Please visit: dfking.com for more information. © 2018 AST Investor Services Inc. (Canada).  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  D.F. King is a division of AST Investor Services Inc. (Canada). 


 


BTV – Business Television


BTV provides issuers targeted exposure to the largest audience on TV and online.

BTV – Business Television, a half-hour weekly investment program, profiles emerging companies across Canada and the US to bring investors information for their portfolio.  BTV interviews experts, top analysts, plus features companies at their location for an insightful business perspective.

Discover Companies to Invest in! 

BTV’s sister brand, CEO Clips are short company video profiles broadcast to a large audience of investors on TV via BNN, Bloomberg, FOX Business News, BizTV and on top financial sites including Reuters Yahoo Finance, TMX Money, Globe Investor, OTC Markets, The National Post, MarketWatch, Stockhouse.com, etc.  According to Forbes, 60% of people prefer watching video over reading text.  We’ve featured over 2000 companies; what are you waiting for?  Contact trina@b-tv.com. Visit www.b-tv.com



 

Corbin Advisors


Our passion is creating value for public companies. We are
a catalyst – an investor relations (IR) advisory firm that
partners with IR and C-suite executives to drive long-term
shareholder value. We bring third-party objectivity as well
as deep best practice knowledge and collaborate with our clients to execute sound, effective investor communication and engagement strategies.

Our proven methodology, proprietary analytics database, trusted reputation and in-depth experience generate a foundation of unique insights. This marriage of research and rigor delivers comprehensive, actionable recommendations for internal and external value creation.

From research-based insights to actionable strategies that differentiate our clients, Corbin unlocks thoughtful, positive change. We start by asking the right questions and end with providing candid, well- founded counsel that drives results. 

If it’s CORBIN, it’s ACTIONABLE.
Our strategic advisory services include: Perception Studies; Investor Targeting; Investor Days; Investor Presentations; Investor Communication and Positioning; and IR Strategy and Management Consulting. 


Our industry-leading research publication, Inside The Buy-side® has been published in WSJ’s MarketWatch, Bloomberg’s Businessweek, Yahoo!Finance, among others, and featured quarterly on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street with Rick Santelli. 
Visit our website to read client testimonials and access case studies.



 

IR Magazine


IR Magazine is an award-winning publication of IR Media Group, a business media company renowned for its magazines, websites, events and research.

IR Magazine, available both in digital and hard copy form, helps investor relations professionals globally to achieve more in their IR programs, benchmark their e orts and connect to their peers in the IR community. In addition to reporting the latest developments, writing in-depth features, producing research reports and broadcasting podcasts, IR Magazine hosts events around the world.

Our region-specific awards have been the definitive hallmark of IR excellence and best practice for more than 20 years now, while our think tanks o er a unique opportunity for high-level executives to share ideas with their peers and with our expert panels. IR Magazine also hosts conferences and webinars as part of our commitment to providing ongoing education to the IR community.

IRspace, a new social network and resource site from the publishers of IR Magazine, is now live. Membership is free and restricted to corporate IR professionals and senior management at listed companies only.

To apply for free membership, visit IRspace.com. To learn more, visit www.IRMagazine.com
Twitter: @IRMagazine | LinkedIn group: IR Magazine 


 

TMX Group


TMX Group's (TSX: X) key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities and fixed income. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Trayport and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, technology solutions, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across North America (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and New York), as well as in key international markets including London, Beijing and Singapore.

For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com

Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup.



Gold Sponsors

 


CIBC
CIBC (CM: TSX, NYSE) is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with a market capitalization of $49.9 billion and a Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 10.6%. Through our major business units – Canadian Personal & Small Business Banking, Canadian Commercial Banking & Wealth Management, U.S. Commercial Banking & Wealth Management and  Capital Markets – our more than 45,000 employees provide a full range of financial products and services to 11 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.

 

CIBC’s Capital Markets business provides best-in-class  insight, advice, and execution across global markets, investment banking, corporate banking and research to corporate, government and institutional clients in key markets globally. CIBC is the leader in Canadian Equity Trading - #1 in Volume, Value and Number of Trades (TSX and ATS Market Share Report), and the leading IPO underwriter in Canada (Bloomberg (Full credit to lead from April 30, 2012 to September 30, 2017).

www.cibccm.com




 

Ipreo

Ipreo powers the networks that connect capital to ideas. We are a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytics, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process, including banks, public and private companies, institutional and individual investors, as well as research, asset management and wealth management firms. Our unique, cross-asset class solutions equip our clients with the information and tools they need for more effective decision-making and a more efficient workflow. Ipreo is private-equity held by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and has more than 1700 people serving clients in every major financial hub around the world. For more information, visit www.ipreo.com.  





Nasdaq Investor Relations Solutions

Designed for companies of all sizes and at every stage of the corporate lifecycle, our full suite delivers comprehensive content with innovative technology tools in an integrated IR workflow.

Nasdaq IR Solutions offers a suite of IR content, analytics and advisory services to help investor relations professionals:
- Gain insight into market developments and institutional investor activities.
- Understand investor opportunities and risks.
- Define and prioritize outreach.
- Measure the impact of your IR program.





National Bank Financial

National Bank Financial Markets (www.nbfm.ca) is committed to supporting and advancing the practice of investor relations in Canada’s capital markets. A fully-integrated investment dealer and a subsidiary of National Bank of Canada, we offer clients a full suite of financial solutions from debt and equity underwriting to bank credit and risk management products. National Bank Financial Markets also delivers comprehensive advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and financing. Our Corporate Access program draws on the expertise of seasoned professionals to design customized outreach strategies that connect companies to the right institutional and retail investor prospects. With a full-suite of roadshow services, our investor relations team brings comprehensive, value-add resources to the marketing process.

https://nbfm.ca®
 




Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading provider of equity sales and trading services to a broad range of corporate and institutional clients. We work closely with our clients to provide tailored solutions to their investment objectives. Our platform delivers market intelligence, innovative ideas, corporate access, trading analytics and quality execution and settlement capabilities to support those solutions. With operations around the world, we are positioned to provide sales, trading, structuring and advisory services for the spectrum of equity products, including: cash equities, global prime services, equity research and derivative products to a global audience.

Our Global Equity Corporate Access team works closely with corporations in their efforts to communicate strategy and new developments to the global investor community. Our skilled team utilizes the expertise of our top-ranked research team, sales & trading professionals and desk sector specialists to connect corporate management teams with their institutional shareholders and the global investment community. Arranging more than 6,000 one-on-one meetings each year, the team is recognized as a leading provider of tailored non-deal roadshow programs, strategic planning, industry conferences, customized tours, panels and group meetings.

Contact us at corporate.access@scotiabank.com.



TD Bank Group


The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 25 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian

Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with approximately 11 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.2 trillion in assets on January 31, 2017. The Toronto- Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

TD Securities is one of Canada's leading providers of advisory and capital markets services and the premier provider of liquidity to corporations, governments and institutions. In the world's key financial centres, we partner with our clients to deliver innovative financial solutions that help them achieve their strategic and financial goals.



West Corporation


West’s Digital Communications Services provide tools, technology and intelligence to help companies target the right audiences, reach across multiple channels and monitor the impact of their messages. Designed for IR professionals, our solutions enable companies to tell their investment story and engage investors, media, employees and all of their key stakeholders:
- IR websites Webcasting
- IR events
- Press release distribution
- Regulatory filing
- Media monitoring

Our service teams understand the IR communications workflow and can act as an extension of your team to provide peace of mind during demanding earnings and events.

Learn more at west.com/digital-communications.



Silver Sponsors

 

Broadridge


Broadridge, a global fintech leader with $4 billion in revenue, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. We help drive business transformation for our clients with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimizing efficiency and generating revenue growth.

For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.ca
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Computershare Limited (CPU)
Computershare (ASX: CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, mortgage servicing, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust, bankruptcy, class action and utility administration, and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.

Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in high integrity data management, high volume transaction processing and reconciliations, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world’s leading organizations use us to streamline and maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors and customers.

Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 16,000 employees worldwide.

For more information, visit www.computershare.com.
 


Craib
Craib is an industry-leading, full-service design and communica- tions agency specializing in Investor Relations (IR) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For over four decades, Craib has been delivering creative and award-winning integrated IR and CSR solutions for some of North America’s most notable companies. Our experience has helped to inform “The Craib Difference”, our expert approach to communications, strategy, planning, design and implementation.

Craib’s team consists of leading designers, IR strategists, CSR specialists, editors, account managers, production specialists, de- velopers and proofreaders. We are detail oriented, solution focused and dedicated to executing amazing results.

Our services draw upon a wide range of expertise across many industry sectors to help you deliver one-o projects or complete integrated solutions across all forms of print and digital media. The following outlines our group of IR and CSR products and services:
- Annual reports
- CSR reports
- Websites and online reports
- Quarterly reports
- Fact sheets
- Investor and AGM presentations
- Roadshow materials
- Proxy, MIC, and shareholder materials
- Strategic writing and editing

For more information, visit www.Craib.com.



Donnelley Financial Solutions


With the right solutions in moments that matter, Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN) delivers risk and compliance solutions that fuse deep industry experience, unparalleled service, and elegant technologies to provide our clients with insights that power their decisions and shape global markets.  The company has 3,500 employees in 61 locations across 18 countries, including 4 locations in Canada, serving thousands of clients globally.  For more information about Donnelley Financial Solutions, visit www.dfsco.com


Newsfile


Newsfile is a TSX approved newswire, one of the largest filing agents in North America and should be on every public company’s RFP list.

Founded in 1997, Newsfile is disrupting the newswire industry by combining the latest technology with exceptional service and great value.

Consolidations in the newswire industry have limited your choices and Newsfile is filling that void from our offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

Discover why over 200 Canadian public companies have switched to Newsfile in the past year and learn how we can restore a level of service that you remember and deserve.  

For more information, visit www.newfilecorp.com.

 


NYSE Group


NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group’s equity exchanges -- the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE American and NYSE Arca -- trade more U.S. equity volume than any other exchange group. The NYSE is the premier global venue for capital raising, leading worldwide in IPOs, including technology IPOs. NYSE Arca Options and NYSE Amex Options are leading equity options exchanges. To learn more, visit www.nyse.com/index.

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