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CIRI's 2019 Sponsors


 National Strategic Partner

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 29 more around the world, Business Wire offers unparalleled local service backed by global reach.

For more information, visit us at or contact us at (416) 593-0208 or

 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:

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: 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 investor exposure to the largest audience on TV and online.

BTV – Business Television, a half-hour weekly investment program, profiles emerging public companies across Canada and the US to bring investors information for their portfolio. As the longest running business show in Canada, BTV interviews experts, top analysts, plus features companies at their location for an insightful business perspective. BTV is broadcast on TV via BNN Bloomberg, BIZTV in the US and Air Canada plus online and enjoys approximately 500K viewers / episode.

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 and in the US on Bloomberg, FOX Business News, BizTV plus top financial sites including Reuters Yahoo Finance, The National Post, MarketWatch,, etc. According to Forbes, 60% of people prefer watching video over reading text. We’ve featured over 2500 companies. Contact Visit



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's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision also offers a complete suite of services to help manage IR and compliance needs. From global news release distribution to investor targeting, from webcasting and conference calls to regulatory filing – companies place their confidence in Cision to manage all aspects of their shareholder communications. Cision’s financial results webcasting and newswire services are endorsed by Toronto Stock Exchange.

Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 22 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud®, visit and follow Cision on Twitter @CisionCA. 



Corbin Advisors - If it's Corbin, it's Actionable.

Corbin Advisors is a specialized investor relations advisory firm that partners with C-suite and IR executives to drive long-term shareholder value.  We bring third-party objectivity and best practice knowledge as we collaborate with our clients to design and 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, providing candid, well-founded counsel and executing on proven strategies that drive results.  

Advisory Services

  • Perception Studies
  • Investor Presentations
  • Investor Days
  • Investor Targeting & Marketing
  • Specialized Research
  • Retainer Consulting  

Client Value Proposition

  • Capital markets and investor relations subject matter expertise; thought leadership
  • Proven methodology and execution track record that generate results
  • Objective, research-based approach and candid advice
  • Dedicated, seasoned team with extensive C-suite, board and IR executive advisory experience  

 Inside The Buy-side®  

For over a decade, we have surveyed global investors on the equity markets, world economies and business climate. At the start of every quarter, we publish our leading-edge research report, "Inside The Buy-side®", which captures real-time investor sentiment and trends. Our unique approach to market research and experienced perspective informs public company C-suite and IR executives as they prepare for earnings season and beyond.  

To learn more about Corbin’s actionable insights, visit



Global Governance Advisors

Global Governance Advisors (GGA), servicing Boards of Directors and Senior Management teams, is an internationally recognized Human Capital Management firm. GGA provides leading Human Capital Management advisory services and HCM technology solutions that maximize board and executive performance to increase valuation; addresses senior management compensation planning; improves investor (shareholder) communications and loyalty; and ensures corporate governance, regulatory compliance and risk mitigation.


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

Originally launched in 1988 by the Economist Group, IR Magazine is renowned for providing quality insight and a global perspective. IR Media Group's flagship publications, IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary, are essential reading for executives around the world.

IR Magazine, available both in digital and hard copy form, helps investor relations professionals globally achieve more in their IR programmes, benchmark their efforts 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 also hosts events around the world.

Our region-specific awards have been the definitive hallmark of IR excellence and best practice for over 20 years now, while our think tanks offer 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.

To learn more, visit

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

Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup.

Gold Sponsors



CIBC (CM: TSX, NYSE) is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with a market capitalization of $49.4 billion and a Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of 11.2%. 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 44,000 employees provide a full range of financial products and services to 10 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 January 1, 2001 to February 8, 2019).



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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, which includes the results of the Canadian personal and commercial banking, wealth and insurance businesses; U.S. Retail, which includes the results of the U.S. personal and business banking operations, wealth management services, and the Bank’s investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 12 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.3 trillion in assets on October 31, 2018, and 84,383 average full-time equivalent employees in fiscal 2018. 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 Digital Media Solutions delivers your mission-critical communications to shareholders, media, analysts, and all of your key stakeholders. We provide tools, technology, and intelligence to help you target the right audiences, reach across multiple channels, and monitor the impact of your messages. Our integrated suite of services for investor communications includes press release distribution and regulatory filing, IR websites, webcasting, and media monitoring.

Learn more at


Silver Sponsors









CPA Canada

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world, representing more than 210,000 members. Domestically, CPA Canada works cooperatively with the provincial and territorial CPA bodies who are charged with regulating the profession.  Globally, it works together with the International Federation of Accountants and the Global Accounting Alliance to build a stronger accounting profession worldwide. CPA Canada, created through the unification of three legacy accounting designations, is a respected voice in the business, government, education and non-profit sectors and champions sustainable economic growth and social development. The unified organization is celebrating five years of serving the profession, advocating for the public interest and supporting the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards. CPA Canada develops leading-edge thought leadership, research, guidance and educational programs to ensure its members are equipped to drive success and shape the future.















Craib Design & Communications

Craib Design & Communications (Craib) is an industry-leading, full-service design and communications 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, developers 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-off 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
- Sustainability 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






IHS Markit

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

For more information, visit us at or contact us at (212) 849-3800 or






Nasdaq Investor Relations Intelligence

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.

Companies across all industries, sectors and regions partner with Nasdaq to maximize the effectiveness of their IR initiatives and enhance shareholder value. Our global team of consultative experts and industry-leading software provide our clients with strategic actionable intelligence and unparalleled visibility into the capital markets for the long term.








Newsfile is Canada’s customer-focused newswire and regulatory filing team that delivers service and value you won’t get from any other provider. TSX-approved, Newsfile offers broad access to key media including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, and Yahoo! Finance.

Our agile regulatory filing services, proactive customer care and affordable pricing make it easy to tell your story to the audiences you need to reach.

Choose Newsfile for service excellence powered by experienced professionals who make the difference.

Canadian owned and operated with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.



Q4 Inc.

Q4 is a leading global provider of cloud-based investor relations and capital market solutions. Q4 empowers customers to be leaders in IR through innovative technology and exceptional customer service. Our comprehensive portfolio of IR solutions, including quantitative and real-time shareholder analytics, IR desktop, websites, and webcasting arm industry professionals with the tools and insights required to run award-winning IR programs, make effective business decisions, and better engage with the street. Q4 has offices in New York, Chicago, Toronto, Copenhagen, and London.

To learn more, visit:






Rose & Company

Rose & Company is a strategic advisory firm dedicated to helping clients successfully navigate the global capital markets. We work with our clients to evaluate, define, and execute strategies to enhance their presence in increasingly globalized and complex capital markets.  We accomplish this in part by establishing our clients’ brand within the right universe of investors and maximizing management’s marketing time by targeting and meeting with only the most relevant investors in order to build and maintain a high-quality shareholder base. 

Our firm is staffed by highly accomplished Wall Street professionals with decades of experience delivering tangible results for clients ranging from Fortune 500 to mid and small cap companies.  With significant capabilities in branding, marketing and competitive positioning, we are intently focused on creating positive investor response and measurable results for our clients.  For more information, please visit


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