A New World Order: The Ascent of IR

The IR Society's 31st annual conference will take place in London on 20 June 2017. This one-day event provides unparalleled opportunities to learn, keep up to date and network with peers.

The IR Society's 31st annual conference will take place in London on 20 June 2017. This one-day event provides unparalleled opportunities to learn, keep up to date and network with peers.

Conference overview

A New World Order: The Ascent of IR

Given the seismic changes going on in the geopolitical, economic, regulatory and capital markets landscapes, now is the time for Investor Relations to standout and take a leading role in corporates. We face a discernible change in the mood of politics, in our business environment and in changing regulations with their impact on market structure. We also face more technological change and of course, the advent of a post-Brexit world. David Lloyd-Seed, our Chair, once spoke of IR having evolved from a cottage industry into the higher profile profession it is today and we wish to explore a new world, perhaps a brave new world, in which the art and science of IR shine in the face of enormous challenges in investor communications. Join us for what we expect to be a most compelling conference that positions IR at the forefront of industry, if not a new world order!

Watch the highlights video from the 2016 conference below.

If you have any suggestions for content or topics, or would like to get involved, please contact:

John Gollifer, General Manager, The IR Society john.gollifer@irs.org.uk +44 (0) 20 7379 1763

“A brilliant networking opportunity, great topics covered and presenters were incredibly engaging. Would recommend this to anyone in IR!”

2015 Conference Delegate
Venue: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

Travelling to Kings Place by public transport is quick and easy; it is within walking distance of Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations. The nearest car park is NCP London St Pancras on Pancras Road, open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Videos

See the highlights from the 2016 and 2015 conferences

Highlights from the 2016 conference: Access, Board, Careers: An ABC of IR

Preview of the opening plenary session

Highlights from the 2015 conference

Programme

The programme for the 2016 conference is regularly updated. Please note session times and titles below may be subject to change.

08.00

Registration

08.30

Chair’s opening remarks and introduction of Evan Davis, conference host and moderator

  • David Lloyd-Seed, Deputy Chair, The IR Society

    David Lloyd-Seed David Lloyd-Seed was formerly IR and Corporate Affairs Director at Dixons Retail. Before joining Dixons Retail in 2005, David worked as a corporate broker for 18 years latterly as a Director with Citi. During his time in corporate broking he advised a number of companies on IR, market related activities, fund raisings, mergers and IPOs across a number of sectors. He is a member of the IR Society's Board and sits on the Finance and Policy committees.

09.00

Keynote interview: TBC

  • Moderator: Evan Davis

    Moderator: Evan Davis Evan Davis is a presenter of the BBC2 current affairs programme Newsnight, a role he began in September 2014. From April 2008 up to then he was a presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 . He is also well-known as the presenter of The Bottom Line, a weekly business discussion programme on Radio 4. Prior to the Today programme he was the Economics Editor of the BBC, the most senior economics reporter in the corporation. He was promoted to that role after working as an economics correspondent for the BBC and as economics editor of the Newsnight programme on BBC2 in the 1990s. Before joining the BBC in 1993, he was an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and at the London Business School. He has written numerous papers, articles and newspaper and magazine columns as well as the book, Public Spending, (published by Penguin in 1998). He is also a co-author of the Penguin Dictionary of Economics and the New Penguin Dictionary of Business. He studied at St John’s College Oxford (1981 to 1984) and at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1986 to 1988).

09.30

Plenary Session:

  • Moderator: Evan Davis

    Moderator: Evan Davis Evan Davis is a presenter of the BBC2 current affairs programme Newsnight, a role he began in September 2014. From April 2008 up to then he was a presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 . He is also well-known as the presenter of The Bottom Line, a weekly business discussion programme on Radio 4. Prior to the Today programme he was the Economics Editor of the BBC, the most senior economics reporter in the corporation. He was promoted to that role after working as an economics correspondent for the BBC and as economics editor of the Newsnight programme on BBC2 in the 1990s. Before joining the BBC in 1993, he was an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and at the London Business School. He has written numerous papers, articles and newspaper and magazine columns as well as the book, Public Spending, (published by Penguin in 1998). He is also a co-author of the Penguin Dictionary of Economics and the New Penguin Dictionary of Business. He studied at St John’s College Oxford (1981 to 1984) and at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1986 to 1988).

10.15

Morning break

10.45

Break-out sessions 1 & 2

Session 1: TBC

Session 2: TBC

11:35

10 minute movement break

11.45

Break-out sessions 3 & 4

Session 3: TBC

Session 4: TBC

12.35

Lunch

14.00

Plenary session: TBC

14:45

10 minute movement break

14.55

Break-out sessions 5 & 6

Session 5: TBC

Session 6: TBC

15.45

Afternoon break

16.15

Plenary session: TBC

17:00

An exclusive interview with: TBC

  • Moderator: Evan Davis

    Moderator: Evan Davis Evan Davis is a presenter of the BBC2 current affairs programme Newsnight, a role he began in September 2014. From April 2008 up to then he was a presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 . He is also well-known as the presenter of The Bottom Line, a weekly business discussion programme on Radio 4. Prior to the Today programme he was the Economics Editor of the BBC, the most senior economics reporter in the corporation. He was promoted to that role after working as an economics correspondent for the BBC and as economics editor of the Newsnight programme on BBC2 in the 1990s. Before joining the BBC in 1993, he was an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and at the London Business School. He has written numerous papers, articles and newspaper and magazine columns as well as the book, Public Spending, (published by Penguin in 1998). He is also a co-author of the Penguin Dictionary of Economics and the New Penguin Dictionary of Business. He studied at St John’s College Oxford (1981 to 1984) and at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1986 to 1988).

17.35

Evening reception

The IR Society and our conference sponsors invite you to join us for refreshments and an opportunity to meet fellow delegates at our post-conference reception.

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