2017 Annual Conference Speakers

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Arash Adnani
President and Co-Founder, Blender Media

Arash Adnani is the President and co-founder of Blender Media, Canada’s largest digital services agency for public companies. Ranked by Profit Magazine as one of the country’s fastest-growing companies, Adnani has led Blender to much success. In 2005 Blender launched the Canadian Financing Bulletin, which has since become the leading source for private placement news for mining, energy and tech sectors. The company also recently launched Piknic, the first web platform to offer limited-edition custom web templates, designed specifically for publicly-traded companies. An honoured Forty Under 40 recipient, Adnani brings more than 15 years of entrepreneurial and investor experience as a co-founder and founding investor in other startups in technology and natural resources. An active community member, he is also a founding board member of Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Recovery Project initiative, which through fundraising helps provide real solutions to poverty, addiction and homelessness throughout Metro Vancouver.

Rhylin Bailie
Vice President, Communications & Investor Relations, Trek Mining Inc.

Rhylin is the VP Investor Relations for Trek Mining Inc. Rhylin brings a diverse skill set to this position, with a background in both science and finance and more than 10 years of investor relations experience. Rhylin is a graduate of University of Waterloo, Ontario, where she completed a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree with a double major in Resource Studies and Biology and a minor in English.





Geoff Barsky

Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, BMO Capital Markets

Geoff is a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions group of BMO Capital Markets with a specific focus on advising clients in Western Canada.  Geoff joined BMO Capital Markets in 2006 and has over 15 years of advisory experience.  Geoff has advised on more than 50 M&A transactions during his career at BMO Capital Markets and has significant experience with mergers, acquisitions, sale processes, takeover defense, activism defense, strategic investments, joint ventures, fairness opinions, cross border transactions and independent valuation mandates. Over Geoff’s career, he has been involved in a wide array of M&A assignments in the energy, mining, telecom, financial services and technology sectors. Geoff holds a Masters of Business Administration from McGill University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.  Geoff is also a CFA Charterholder.

Camilla Bartosiewicz
Vice President, Investor Relations, Altus Group Limited

Camilla Bartosiewicz is Vice President, Investor Relations at Altus Group Ltd., (TSX:AIF), a leading provider of independent commercial real estate consulting and advisory services, software and data solutions worldwide. Prior to joining Altus Group, she served as Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at North American Palladium, a dual listed mining company. Earlier in her career, Camilla worked as a consultant at Kingsdale Communications Inc. and at Barnes McInerney Inc. where she advised clients on strategic investor relations programs and special situation communications. Camilla holds a B.A. Hons in Media Studies from the University of Guelph and a Diploma in Public Relations from Humber College.

Gordon Beal
Vice President, Research, Guidance & Support, CPA Canada 

Gord leads a team of senior professionals who conduct research, produce technical guidance, and develop thought leadership in a broad range of areas. This includes strategic financial management, financial reporting, reporting and disclosure beyond generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), auditing and other assurance, board governance and organizational oversight, risk, sustainability, information management and technology and contemporary professional issues. Prior to joining CPA Canada, Gord held a variety of senior leadership roles in finance and operations. This included positions in a publicly listed manufacturing company and with privately held Canadian corporations. In addition, Gord ran his own consulting practice in business advisory services and was a senior learning consultant in Modern Controllership with the Ontario Ministry of Finance. His career began in audit and accounting services with Clarkson Gordon and Ernst & Young.

Michael Becker
Executive Vice President, International Business Strategy, Business Wire

Michael Becker was named Executive Vice President, International Business Strategy in January 2016. Previously, he had served as Senior Vice President, Financial Product Strategy. Prior to that he was Vice President, Global Disclosure and Financial Reporting Services. Michael oversees Business Wire's eight international offices, international sales partnerships, global disclosure services, partnerships within the broader financial community, and is responsible for identifying revenue-generating opportunities for Business Wire. Under Becker's guidance, Business Wire today offers a comprehensive suite of services for the investor relations community, including: sophisticated investor relations sites, webcasting, corporate social responsibility and venture capital press release distributions, XBRL services, and Business Wire's in-house EDGAR Desk, consistently ranking among the top SEC filers. Becker also worked closely with Business Wire's European team, setting up more than a dozen disclosure networks throughout the European Union, keyed to the January 2007 implementation of the EU's Transparency Obligations Directive [TOD].

Rebecca Corbin
Founder & CEO, Corbin Advisors

Rebecca Corbin founded Corbin Advisors in 2007. Ms. Corbin is a subject matter expert and, with nearly 20 years of industry experience, is a trusted advisor to C-suite executives, boards and IR professionals. She is Editor-in-chief of Inside The Buy-side®, the firm’s leading-edge research publication, which identifies and tracks changes in global investor sentiment. Presenting on the firm’s research and best practices, Rebecca serves as external speaker at corporate meetings, conferences and is a recurring guest on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street.

Prior to founding Corbin Advisors, Rebecca was a vice president with Thomson Reuters and began her career as a stock surveillance analyst covering media and cable stocks. In 2003, she established Thomson’s perception study business and, in 2005, was recognized for her contribution to the company and honored with the Award of Excellence for Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Janet Craig
Vice President, Investor Relations, Fortis Inc.

Ms. Craig joined the Fortis Group in 2015 with more than 20 years in the investor relations field. She was Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for Loblaw Companies Limited and Vice President of Investor Relations for Nexen Inc., a global energy company based in Calgary. She also managed investor relations for Nortel Networks. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and English) from the University of Toronto. Ms. Craig serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of IR Magazine and is a frequent speaker on investor relations and shareholder engagement, including IR Think Tanks and Executive Management Programs. She holds numerous awards and recognition for investor relations, including over 20 #1 awards in Canada. In 2012 Janet was named one of the “Top 25 Investor Relations Officers of All Time” in a global ranking of investor relations officers by Investor Relations magazine.

Michelle De Cordova
Director, Corporate Engagement & Public Policy, NEI Investments

For the last eight years, Michelle has worked within the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Services team at NEI Investments, where she is responsible for the Corporate Engagement program. NEI’s comprehensive Corporate Engagement program integrates targeted, in-depth dialogues with companies; engaged proxy voting according to guidelines promoting sustainability and good governance; responding to proactive requests from leading companies and industry associations for an investor perspective on ESG issues; public policy engagement on corporate regulations and standards to create sector and economy-wide change; and participation in multi-stakeholder initiatives to find practical solutions to sustainability problems. She has authored and co-authored a variety of publications on responsible investment topics ranging from oil sands to executive compensation. Before joining NEI Investments, Michelle served as a diplomat and worked as a staff member and consultant for environment and social development organizations in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Mary-Jo Dionne
Mary-Jo Dionne Productions

Mary-Jo Dionne is an award-winning writer who has worked as a copywriter and strategist on some of North America’s biggest brands -- ranging from Nike Canada to Bell to various Olympic-sponsorships. Her work was called "A masterpiece in urban satire that will have you laughing so hard you'll glow," by the Globe and Mail. She is a contributor to The Huffington Post and as a dabbling comedian, she’s performed in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, and LA and was a finalist for Vancouver's Funniest New Female Comedian. Her one-woman show “Glowing: A Reproduction Production” was hailed a “real crowd pleaser” by the CBC and her recent TEDx Talk was deemed a “crowd favourite”. In print, she has interviewed notable greats like Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Goodall, and Martha Stewart, among others. She’s creator and host of “Tea with a Titan”, a weekly podcast during which Mary-Jo has tea with those people – Olympians, actors, entrepreneurs, executives, thought-leaders -- who have one thing in common: The quest for greatness despite the hurdles. She is thrilled to be a presenter at CIRI’s 2017 National Conference.

Neil Downey
Managing Director, Global Equity Research, RBC Capital Markets

Neil is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets and also serves as Associate Head of Canadian Research. As a senior member of Global Equity Research, Neil is responsible for the firm's coverage of the Canadian real estate and related sectors. With twenty years of experience and more than 30 REITs and REOCs in his coverage universe, Neil has significant breadth and depth of knowledge of the real estate sector. His research is highly valued by institutional investors, consistently ranking him highly in industry surveys. Most recently, he was ranked #1 in both the 2016 Greenwich survey and the 2015 Brendan Woods International survey. Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets in 1996, Neil spent five years with Ernst & Young Canada as a senior staff accountant in the financial services and capital markets groups. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in 1993 with an honours bachelor of business administration, Neil received his CA designation in 1995 and was awarded his CFA charter in 1997.

Richard Downey
Vice President, Investor & Corporate Relations, Agrium Inc.

Richard has held roles of increasing responsibility since joining Agrium in 1996. In his current role of Vice President, Investor and Corporate Relations he is responsible for interactions with investors, media and internal corporate communications. He is also responsible for overseeing Agrium’s market analysis and outlook duties. Previously, Richard held the role of Director of Strategic Planning and Market Research at Agrium. Prior to joining Agrium, Richard worked for various organizations such as the Canadian Wheat Board, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in France, specializing in international agricultural policies, trade and economic research. Richard is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned his Masters degree in Agriculture Economics.

Brian Ector
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Public Affairs, Baytex Energy Corp.

Mr. Ector was appointed Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Public Affairs on May 21, 2014. He joined Baytex in November 2009 and has held the following positions: Director of Investor Relations from November 2009 to June 2011, Vice President, Investor Relations from June 2011 to May 2014. Prior to joining Baytex, Mr. Ector spent 15 years as a sell-side research analyst covering both energy trusts and exploration and production corporations. He spent the last seven years with Scotia Capital where he was consistently ranked as one of the top rated analysts in Canada. Mr. Ector received a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in finance from the University of Calgary and received his CFA designation in 1996. He is a national board member of CIRI as well as a member of NIRI, the CFA Institute and the Calgary CFA Society.

Arne Gulstene
Regional Head, TSX Company Services

Arne Gulstene is a Regional Head and National Team Manager of the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange’s TSX Company Services Group. Arne and is based out of Vancouver. He works closely with listed companies in Western North America, Australia and China on compliance and disclosure, investor relations, corporate development and activities, and buy/sell side management strategies. Prior to joining TMX Group in 2007, Arne worked in increasingly senior finance and banking positions. Arne has a BA in Economics and Business from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Dalhousie University.

Jonathan Hackshaw
Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Jonathan Hackshaw is the Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications for ISC. He is responsible for leading and delivering the investor relations, internal and external communications, brand, corporate social responsibility, sponsorship and community investment strategies for the company. Prior to joining ISC, Jonathan led the investor relations and corporate communications functions for companies in the mining sector. Jonathan has held senior management positions with companies in the advertising and corporate communications service sector, providing consultancy and support services to a number of top tier companies in a variety of other industries, including the financial services sector. At Lonsdale Saatchi & Saatchi, he was also responsible for leading the Group's IT function.

David Hicks
Regional Vice President, CNW Group

David Hicks, Regional Vice President, has been part of the CNW/Cision team for 15 years. He started his career with CNW in Halifax NS, moving to Ottawa in 2007 and then to Toronto in 2010 to take on his current role. Dave manages CNW’s account management teams in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver as well as Cision’s enterprise platform team. In the ever evolving communications landscape, Dave and his team understand changing perspectives and coach their clients on best practices across earned media channels including social media.

Megan Hjulfors

Supervisor, Investor Relations, ARC Resources Ltd.

Megan Hjulfors is the Supervisor of Investor Relations and Communications at ARC Resources Ltd., where she has been a member of the IR team since 2010. Prior to joining ARC, Megan held various Public Relations, Communications and Investor Relations roles both in Canada and in Europe. Megan holds a B.A. from York University, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.


Jing Huang
Vice President, Global Equity Products, BMO Capital Markets

Jing joined the Equity Derivatives desk at BMO Capital Markets in 2010 and has since been involved in market making for all Canadian ETFs. She is the primary on institutional ETF sales, providing clients with ETF education, facilitating execution and creating structured solutions. She is an active member in the investment community, including Women in Capital Markets, Institutional Equity Traders Association, and Women in ETFs. Her previous capital market experience includes algorithmic sales at BAML, and preferred shares and convertible bonds trading. Jing holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and a BBA in Finance from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Stuart Kampel, CPIR
Director, Investor Relations, TransCanada Corporation

Stuart Kampel joined TransCanada’s Investor Relations team in late 2015. In February 2017, TransCanada received an award for “Best IR during a corporate transaction” by IR Magazine, related to the US$13 billion acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group. Mr. Kampel has extensive knowledge of the North American natural gas market. Over his history with TransCanada, he has been responsible for identifying and pursuing natural gas pipeline and other related energy investment opportunities in the United States and Mexico. Mr. Kampel holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2014, he graduated from CIRI’s Certified Professional in Investor Relations program.

Wendy King
Vice President, Legal, Risk & Governance, Capstone Mining Corp.

Wendy King is responsible for managing legal, enterprise risk management and corporate governance at Capstone Mining Corp. She has been practicing law for more than 20 years, 16 of which were spent as in-house counsel, and four in private practice as an international-tax specialist. She is a certified director with the Institute of Corporate Directors.  She holds a Masters in International Tax Law and a Masters of Business Administration, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Wendy is an Adjunct Professor at Allard Hall School of Law. Wendy joined Capstone following her role as Senior Vice President Government Relations, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Central 1 Credit Union. Prior to this role, she served as Senior Legal Counsel with Weyerhaeuser Company Limited for 11 years.

Chris Lawless
Chief Economist, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC)

A seasoned forecaster and observer of the BC and Canadian economies, Chris also served as chief economist with the British Columbia Ministry of Finance, with the Library of Parliament economic research service, and as an advisor to House of Commons and Senate committees. Chris has an M.A. in economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, and holds the Certified Business Economist designation from the National Association for Business Economics in the United States. He is a director and past-president of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, director and secretary of the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference, and a member of the advisory board of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University.

Yvette Lokker
President & CEO, CIRI

Yvette Lokker is the President & CEO of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI). Yvette joined CIRI in 2008 as the Director of Communications and Professional Development and was promoted to Vice President in the fall of 2011. In addition to her many accomplishments, Yvette was responsible for establishing the first investor relations certification program in North America in partnership with the Richard Ivey School of Business. Prior to joining CIRI, Yvette was the Manager, Investor Relations at MDS Inc. where she assisted in developing and directing the investor relations strategies and activities for seven years. Yvette has a BSc. in Chemistry and a Business Diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has completed the Strategic Management of Investor Relations program at the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Canadian Securities Course.

Maximillian Marcy
Director, Investor Relations and International Finance, H.B. Fuller

Maximillian Marcy currently holds the position of Director, Investor Relations and International Finance at H.B. Fuller, a leading global industrial adhesives manufacturer headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. He joined H.B. Fuller in 2009 holding progressively senior roles within the investor relations team. Prior to joining H.B. Fuller, Maximillian held positions within treasury and supply chain management at Valspar Corporation, a US-based coatings company. Maximillian has also served on the Minnesota Association for Financial Professionals (2010-2013). He holds a Bachelor of Administration in Finance and Accounting at Augsburg College and a Master in Business Administration from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Cameron McInnis
Chief Accountant, Ontario Securities Commission

Cameron McInnis is the Chief Accountant of the Ontario Securities Commission, and is responsible for providing specialized accounting advisory services to the Commission, its senior management and staff, as well as market participants. Cameron represents the Canadian Securities Administrators on the Audit and Assurance Standards Oversight Council and is a member of the IFRS Discussion Group of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board. He joined the OSC in 2001 and has served as Manager in the Corporate Finance branch of the OSC as well as Associate Chief Accountant at both the OSC and the British Columbia Securities Commission. Cameron worked at a major accounting firm for several years prior to beginning his securities regulatory career.

Ross McKee
Partner, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

Ross McKee is a Partner in the Toronto office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Ross has over 30 years' experience in all aspects of securities regulation, including capital markets, disclosure, corporate governance, mergers and financing, ranging from venture capital to international structured finance. Ross has been a regular columnist for CIRI's IR leader, and he was a member of the committee that developed CIRI's Standards & Guidance for Disclosure and Model Disclosure Policy for public companies. He was also retained to develop the Toronto Stock Exchange's Filing Guide for TSX-listed companies and has served as a member of the OSC's Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee. Ross taught the securities regulation course for five years at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, and has spoken at numerous seminars on topics in the area of securities regulation and corporate governance.

Tracey McVicar
Managing Partner, CAI Capital Management Co. & Director, Teck Resources

Ms. McVicar is the Managing Partner at CAI, a mid-market private equity firm. She is a former investment banker (RBC Capital Markets and Raymond James Ltd.) and a graduate of the Sauder School of Business. Ms. McVicar is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is currently Chair of Feeney Brothers Excavation LLC, GSI Inc. and White House Design Co. Inc., and a director at Canadian Heating Products Ltd. - all CAI portfolio companies. She is also a director and Audit Committee Chair at Teck Resources Limited and a former director of BC Hydro Corporation, where she chaired the Audit & Finance Committee.

Jason Milne
Vice President, Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment, RBC Global Asset Management

Jason is Vice President, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment for RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM). Jason joined the private client department of PH&N IM in 2000 and took on the role of Corporate Governance Analyst two years later. He assumed his current role in 2008 when PH&N was acquired by RBC GAM and is now part of the Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment Group within RBC GAM which is responsible for the integration of environmental, social, and governance factors into the investment process. Prior to joining the firm, Jason worked in the corporate finance department of a national brokerage and as a mutual fund accountant. Jason became a CFA charterholder in 2001, and is currently the chair of the board of the Responsible Investment Association of Canada (RIA Canada).

Brian Newmarch
Vice President, Capital Markets, Seven Generations Energy Ltd.

Brian joined Seven Generations in October of 2014 and is responsible for Investor Relations, Treasury and Risk Management. Prior to joining Seven Generations Brian was responsible for Canadian energy marketing during his time with Credit Suisse and Citibank. Additionally, Brian has held various currency, treasury and risk management roles at ARC Resources and RBC Capital Markets. Brian holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Haskayne School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Dale Noseworthy
Chief Financial Officer, Killam Apartment REIT

Dale Noseworthy joined Killam in May 2006. Prior to her appointment to CFO in 2017, Dale was Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Planning. Dale has 23 years of accounting, finance, investor relations and strategic planning experience. Prior to joining Killam, Dale worked as an equity research analyst at Beacon Securities and in various accounting and finance roles at Emera Inc. Dale has a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and CFA charterholder. Dale is a member of the Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Foundation and Doors Open Halifax.

Erin O'Toole
Senior Stakeholder Relationship Specialist, NOVAGOLD Resources Inc.

Erin is NOVAGOLD’s Senior Stakeholder Relations Specialist who is involved in the development and execution of the strategic communications plan to support the organizations’ mission, goals and objectives. Erin is responsible for building and fostering long-term relationships with various stakeholders such as shareholders, investors, research analysts, brokers, employees, vendors and local stakeholders to increase the Company’s visibility. With over six years of cumulative experience in the wealth management industry and mining sector, Erin has proven expertise in establishing brand recognition through website, filings, publications, videos and social media; implementing and monitoring marketing programs and budgeting; as well as analyzing financial market activity. Prior to joining the Company, she served as Investment Assistant at Odlum Brown Limited. Erin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

Gus Papageorgio
Equity Research Analyst, Macquarie Group Limited ABN

Gus joined Macquarie in March of 2016. Previously he spent 16 years at a Scotiabank covering technology and in 2009 was ranked as the #1 Telecommunications Equipment Analyst by the WSJ's annual analyst ranking. In addition Gus ranked as the #1 Technology Hardware Analyst in several years by Brendan Woods International. Gus began his career in the finance division of Nortel Networks and spent two years as a Venture Capital Manager for BCE Capital, the Venture Capital arm of BCE, before coming to Bay Street. He completed his Honours BA from the University of Western Ontario in Political Science and Economics, an MBA from Dalhousie University and a Master of Business Design from Domus Academy in Milan.

George Polyzois
Director, CIBC World Markets

Mr. Polyzois has been involved in Canadian capital markets for more than 10 years having started his career as a proprietary trader before finding his way to the sell-side to deploy firm capital and manage sector flow. He currently works as a senior facilitation trader at CIBC Capital Markets and is responsible for the Mining, Forestry and Pharma sectors. Mr. Polyzois holds a H.BComm (Economics) from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto and an MBA (Strategy) from the Smith School of Business at Queens’s.

Adam Rogers
Director, Investor Relations, Workiva Inc.

J. Adam Rogers is the Director of Investor Relations at Workiva Inc. (NYSE:WK), a leading provider of solutions for enterprise productivity. Adam joined the investor relations team in 2014 during the Initial Public Offering where over $100M was raised. Prior to joining the investor relations team, Adam served as a Product Marketing Manager at Workiva and developed key messaging, packaging and strategy for the company’s product platform Wdesk, which is used today by over 70% of the FORTUNE 500®. Adam has a Masters in Business Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, IA, and his background includes various roles in finance and investor relations at both large private companies, and publicly traded corporations.

Ilona Rojkova
Manager, Investor Relations, Finning International Inc.

For over a decade, Ilona has been instrumental in effectively communicating Finning’s value proposition and strategy to the investment community to achieve a fair valuation for the Company’s shares and build Finning’s credibility. She has extensive knowledge of capital markets and Finning’s business and strategy. As Manager, Investor Relations, Ilona is responsible for investor messaging and analysis, creating alignment with market expectations, and executing a multitude of IR initiatives. In her role, Ilona has successfully delivered numerous investor days and tours, launched an IR website, implemented market surveillance and IR analytics, and produced annual reports. Ilona Rojkova holds Financial Management Certificate, Finance Option and Associate Certificate, Public Relations from British Columbia Institute of Technology, and completed the Canadian Securities Course. She has a B.A./B.Ed. in English Linguistics from a University in Russia.

Michael Sider
Assistant Professor, Management Communications, Ivey Business School

Dr. Sider teaches Management Communication at the Ivey Business School. He teaches in Ivey's Executive MBA, MBA, and HBA programs, and is heavily involved in Ivey's executive development programs. Dr. Sider has led communications workshops for managers from many organizations, including Ford, GM, 3M, TELUS, McCormick, Comcare, Convergence Corporation, Maple Leaf Foods, J.D. Irving, Agnico-Eagle, the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, the City of London, the City of Stratford, Syngenta, CIBC, The Weather Network, ATCO, the First Nations Tribal Councils, and the Canadian Association of Independent Schools. He has delivered specialized communications and writing workshops for lawyers, engineers, economists and political scientists, and has created and delivered a wide range of teaching workshops to help professors improve their teaching.

Randy Smallwood
President & CEO, Silver Wheaton Corp.

Mr. Smallwood holds a geological engineering degree from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Smallwood was involved in the founding of Silver Wheaton and in 2007 he joined Silver Wheaton full time as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, primarily focusing on growing the Company through the evaluation and acquisition of silver stream opportunities. In January 2010, he was appointed President, and in April 2011 he was appointed Silver Wheaton’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Smallwood originally started as an exploration geologist with Wheaton River Minerals Ltd., and in 2001 was promoted to Director of Project Development, his role through its 2005 merger with Goldcorp. Before joining the original Wheaton River group in 1993, Mr. Smallwood also worked with Homestake Mining Company, Teck Corp. and Westmin Resources. Mr. Smallwood was an instrumental part of the team that built Wheaton River / Goldcorp into one of the largest, and more importantly most profitable gold companies in the world, and he is now focused on continuing to add to the impressive growth profile of Silver Wheaton. In 2015, Mr. Smallwood received the British Columbia Institute of Technology Distinguished Alumni Award.

Richard Talbot
Board Director, CFA Society Toronto

Most recently, Richard Talbot was Chief Operating Officer of RBC Capital Markets with global responsibility for all operational and administrative matters of the firm. Previously, Richard was Co-Head of Global Research at RBC Capital Markets, where his primary focus was on equity, fixed income & currencies and credit research in Canada, Europe and Australia. He led RBC's Canadian Equity Research team to a #1 ranking by institutional investors in 2010, a title it has consistently maintained to date. Richard was consistently ranked by institutional investors as the #1 Equity Research analyst in Canada's Telecom sector between 2000 and 2005. He holds MBA and HBA degrees from the Ivey School of Business Administration at Western University, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Richard is a Director of the CFA Society of Toronto.

John Truzzolino
Managing Director, Global Compliance Services, Donnelley Financial Solutions

John Truzzolino is the Director, Corporate Governance Services for the Global Capital Markets Division of Donnelley Financial Solutions. John has more than two decades of experience following SEC compliance changes, analyzing their impact on financial reporting requirements and developing solutions to meet the changing regulatory environment. As director of corporate governance services, John is responsible for coordinating quarterly SEC and industry updates and following global regulatory trends designed around delivering higher quality compliance disclosures. John reports these findings to Donnelley Financial Solutions for development into its production platform and provides client guidance through onsite and web-based events, targeting more than 4,000 legal, finance and corporate professionals annually.

Peter Wright
President, The Planning Group

Peter Wright is a career association strategist and President of The Planning Group. As a respected executive and in his current consulting practice, Peter has successfully developed and executed association and non-profit strategy with remarkable results. His practical approach to strategic and operational association business planning ensures that plans are not only embraced by association management and Boards, but also effectively implemented and measured for the tangible benefit of association members.

2017 Speaker Line Up

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Arash Adnani
Rhylin Bailie
Geoff Barsky
Camilla Bartosiewicz
Gordon Beal
Michael Becker
Rebecca Corbin
Janet Craig
Michelle de Cordova
Mary-Jo Dionne
Neil Downey
Richard Downey
Brian Ector
Arne Gulstene
Jonathan Hackshaw
David Hicks
Megan Hjulfors
Stuart Kampel
Wendy King
Chris Lawless
Yvette Lokker
Maximillian Marcy
Cameron McInnis
Ross McKee
Tracey McVicar
Jason Milne
Brian Newmarch
Dale Noseworthy
Erin O'Toole
Gus Papageorgio
George Polyzois
Adam Rogers
Ilona Rojkova
Michael Sider
Randy Smallwood
Richard Talbot
John Truzzolino
Peter Wright

See What Past Conference Attendees Have to Say

My 9th CIRI conference and I always walk away having met a few new faces and learned some new things. Plan to attend next year and can't wait for it! ”

2016 Conference Delegate - Laurie Thomas, CPIR
Manager, IR, Cameco Corporation

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