National Strategic Partners

          Business Wire
          CNW Group

Platinum Sponsors

          CNW Group
          IR Magazine
          The Works Design Communications       
          TSX Company Services

Gold Sponsors

          Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
          RR Donnelley
          TD Bank

Silver Sponsors

         Aequitas Innovations Inc.
         TMX Equicom
Find out how you can raise your profile and connect with CIRI members and the CIRI community through sponsorship.

CIRI acknowledges the following organizations that are providing special support for the 2014 Conference.

National Strategic Partners:

Business Wire

Contact:  Greg Blazina
                Regional Manager, Canada
Phone:    (416) 593-0208

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Investor relations professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia to media, investment systems, regulatory services and websites.  Business Wire provides complete disclosure services for all Canada and US-based stock exchanges, as well as SEDAR, EDGAR and European regulatory filing fulfillment.

With local bureaus in Toronto and Calgary, plus 30 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 canada@businesswire.com.

CNW Group

Contact:  Lisa Lamm
               Manager of Demand Generation and Marketing
Phone:    (416) 863-5375

CNW connects organizations to relevant news audiences through integrated, intelligent communications and disclosure services. CNW is Canada’s leading financial newswire, offering simultaneous delivery of news releases to disclosure-required distribution points, both nationally and globally. CNW’s acclaimed news service – including our website, www.newswire.ca – is where news media and the markets look first for earnings announcements and material news releases from public companies. CNW offers newswire distribution, enriched news releases, webcast, video, photography, translation, regulatory filing services and MediaVantage, a web-based reputation management application and communications workflow solution. CNW has been an industry leader since 1960.

Platinum Sponsors:


Contact:    Warren Maynard
                 Director, Sales ICS Proxy
Phone:     (416) 369-6731

Broadridge’s innovative solutions are driving efficiency and creating a more robust investor engagement in the North American capital markets.

Broadridge has a long tradition of delivering innovative technology solutions to the market. Over the past 25 years, we’ve invested in our systems, technologies and processing for shareholder communications and proxy voting globally. With the introduction of solutions like Notice and Access, Shareholder Forum, Virtual Shareholder Meeting and Mobile ProxyVote, our game-changing innovation has enabled us to partner with issuers to work faster, smarter and interact more efficiently with investors.

With a strong commitment to supporting the transparency of the shareholder communication process in Canada and abroad, we continue to deliver the innovative solutions that support investors and issuers, by – improving process efficiency, shareholder engagement and the overall integrity of the proxy process.

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge’s investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities.  With 50 years of experience, Broadridge’s infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90% of public companies and mutual funds in North America, and processes more than $4.5 trillion in fixed income and equity trades per day.  Broadridge employs approximately 6,200 full-time associates in 13 countries.

For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com.

CNW Group

Contact:  Lisa Lamm
               Manager of Demand Generation and Marketing
Phone:    (416) 863-5375

CNW connects organizations to relevant news audiences through integrated, intelligent communications and disclosure services. CNW is Canada’s leading financial newswire, offering simultaneous delivery of news releases to disclosure-required distribution points, both nationally and globally. CNW’s acclaimed news service – including our website, www.newswire.ca – is where news media and the markets look first for earnings announcements and material news releases from public companies. CNW offers newswire distribution, enriched news releases, webcast, video, photography, translation, regulatory filing services and MediaVantage, a web-based reputation management application and communications workflow solution. CNW has been an industry leader since 1960.

IR Magazine

Contact:   Ian Richman
Phone:    (212) 430-6865

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, IR Magazine is the only global publication that focuses on the interactions between companies and their investors. IR Magazine helps investor relations professionals achieve more in their IR programs, benchmark their efforts and connect to the global IR community. IR Magazine also hosts events such as awards, think tanks and conferences around the world. To learn more, please visit our website at www.InsideInvestorRelations.com or connect with us via social media: Twitter: @IRMagazine, Facebook: IRMagazine and the LinkedIn group: IR Magazine Leaders.

The Works Design Communications

Contact:   Lorie Brière
Phone:     (416) 599-9991

The Works was an early mover on sustainability, and we have been producing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) communications for over a decade. So while many in our industry have been discovering CSR, we’ve been implementing our own sustainability program while also working to further expand and improve our sustainability practice.

Investments in talent and training allow The Works to offer a level of sustainability expertise that is perhaps unique in our industry. We can provide clients with counsel and support for their sustainability strategy and performance as well as creative approaches to their stakeholder engagement and communications.

We have created memorable messages, compelling arguments and engaging designs for Canadian sector leaders and globe-spanning multinationals. Our client list features familiar names from a wide range of industries, including: BMO Financial Group, Canaccord Genuity, Canadian Tire Corporation, Deloitte, Goldcorp, Loblaw, Maple Leaf Foods, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Oxford Properties Group.

The Works’ sustainability practice is led by Wesley Gee, MSc, AIEMA (Associate of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment). Before joining The Works as Director of Sustainability, Wesley was Senior Sustainability Consultant at Stantec Consulting Ltd.; he was also Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor at Canadian Business for Social Responsibility.

Lorie Brière, one of The Works’ principals, also guides our sustainability practice. She and Wesley help our clients benefit from The Works’ unique combination of communications expertise and in-depth knowledge of sustainability guidelines, performance and disclosure.

Based in Toronto and established in 1986, The Works Design Communications Ltd. is an award-winning corporate communications studio. Our practice focuses on investor communications, CSR communications, corporate identity and website development; our in-house services include strategic counsel, writing, design, production, proofreading and online coding across all platforms.  


TSX Company Services

Contact:   Loui Anastasopoulos
                Vice President, Business Development & Company Services
Phone:     (416) 947-4717

TSX Company Services is a suite of products and services designed to support the growth of companies listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV).

Listed companies have unique needs to understand Canadian equities markets, corporate governance matters, and to reach shareholders and the investment community. To that end, TSX Company Services’ portfolio helps your company understand your stock’s trading activity, target the investment community, connect with current or potential investors, learn about the marketplace, and access transfer & trust services.

Through TSX Company Services, your Exchange delivers expertise developed from 160+ years serving public companies. In all we do, our team is focused on supporting a vibrant marketplace for your listing. We are committed to providing value by bringing greater awareness to listed companies and the marketplace, helping maintain the integrity of the Exchange, and delivering a suite of products and services designed to meet your company’s needs.

Visit tsxcompanyservices.com to learn more.

Gold Sponsors:

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Contact: Amy Scowen Walsh
              Director, Business Development, Marketing & Communications
Phone:  (416) 367-6978
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is an integrated firm of approximately 240 lawyers with offices in Toronto, Montréal and New York. The firm is focused on business law and is consistently at the heart of the largest and most complex commercial and financial matters on behalf of its clients, regardless of borders. Recognized by clients, other professionals and rating agencies as world-class, Davies lawyers are results-focused, known for their business insight and for being decisive. In each of the firm’s core practice areas, Davies is regarded as a market leader.
Davies regularly advises both shareholders and public issuers in dealing with corporate governance issues raised by their stakeholders. We advise shareholders, public issuers and their boards on a broad array of matters, including director nominations, shareholder proposals, shareholder meeting requisitions, full-blown contested proxy battles for board control, opposition to proposed transactions and the exercise of dissent/appraisal rights.
Select recent matters:

  • Acting for Pershing Square Capital Management LP in its proposed acquisition, with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., of Allergan Inc.
  • Acting for the special committee of Sherritt International Corporation in the proxy contest initiated by Clarke Inc.
  • Advised TELUS Corp. on empty-voting issues arising in connection with Mason Capital Management's opposition to TELUS's proposed collapse of its dual-class share structure.
  • Acted for JANA Partners LLC in connection with its proxy campaign with respect to Agrium Inc. at the company's 2013 annual general meeting.
  • Acted for Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. in connection with its successful proxy solicitation of the company's shareholders for the election of William Ackman, the CEO and founder of Pershing Square, and six other Pershing Square nominees to the board of directors of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited at the company's 2012 annual general meeting.

Visit us at www.dwpv.com.


Contact:   Lisa Davis
                Director, Marketing
Phone:    (416) 342-8651

Marketwired™ is a social communications leader offering best-in-class news distribution and reporting and state-of-the-art social media monitoring and analytics. Founded in 1983, Marketwired has always been a company of firsts- first to deliver news releases automatically to registered recipients and first to provide a multi-featured desktop client interface. We put the power of influence to work for our clients—integrating search engine insight and social media intelligence into press release distribution on one convenient social communications platform.

RR Donnelley

Contact:   George Smola
                 Director, Canada Region
Phone:     (416) 619-2183

RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is the preferred global provider of financial disclosure solutions and analytics, helping our clients efficiently meet regulatory obligations and make more informed business decisions.

With unparalleled EDGAR and SEDAR filing expertise, XBRL experience and Venue® Virtual Data Rooms, we collaborate with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to facilitate regulatory compliance activities and due diligence, bringing the world’s largest financial transactions to market. RRD ActiveDisclosure streamlines content creation, review and distribution improving efficiency, governance and the overall quality of all financial reports. Business process outsourcing services, translations, translations solutions, and innovative technologies simplify content creation and distribution.

Our global platform, industry leading service organization and enduring financial stability offer a reliable, single-source solution for all of your integrated communications needs.

To learn more, visit www.financial.rrd.com.


Contact:   Sophia Doulaghsingh
                Associate Director
Phone:     (416) 863-7865

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.

Well-established relationships mean our sales team is positioned to articulate distinctive views and ideas that help sift through the ‘noise’ of information flow and cut to the key points of value. Access to our research analysts, corporate management and targeted marketing activities, means our sales team can provide specific investment strategies and help institutional investors with their performance.

Scotiabank offers competitive execution capabilities. With our major presence in Canadian and U.S. equity products, we distinguish ourselves through the depth of our client relationships and our reputation for transparency and integrity in dealing with clients and the market.

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

Contact:   Rudy Sankovic
                 Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Phone:     (416) 308-7857

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD"). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves over 22 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 8 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$909 billion in assets on January 31, 2014. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

To learn more, visit www.td.com.

Silver Sponsors:

Aequitas Innovations Inc. 

Contact:   Gerard Holmes

                 Head of Marketing and Communications
Phone:     (416) 200-8144

Aequitas Innovations Inc. is a company founded by a diverse group of Canadian corporations, representing all market participants, working together to create a new user-focused Canadian exchange.  Aequitas founding investors and commercial partners include: Barclays Corporation Limited; BCE Inc; CI Investments Inc.; IGM Financial; ITG Canada Corp.; OMERS Capital Markets; PSP Public Markets Inc; and RBC Dominion Securities. 

For more information visit us at www.aequitasinnovations.com.

TMX Equicom

Contact:   Dave Mason

Phone:     (416) 815-0700

Equicom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group Inc., is Canada's leading provider of investor relations and strategic corporate communications services. With proven expertise in developing and executing highly effective strategic communications programs, and an extensive network of investment community contacts, Equicom specializes in helping clients achieve their capital markets objectives. Equicom offers a comprehensive suite of services including: investor relations, media relations, annual report production, multimedia and web design, web casting, live event management and corporate branding. Equicom is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Calgary and San Diego. To learn more about Equicom's comprehensive suite of services, please visit our web site at www.equicomgroup.com.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

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