CIRI's 28th Annual Conference, May 31 - June 2, 2015

Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta

The role of the IRO is unique. Every day we are faced with tasks that require us to draw upon a wide range of knowledge, from communications and regulations to finance and capital markets. We connect with shareholders within Canada and around the world to communicate our compelling corporate story and demonstrate the value of our organization. What makes our work rewarding, is our ability to do this amidst changing capital markets and macroeconomic challenges. Today’s IROs work hard, transforming our knowledge into valuable insights, making us trusted advisors to our management teams and boards while building credibility with the street.

Keeping with tradition, CIRI’s 28th Annual Conference program has been developed - for today’s IROs - by a team of IROs from across Canada. There is something for everyone, whether you are new to the profession or you are a seasoned practitioner. This year, the Conference will feature a keynote address on Sunday afternoon from the Honourable Frank Oberle, Minister of Energy from the Government of Alberta, who will shed light on Alberta’s plan to address recent economic challenges. Other keynote speakers include James Bowzer, President & CEO, Baytex Energy and three-time Olympian and four-time Olympic medalist - Kristina Groves.

The Annual Conference provides a forum to discuss, analyze and sometimes debate a host of management topics that intersect with the world of investor relations and provide us with added colour needed to enhance our IR programs. This year we will have not one, but two economists make predictions for the coming year; we will hear different perspectives on the earnings guidance debate; and we will have representatives from two exchanges discuss their priorities for the Canadian capital markets. Delegates will also have an opportunity to discuss and share ideas with fellow IROs on IR-specific topics, such as hosting a successful investor day, refining your targeting efforts and enhancing the value of your IR website.

In addition to offering a unique program, we have organized a number of optional activities to take advantage of this year’s Conference venue – beautiful Banff! Network with fellow IROs while golfing at the renowned Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, wandering the naturally occurring mineral springs at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site or mountaineering atop the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. We hope to see you in Banff, as we connect, learn and share ideas with IROs from across Canada.

Conference Co-chairs

Shirley Chenie                                                  Brian Ector
Senior Director, Investor Relations                    Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Public Affairs
Bombardier Inc.                                                 Baytex Energy Corp.

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