Investor Relations Council Meeting Fall 2016
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
20 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Member registration fee of $695/person
Networking reception/dinner on Wednesday, September 26, 2016 @ $145 per person
A special rate of $275.00 (plus tax) has been secured by MAPI for meeting attendees at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower.
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The MAPI Investor Relations Council provides a roundtable forum for senior investor relations leaders to share best practices issues on the earnings process, conferences, investor days, and targeting. Our semiannual meetings focus on interactive dialogue amongst peers from leading manufacturers and in-depth roundtable discussion addressing the front-burner issues of interest to investor executives.
WHO should attend?
Attendees are typically members of the MAPI Investor Relations Council. If you are a member and can't attend, please contact us about having a senior member of your team attend in your place. If you're not a member but are interested in attending, please let us know. All attendees must work for a manufacturing company or industrial distributor.
What makes MAPI council meetings different?
Roundtable discussions: Rich dialogue on the issues you care about, moderated to keep discussions focused on the "so what."
Peer to peer sharing: There are no talking heads. Almost all of the content is delivered by your peers at global manufacturers, sharing experiences candidly.
No death by PowerPoint: While our presenters deliver outstanding content, we schedule ample time for interaction and Q&A, so that you can dig deep on the topics that matter.
No pitches: Our council meeting meetings aren't sponsored, and there are no sales pitches. None.
Balance of strategy and utility: Our council meetings deliver great content around strategy and peer-tested frameworks for putting those strategies into action.
Questions & Contact
Tijuania A. Stevens
Senior Program and Forums Coordinator
Human Resources, Investor Relations, Internal Audit Councils I & II
and Benefits, Compensation, Talent and Data Analytics Forums
MAPI—Thought Leader & Solution Provider for Manufacturers
Phone: 703.647.5108 | Efax: 855.677.5548 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Le Bar Chicago / 20 E Chestnut Street / Chicago, IL 60611 / Phone: 312.324.4000
7:45 pm to 9:45 pm
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House / 1024 N. Rush Street / Chicago, IL 60611 / Phone: 312.640.0999
8:00 am to 9:00 am / Marseille
This session will begin with a securities attorney from McDermott Will & Emery giving an overview of the latest corporate governance and regulatory issues and SEC rules on financial disclosures. Two Council members will follow by sharing how their companies are using non-GAAP financial measures in light of recent SEC rules on the use of such measures.
A panel of analysts from both the sell-side and buy-side will share their perspectives on what they like and dislike in the activities of investor relations functions.
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm / Marseille
During this open discussion segment, members can raise the front-burner issues they are confronting (other than those being discussed in the other program segments).
An increasing proportion of shareholding is owned by passive funds that do not engage fund managers to make active company-specific investment decisions. This development has implications for the IR function, on which a guest speaker and a Council member will lead a group discussion.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm / Bordeaux & Foyer
il Porcellino Restaurant / 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
59 W. Hubbard Street #1 / Chicago, IL 60654 / Phone: 312.595.0800
7:00 am to 8:00 am / Marseille
IROs continually provide their senior management and board of directors with information about stock activity and feedback they receive from investors. Two Council members will relate what specific types of information they each provide to their board and senior management.
Certain investors take a short position in a company’s stock expecting a share price decline. To facilitate that decline, they may wage an attack to diminish the value of the company. A Council member whose company has been the subject of a short attack will describe the preparations made for and defenses to the attack.
In some companies, board members who are not the CEO have begun to meet with investors. A Council member whose directors are conducting such investor meetings will relate what has occurred.
As many sell-side firms have reduced the size of their research departments, many companies are experiencing a loss or reduction in analyst coverage. A Council member will lead a discussion on how this changing landscape of sell-side analyst coverage is impacting IR.