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Events

Where:
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, SYDNEY (AU).
Date:
7 Jun 2018
Time:
12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Map:
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Event description:

IR Pulse Trans

KEEP YOUR FINGER ON THE IR PULSE . . .

AIRA’s leading mid-year event is designed to provide investor relations professionals in Australasia with a platform to benchmark, network with and share ideas on topics that focus on the practice of investor relations and HOT topics and challenges that are at the forefront of the industry.

Event Program

Time Topic Speaker
12:00 noon - 12:45pm Informal Networking Lunch  
12:45 - 12:50pm Welcome and Opening Comments IAN MATHESON
Chief Executive Officer
AIRA
12:50 - 1:20pm

Keynote Presentation
ASIC Update

Hear the latest from the regulatory watchdog on their interactions with and expectations of listed entities.  During this session, John will provide an update on; financial reporting, consensus and infringement notices, monitoring of proxy advisors across the 2017 AGM season, and other challenges that are high on ASIC’s radar.

JOHN PRICE
Commissioner
ASIC
1:20 - 2.30pm

Panel Discussion
MiFID II Six Months on: Understanding the Impacts and Consequences for Australasian Listed Entities

With the EUs implementation of MiFID II regulation now six months in this session will provide an update on a post MiFID II environment and what impact this long-anticipated regulatory change has had on Australasian investor relations activities including; post-results NDRs, attendance at offshore broker conferences, sell-side research and consensus estimates. IROs will share their experiences, lessons they have learned and what they are doing, or plan to do, differently to more effectively manage their IR programs in a new MiFID world.

JOLANTA MASOJADA
Consultant 
Fairfax Media Limited

CHARLES NELSON
Head of European Operations 
Meetyl

ADNAN KUCUKALIC
MST Marquee

CHRIS VAGG
Head of Investor Relations & Group Treasurer
Aurizon Holdings Limited

Moderator: FRAN VAN REYK
Head of Investor Relations
Qantas Airways Limited

2:30 - 3:15pm

Panel Discussion
Developing your Career as an IR Professional

Investor relations professionals assume a high level of responsibility and can have significant impact within their organisations. In today’s competitive environment it has never been more important than to manage your own destiny when it comes to your career. This session will provide some practical tips on:

  • what CEOs / CFOs are looking for when recruiting high profile IR roles,
  • how to position yourself when looking to transition into a new sector or a larger / smaller company by market cap,
  • the importance of building your personal IR Brand, and
  • actions you can take within your company, and externally, to build your brand and where these opportunities may lead you.

KERRI BURGESS
Consultant
Spencer Stuart

JUSTIN McCARTHY
Head of Investor Relations
Lendlease Group Limited

SEAN O'SULLIVAN
Vice President, Investor Relations
Brambles Limited

MARK LEY
EGM Business Improvement Program | Suncorp Limited

3:15 - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea  
3:30 - 4:00pm

Interview
Tapping into Asian Money Pools

With Asia being home to four of the five largest global economies, it is a critical market for Australasian companies when targeting investors. The session will explore what Asian investors are looking for and what Australasian companies need to do to attract these investors onto their registers.

STEVEN MARCHIO
Head of Australian Sales into Asia | Deutsche Bank AG

NEIL WALDRON
Investor Relations Specialist, Global Corporate Solutions
Nasdaq

Moderator: JILL CAMPBELL
Group General Manager Investor Relations
ANZ Banking Group Limited

4:00 - 5.00pm

Panel Discussion
Shareholder Engagement / Shareholder Activism

Activism from different environmental groups continues to rise across Australasian listed entities, with a visible trend emerging whereby these groups are utilising s249 of the Corporations Act (2001) to give companies notice of resolutions to be moved at company meetings. Hear from industry experts on:

  • proposed changes to the governance framework to see the introduction of a non-binding shareholder resolution framework,
  • what is driving the increase in activism and shareholder resolutions,
  • the key issues from an activist’s perspective and what companies should be focussing on, and
  • the BHP experience in engaging with activist shareholders.

GREG DOOLEY
Managing Director
Computershare Investor Services

DAN GOCHER
Director of Climate & Environment
Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility

BEN MAGARIK
Regional Director Australia &
New Zealand
ICS (ISS Corporate Solutions)

GEOF STAPLEDON 
Vice President Governance
BHP Billiton Limited

Moderator: ROSS BROWN
Executive General Manager, Investor Relations
National Australia Bank Limited

5.00 - 6.00pm Post Event Networking Drinks  

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Registration options:

Ticket Name Ticket Price (ex GST) Qty Add to cart
Member Rate | Registration $585.00
Non-Member Rate | Registration $700.00