Media Advisory - CIRI Ontario Luncheon Seminar - Andrew Willis' 180 Degree Perspective on Corporate Communications and Media

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) Ontario Chapter, will be providing a luncheon seminar on Tuesday January 28, 2014: Andrew Willis' 180 Degree Perspective on Corporate Communications and Media.

CIRI Ontario invites you to hear from a person who was one of Canada's most read business writers. Now the Senior Vice President, Communications and Media at Brookfield Asset Management, Andrew Willis will share his views of how the media portrays the economy, issues at hand and companies from the various perspectives he has been involved in, past and present. Mr. Willis will share comments on what he looked for that made a story and what he does now to improve relations with the media.

About Our Speaker:

Andrew is Senior Vice President, Communications and Media at Brookfield Asset Management. He joined Brookfield in 2010, after a two-decade career in business journalism in newspapers, television and radio. He launched the 'Streetwise' column at The Globe and Mail, and also worked for BNN TV, CBC, Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal and The Financial Post. He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of King's College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. Andrew is the co-author of the book 'The Bre-X Fraud,' with former Globe and Mail business editor Douglas Goold. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.

This event will be webcast live for those who can't attend in-person. It will also be archived on CIRI.org, along with webcasts from CIRI National and other provincial chapters that can be accessed at any time.

DATE: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
   
TIME: 11:45 a.m. - Noon - Registration
Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon Seminar
   
WHERE: The Albany Club
91 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario

Pricing: to attend the luncheon in-person: CIRI Ontario members' price for the luncheon is $65 plus applicable taxes. Non-members' price for the luncheon is $85 plus applicable taxes. To listen to the live webcast, CIRI Ontario members' price for the live webcast is $30 plus applicable taxes. Non-members' price for the live webcast is $50 plus applicable taxes.

Registration: go to the event calendar on CIRI.org to register, or click on one of the links below:

(Direct link to register to attend in person: http://www.ciri.org/Education/Events/Listings.aspx?eventID=acadda50-3a59-4225-8391-b1fd7bf63f22&returnUrl=%2fEducation%2fEvents%2fCalendar.aspx)

(Direct link to register for the live webcast: http://www.ciri.org/Education/Webcasts.aspx?webcastID=e418a262-bc2f-421b-9eb2-97958affe645)

About CIRI Ontario

Ontario is the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI). The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. With four Chapters and 600 members across Canada, CIRI is the world's second largest society of investor relations professionals.

SOURCE CIRI Ontario

For further information:

For more information about this event please contact CIRI Ontario Board member:
Craig Armitage
SVP, TMX Equicom Group 416-815-0700
carmitage@equicomgroup.com