TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investor Relations Institute
(CIRI) today announced that National and Chapter professional
development events will be available to investor relations
professionals across Canada through live and archived audio webcasts.
This provides investor relations professionals with access to capital
market and investor relations experts from across Canada at a time that
is convenient for them.
"Our decision to virtualize Chapter and National investor relations
education as a complement to in-person events reflects a growing need
within our industry for increased and flexible access to professional
development," said Yvette Lokker, President & CEO of CIRI. "In effect,
it means that our members can choose from close to 40 seminars offered
annually instead of being limited to 10 or fewer professional
development events. This also allows practitioners who live outside the
boundaries of our four provincial chapters to take advantage of
Effective March 1, 2013, professional development events for the British
Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec Chapters as well as National will
be available for in-person participation in the local regions as well
as live webcasts for individuals outside of the regions. Events that
are a half-day or more, such as workshops and multi-day conferences,
will not be available by webcast. To access CIRI's professional
development schedule click here.
Chapter rates for the webcasts will be honoured for all Chapter members
regardless of what Chapter they belong to, resulting in considerable
CNW Webcasting was selected during a competitive RFP process to deliver
CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives
responsible for communication between public corporations, investors
and the financial community. CIRI contributes to the transparency and
integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of
investor relations, the professional competency of its members and the
stature of the profession. With more than 650 members and four chapters
across the country, CIRI is the voice of IR in Canada. For further
information, please visit CIRI.org.
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SOURCE: Canadian Investor Relations Institute
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President & CEO
Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI)
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