IR Society Coffee Morning

Macmillan Cancer Support’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. So we’re supporting them by taking part in the world’s biggest coffee morning on Thursday 26 September 2019.

We invite you to join us on your way to work for a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help us raise money for Macmillan. If you’re feeling really creative then do feel free to bring along a cake of your own – you can even find some helpful recipes here!


RSVP: Please RSVP to to let us know if you can make it.


  • 8.00am to 10.00am Thursday 26 September, 2019


  • The IR Society, 30 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5AL

Forward-Thinking Careers: From IRO to NED?

It goes without saying that career progression is an important topic in Investor Relations and the question as to whether IR is a career for life, or a stepping stone to something else, has been much debated. One area that is rarely covered, but is of growing interest to IROs, is the path to becoming a NED. We are delighted to welcome Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, herself a former Head of IR for Volkswagen and UBS and now a Founding Partner of Fidelio, a Board Development and Executive Search firm which specialises in building boards and leadership teams. Gillian also has first-hand NED experience. She will provide valuable insights and advice for IROs who are potentially interested in pursuing this path.


  • 4.30pm to 7.00pm Tuesday 1 October, 2019


  • Goldman Sachs, Plumtree Court, 25 Shoe Lane, EC4A 4AU

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  • STD+, Members FOC (£0)
  • Non-members £50+VAT (£60)

IR Masterclass

Moderated by Richard Davies, Managing Director of RD:IR, the event will open with a look at the macro economic environment and how the UK plc and IROs can navigate the changing market dynamics. The morning will also include a series of panel discussions around issues currently facing IR practitioners. Speakers to be announced. 

Agenda to include: 

Breakfast and registration

  • Welcome and opening remarks
    • Richard Davies, Managing Director, RD:IR
  • Market view - the year ahead
    • Opening presentation on the macro economic environment and how the UK plc and IROs can navigate changes
  • IR - Looking forward to the new decade
    • Panel of in-house IRO speakers discussion trends and challenges on a practical level for the year ahead
  • ​Coffee break
  • Dealing with passive investors
    • Panel of market constituents discussing market trends and practical advice for practitioners
  • An Interview with....
    • Interview style discussion with industry veteran around governance
  • Closing remarks
    • Richard Davies, Managing Director, RD:IR

Lunch and networking


  • 8.30am to 1.00pm Tuesday 8 October, 2019


  • 65 Gresham St, London EC2V 7NQ

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  • Free to members (must be active member at date of event)
  • £200 +VAT for non-members

IR Breakfast: Activism

More details to follow


  • 8.30am to 10.00am Thursday 24 October, 2019


  • Moor House, 120 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5ET

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  • Non-Members
    £50 +VAT
  • Free to members

Best Practice Awards Dinner

The annual dinner is a real highlight of the IR calendar providing a fantastic opportunity to mingle with peers, celebrate the end of another busy year and recognise all that is best in the world of investor communications.

The 2019 event will be held on Tuesday 19 November. Our host for the evening is Sindhu Vee. A finalist in various prestigious new comedy awards, and Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Sindhu has built an enviable reputation on the live circuit. She’s performed around the world, and has become a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe (on one occasion having to turn dozens away from her overcapacity show). Sindhu has starred in her own Radio 4 series, Sindhustan, where she took a comic look at her own life, family and experiences. She’s appeared on Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, QI and Live At The Apollo as well as acting roles in film and tv.

The evening begins with a champagne reception, followed by a sumptuous three-course meal, entertainment and the awards ceremony hosted by a celebrity compere and finally an opportunity to network or hit the dance floor!


  • 6.00pm to 12.00am Tuesday 19 November, 2019


  • The Pavilion at the Tower of London

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  • Individual tickets - £339 + VAT
  • Table for 10 guests - £2,999 + VAT

Remember to join us at our Macmillan Coffee Morning next week - Thursday 26th, 8am-10pm. Stop by if you're in the a……

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