Festival of IR

More than a virtual event. More than just an online conference. The Festival of IR is a five-day programme of seminars, panel discussions, roundtables and networking with practical content for IR professionals at every level of their career.

Alongside our usual plenary sessions and keynotes, the Festival of IR will also include a range of sessions provided by the IR Society and its member companies to ensure the event really does provide something to engage the whole IR community.
The Festival of IR will run from Monday 14 – Friday 18 June, with sessions every day, and with the main plenary sessions all taking place on the afternoon of Thursday 17 June from 12:30pm. Pre-recorded keynote interviews will also be available on the platform in advance of the plenary sessions.
The main theme of the 2021 event will be IR and the purpose-driven business. The Covid-impacted environment has accelerated the need for companies to have a clear vision of their purpose and sometimes to revisit and potentially adjust it. Purpose revolves around ensuring sustainable future performance as well as corporate raison d’etre. Whilst the past year has been a testing one for all, companies now must learn from that experience and invest to drive growth, whilst building business resilience for an uncertain future environment. This year’s event will take a look at the challenges and opportunities companies face including the growing impact of ESG in all its dimensions. The plenary sessions will address all of these themes, from the 'big-picture' trends, real world examples of purpose in action and investor perspectives, through to hands on advice for IR practitioners as their roles continue to evolve. 
With prices held at 2020 levels this additional content comes at no additional price. Early bird tickets will be on sale soon, please check back for further details. 
We are inviting sponsors to run sessions as part of the festival and these can be both practical as well as thought-leadership based.

Please see our conference microsite here.
There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available and if you are interested please contact robert.dann@irsociety.org.uk


  • 9.00am Monday 14 June to 5.00pm Friday 18 June, 2021

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