Investor relations event dates set
Dubai, November 10, 2011
The 3rd Middle East Investor Relations Society Conference and Awards Ceremony set to take place on November 21 at the Yas Island Hotel in Abu Dhabi will be supported by ME-IR Society member and banner sponsor National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
The Middle East Investor Relations Society, a non-profit organisation, aimed at supporting the development, implementation and sharing of best practice investor relations standards (IR) across the region, will host a morning conference consisting of panels filled with regional market experts, a statement from the organiser said.
The afternoon ceremony, presented by Brandy Scott of Dubai Eye, will recognise Middle East companies practicing the highest standards of IR. Corporate winners from each country will be based on results of an independent global IR survey led by Thomson Reuters Extel and voted for by approximately 350 investors globally.
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum, said: “One of the main pillars of capital markets success is transparency and communication with investors. The ME-IR plays a pivotal role in educating private and publicly listed companies on the importance of sound investor relations practices and strengthening the bond between issuers, investors and intermediaries for the benefit of all market participants.”
Paul Reynolds, chairman of the ME-IR Society, said: “We are honoured by the participation in this year's event by Sheikh Maktoum, whose generous support underscores the importance of continuing progress towards international best practice in investor relations in the Middle East. This year, the ME-IR Society awards ceremony will once again recognise the efforts of those regional companies and IR professionals who have played a critical role in this development.”
The ME-IR Society operates as a platform to provide support to listed and unlisted firms, family offices, investors, analysts, advisors, participants of the buy and sell side communities, regional governments and exchanges, the statement said.
Around 140 corporates are expected to attend from the society’s different chapters including Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and Jordan. The conference and awards are free to the public, it said. – TradeArabia News Service