IR Society Annual Conference 2023

Our theme for 2023 was “The changing landscape of investment research”. Our highly anticipated event took place on 19th October 2023. The day was filled with engaging discussions, thought-provoking sessions, and invaluable networking opportunities. Our lineup of expert speakers will delved into the dynamic world of investment research, shedding light on the emerging trends and challenges that shape our industry.

In addition to the enlightening conference sessions, there was an interactive masterclass, held by Jayne Mammatt. The event was a success, filled with engaging discussions, valuable insights, and meaningful connections. A big thank you to all the attendees, speakers, moderators, and sponsors for making this event truly exceptional.

Location: JSE, 2 Gwen Ln, Sandown, Sandton, 2196.

Format: Hybrid

Cost: Members: Free

Non-Members: R2 000

Time (approx) Name & Conference slot
07:30 – 08:30 Welcome tea/coffee
08:30 – 08:45 Welcome address by Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa (Naspers South Africa CEO)
08:45 – 09:30 The rising role of media channels and other platforms for IRO’s – Panel discussion with industry experts moderated by Bronwyn Nielsen
09:30 – 10:15 Investor feedback: why it matters; why it’s difficult; how it’s changing – An international perspective with Claire Carson (RMB) and Charles Hamlyn (QuantiFire)
10:15 -10:45 Networking tea break
10:45 – 11:15 Interview with Gary Van Dyk, CFO of Purple Capital, hosted by Tangelo
11:15 – 12:00 How are IRO’s communicating – Panel discussion with a diverse group of IRO’s moderated by Bronwyn Nielsen
12:00 -12:45 How does research play a role in capital allocation –  a buy-side perspective – Presenter: Lonwabo Maqubela, Perpetua
12:45 – 13:00 Closing remarks – Debbie Millar, IRSSA Chair
13:00 – 14:00 Network lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Toolkits for IRO’s – ISSB Sustainable Reporting Standards – Presenter: Jayne Mammatt – Deloitte



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