WSJ and Bloomberg Panel, NIRI*DFW Program

  January Program
Today’s Media: Enemy, Foe or Enigma?
They have changed, are you changing with them?
How do today’s media balance the imperatives of accuracy, fairness and speed?   And how can you work with them more effectively while protecting yourself and your company from disclosure issues?

Stephen Power, Brunswick Group director and former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Dallas Morning News will tackle these and other questions with a panel of top-tier journalists and shed new light on today’s media landscape.

Our panel will include two top business reporters in Dallas.

•    Susan Warren, Bloomberg, Dallas Bureau Chief
•    Leslie Eaton, The Wall Street Journal, Dallas Bureau Chief

If you and your management team are debating the best way to work with media or puzzling over the value of media relations, this panel discussion is for you.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Program
Where: Park Cities Hilton
5954 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX
Cost: Free for NIRI*DFW Members
$40 for Non-MembersSelf-parking $5 / Valet $14Register Here

February Program 

A 360 Degree View of IR
Professional Development Day Learn about developments that will impact your company straight from the Federal Reserve, Wall Street analysts and more.  Our keynote speakers, David Woodcock, Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Jeff Morgan, NIRI National CEO & President, will share news and insights that every IR and corporate finance professional should hear.
View from the SEC – SEC enforcement has ramped up in recent years. David Woodcock, SEC Regional Director, will give his view on the SEC’s current and ongoing enforcement efforts.

View from Wall Street – A panel of local investment professionals will help us understand how they view IROs and the C-Suite from their side of the market. What are they looking for from corporate issuers?  What is their viewpoint on the retail and institutional investor markets, including key metrics they use in evaluating potential and existing portfolio investments?  What can you do to be noticed?

View from the Fed – Anil Kumar, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Senior Research Economist and Advisor, spends countless hours evaluating the impact of economic changes on the financial health of the Southwest, and will share his view of the region’s industry and the economy with attendees.

Lunch – Jeff Morgan, President and CEO, will provide his view of how Washington will affect IR, the state and future of investor relations in 2013 and beyond.  Topics will include financial reporting, disclosure, governance and communications.  Jeff will also provide an update on current initiatives at NIRI that are important to members.
View of Corporate Ethical Standards – Our panel of experts will provide its view of ethics in corporate America by examining recent corporate responsibility developments as they relate to the regulatory environment, disclosure and fair trade practices domestically and abroad.

View of Social Media –  Michelle Golden, a social media master and author, will discuss how IR professionals should view social media, and she will suggest several strategies as a means of establishing credibility and accelerating key relationships.

CPE: 7 CPE Credits available for attendees
When: Friday, February 8, 2013
8:30 a.m.  Registration & Networking
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Program
Where: Park Cities Hilton
5954 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX
Cost: Members:
$85 Early Bird Registration
$110 after January 25, 2013

$85 Early Bird Registration
$135 after January 25, 2013

*$20 charge for Walk Ins

Lunch Only – 1 CPE
$35 Members
$40 Non-Members

*$10 charge for lunch Walk Ins Self-parking $5/Valet $14 Register Here

March Program 

Join us for a conversation with John J. Stephens, AT&T Sr. Executive VP and CFO.
When: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Where: Downtown Dallas
Cost: Free for NIRI*DFW Members
TBA for Non-Members

April 5, 2013 – TBA
May 16, 2013 – 6pm:  Networking Happy Hour, St. Anne’s Court, Dallas, TX
June 9-12, 2013 – NIRI Annual Conference, Hollywood, FL
June, 2013 – Joint Communicators Luncheon