MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. — PR Newswire and RetailInvestorConferences.com co-founder BetterInvesting will celebrate their 30th virtual retail investor conference at the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) 2013 Annual Conference to be held June 9 -12 in Hollywood, Fla.
Recognizing the need for consistent and engaging communications between publicly traded companies and retail investors, the world’s leading media organizations partnered with the world’s leading association of individual investors to create RetailInvestorConferences.com. Each virtual investor conference includes sessions on investment education topics as well as live corporate investor relations presentations.
“Virtual events are an excellent opportunity for publicly traded companies to speak directly with individual investors without having to travel,” says Muriel Lange, Investor Relations Manager, American Water. “Participating in RetailInvestorConferences.com helps American Water cost effectively reach individual investors and supplements our investor relations roadshow programs.”
BetterInvesting’s CEO Kamie Zaracki reinforces the value that the conferences deliver to their member base. “Individual investors find these events an ideal way to learn about new companies and research investment candidates. Main Street investors enjoy the rare opportunity to ask questions directly of the company’s executives and IR personnel and appreciate the presenting company’s obvious dedication to transparency,” Zaracki says.
Special Sector Events
2013 proved to be an evolutionary year for RetailInvestorConferences.com, with the addition of special sector-themed events as well as the inclusion of strategic partners such as MARCUM and CCG Investor Relations. Upcoming sector conferences include “The Shale Revolution” event on July 11 and “Metals & Mining” event on Oct. 3.
“RetailInvestorConferences.com events provide public companies with a highly efficient platform to reach hundreds of individual investors and dozens of smaller fund managers from the convenience of their office,” said Crocker Coulson, president of CCG Investor Relations. “CCG is pleased to work with PR Newswire and BetterInvesting to organize a series of themed virtual conferences on sectors including energy, life sciences, mining, REITs, China and clean tech. We look forward to meeting with IROs to discuss how we can help them reach a new audience of potential shareholders.”
Additionally, the RetailInvestorConference.com platform now fuels Deutsche Banks’ quarterly American Depositary Receipts virtual conferences.
Thousands of investors, Zero travel
Like a physical investor conference, RetailInvestorConferences.com‘s virtual events encompass all the areas that one may find at a physical event, including:
- Auditorium – View live and scheduled presentations and Q&A segments with speakers and participants
- Exhibit Hall – Chat with senior executives and management, watch prerecorded materials, and download annual reports, investor kits, surveys and other information about new products and services
- Lounge – Network with others to build new relationships with like-minded investors
To date, there have been more than 250 presentations at RetailInvestorConferences.com from companies ranging from mega-cap NYSE-listed companies canvassing the retail investor base to complement their institutional presence to international companies looking to engage with U.S.-based investors and OTC Markets companies looking for a self-directed, loyal ownership base.
These monthly conferences are now an integral element within PR Newswire’s Capital Markets Visibility 365 program, a strategic and calendared marketing plan comprising 12 integrated shareholder communication elements that simultaneously and directly engage Main Street, Wall Street, and the financial media.
BetterInvesting is a national nonprofit organization that has been empowering individual investors since 1951. Founded in Detroit, the association (formerly known as National Association of Investors Corporation) was borne out of the conviction that anyone can become a successful long-term investor by following commonsense investing practices. BetterInvesting has helped more than 5 million people become better, more informed investors by providing webinars, in-person events, easy-to-use online tools for analyzing stocks and mutual funds, a monthly magazine and a community of volunteers and like-minded investors. For more information about BetterInvesting, visit its website at www.betterinvesting.org or call toll free (877) 275-6242.
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