The National annual conference held in June includes general sessions and hands-on break-out sessions on basic and advanced topics for its 1,500+ attendees. In the IR services showcase, more than 90 companies exhibit their state-of-the-art products from faxing and wire services to real-time databases and targeted mailing lists.
Approximately 21 programs are offered each year, ranging from one-day seminars on specialized topics to week-long programs on investor relations.
NIRI also publishes a series of publications that are sent to members. NIRI’s two flagship publications are IR Update, a monthly newsletter packed with leading-edge articles, and Investors Relations Quarterly (IRQ), a quarterly magazine of prescient articles and research. In addition, all members receive the Standards of Practice Handbook for Investor Relations, NIRI’s membership directory, and regular surveys on annual reports, technology, compensation and IR trends.
The NIRI Bookstore offers a wealth of text and trade books, reprints of articles, audio tapes, survey reports and other valuable information to assist IR professionals in expanding their horizons.
Through the Mentors Network, experienced members volunteer to give one-on-one advice on more than 200 investor relations activities to new members.
The Resource Guide consists of consultants and vendors who provide leading-edge support to investor relations departments in public companies.
The NIRI Job Bank is available online to NIRI members and subscribers only. With positions across the United States, the information is mailed each month with the IR Update newsletter.
The meetings are informative and always have excellent speakers.