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Upcoming events - September 2007

Investor Relations for SMEs
Chartered Secretaries Australia: 2008 Governance Professional of the Year Awards
Investor Series Resources days
CSA 24th National Conference

Investor Relations for SMEs one day course

Covering the essentials of investor relations
AIRA's Investor Relations for SMEs is a one-day intensive training course that covers "the essentials" in the practice of investor relations. Designed for CEOs, CFOs, company secretaries and other senior executives, this program delivers a practical understanding of investor relations principles and practices.

Supported by ASX and delivered in association with Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia), the course will provide: 

  • the tools and techniques to effectively establish an investor relations program 
  • an overview of the regulatory requirements that listed entities must comply with
    the essentials of effective communication
  • tips on dealing with some of the most topical issues in investor relations including, whether to give market guidance or not, hedge funds and how to deal with them.   

Download the brochure (PDF 510KB)
Download the registration form (PDF 156KB)

For more information visit www.aira.org.au or contact the AIRA Secretariat on (02) 9872 9100 or email administration@aira.org.au.

Course Workshop dates:

Brisbane: Wednesday, 3 October 2007, 8.15am to 6.00pm
Finsia, Level 13, Comalco Place, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane

Perth: Friday, 12 October 2007, 8.15am to 6.00pm
Finsia, Level 33, Exchange Plaza, 2 The Esplanade Perth

Chartered Secretaries Australia: 2008 Governance Professional of the Year Awards

In 2006, CSA inaugurated the Governance Professional of the Year Awards. Once again the time has come to celebrate our best governance professionals.

These awards recognise the increasing role that the governance practitioner is playing in overall organisational performance. In particular, they seek to acknowledge the excellence of individual performance and leadership that has resulted in higher standards of governance in the practitioner’s organisation or community.

Entries close 30 September 2007 and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney in February 2008. To nominate, request a copy of the 2008 Call for Entries booklet. Email awards@CSAust.com or call 1800 251 849.

Investor Series Resources days:

These half day commodity conferences held in the heart of the Sydney CBD are free to attend for the investment community and aim to bring the resources industry and the investment community together.

Upcoming Investor Series Days:

Iron Ore Day – 16 October 2007
Uranium day – 12 November 2007
Radisson Hotel, Pitt Street, Sydney

For more information and to register visit www.resourcefulevents.com

CSA 24th National Conference

CSA's National Conference is CSA's highest profile event and continues to explore key issues facing governance professionals in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. It provides leading-edge business information on a range of relevant and practical issues presented by high-calibre speakers. Enjoy both the delightful ambience of Melbourne's Park Hyatt and the conference dinner to be held at the historic MCG - home of many first-grade performances.

Date: Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 December 2007

Venue: Park Hyatt Melbourne

For more information, visit www.csaust.com/nationalconference