To ensure the health and safety of our clients, attendees and sponsors, the ICR Conference will transition to a mixed reality virtual platform for 2021.
While not the normal in-person event we all are used to, we look forward to bringing you an interactive, high-end white glove experience that we hope you will find appealing, effective and efficient. The 2021 platform provides many unique opportunities including a broader list of companies and sectors represented, the ability to “visit” multiple presentations and access an on-demand library, 1×1 scheduling capabilities, and networking functions to connect with peers.
For those who are interested in attending the conference for the first time, the ICR Conference is a unique platform where public and private company management teams, institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media connect with one another with the goal of understanding consumer trends and public company prospects as the year begins. Historically the conference has been consumer focused but look forward to expanding to our Real Estate, Tech and Healthcare sectors in 2021.
In 2020 we saw a strong turnout across all attendee groups – over 2500+ total attendees and over 170 public and private companies there to tell their stories. The presence of Cannabis companies grew across both public and private days with over 30 companies in attendance. The packed schedule featured multiple dynamic panels and discussions on prevailing topics including SPACs – Beyond the Acronym: What Companies need to know in 2020, How Brick & Mortar is Evolving to Succeed in 2020 and Beyond, and a 2020 Proxy Season Preview & State of ESG. We also welcomed Oz Pearlman of Americas Got Talent to wow the crowd, and Guy Raz, host of NPR’s How I Built This podcast to speak. During our evening welcome and networking receptions, we were treated to delicious meals from The One Group’s STK and Kona Grill and enjoyed “Damn Good Taco’s” from Torchy’s.
Attendees have long valued the ICR Conference for its unique format and setting. The conference is an invite-only event open to institutional investors, private equity professionals, presenting companies, select media and equity research analysts. Investment bankers and institutional salespeople may attend from sponsoring banks only.
All attendees are approved and qualified. The ICR Conference 2021 will be held January 11-13, 2021.
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to execute strategic communications and advisory programs that achieve business goals, build awareness and credibility, and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly-differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 650 clients in approximately 20 industries. ICR’s healthcare practice operates under the Westwicke brand (www.westwicke.com). Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America, maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco, San Diego and Beijing. ICR also advises on capital markets transactions through ICR Capital, LLC. Learn more at www.icrinc.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.