We are delighted to announce that Evan Davis has agreed to join us again as host for the IR Society’s annual conference on 20 June 2017 at King’s Place. Given the seismic changes going on in the geopolitical, economic, regulatory and capital markets landscapes, now is the time for Investor Relations to standout and take a leading role in corporates. We face a discernible change in the mood of politics, in our business environment and in changing regulations with their impact on market structure. We also face more technological change and of course, the advent of a post-Brexit world. David Lloyd-Seed, our Chair, once spoke of IR having evolved from a cottage industry into the higher profile profession it is today and we wish to explore a new world, perhaps a brave new world, in which the art and science of IR shine in the face of enormous challenges in investor communications. Join us for what we expect to be a most compelling conference that positions IR at the forefront of industry, if not a new world order!