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16th -18th of November 2015

GLOBAL IR FORUM

National Investor Relation Institute and IR Magazine organize GLOBAL IR FORUM that will be held on 16th -18th of November 2015 in New York, USA

GLOBAL IR FORUM is one of the most significant and major events in the investor relations in the world.

Given the longstanding partnership of our Association with National Investor Relation Institute and IR Magazine, the organizers have kindly provided members of ABIRD with preferential registration and participation fee, namely $195. The invitation includes participation in the forum and the awards ceremony for Global Top 50 best IR programs.

Registration for the event can be made via the attached registration form as well as on the website of the event, and on www.niri.org/learn.

Take the opportunity to become part of the global IR world, to create useful contacts, to exchange experience with colleagues and followers.

Registration form


   

24-25 September 2015

The 2015 International Conference "IR NOWADAYS - IN THE EYE OF THE TIGER?"

In 2015 the Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors celebrates its 10th anniversary as an organization that, throughout the whole period of its existence, has been conducive to consolidate the interests and advance the qualification of its members, to improve the investment climate in Bulgaria and establish high performance standards of Bulgarian public companies towards investors in the country and abroad.

Ten years after its establishment, the Association unites approximately 100 investor relations directors of listed Bulgarian companies.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary as from the establishment of the Association, we organized an International Conference "IR NOWADAYS - IN THE EYE OF THE TIGER?" on 24-25 September 2015.

We expect all our national members and international partners who have supported us during the 10-year period of our existence to attend the Conference as delegates.
Corporate Board members and Investor Relations Directors of Bulgarian companies, financial analysts, investment firms, financial media and other capital market participants will have the opportunity to meet and learn from leading international capital markets, corporate governance and investor relations experts.

And in order to complete our celebration we will award the best Investor Relations directors. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony – 2015 Annual IR Awards. The Chart will be prepsred based on an independent research among financial analysts, institutional investors and other capital market participants.

Please find enclosed the brochure of the Conference. Information on the Conference is also available on the website of the event: more info here

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN SOFIA AT THE BIGGEST IR EVENT IN BULGARIA AND THE REGION!


   

23-rd of June 2015

Preliminary coordination of draft project of the Law for Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Public Offering of Securities

 

The Association of Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors published on its website the draft project of the Law for Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Public Offering of Securities for preliminary coordination together with the motives and the transposition table for introducing in Bulgarian legislation of Directive 2013/50 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013 amending Directive 2004/109 / EC of the European Parliament and the Council on the harmonization of transparency requirements in relation to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market, Directive 2003/71 / EC of the European Parliament and the Council on the prospectus to be published when securities are publicly offered or admitted to trading and Directive 2007/14 / EC of the Commission laying down detailed rules for implementing certain provisions of Directive 2004/109 / EC and compliance of the legislation with some regulations in the area of capital markets.

 

Comments and statements are expected by 06/30/2015.
The Law for Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Public Offering of Securities together with the motives and the transposition table are available only in Bulgarian.

Law for Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Public Offering of Securities
Motives
Transposition table


   

26th of May 2015

“Building a union of capital markets in Europe”

On 26.05.2015 in Sofia was held a discussion on topic: "Building a union of capital markets in Europe," with the participation of Mr. Stefan Sapundjiev, representative of Directorate General Financial stability, financial services and union of capital markets of the European Commission.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Ognian Zlatev, head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria, Aglika Tsvetanova, adviser on Economic governance and European semester, representatives of academia and business in Bulgaria.
At the meeting have been discussed issues, related to the main problems in building the union of capital markets in Europe, the terms for elaboration of an Action Plan, and the received statements comments on the Green Paper for building the capital markets have been commented as well.

   

16th of April 2015

FOR THE FIRST TIME BULGARIA HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE PRESTIGIOUS CHART OF IR MAGAZINE - IR MAGAZINE AWARDS – EUROPE 2015

For the First Time IR Magazine included Bulgaria on the prestigious chart of IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2015 in the category “Regional Awards – Central and Eastern Europe”.

This was made possible with the assistance and due to the persistence of the Association of the Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors. The Bulgarian organization provided convincing evidence to the organizers of the competition that Bulgaria should be included therein.

The Award Ceremony will take place on 30 June 2015 in London. This internationally renowned event looks at the very best the IR community has to offer across the whole of Europe, celebrating the successes of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in the IR community in 2015

The IR Magazine Awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence and leadership in investor relations. The IR Magazine Awards Europe comprise the largest gathering of leading investor relations practitioners from across Europe. This annual event brings together the industry’s elite performers for a night of unrivaled celebration. Attendees are given a fantastic opportunity to network among their peers and top industry advisers to make the connections needed to excel in investor relations.

The Association of the Bulgarian Investor Relations Directors will timely inform you about the nominated Bulgarian companies.

More information of the event and the separate categories of the competition is available at:

The Association of Bulgarian Investor Relation Directors - ABIRD is the only representative professional organization of the Investor Relation Directors in Bulgaria.

Our activity is directed towards uniting the efforts in making popular the position of the IR Director, representing the interests of the IR Directors before the institutions on the capital market, cooperation among all IR Directors in the listed companies in Bulgaria, advancing their qualifications, improving the information disclosure standards.


   

12th of December 2014

IR SUMMIT 2014 - “Adapting to a changing world”

Paris,France

The event is held in partnership with 12 European IR organizations including ABIRD.

More information about the event and program here.

   

24th -26th of October

Annual meeting of the members of ABIRD

On 24th -26th of October in Tryavna was held the regular Annual meeting of the members of ABIRD.

On the first day of the meeting the members of the Association met with experts from the relevant departments of the Financial Supervision Commission, with whom they discussed all important issues concerning fulfillment of the obligations of public companies and other issuers of securities, the cases, that have occurred in the last year, and prevention of corrupt practices by the issuers in carrying out their activities. The Financial Supervision Commission was represented by the following experts: Dessislava Laskova - head of "Investment mediators, management companies, collective investment schemes and securities markets" department, Ivailo Avramov - head of "Issuers of securities, public companies and special purpose entities" and Tsvetana Ilkova - chief expert in "Site supervision" department.

On the second day of the meeting participants were introduced to the innovations and trends in the European regulation, in particular the Recommendations of the European Commission concerning the content of the reports "Comply or explain", prepared by public companies in implementation of the National Corporate Governance Code, and to the Proposal for Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2007/36 / EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement and Directive 2013/34 / EU as regards certain elements of the corporate governance statement.

The IROs got acquainted with the existing global certification programs in the IR field.

The annual meeting ended with a team building program at the end of the second day.

   

23rd of September 2014

Moscow, Russia
VII International Competition IR-CASES

On 23rd of September 2014 began the acceptance of applications for VII International Competition organized by the Financial Communications and Investor Relations Alliance /ARFI/, with which ABIRD has signed a memorandum of cooperation.
The topic of the 2014 competition "Experience in building IR activity with the new categories of investors in new regions of the world, using the latest formats of financing."
On the website of ARFI in Section Competition (http://www.arfi.ru/rus/1576) you will find history of the competition and all cases that have been awarded.

You can send your materials for the competition on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than 5th of December.
More information on the competition you can find on

Contact for discussing the materials:
Stanislav Martyushev,
“ARFI”, CEO
Cell tel.: +7 (962) 998-56-97
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsmart

   

4th of July 2014

On 4th of July 2014, The Annual General Assembly of the Association of Bulgarian IR Directors was held in Sofia, Grand Hotel Sofia. The General Assembly approved the Annual Reports of the Managing Board on the society’s activities for the year 2013 and the Financial Statements as well as the Budget and the Development Program for 2015.


The members of the Organization took part also in a discussion Seminar on: Remunerations of the corporate boards of the public companies - regulation and applicable practices.
Speakers at the Seminar were KPMG Bulgaria experts.

   

28th of May 2014

The Management Board of Non-profit organization Association of Bulgarian Investor Relation Directors (ABIRD), Sofia pursuant to Art. 26 of the Law for Non-Profit Organizations convenes a regular session of the General Assembly of ABIRD on 04.07.2014 from 11 a.m. in Sofia, 1Gourko blvd., Grand Hotel Sofia, "Triaditsa 1" Hall with the following agenda:

  1. Adoption of the Annual Report of ABIRD and activity report of the Management Board of ABIRD for 2013. Draft decision: The General Assembly adopts the Annual Report of ABIRD and activity report of the Management Board of ABIRD for 2013.
  2. Adoption of 2015 Program of activities of ABIRD. Draft decision: The General Assembly adopts 2015 Program of activities of ABIRD.
  3. Adoption of a decision determining the amount of the membership fee for 2015. and the term of its submission.
  4. Adoption of 2015 Budget of ABIRD. Draft decision: The General Assembly adopts 2015 budget of ABIRD.

All members of the Association are invited to participate in the General Assembly meeting in person or by proxy. Pursuant to art. 40 of the Articles of Association, any member may represent no more than three other members at the General Assembly on the basis of a written authorization. Re-authorization is not allowed. In the absence of a quorum the General Assembly meeting will be held one hour later at the same place and with the same agenda, regardless the number of presented members. The registration of participants starts at 10.30 am.

It is provided that along with the General Assembly of the Association will be represented  a presentation on "Creating, implementing and reporting on Remuneration policies - international experience and implementation in Bulgaria." Presentation will be provided by experts of KPMG Bulgaria.

Program of the event on 04.07.2014:

10:30 am. – 11:00 am. - welcome coffee and registration for the General Assembly

11:00 am. - beginning of the General Assembly provided a quorum

12:00 am. - beginning of the General Assembly in the absence of a quorum

13:00 am. – 13:30 am. – lunch

13:30 am. – 14:30 am. – Presentation on "Creating, implementing and reporting on Remuneration policies - international experience and implementation in Bulgaria."In case you are interested in the presentation and / or intend to participate in the General Assembly you should fill an application form no later than 01.07.2014. The participation for members of ABIRD is free.

   

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