NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICR, a leading strategic communications firm, today announced that it will host the 16th Annual ICR XChange, the premier investment conference for the retail, apparel, restaurant and general consumer industries, on January 13-15, 2014 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. Unlike year’s past, public company presentations will take place on January 13th and 14th with private company day held on January 15th.
As an invitation-only event, the ICR XChange brings together the management teams of more than 150 private and public companies, as well as institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, private equity professionals, investment bankers from sponsoring banks and select media. Now in its 16th year, the event provides a unique platform for influential industry insiders and capital market participants to explore consumer trends and public company prospects for the year ahead.
“Last year, ICR and its sponsors hosted more than 2,200 attendees with presentations and topical panels that discussed the upcoming year at exactly the time it mattered most; mid-January. Given the recent market volatility, we expect this year’s event to be even more important in terms of evaluating prospects in 2014,” said Tom Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, ICR. “For the 16th ICR XChange, we expect an even more diverse crowd with a broadening base of public and private presenters. As a result, the XChange will continue to be an incredible networking event and possibly the most important consumer gathering of the year.”
The 16th Annual ICR XChange is pleased to announce that its initial sponsors will be: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barclays; BMO Capital Markets; Canaccord Genuity; Citi Markets & Banking; Cowen and Company; Credit Suisse; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Janney Montgomery Scott LLC; J.P. Morgan; KeyBanc Capital Markets; Macquarie; Nomura; Piper Jaffray & Co. Raymond James; Robert Baird & Co.; Stephens, Inc.; Stifel; Telsey Advisory Group (TAG); Wells Fargo Securities.
To request an invitation to the ICR XChange, please visit www.icrxchange.com.
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to clients in more than 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.
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About ICR XChange
The ICR XChange 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. The event is one of the largest investment conferences of the year, featuring presentations by more than 150 public and private companies, with attendance regularly exceeding 1,500.
For more information please visit www.icrxchange.com.