November 23rd, 2018 The fundamentals for listed companies

November 30th,  2018 Capital markets in action

January 18th,  2019 Return on IR, afternoon

Do you want to know best practice strategies, tactics and operational tools in investor relations? Find out about the do's and don'ts when working for a listed company? Enhance your network? Want to gain insights and best practices from experienced IR professionals in a time & cost efficient way? Apply now

NEVIR IR Masterclass


The NEVIR 2,5 day course "IR Masterclass” is designed to meet those needs. More than 120 holding professionals attended over the last 9 years the 2,5 day course, for IR professionals by IR professionals. Holding professionals of Shell, AKZO, AMG, Heineken, Nutreco, Grontmij, Ahold, DSM, ING and others attended. For feed back we are happy to provide you with a contact person. The course is provided only twice a year.


Over the course of the 2,5 days we tackle the main issues of the investor relation function in listed companies. Day one we explore and analyse the ground rules of corporate legal affairs, the mechanics of the capital markets and the role of IR within the company. The second day we visit a trading floor, meet with different capital market players and focus on the external reporting and marketing role of Investor Relations.


During the afternoon “Return on IR” participants can share their experiences, ask questions and exchange (new) best practices.


Lecturers are experienced IR & CC Directors and capital market experts who will share their insights on best practices and how to “Master the art of IR”.


After this course you will have in-depth insight into effective investor relations and a clear understanding of the nature of being a listed company, as seen from the capital markets' perspective.



Day 1 23 November 2018

Day 2 30 November 2018

Day 3 18 January

The fundamentals for listed companies


Euronext | Beursplein 5 | Amsterdam

Please bring your identification with you


09.00 - 09.15

Welcome & introduction


09.15 - 11.25

Capital markets: the players & the rules

Annegien Blokpoel,

Director PerspeXo


11.30 - 12.30

Regulatory aspects of listed companies and their shareholders Paul-Willem van Gerwen,

Head Securities Markets AFM


12.30 - 13.15

Lunch (13.10 guided tour)


13.30 - 15.00

IR in a changing world & changing company

Georges Menane,
VP IR Royal Dutch Shell


15.00 - 15.15



15.15 - 16.30

IR in good & bad times

Viviane Dictus,

Director IR&CC Agfa


16.45 - 17.00

Wrap up & evaluation

Capital markets in action



ABN AMRO HQ, Amsterdam


09.00 - 09.05



09.00 - 09.30

Capital markets

Annegien Blokpoel


09.30 - 11.15

Capital markets in action (ING)

- How does a broker work?

- Perspective of analyst & sales


11.15 - 12.30

Visit to trading floor


12.30 - 13.15



13.30 - 15.00

IR & shareholders: IPO and ongoing

Robin Jansen, Director Investor Relations Signify (formerly Philips Lightning))


15.00 - 16.30

Corporate Communications around corporate events

Robin Boon, Head of Group Corporate Communications AEGON


16.45 - 17.00

Wrap up & evaluation

Return on IR, afternoon



12.00 - 12.30

Welcome & lunch


12.30 - 13.45

IR, in growing mode

Ronald Merckx,

CFO Royal Wessanen


14.30 - 17.00

Sharing best practices participants



Make sure you register on time



Annegien Blokpoel

Director PerspeXo

Paul-Willem van Gerwen

Head Securities Markets AFM

Robin Boon

Corporate Communications Aegon

Ronald Merckx

CFO Royal Wessanen

Viviane Dictus

Director IR&CC Agfa

Robin Jansen

Director Investor Relations Signify

Who should attend?

Starting IR professionals, holding professionals in Communications, Legal Affairs, Treasury, External Reporting and others that are (in)directly involved in investor relations.


Costs:  € 1.595,-


Open to: NEVIR and BELIR Listed members


The course is set up for starting IR professionals and all other holding professionals who deal, directly or indirectly, with Investor Relations.


On request of a number of our members the course will be held in English and is open to all holding professionals of listed companies.


If you and/or a holding colleague are interested to participate please contact For more information on the content of the program please contact Annegien Blokpoel


As the availability of places is limited, swift enrollment is advised.