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IR ‘On the Road’ Conference held at the Conrad, Miami, 22nd - 25th January 2020
On behalf of the whole IR team, I would like to say a big thank you to all those who attended this fantastic event. We really enjoyed your company, spending quality time together in the fabulous city of Miami. For us northern Europeans, a few days in the sun was the thing we were most looking forward to. Although, we were less than impressed when it started raining before the gala dinner in Komodo. Thankfully the rain stopped before we ate!
This IR ‘On the Road’ Americas event was sold-out, attended by 170 members coming from 60+ jurisdictions around the world (including members from 26 US states).
The conference incorporated an extensive professional programme, looking at the relationship between Miami, other regions of the US, LATAM and globally.
We held regional US and LATAM meetings as well the inaugural ‘Think Tank’ session, where members shared their views on future group strategy. Local networking lunches and a ‘Speed Networking’ session where first time attendees
met more experienced members, was a particular highlight of the conference. As usual we hosted numerous practice area break-out sessions and high-profile speakers.
Socially, we started on Tuesday evening with a cocktail party with headline sponsor, Diaz Reus finishing with an excursion to the Everglades on Saturday. In between was a variety of events including the opening drinks reception and member hosted functions. The gala networking dinner was held at one of the hottest places in city, Komodo where we enjoyed Pan Asian fused with South Florida cuisine.
I know for many of you, the highlight of the whole event was the closing drinks party at Soho Beach House in the sunshine listening to the Cuban trio band. What a way to spend a few days together!
Within this pack, you will find details of all presentations, along with links to photos and video galleries. If you would like a high-resolution copy of any image, please let us know and we will happily send it on to you.
This was our first event of 2020, but we hope to see you again soon in Bangkok (April), Zurich (July) and London (Sept). If you want to book tickets for any of these events – just let us know.
Thanks for the memories!
Ross Nicholls, Business Development Director
17:30 – 19:30, DIAZ REUS OFFICE, MIAMI TOWER
DIAZ REUS PRE EVENT COCKTAIL PARTY
Headline sponsor Diaz Reus welcomes you to Miami! You are invited to join Gary Davidson at his office for drinks prior to the formal start of the conference.
AM, OFFSITE - VERITEXT LEGAL SOLUTIONS
LATAM REGIONAL MEETING
LATAM Regional Meeting (Open to all attendees that have interest in the Latin region) will take place in the morning. Organised by committee member Gary Davidson of Diaz Reus the session will be hosted at Veritext Legal Solutions office on Biscayne Blvd.
This session will give participants the opportunity to have open discussions on business in the LatAm region, covering a wide arrange of topics, including collaboration opportunities, political environments, market trends, and the group’s strategy and plans for 2020.
10:00 – 12:00, CONRAD MIAMI
Opportunity to meet members of the IR team for private meetings to discuss your membership. Your name badge will be available to collect throughout this time.
12:00 – 14:00, EXTERNAL LOCATIONS
Between 12:00 - 14:00 a number of intimate lunches will take place. Please refer to the survey for more information.
14:30 – 16:30
SPEED NETWORKING - SINTRA, CONRAD MIAMI
Prior to the opening drinks reception, we will be inviting first time / less experienced attendees to come and meet our long-standing members during a speed networking session. This accelerated networking will facilitate introductions, conversations and we hope to provide insight into potential new opportunities.
This type of event enables attendees to meet a lot of people in a short amount of time and provides an opportunity to quickly identify which other members they would like to continue conversations with during the remainder of the event.
19:00 – 22:00, WATER COURT (LEVEL 2), CONRAD MIAMI
OPENING DRINKS RECEPTION
The evening drinks reception hosted at the Conrad Miami is sponsored by Daniels Law Group based in Florida and GrahamThompson from the Turks and Caicos Islands. The reception will include drinks and canapés and offer attendees time to meet in a relaxed social setting prior to the main conference day.
09:30, FOYER OF CONRAD BALLROOM, CONRAD MIAMI
ARRIVAL / OPEN NETWORKING
10:00 – 16:30, CONRAD BALLROOM, CONRAD MIAMI
|10:00 - 10:10||Opening Remarks
With Ross Nicholls, Business Development Director
|10:10 - 10:30||Doing Business in Miami
With Michael A. Finney of Miami-Dade Beacon Council
|10:30 - 11:30||Are Your Leaders Causing Talent to Leave?
With Tamera Loerzel of Convergence Coaching
|11:30 - 12:00||Mid-morning break
|Foyer of Conrad Ballroom|
|12:00 - 13:00||Networking Table
Following Tamera Loerzel’s presentation on employee
engagement and retaining your top talent. Attendees will be
invited to continue the discussion within small groups to share
their experiences including both successes and failures.
|13:00 - 14:30||General Networking Lunch
|14:30 - 15:30||Dancing Among the Giants: The Art of Agility in a
Disrupted Professional Services Market
With Norman K. Clark of Walker Clark
|15:30 - 16:00||Afternoon break
|Foyer of Conrad Ballroom|
|16:00 - 16:30||IR Global Updates
With Tom Wheeler and Ross Nicholls, IR Global
18:45 – 22:00, KOMODO RESTAURANT
LUXURY NETWORKING DINNER
Sponsored by CGM Advogados of Brazil and ARHMF - Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP based in Florida, the evening dinner will be hosted at Komodo. A three-story indoor/outdoor eatery and lounge that combines contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine with a South Florida vibe. The evening will include a welcome drink on arrival followed by a 3-course meal.
Guests will depart from the Conrad at 18:45 with the IR team for a 10-minute walk straight down Brickell Ave to the restaurant. The evening will end at approx. 22:00.
08:30, FOYER OF CONRAD BALLROOM, CONRAD MIAMI
ARRIVAL / OPEN NETWORKING
09:00 – 11:00, VARIOUS ROOMS, CONRAD MIAMI
PRACTICE AREA BREAKOUT SESSIONS
|09:00 - 11:00||
|Accountancy (Including Corporate Services)||Porto|
|Commercial & Tax Law||Lisbon B|
|Disputes Insolvency & IP||Lisbon A|
|M&A & Real Estate||Estoril|
|11:00 - 11:30||Mid-morning break
|Foyer of Conrad Ballroom|
11:30 – 13:00, 1.9 VARIOUS ROOMS, CONRAD MIAMI
REGIONAL INTEREST MEETINGS
|11:30 - 13:00||Regional Meetings|
|East US||Lisbon B|
13:00 – 14:00, CONRAD BALLROOM, CONRAD MIAMI
13:00 – 14:00, LISBON A, CONRAD MIAMI
LAW FIRM AUTOMATION WORKING LUNCH
Practice Management lunch hosted by Exhibitor Sponsor, Clio.
15:00 - 19:00, SOHO BEACH HOUSE
CLOSING DRINKS RECEPTION
After lunch, attendees and spouses are invited to join us at a rooftop bar to enjoy the views of Miami with drinks and canapes. Coaches will depart from the Conrad at 15:00 to Soho Beach House. Soho Beach House is a club and hotel in a restored art deco building. Return coaches will depart 18:30 and expect to be back at the hotel at 19:00.
10:00 – 16:00
EVERGLADES OPTIONAL EXCURSION *SOLD OUT*
Everglades Adventure: ‘A Journey into Native America, Nature, and Modernity’
Join us on this optional excursion for a unique experience into the Everglades. During this Airboat Adventure, it is common to find exotic wildlife in the sawgrass marsh, this may include American Alligators, multiple species of wading birds, multiple species of raptors, and plenty of fish and turtles. Picnic lunch included.
The group will depart at 10:00 from the Conrad and return back to the hotel at approx. 16:00.
This excursion is an additional cost and does require prior registration. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list.