Conferences & Events

Raymond James hosts several conferences throughout the year, as part of our ongoing effort to provide the most direct and insightful investment information for the full spectrum of our clients. Raymond James clients are invited to contact their representative for information on how to register for any of the following conferences.

Upcoming Conferences & Events 
Recent Conferences & Events
40th Annual Institutional Investor Conference

March 3 - 6, 2019 - Orlando, Florida

The Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference - one of the largest, most broadly focused and enduring conferences of its kind – provided an annual forum for portfolio managers and generalists to learn about sound investment opportunities from a wide range of companies across the nine industries covered by Raymond James:

  • Consumer
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Mining & Natural Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Technology & Communications
  • Transportation 

The three-day schedule featured presentations by the senior management teams of approximately 300 companies, and provided conference attendees ample opportunity to gain deep investment insight into both these presenting companies and the industry sectors in which they operate.

Full list of participating companies.

10th Annual Chemicals Forum

February 5, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario

Methanol & Chlor-Alkali Cycyles In Focus:
Sideswiped by Crude & Global Macro Uncertainty ... Where Do We Go From Here?

Hosted by Steve Hansen, Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst, Raymond James Ltd.

Our 10th annual chemicals forum included 1-on-1 meetings and a lunch presentation with:

Argus Media - Dave McCaskill, Vice President, Methanol & Derivatives; George Eisenhauer, Vice President, Chlor-Alkali Services
Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund - Mark Davis, President & CEO
Methanex Corp. - Vanessa James, Sr. Vice President, Global Marketing & Logistics
Superior Plus Corp. - Beth Summers, Exec. Vice President & CFO; Ed Bechberger, President, Specialty Chemicals (Erco Worldwide)

9th Annual Raymond James Home Building & Wood Products Forum

January 16, 2019 - Toronto, Ontario

Housing and wood products equities have exhibited high volatility over the past year as sentiment turned bearish leaving stocks at cycle-low valuations.

How will the tightening cycle impact US home building? Will building product prices recover? How will regional log costs trend? What is the situation in Europe and Asia?

How much lumber capacity will be added in the US South?

These and other key questions were addressed at our event.

Participating companies included:

  • Acadian Timber
  • Canfor
  • Conifex
  • Catchmark Timber
  • Interfor
  • Norbord
  • Rayonier
  • Toll Brothers
  • West Fraser
  • Western Forest Products
Technology Investors Conference

December 3 - 5, 2018 - New York, New York

The forces impacting technology spending are changing. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, E-commerce, Social Media, Connected Everything and Cloud Computing themes transcend the entire IT landscape and are having major impacts on the ways that businesses execute their strategies and humans interact. To better assess how these trends will affect the broad IT ecosystem, Raymond James invited you to its 2018 Technology Investors Conference. This three-day forum was an excellent way to gain fresh perspective on factors that are likely to influence technology investing for 2019 and beyond. Investors had the opportunity to meet with senior executives of more than 100 leading public and private companies in several sectors, including Software, Internet, E-commerce, Semiconductors, Devices, Infrastructure and IT Supply Chain.

48 Hours in Edmonton Tour

October 17-18, 2018 - Edmonton, Alberta

Our 15th Annual 48 Hours in Edmonton Industrials Tour included site visits to: Blackline Safety Corp. (BLN), Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN), Finning International (FTT), North American Construction Group Ltd. (NOA), Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (RBA), Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. (RME), Russel Metals Inc. (RUS), Stantec Inc. (STN), Stuart Olson Inc. (SOX), Wajax Corporation (WJX) and WSP Global Inc. (WSP).

14th Annual North American Equities Conference

September 11, 2018 - London, England

The conference featured a select group of North American companies in key industries in our research universe, and provided an ideal forum for portfolio managers and analysts to gain insight into a company’s financial results, growth objectives, business strategy and competitive economic positioning. The format included formal presentations, breakout sessions and 1on1 meetings.

Below is the list of participating companies:

  • Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. (ALRM)
  • CienaCorporation (CIEN)
  • ArrowElectronics, Inc. (ARW)
  • Pluralsight,Inc. (PS)
  • Systems Group Inc. (DSGX)
  • WeyerhaeuserCompany (WY)
  • SkyWest,Inc. (SKYW)
  • TPIComposites, Inc. (TPIC)
  • CantelMedicalCorp. (CMD)
  • Wheaton PreciousMetals Corp. (WPM)
  • D.R.Horton, Inc. (DHI)
  • Service Corporation International (SCI)
  • Jack Henry & Associates,Inc. (JKHY)
  • AcadiaHealthcare Company, Inc. (ACHC)
39th Annual Institutional Investor Conference

March 4 - 7, 2018 - Orlando, Florida

The Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference - one of the largest, most broadly focused and enduring conferences of its kind – provided an annual forum for portfolio managers and generalists to learn about sound investment opportunities from a wide range of companies across the nine industries covered by Raymond James:

  • Consumer
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Mining & Natural Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Technology & Communications
  • Transportation

The three-day schedule featured presentations by the senior management teams of approximately 300 companies, and provided conference attendees ample opportunity to gain deep investment insight into both these presenting companies and the industry sectors in which they operate. 

Technology Investors Conference

December 4 - 6, 2017 - New York, New York

The forces impacting technology spending are changing. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, E-commerce, Social Media, Connected Everything and Cloud Computing themes transcend the entire IT landscape and are having major impacts on the ways that businesses execute their strategies and humans interact. To better assess how these trends will affect the broad IT ecosystem, Raymond James invited you to its 2017 Technology Investors Conference. This three-day forum was an excellent way to gain fresh perspective on factors that are likely to influence technology investing for 2018 and beyond. Investors had the opportunity to meet with senior executives of more than 100 leading public and private companies in several sectors, including Software, Internet, E-commerce, Semiconductors, Devices, Infrastructure and IT Supply Chain.

48 Hours in Edmonton Tour

October 18-19, 2017 - Edmonton, Alberta

Our 14th annual 48 Hours in Edmonton Industrials Tour included site visits to: Aecon Group (ARE), CanWel Building Materials (CWX), Bird Construction (BDT), Boyd Group (BYDun), Finning International (FTT), IBI Group (IBG); Stantec (STN), North American Energy Partners (NOA), Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA), Rocky Mountain Dealerships (RME) and ZCL Composites (ZCL)

13th Annual North American Equities Conference

September 12, 2017 - London, England

The conference featured a select group of North American companies in key industries in our research universe, and provided an ideal forum for portfolio managers and analysts to gain insight into a company's financial results, growth objectives, business strategy and competitive economic positioning. The format included formal presentations, breakout sessions and 1on1 meetings.

Below is the list of participating companies:

  • Alliance Data Systems (ADS)
  • ARRIS International plc (ARRS)
  • Concho Resources Inc. (CXO)
  • LKQ Corporation (LKQ)
  • Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR)
  • Republic Services, Inc. (RSG)
  • Service Corporation International (SCI)
  • Stantec Inc. (STN)
  • The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (CAKE)
  • The Toro Company (TTC)
  • TPI Composites, Inc. (TPIC)
  • Weyerhaeuser Company (WY)
Annual Calgary Stampede Dinner

July 11, 2017 - Calgary, Alberta

Raymond James held its 10th Annual Calgary Stampede dinner at 'Centini Restaurant & Lounge' this year.

8th Annual Methanol Forum

March 29, 2017 - Toronto, Ontario

Company executives and investment industry professionals attended this year's forum titled: "Oscillating Olefins And Climbing Crude: Assessing The Impact On Methanol's Future".

Participating companies included:

  • Methanex Corp. - Ian Cameron, Sr. Vice President & CFO
  • Argus Media - Dave McCaskill, Vice President, Methanol & Derivative Services
  • Argus Media - Becky Zhang, Petrochemical Analyst
Technology Investors Conference

December 5 - 7, 2016 - New York, New York

The forces impacting technology spending are changing. Mobility, E-commerce, Social Media, Big Data, Connected Everything and Cloud Computing themes transcend the entire IT landscape and are having major impacts on devices, infrastructure, software architectures, semiconductors and business models. To better assess how these trends will affect the broad IT ecosystem, Raymond James invited you to its 2016 Technology Investors Conference. This three-day forum was an excellent way to gain fresh perspective on factors that are likely to influence technology investing for 2017 and beyond. Investors had the opportunity to meet with senior executives of more than 100 leading public and private companies in several sectors, including Applications and Infrastructure Software, Internet, E-commerce, Semiconductors, Communications Devices and Equipment, IT Hardware and Supply Chain.

38th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

March 5 -8, 2017 - Orlando, Florida

The Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference - one of the largest, most broadly focused, and enduring conferences of its kind - provided an annual forum for portfolio managers and generalists to learn about sound investment opportunities from a wide range of companies across the nine industries covered by Raymond James:

  • Consumer
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Mining & Natural Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Technology & Communications
  • Transportation

The three-day schedule featured presentations by the senior management teams of approximately 300 companies, and provided conference attendees ample opportunity to gain deep investment insight into both these presenting companies and the industry sectors in which they operate.

7th Annual Forest Forum

January 12th, 2017

The 7th annual Raymond James Forest Forum offered a concise program designed to shed light on the key issues impacting Housing, Timber & Building Materials stocks along with opportunities for interaction with company executives.

Fundamentals vs. Uncertainty - Aggressive strategic capital programs have left the Forest Products industry with record productivity and low conversion costs. This plus tight commodity markets have combined to produce quarters characterized strong free cash flow, net debt reduction and increasingly, cash returned to shareholders. Despite solid fundamentals, stocks have generally under-performed as uncertainties about the US market access (lumber) and capacity growth/oversupply (OSB/timber) interrupt fund flows.

The 3 hour forum was designed to address these concerns with the following presenters:

  • US Housing Market Outlook & Top Housing Stock Ideas - Buck Horne, Housing & REITs Analyst, Raymond James & Associates
  • US Non-Residential Housing Outlook - David Fell, Research Leader, FPInnovations
  • Perspectives on the CAN/US Softwood Lumber Dispute - Susan Yurkovich, President, Council of Forest Industries (COFI)
  • OSB Supply/Demand Fundamentals - Greg Lewis, Vice President Wood Panels, Forest Economic Advisors
  • Solid Wood Outlook Panel
    • Mark McHugh, CFO, Rayonier
    • Kip Fotheringham, Director Sales & Marketing, Hampton Affiliates
    • Chris McIver, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, West Fraser Timber

A company management and institutional clients casual dinner reception kicked off the event on January 11th, 2017.

48 Hours in Edmonton Industrial Tour

October 19 - 20, 2016 - Edmonton, Alberta

Our 13th annual 48 Hours in Edmonton Industrials Tour included site visits to: Aecon Group, CanWel Building Materials, Cervus Equipment, Finning International, North American Energy Partners, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Russel Metals, Stantec, Superior Plus, ZCL Composites.

12th Annual North American Equities Conference

September 13, 2016 - London, England

This year's event took place at the Four Season Hotel London at Park Lane. The conference featured a select group of North American companies in key industries in our research universe, and provided an ideal forum for portfolio managers and analysts to gain insight into a company's financial results, growth objectives, business strategy and competitive economic positioning. The conference format included formal presentations, breakout sessions and one-on-one meetings.

Below is the list of participating companies:

  • Ciena Corporation (CIEN)
  • Covanta Holding Corp. (CVA)
  • LKQ Corporation (LKQ)
  • NETGEAR Inc. (NTGR)
  • Service Corporation International (SCI)
  • The Toro Company (TTC)
  • Concho Resources Inc. (CXO)
  • IDEXX Laboratories Inc (IDXX)
  • MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (MKTX)
  • Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. (RBA)
  • Stantec (STN)
  • Weyerhaeuser Company (WY)
Raymond James Small Cap Mining Forum

August 24, 2016 - Toronto, Ontario

The Raymond James Small Cap Mining Forum provided the opportunity to introduce attendees to a selection of companies that we believe institutional investors should put on their radar screens. This event profiled senior management from the following precious metals companies:

  • Almaden Minerals
  • Goldquest Mining
  • INV Metals
  • Pure Gold 
Annual Calgary Stampede Dinner

July 12, 2016 - Calgary, Alberta

Raymond James held its annual Calgary Stampede dinner at 'Centini Restaurant & Lounge' this year.

37th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

March 6-9, 2016 - Orlando, Florida

The Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference - one of the largest, most broadly focused, and enduring conferences of its kind - provided an annual forum for portfolio managers and generalists to learn about sound investment opportunities from a wide range of companies across the nine industries covered by Raymond James:

  • Consumer
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Mining & Natural Resources
  • Technology & Communications

The three-day schedule featured presentations by the senior management teams of over 315 companies, and provided conference attendees ample opportunity to gain deep investment insight into both the presenting companies and the industry sectors in which they operate.

7th Annual Methanol Forum

February 18th, 2016 - Toronto, Ontario

Company executives and investment industry professionals attended this year's forum titled: "Methanol Industry Outlook: Lower Oil, Lower Gas: Contemplating The Net Impact". Participating companies included:

  • Methanex Corp. - John Floren, President & CEO
  • OCI Partners L.P. - Frank Bakker, President & CEO
  • Argus DeWitt - Dave McCaskill, VP Methanol & Derivative Services; Hayden Atkins, Consultant - Coal
6th Raymond James Forest Forum
 January 14, 2016 - Toronto, Ontario

The 6th annual Raymond James Forest Forum offered a concise program designed to shed light on the key issues impacting Housing, Timber & Building Materials stocks along with opportunities for interaction with company executives.

Super Cycle Interrupted - Following two years of solid markets, commodity pricing languished in 2015. This coupled with a broad resource sell-off drove the average building materials stock down 30%. Despite improving end markets, valuations remain inexpensive as investors ponder key uncertainties, including:

  • US Housing Market Outlook & Top Housing REIT Picks - Buck Horne, Housing & REITs Analyst, Raymond James & Associates
  • Log Pricing Outlook & Top Timber REIT Picks - Collin Mings, Research Analyst, Real Estate, Raymond James & Associates
  • Where's the "Wall of Wood"? - Paul Jannke, Principal, Lumber, Forest Economic Advisors (FEA)
  • Welcome to the Hotel California; Perspectives on the CAN/US Softwood Lumber Agreement - Don Wright, President & CEO, Central 1 Credit Union, ex BC Deputy Minister of Forests and principal industry consultant during the 2006 negotiations
  • Commodity Trader Panel - Back by popular demand, a price outlook panel featuring senior executives from leading North American timber, lumber and OSB companies

A company management and institutional clients casual dinner reception kicked off the event on January 13, 2016.