IR Global – Annual Conference – Paris

Message from Ross Nicholls

Dear Members,

We are pleased to be visiting Paris for the first time for our 2024 Annual Conference. This location has been highly requested by our members over the years and we are pleased to finally be able to visit!

The event itself will be hosted at the Palais des Congrès de Paris & the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, Paris’s highest skyscraper. The Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, 34 stories high, offers spectacular views over Paris and its most beautiful monuments. Ideally located between the business district of La Défense and the Champs-Elysées, it welcomes business and leisure travellers alike.

As normal, our annual conference looks to be our largest of the year, welcoming members from across the globe and hosting our bespoke Rising Stars program for the brightest talents from member firms.

In the midst of running a professional firm and managing your clients demands, it is easy to get caught up in the day to day, losing sight of the bigger picture. However, having a broader view and an eye on what lies around the corner is crucial for driving innovation and ensuring that you stay ahead of the competition. The ability to evolve within a rapidly changing landscape will define your firm identity for years to come and adaptability will enable you to turn challenges into great opportunities.  

The IR Global Annual Conference in Paris will provide our members with the tools to envision and actualise the long-term success of your firm. By delving into industry-specific insights, be empowered to tackle business challenges from a heightened perspective, emerging with actionable strategies to integrate this mindset into daily operations.

At IR Global we strive to offer the attendees an exciting but balanced professional and social program, and this year is no exception. It will be a fantastic opportunity for you to get to know your colleagues better from around the world and develop relationships with new business partners in a focused, enjoyable environment. Our members will take part in various networking and breakout sessions, hear from our world-renowned speakers, enjoy a drinks reception, and luxury networking dinner. For those arriving early to Paris, pre-event social functions hosted by sponsors and local members will take place from Saturday 21st September.

Our Headline Sponsors

Membership Sponsor

Ticket Pricing & What’s Included

Secure your registration during the month of March to receive 10% discount on you ticket cost!

This early bird limited offer is only available during March* will end at 11:59 BST on Friday 31st March 2024.

*Early bird discount does not apply to group discount, risings stars tickets or spouse tickets. All early bird discounts must be secured and paid for via the registration link. Unpaid tickets after the 31st March 2024 deadline will be re-issued at standard member ticket rate. View full terms and conditions at bit.ly/3EHGUc6.

Early Bird Member-Rate: £1,615.00

Your standard ticket includes all of the following aspects of the event programme:

  • Drinks reception Sunday evening
  • Monday presentations and networking tables
  • Monday evening luxury networking dinner
  • Tuesday AM breakout sessions
  • Tuesday PM Workshops
  • Tuesday PM Closing Reception

Standard Member-Rate: £1,795.00

Your standard ticket includes all of the following aspects of the event programme:

  • Drinks reception Sunday evening
  • Monday presentations and networking tables
  • Monday evening luxury networking dinner
  • Tuesday AM breakout sessions
  • Tuesday PM Workshops
  • Tuesday PM Closing Reception

Rising Stars*: £1,350.00

Exclusive to IR Rising Stars members only

Your rising stars ticket includes all the following aspects of the event programme:

  • Drinks reception Sunday evening
  • Monday presentations and networking tables
  • Monday evening luxury networking dinner
  • Tuesday AM breakout sessions
  • Tuesday Rising Stars programme
  • Tuesday PM Closing Reception

*To secure a Rising Star ticket you must be part of the IR Global Rising Stars program. View more information on our Rising Stars programme

Spouses Programme

As with previous years, you are invited to be accompanied by a guest during all the social aspects of the event, the respective prices for which are:

Drinks Reception£145
Luxury Networking Dinner£225

Secure your tickets now:

Conference Overview

Breakout Room Sponsors

Exhibitor

Social Programme

SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER – DAY

Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

Networking and Social Activities

There will be a number of activities arranged for members and sessions hosted by the IR Global team to network and enjoy the city.

SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER – EVENING

The Salle Wagram

Opening Drinks Reception

The Salle Wagram is undoubtedly Paris’ oldest entertainment venue, the last standing example of the dance halls popular in the 19th century. Its ceiling, with its paintings, railings and columns, is a listed historical monument. The reception will include drinks and canapés and offer attendees time to meet in a relaxed social setting prior to the main conference day.

MONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER – EVENING

Pavillon d’Armenonville

Luxury Networking Dinner

A former 18th century hunting lodge, this place steeped in history was built by the Count of Armenonville, then minister of Louis XIV and responsible for royal hunting. A green area ideally located at the gates of Paris, it had the honor over the centuries of hosting great personalities from French History such as Alexandre Dumas & Marcel Proust. Now a highly sought after reception venue serving local French cuisine.

TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – EVENING

Windo Sky Bar, Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

Closing Reception

After the event, members are invited to join us for goodbye drinks at the highest panoramic bar in the City of Lights. From the 34th floor, admire breathtaking views of the Parisian skyline.

Social Sponsors

Closing Drinks Sponsor

ACCOMODATION

We have provided a number of hotel options for your stay in Paris. The Business Option: Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile, is the main conference venue where a number of functions throughout the event will be hosted. The accommodation is ideal for single occupancy travellers. We have a great room rate secured at the conference hotel. Our Business + Option – Le Méridien Etoile is opposite the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile and Palais des Congrès. Our group rate at the Le Méridien Etoile are for Club LM rooms offering a complimentary access to the LM Club Lounge. Finally we have provided recommendations of Luxury 5 star hotels within the vicinity of the conference venue.

Business Option:

Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, 34 stories high, offers spectacular views over Paris and its most beautiful monuments. As the conference venue accommodation, this hotel is ideal for single occupancy travellers. Stay in a modern and comfortable room. Suites available.

We have secured exclusive rates at this venue. Please secure your reservation via the link below.

Room rates per night, (20th – 24th September 2024):

From €289.00 per night

  • King Bed with high floor Deluxe
  • Guests may cancel their reservations with no penalty up until 72 hrs of check in.
  • Cancellations received 72 hrs prior to check in, including but not limited to no-shows, will be charged the full length of stay
  • Buffet breakfast included
  • Internet, and 10% VAT
  • Coffee/tea facility in the rooms, and 2 bottles of water are included per day
  • Excludes the city tax at 8.13€ per person per night
  • Group rates extended 3 days pre and post conference dates – subject to availability.

Business + Option:

Le Méridien Etoile

Le Meridien Etoile welcomes you to Paris. Located on the upper floors of the hotel, Club LM rooms offer a complimentary access to the LM Club Lounge, a space that opens onto our patio and its green space.

We have secured exclusive rates at this venue. Please secure your reservation via the link below.

Room rates per night, (21st – 24th September 2024) :

From €325.00 per night

  • LM Club Room
  • Buffet breakfast included
  • Includes VAT of 10%
  • Double room supplement : + €20 per night
  • Excludes the city tax at 8.13€ per person per night

Luxury Option:

Here are our recommendations for luxury accommodation close to conference venue.

Saint James Paris

0.9 miles (21 min walk)

The Saint James Paris is romantic by nature, Parisian by excellence ! Part-château, part-family estate, witness the renaissance of a legendary address, an architectural jewel tucked away from prying eyes, in Paris’ most exclusive district, the 16th.

Hotel Raphael Paris

1 mile (23 min walk)

Unparalleled service and timeless elegance
Built in 1925, the Hotel Raphaël is an impressive stone building with an intricately sculpted façade. Tradition and the French art of hospitality are at its core. Situated in the heart of the 16th arrondissement, only metres from the Arc de Triomphe, you are guaranteed a stay that is typically Parisian.

The Peninsula Paris

1 mile (24 min walk)

The Peninsula is often called the “little Versailles”, this Parisian Grande Dame sits in a legendary, century-old, heritage building renovated in 2014, infusing cutting-edge modernity in a century of elegance, glamour and French history. Within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts, the palace houses 200 of the most spacious rooms in Paris, including 93 suites.

Why should you attend the IR Global Annual Conference?

Our Annual conferences really focus on relationship development and providing quality time for attendees to connect and learn about each other’s practices.

What to expect

The IR Global conference will feature breakout sessions, workshops alongside presentations and networking with the personal touch, ensuring all attendees are individually catered for. The heart of the sessions will cover most sectors, practice areas and working group discussions whilst allowing attendees to develop their own area interest.

Who attends?

The IR Global Annual conference is open to all IR members and Rising Stars. This unique mix of viewpoints and professional experience provides a rich environment for learning, debate and vigorous discussions as well as the opportunity to develop business relationships and lifelong friendships – The IR way!

Have Fun With Your IR Global Peers From Around The World

Let’s be honest – the IR Global Conference is a lot of learning packed into a short amount of time but you’ll also have opportunities to relax and get to know your peers. When you meet with your peers, you have an opportunity to collaborate, hear new ideas, and validate or change your perspectives. You may hear what others are doing and be inspired to implement something similar – or you might find a mentor or even become one.

Learn Skills and Stay Up-To-Date

No matter how long you’ve been practicing or what position you hold at your company, chances are there is still something you need to learn. Trends, new strategies, and innovations in professional services happen all the time; to stay up-to-date you need an educational opportunity that provides you with the full range of this knowledge.

Find Inspiration Around Every Corner

Every year, the world’s most innovative minds come to IR Global to inspire, excite, and motivate attendees. Past speakers at IR Global ‘On the Road’ events include Tamera Loerzel of Convergence Coaching, Jennifer J. Fondrevay and Norman K. Clark.

Make Personal Connections

Meet with established IR Global members and make new connections from around the globe in just three days.

Experience Paris

Paris is a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.