Richmond, VA –November 17, 2005 – PrecisionIR from WILink plc (LSE: WLK or WLK.L), a worldwide provider of online investor relations services and web-based communications solutions, today announced its 2006 schedule of 27 Informed Investors Forums. The forum schedule focuses primarily on the life sciences, oil / gas / energy, metals and mining, and small cap / growth sectors. These sector-specific forums will feature corporate executives presenting to institutional and high net-worth investors who are following the specific company or industry. Each forum will also feature a keynote speaker such as a Wall Street analyst or an investment newsletter editor to give an industry overview.
Informed Investors Forums are virtual and/or onsite events, which allow attendees to hear “straight from the source” information from companies they are tracking. The investors who attend these events are typically experienced investors with an average net worth of $1,056,522 and an average household income of $174,788, as identified by WILink’s investor demographic research. The format is similar to an institutional conference where a senior executive gives an overview of the company’s operations, strategic plan and a business outlook. The 30-minute segments include PowerPoint presentations followed by question and answer sessions. All forums are available by archive after the event on http://www.informedinvestors.com.
The 2006 forum schedule covers a diverse range of industry sectors, including closed end funds, energy, security, and pharmaceutical / biotechnology / healthcare. To view the full schedule of forums, visit www.informedinvestors.com and click on “Upcoming Forums.” Companies participating in 2006 Informed Investors Forums will also have the opportunity to have their presentation distributed as a podcast, which will be made available for download on www.investorcalendar.com and distributed via a custom RSS feed to additional websites carrying financial content.
In 2005, Informed Investors Forums hosted an average of 525 investors per event, of which 84 were institutional investors. The energy industry forums averaged 1500 attendees, with 140 professional investors and the life sciences forums averaged over 650 investors in attendance. Presenting companies in 2005 include Meridian Gold Inc., Sanofi-Aventis ADS, AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc., Deutsche Telekom AG, BioMS Medical Corp., Arena Resources Inc., Baytex Energy Trust and Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Companies interested in presenting at one of the forums should contact Cary Loeser at 804-327-3407 or by email at email@example.com.
WILink plc (www.wilink.com) provides online Investor Relations and web-based communications solutions. Since 1989, WILink has helped clients such as Hewlett Packard, Deutsche Telecom and BP improve the effectiveness of their investor communications. WILink’s services include PrecisionIR™ (www.precisionir.com) and PrecisionFM™ (www.precisionfm.com) investor-communication programs that enable publicly traded companies and mutual funds to deliver compelling communications to a targeted audience of investors. WILink’s Vcall® (www.vcall.com) webcasting provides innovative technology and professional service that enables organizations to create compelling and influential web events.