Meeting/Event Information

Joint Dinner - CANCELLED

March 09, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027

***March 9 Dinner Cancelled***

As a result of businesses cancelling or restricting travel from concerns surrounding COVID-19, IHS Markit cancelled CERAWeek and Brian Sullivan cancelled his trip to Houston. Due to these events beyond our control, we are cancelling the joint dinner scheduled for March 9.  All that registered for the event will receive a refund of the registration fees to the credit card used to register.  Thanks to all and we will attempt a joint event with other organizations in the future.


Topic: Unlocking the Power of Financial Media

Award-winning business news coverage has the incredible power to shape market perceptions, influence the strongest leaders and, most importantly, set the record straight for everyone.  CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange Anchor and Senior National Correspondent Brian Sullivan will take us through the exciting world of financial media and award-winning news coverage.  Mr. Sullivan will discuss the shared mission and unique relationship of investor relations and the financial media.   Attendees will learn how to engage top-notch reporters, leading television personalities and digital journalists – these are just a few of the media skills to be learned when Brian Sullivan takes center stage at NIRI’s annual conference.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the key elements for preparing executives (or yourself) for media interviews
  • Discover how to develop a more productive relationship with media outlets
  • Identify common mistakes and how to avoid them

Speaker: Brian Sullivan
CNBC's "Worldwide Exchange” Anchor & Senior National Correspondent

Brian Sullivan is anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), which broadcasts from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He is also Senior National Correspondent for the network, covering some of the nation’s biggest stories. Most recently, Sullivan was co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” (M-F, 1PM-3PM ET).

In his 20 years of financial journalism and television experience, Sullivan has reported from five continents. He has been twice nominated for the prestigious Loeb Award; one for being recognized as among the first financial journalists to highlight the risks of the housing bubble in 2007, and the other for the 2013 CNBC documentary “America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15.”

Prior to CNBC, Sullivan served as an anchor at Fox Business News as well as a producer, reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television.

Sullivan has a B.A. in political science from Virginia Tech, where he serves on the Alumni Board, as well as a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. In his free time, he is an avid race car driver with two SCCA divisional championships.

Organizations participating in this event: 

National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI Houston)
CFA Society of Houston
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Houston
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Houston
C.T. Bauer College of Business - University of Houston


5:00 p.m. - Registration opens
5:30 p.m. - Social networking
6:15 p.m. - Dinner
6:45 p.m. - Remarks from Mr. Sullivan followed by Q&A
7:45 p.m. - Adjourn

How to Register: Using the Register Now button at the top of the page or clicking here, click "continue as guest" (FEI members only log in with credentials), then select the ticket with the name of the organization that you are a member of. Please be sure to select your correct membership/affiliation ticket. For example, FEI Members should only select the FEI Member Ticket; CFA Members will use the CFA Society Member Ticket, NIRI Members to use the NIRI Member Ticket, and so on. If you have any trouble registering please contact [email protected] for assistance.