2017 ICR Conference to Highlight Top Private Companies


New York, NY – November 15, 2016 – ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm serving over 500 private and public company clients will once again showcase the next generation of private companies at its annual ICR Conference. The event, which brings together the management teams of more than 150 public and private growth companies, institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, private equity professionals, sponsoring investment bankers and select media, will dedicate its first day, Monday, Jan. 9, to privately held companies.

The ICR Conference will take place Jan. 9-11, 2017 at the Grand Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida, home to the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels.

A highly productive event for more than 50 private companies, the ICR Conference provides an opportunity for management teams and their financial sponsors to elevate their corporate visibility in the capital markets and with the media. Moreover, companies are able to meet with investment banks and private equity firms that can be instrumental to a future capital raise or transaction, as well as advisors that can assist with a potential IPO if that’s the chosen path.

“The first day of our conference has become an exceptional platform for companies to get their broader business story and corporate brand introduced to a wider audience within the private equity and banker communities,” said Tom Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, ICR. “In fact, we are seeing more and more companies leverage our event to create strategic partnerships and successfully launch financing transactions every year. We look forward to hosting another dynamic group and hearing their unique corporate and industry perspective at our 19th annual conference.”

“From our first involvement as a private company in 2012 to today as a public one, the ICR Conference has always been a highly effective and powerful experience for us, as it provides us valuable insights on trends and consumer behavior to kick off the year,” said Kevin Miles, CEO and President of Zoës Kitchen. “Companies considering an IPO will find that the conference is a strategic and impactful opportunity to raise visibility and gain vital perspective. For us, the conference was instrumental leading up to our 2014 IPO, giving us a platform to position ourselves as a category leader and to connect us with all of the stakeholders who would ultimately support our story and lead to a highly successful transaction.”

The conference attracts more than 2,300 overall attendees. The dynamic three-day event, featuring main stage presentations and smaller question and answer breakout sessions, provides management teams with a rare opportunity to interact with private equity professionals, investment bankers, institutional investors and research analysts as well as the financial media.

Private companies interested in presenting at the ICR conference should reach out to info@icrconference.com.


The ICR Conference is a unique platform where public and private company management teams, institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media connect and network with one another as the year begins. The event is one of the largest investment conferences of the year, featuring presentations by more than 150 public and private companies, with attendance regularly exceeding 2,300. For more information please visit http://www.icrconference.com.


Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 500 clients in approximately 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Beijing.


Julia Young / Christine Beggan

ICR Conference 2017