3.4. Roadshows and meetings for institutional stakeholders
Roadshows and meetings with senior Group managers are organized regularly for international financial professionals such as analysts, portfolio managers and the press. Solvay is also developing an active dialog on its sustainability policy, and multiplies the opportunities of interaction with investors concerned with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) values.
In 2016, some 510 contacts took place in Europe (Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Luxembourg and Poland) and on other continents (the United States, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates).
Conference calls with management are also organized every quarter, to comment on Group results.
Furthermore, in September 2016 Solvay held a Capital Markets Day in London, presenting the Group's strategic direction with a particular focus on Advanced Materials and Advanced Formulations businesses. This event was attended by 90 sell-side and buy-side analysts and by fund managers, and was made available by live video webcast.