IR Magazine

IR Magazine Forum

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Beijing

About the event

We are excited to announce the launch of our IR Magazine Forum – China, the first best practice event in China exclusively for investor relations professionals, taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Beijing on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The event will be presented in English. 

This is a uniquely formatted event that allows attendees – CFOs & IROs from small, mid and large cap companies – the opportunity to discuss and debate key issues via a series of interactive sessions. As an international and independent organisation, we will be presenting global best practice while providing a platform for like-minded peers to discuss common challenges and network.

Why attend?

 Timely event: with the year-end fast approaching, this event is perfectly positioned to help you take stock of the year-to-date, refocus and plan for 2019
  Benchmarking: it is a great opportunity to evaluate where you stand in comparison to your peers, how other small cap companies have managed and overcome similar situations
  Run lean: learn how to have a maximum strategic impact with limited resources – do more with less, learn how seasoned IR professionals prioritize their team
  Unique format: our format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues
  Discover something new: learn about new technologies, innovations, and services that are available to help to transform your IR strategy, increase productivity and make better decisions
  Network with the community: meet with investors, analysts, experts, and peers

Sign up today to join us!

Forum Agenda

Click on each session below to view details or click here to view as PDF

  • 08:15 AM
    Registration & breakfast

  • 09:00 AM
    Welcome to the forum

  • 09:15 AM
    Global economic outlook: Upcoming challenges and opportunities for Chinese companies

    In this session, we look at the possible outcomes of factors that are shaping the face of global and regional capital markets over the next 12 months and how it affects your investor outreach.

    • The state of capital markets – Global market trends, geopolitics, interest rate fluctuations, IPO trends
    • Stock-connects – What is the impact of the global stock connects on fund flows and Chinese companies
    • China start-ups accounted for 47% of world’s VC funding in Q2 – what does this mean for the economy?
    • How to navigate Trump’s America as an IRO in China – Trade wars, policy changes and ADRs
    • How has Mifid II affected research and investor relations globally since implementation?
    • Rise of passive investing: How technology and ETFs are changing the dynamics for investors and IR
  • 09:45 AM
    Senior management’s view of the IR function: Measuring performance and the business case for IR

    50 percent of your role as an IR professional is managing your board and C-suite. Learn how to demonstrate value and provide top-quality strategic guidance to your management.

    • How does shareholder communications fit into your company’s wider business strategy?
    • What does your management value the most from the IR function? How are IR efforts measured?
    • When is it right to listen to the market, and when is it wrong?
    • How to attract the C-suite’s attention to secure buy-in and resources in a post-Mifid world?
  • 10:30 AM
    Refreshment break and networking

  • 11:00 AM
    Investor Intelligence: Q&A with international investors, buy-side and sell-side analysts

    Discover what your most important audience are focusing on in the coming year. Hear fund managers, analysts and venture capitalists speak freely about what they want and what they don’t from a company.

    • What factors and risks do investors look for when making buy, sell or hold decisions in China?
    • What challenges do investors see for Chinese business in 2019? What makes for good investor relations?
    • Disclosure, access, guidance – ESG metrics and managing relationships with foreign investors
    • What are the changes the investment community expect to see following Mifid II implementation?
    • Memorable meetings: What kind of events (one-on-ones, dinners, conferences) do investors prefer?
    • In the event of a crisis, what process do portfolio managers follow? What do they want to hear from you?
  • 11:45 AM
    Targeting methodologies and best practice: Expanding your investor base and attracting foreign investment

    In this session, industry experts and heads of IR will provide detailed advice on how to find new pools of investment, the right portfolio managers and get them interested in your company

    • Building a robust targeting methodology that fits your team structure and budget
    • Listing your company abroad – what do you need to know about GDRs
    • Hear from the London Stock Exchange about listing in London, the Shanghai-London stock connect
    • Increasing coverage – how the changing dynamics of paid research and corporate access will pan out
    • How to make the most of sell-side relationships for conferences and non-deal roadshows
    • What resources and strategies are required to attract foreign investment
  • 12:15 PM
    Networking luncheon

  • 13:30 PM
    Lessons from heads of IR: Hear best practice on how to achieve key IR objectives with limited resources

    Benchmark your team’s performance: This session looks at how successful heads of IR have built their IR programs and teams to achieve key objectives while managing resource and time constraints

    • What makes for good IR? What does an effective IR program look like?
    • How are IR teams across industries and market caps structured? Team sizes, roles, reporting, and so on
    • Balancing IR with another role: Evaluating what adds value and prioritizing a team’s time
    • Tips and tricks to effectively manage the logistics of their roadshows and events
    • How can IR efforts can be measured? Effective KPIs and benchmarking performance
    • Choosing third party services to ease time pressures – what should you look out for?
    • ESG reporting: What do investors want to see? New regulations, what attracts investors and what doesn’t
  • 14:00 PM
    Trends in digital shareholder communication: Getting a unified, clear equity story to your shareholders

    With increased expectations from investors to provide round-the-clock, accurate and clear messaging, IROs need to better understand how to make their digital toolkit work for them.

    • Latest trends in digital IR: What a multi-faceted, seamless communication campaign looks like
    • Understanding your investors and tailoring your digital tool kit to better address their needs
    • Going beyond the numbers: Hear examples of best-in-class financial reporting
    • Measuring the effectiveness of your IR strategy and providing feedback – what brings in most value?
    • How do you manage the financial press and how should you act if fake news hits your company?
    • Staying ‘on-demand’ on social media: Handling requests on WeChat, WhatsApp
  • 14:45 PM
    Role of IR during uncertainty: Crisis management and preparing for shareholder activism

    It is well known that companies need a crisis management plan to deal with the inevitable ‘setbacks’ that can naturally occur in business, and many IR departments are yet to have processes in place.

    • IR’s role in a crisis: Working with external agencies, what to do and what not to
    • How to tackle an activist attack and set up relevant preventative measures
    • Monitoring the market and keeping senior management updated
    • When to make market announcements? What are investors and analysts looking for?
    • Minimizing short-term impact and lowering risk of long-term damage
    • Making social media work for you – taking the good with the bad
  • 15:15 PM
    Summary and action points

  • 15:30 PM
    Event concludes


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Beijing
168 Guang’anmen Wai Main Street Xicheng District
Beijing, 100055, China

IR Magazine have arranged for discounted rates at nearby hotels located a short distance away from the venue. Click here to view the hotels and rates.


Would you like to sponsor?

Our events provide a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in China. As a sponsor, you will gain an extensive amount of exposure through a wide range of print and digital marketing materials, both pre and post event, as well as on the day itself. Additionally, you can use the event to align yourself with IR excellence and network with key decision makers from across the region.

Sponsoring the event will provide:

  • A chance to network with qualified, senior decision-makers in the IR community
  • Increased awareness and credibility through association with this leading event
  • New business opportunities through higher-brand presence among current and potential clients

To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring and the various packages available, email Sébastien Dutrieu or call on +44 77315 33165.


Welcome to IRspace

A new social network for IR professionals! Connect with your peers via private messaging and groups, share ideas and know-how in the community forum, read all the latest IR news and download IR resources from the extensive, free knowledge base. Site features include:

Networking: Network with your peers by searching based on their sector, market cap, location and role, or look for individuals by their name or company. Connect with other members via private messaging and open or private groups.

Share knowledge and ideas: IRspace’s professionally moderated community forum will allow members to post queries and discussion topics and receive answers from a community of global IROs. This provides an opportunity for members to compare best practices and promote their own blog posts and thought leadership. Members can post queries anonymously or as themselves.

Knowledge base: The site contains an extensive, free and searchable knowledge base, granting IROs access to white papers, strategy and planning guides, research reports, investor perception studies and webinar recordings, as well as all the latest news and articles in the world of IR.

Apply now for free membership>

Book seats

The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for corporate IR professionals at publicly listed companies only. All others will have to book under the ‘non-corporate’ rate.

Please note that the prices advertised below are our early bird rates which will expire on October 26, 2018. Any bookings made after this date will be charged at the standard rate.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your booking, please contact Lauren Brown at [email protected] or on +44 20 8004 5829.

Contact us

Privacy Policy

IR Media Group Ltd, the owner of IR Magazine, Corporate Secretary and IRspace, respect the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites and online publications, and is committed to ensuring a safe online experience. This privacy statement applies to all IR Media Group’s websites as listed under the heading ‘Sites’ and outlines the information IR Media Group may collect and how we may use that information. It also explains what we do with information about you when you register to attend one of our events.
To view our privacy policy in full, please click here.