For over 30 years, IR Magazine have honored excellence in investor relations around the world. We are pleased to be back in Hong Kong for 2019 to continue recognising and helping further IR best practice. Last year’s Greater China event attracted over 150 senior IR professionals – this internationally renowned event looks at the very best the IR community has to offer through our forum and awards.
OUR FORUM: The event kicks off with a forum where investors, analysts and heads of IR from small, mid and large cap companies come together to discuss key issues relating to investor relations, corporate governance, shareholder needs and the role of senior management in IR.
OUR AWARDS: The forum sessions are followed by our prestigious awards ceremony. We present two types of awards categories – researched and nominated – both celebrating the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in IR across Greater China.
For our researched categories, companies do not submit nominations. Instead, hundreds of analysts and investors cast their votes and give their opinions on which companies do the best IR in the region. In our nominated categories, companies have the opportunity to submit a written entry, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our researched categories. More information on the categories and how the winners are chosen can be found below.
Further details about the event will be announced shortly.
Our awards-by-research nominees are determined by the input of hundreds of analysts and portfolio managers, who vote for the companies, IROs and senior management who provide them with the best IR service across Greater China.
The research survey for the 2019 awards will begin shortly. To ensure that the buy and sell-side analysts and the portfolio managers that you currently deal with are invited to take part in the survey, please send an Excel file with their names, firm, their direct telephone number and their email address to [email protected]
You can find further details of the awards-by-research categories below. Please note that categories are subject to change based on the final research results announced in 2019 - you can view the list of 2018 winners here.
Don't forget to scroll down to view details about the awards-by-nomination categories and how you can submit a nomination.
Our awards by research are different from most others and also from our awards by nomination: for our awards by research, companies do not submit nominations. The winners are identified by in-depth research and any publicly traded company is eligible to be considered. This survey is the only one of its kind to go directly to the investment community, canvassing the opinions of the people who matter to you most.
April-July: Online survey
IR Magazine has been building investment community databases over the past 30 years. As part of the updating process, listed companies are contacted every year for details of the professionals who currently cover their stock. IR Magazine then conducts an electronic survey of buy-side and sell-side analysts and portfolio managers. Each survey respondent is asked to nominate and rank up to five companies in a host of different research categories, from best IRO to best reporting.
September- October: Results analysis & short lists announced
Analysis of the results begins once the survey stage of the research is complete. Points are allocated to each company depending on how frequently it is nominated. The companies with the highest point scores in each individual awards category make the short list for that award. The top company will go on to win the award. Best-in-region awards are determined by the highest aggregate scores across all research categories.
The IR Magazine awards team receives the results and contacts all short-listed companies to give them the good news. The short lists are then published to the entire IR community a month before the event.
December: Winners announced
This year’s winners will be announced live on stage at the awards ceremonies, attended by the leading lights of the Asian investor relations community.
January: Report published
After the event the Investor Perception Study – Asia 2019 report will be made available to professional subscribers to IR Magazine. This report will profile the top ranked companies and reveal information on how they conduct their IR activities and why investors voted for them.
For further information on this year’s investor survey, please contact Janet Dignan at +44 20 8004 6322.
China Unicom (Hong Kong)
Dah Chong Hong Holdings
Lisa Lai, China Telecom
Cheng Lei, Anton Oilfield Services Group/Hong Kong
China Resources Beer
Anta Sports Products
China Unicom (Hong Kong)
Anta Sports Products
China Resources Beer
CSPC Pharmaceutical Group
Kerry Logistics Network
China Resources Cement Holdings
Far East Consortium International
Canvest Environmental Protection Group Co
Alibaba Group Holding
China Unicom (Hong Kong)
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
"It was an excellent event! We met lots of friends - our industry partners, IR friends from other companies and some of our service providers. Experts from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan gathered together to exchange experiences, discussed current trends of IR work and future anticipation. We also learned a lot from the high-quality forum. We're looking forward to attending this event again next year."
"It was a very good forum where I could share real experiences and practical advice from the panel speakers."
"A magnificent IR event for networking and learning updates of IR and insight from the peers."
"Well organized and well attended"
In our awards-by-nomination categories, we offer individuals and companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our awards-by-research categories. Please note that categories are subject to change based on the final nomination results announced in 2019. You can view the list of winners from 2018 here.
We are now accepting nominations for the categories below!
The entry form will remain open until Friday, August 2. Click here to access the form and submit your entry. Should you have any queries that are not answered on the form please contact Lauren Wilson at [email protected] or +44 20 8004 5339
The awards-by-nomination categories differ from our traditional researched categories, as individuals and companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries, free of charge, to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of investment professionals and IR Magazine editorial members.
The judging process is made up of the following stages:
Stage 1: Judges are allocated to categories and sent the entry packs, which contain a longlist of submissions to review and score.
Stage 2: Judges are asked to score each submission based on how well the entrant has addressed the category criteria and entry form requirements for each section. These scores are collated and averaged by the IR Magazine awards team and the top scoring entries will form our shortlist of nominees in each category.
Stage 3: Once the shortlists are determined, judges come together with renewed scrutiny to discuss and debate the winning entry. This final stage will determine the winners and high commendations (where applicable) in each category.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Pacific Basin Shipping
PetroChina Co and Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings)
Kerry Logistics Network
Link Asset Management
Far East Consortium International
Kenneth Ke, China New Higher Education (2001.HK)
Attendees at this event are leading IR practitioners from across the Greater China region. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. Some of those who joined us in 2018 include:
|Attending Company||Job Title||Attending Company||Job Title|
|Ipreo by IHS Markit||Account Manager||Shun Tak Holdings||Investor Relations Manager|
|EQS Group||Account Manager||Pacific Basin Shipping (HK)||Investor Relations Manager|
|Haichang Ocean Park Holdings||Admin Assistant||Canvest Environmental Protection Group||Investor Relations Manager|
|China Telecom||Administrative Assistant||Dah Chong Hong Holdings||Investor Relations Manager|
|China Telecom||Assistant||Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings)||Investor Relations Manager|
|China Unicom (Hong Kong)||Assistant Company Secretary||FDG Electric Vehicles||Investor Relations Officer|
|New World Development Company||Assistant General Manager – Strategy and IR||Dah Chong Hong Holdings||Investor Relations Officer|
|New World Development Company||Assistant Manager – Investor Relations||Anta Sports Products||Investor Relations Officer|
|Yuzhou Properties Company||Assistant Manager of Corporate Finance and IR||CLP Holdings||IR|
|Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group||Assistant Manager of IR and Corporate Communications||Alibaba||IR|
|China Unicom (Hong Kong)||Assistant Manager, Company Secretarial Dept.||Hopewell Infrastructure||IR|
|China Telecom||Assistant Manager, IR||Hopewell Holdings||IR|
|China Telecom||Assistant Manager, IR||CLP Holdings||IR|
|PetroChina Company||Assistant Secretary of the Board of Directors||TSMC||IR Deputy Director|
|Strategic Financial Relations China||Assistant Vice President||Zhongyu Gas Holdings||IR Director|
|PAX Global Technology||Assistant Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Finance||NetDragon||IR Director|
|AIA Company||Associate Director||Far East Consortium International||IR Executive|
|PetroChina Company||Associate Director – Investor Relations in Hong Kong Office||Haichang Ocean Park Holdings||IR Manager|
|Ipreo by IHS Markit||Associate Director, Corporate Sales, APAC||YY||IR Manager|
|Ipreo by IHS Markit||Associate, Account Management||NetDragon||IR Manager|
|Anton Oilfield Services Group||CEO||China Telecom||IR Officer|
|Far East Consortium International||CFO||TSMC||IR Senior Manager|
|Yuzhou Properties Company||CFO & Company Secretary||CLP Holdings||IRD|
|Dah Chong Hong Holdings||CFO & Executive Director||Anton Oilfield Services Group||IRO|
|Strategic Public Relations Group||Chairman||TSMC||IRO, Senior Director|
|Kerry Logistics Network||Chief Financial Officer||Lenovo Group||Manager|
|Euroland IR Company||Chief Representative||Orient Capital||Manager|
|Citigate Dewe Rogerson||Co-CEO, Asia Pacific||Orient Capital||Manager|
|Kerry Logistics Network||Company Secretary||Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group||Manager of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications|
|Cornerstones Communications||Consultant||Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group||Manager of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications|
|Fidelity Management & Research||Corporate Access Specialist||Fortune REIT||Manager, Investor Relations & Research|
|Pacific Basin Shipping (HK)||Corporate Communications & IR Manager||Guotai Junan International||Manager, Investor Relations Office of the Board|
|Fosun International||Corporate Communications Director||China Communications Services||Manager, IR Department|
|West Digital Media Solutions||Corporate Communications Specialist||Christensen||Managing Director|
|China State Construction||Corporate Finance Department – General Manager||Strategic Financial Relations China||Managing Director|
|China State Construction||Corporate Finance Department – Senior Manager||China New Higher Education||Managing Director|
|China Unicom||Deputy Director, Investor Relations||Hill+Knowlton Strategies||MD (Hong Kong) & Head of Financial Comms (Greater China)|
|China Resources Beer (Holdings)||Deputy General Manager of IR Department||EQS Group||Managing Director Asia|
|Strategic Financial Relations||Director||New World Development Company||Officer – Investor Relations|
|Strategic Financial Relations||Director||Far East Investment Management||Portfolio manager|
|Citigate Dewe Rogerson||Director||HKIRA||President|
|Citigate Dewe Rogerson||Director||IRPAS||President|
|Kerry Properties||Director – Strategy & Planning||PGi||Sales Account Manager Hong Kong|
|Link Asset Management||Director (Asset Management – China)||Nasdaq||Sales Director|
|Peninsula (HK & Shanghai Hotels)||Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability||West Digital Media Solutions||Sales Manager|
|China Telecom||Director of Investor Relations||Nasdaq||Senior Account Director|
|Sa Sa International Holdings||Director, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations||Wonderful Sky Financial Group||Senior Account Director|
|IR Magazine||Editor||CLP Holdings||Senior Associate – Investor Relations|
|Delta Electronics||ESG Project Manager||China Overseas Land & Investment||Senior Corporate Communications Manager|
|Cornerstones Communications||Executive Director||Strategic Financial Relations||Senior Director|
|TK Group Holdings||Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer||AXA Investment Managers||Senior Fund Manager|
|PetroChina Company||Finance Manager of Hong Kong Representative Office||China Resources Beer (Holdings)||Senior IR and PR Manager, IR Department|
|New World Development Company||General Manager – Strategy and Investor Relations||Shun Tak Holdings||Senior Investor Relations Executive|
|Citi||Global Head of IR Advisory||Sa Sa International Holdings||Senior Investor Relations Officer|
|SGCIB||Greater China economist||Kerry Properties||Senior Manager – Investor Relations|
|Citi||Head of Asia Sales||Kerry Logistics Network||Senior Manager – Investor Relations|
|Dah Chong Hong Holdings||Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations||China Unicom (Hong Kong)||Senior Manager, Company Secretarial Dept.|
|Ipreo by IHS Markit||Head of Corporate Sales, APAC||Guotai Junan International||Senior Manager, Investor Relations Office of the Board|
|Orient Capital||Head of CRM, Asia||Kerry Logistics Network||Senior Officer – Corporate Services|
|BOC Aviation||Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications||Artemis Associates||Senior Vice President|
|Far East Consortium International||Head of IR and PR||Strategic Financial Relations China||Senior Vice President|
|Meetyl||Head of Sales||Nasdaq||Service Manager, IR Desktop client services, APAC|
|Matchpoint Investment||Investment consultant||Lenovo Group||Specialist, Investor Relations|
|China Unicom||Investor Relations||BNP Paribas Asset Management||Sustainability and ESG integration specialist, Asia Pacific|
|China Resources Beer (Holdings)||IR and PR Manager, IR Department||Artemis Associates||Vice President|
|Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings)||Investor Relations Assistant||Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing||Vice president – Investor Relations|
|H&H International Holdings||Investor Relations Director||West Digital Media Solutions||Webcast Service Manager|
|China Resources Beer (Holdings)||Investor Relations Director||First Pacific||Vice President, Group Corporate Communications|
|Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings)||Investor Relations Director||ICA||VP|
|Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings)||Investor Relations Executive||ICA||VP, Head of Financial PR|
|Viva China Holdings||Investor Relations Manager||Deutsche Bank||VP of DR Investor Relations Advisory and Client Management|
|Lenovo Group||Investor Relations Manager|
We are pleased to confirm that the 2019 forum and awards will take place at the following venue:
Conrad Hong Kong
One Pacific Place
Forum & Awards Sponsors
EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, and Corporate Compliance. More than 8,000 companies worldwide use EQS Group’s offerings to fulfill complex national and international disclosure obligations, to minimize risk, and to reach stakeholders.
EQS Group is a digital single-source provider for global teams. EQS Group’s products and services include a global newswire, regulatory news distribution, investor targeting and contact management, and insider list management. These are integrated within a cloud-based platform, the EQS COCKPIT, to streamline the workflows of Investor Relations, Communications, and Compliance professionals. The Group also offers an innovative whistleblowing and case management software, IR website services, digital reports, and webcasting solutions.
EQS Group was founded in 2000 in Munich, Germany. Today, the group employs over 400 professionals around the globe and has offices in the world’s key financial markets.
For more information, please visit www.eqs.com
IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. We support all participants in the capital-raising process including banks, public and private companies, institutional and individual investors, as well as research, asset management and wealth management firms. Our extensive suite of investor relations services provides our corporate clients with unparalleled cross-asset class surveillance, investor targeting, buy-side perception studies, transaction analysis and predictive analytics. Additionally, Ipreo’s BD Corporate IR workflow platform offers the most accurate and comprehensive database covering global institutional contacts, profiles, and ownership data. Our critical insights and flexible solutions help our clients run more effective investor relations programs.
For more information, please visit www.ihsmarkit.com.
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To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient markets, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.
West Digital Media Solutions provides tools, technology, and intelligence to help investor relations professionals target the right audiences, reach across multiple channels, and monitor the impact of their messages. We help companies tell their investment story and share mission-critical communications with media, investors, employees, and key stakeholders.
Our integrated suite of services includes press release distribution and regulatory filing; IR websites; webcasting and streaming; and media monitoring.
For more information, visit www.west.com/digital-communications.
Our forum and awards provides a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in the Greater China region. As a sponsor, you will gain 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 showcase your expertise in the area, align yourself with IR excellence and network with key decision makers from across the region.
Sponsoring the event will provide:
To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring and the various packages available, email Sébastien Dutrieu or call on +44 77315 33165.
The passes below will provide you with full access to the forum, the luncheon, the awards ceremony and networking breaks. The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for corporate IR professionals at publicly listed companies only.
Please note that these are our early bird prices, which expire on October 25, 2019. Any bookings made after this date will be charged at the standard rate.
If you require any assistance with your booking, please contact [email protected] or on +44 20 8004 6214.