IR Magazine

IR Magazine Awards & Conference
Greater China 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Conrad, Hong Kong

About the event

For over 25 years, IR Magazine have honored excellence in investor relations around the world. We are pleased to be back at the Conrad in Hong Kong this December to continue recognising and helping further IR best practice. The 2016 Greater China awards & conference attracted over 170 senior IR professionals. This internationally renowned event looks at the very best the IR community has to offer.

OUR CONFERENCE: The event kicks off with a conference where IROs 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 conference will be followed by our prestigious awards ceremony. In 2017, for the very first time, we will be presenting two types of awards categories – researched and self-nomination – 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, across Greater China, hundreds of analysts and investors cast their votes and give their opinions on which companies do the best IR in the region. In our self-nomination categories, companies have the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our researched categories. More information on the categories and how winners are chosen can be found below.

View winners from from last year below and a round up of the conference here.

The conference

Attendees say

"Informative sharing sessions and good networking opportunity"

Century Sunshine

"An excellent platform for IR talents to exchange ideas."

Cornerstones

"Well organized and well attended"

Euroland

"It is a good event for IR networking and experience sharing"

Ipreo

"Impressive. Each topic of the conference is well set"

Kerry Logistics

"A very valuable event for the IR professional in Hong Kong"

CLP

Awards categories – researched

Our researched categories* are different from most others as companies do not submit nominations. Details on how the winners are chosen in these categories can be found in the tabs below. *All researched categories are subject to alteration depending on survey responses. View 2016 winners.

Best overall investor relations

Best overall investor relations

Best investor relations officer (large cap)

Best investor relations officer (large cap)

Best investor relations officer (small to mid-cap)

Best investor relations officer (small to mid-cap)

Best corporate governance

Best corporate governance

Best IR by a senior management team

Best IR by a senior management team

Most progress in IR

Most progress in IR

Best in sector - consumer discretionary

Best in sector - consumer discretionary

Best in sector - consumer staples

Best in sector - consumer staples

Best in sector - energy

Best in sector - energy

Best in sector - financials

Best in sector - financials

Best in sector - healthcare

Best in sector - healthcare

Best in sector - industrials

Best in sector - industrials

Best in sector - information technology

Best in sector - information technology

Best in sector - materials

Best in sector - materials

Best in sector - real estate

Best in sector - real estate

Best in sector - telecommunication services

Best in sector - telecommunication services

Best in sector - utilities

Best in sector - utilities

Best in country - China

Best in country - China

Best in country - Hong Kong

Best in country - Hong Kong

Best in country - Taiwan

Best in country - Taiwan

Our researched awards are different from most others and from our judged awards: for our researched awards, 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, via a combination of an electronic survey and one-to-one telephone interviews, canvassing the opinions of the people who matter to you most.

May – July: Online survey

IR Magazine has been building investment community databases over the past 20 years. As part of the updating process, listed companies are contacted every year for details of the professionals who currently cover their stock. These details are passed to Fox Insight, which 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 list 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 lists for that award. The top company will go on to win the award. Best in Country awards are determined by the highest aggregate scores across all research categories.

IR Magazine awards team receives the results and contacts all the short-listed companies to give them the good news. The short list is 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 ceremony in Hong Kong, attended by the leading lights of Greater China’s investor relations.

December: Report published

Shortly afterwards, the Investor Perception Study, Asia 2017/2018 is published on our website. The study includes all the results and analysis, as well as verbatim comments from respondents and the full rankings of the leading companies.

For further information on this year’s investor perception study, please contact IR Magazine’s head of research, Janet Dignan at +44 20 7749 9100.

 

  • Best corporate governance

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

  • Best financial reporting

    China Telecom

  • Best investor meetings

    China Telecom

  • Best use of technology

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

  • Best sustainability practice

    China Telecom

  • Most progress in IR

    China Unicom

  • Best in sector: Communications

    China Telecom

  • Best in sector: Consumers discretionary & consumer staples

    Anta Sports

  • Best in sector: Energy, industrials & materials

    Kerry Logistics

  • Best in sector: Financials

    Cathay Financial Holding

  • Best in sector: Real estate

    Far East Consortium International

  • Best in sector: Technology

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

  • BEST IR BY A SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

    Xiaochu Wang, CEO, China Unicom

  • Best investor relations officer (small & mid-cap)

    Venus Zhao, Far East Consortium International

  • Best investor relations officer (large cap)

    Sophie Chen, Cathay Financial Holding

  • BEST OVERALL INVESTOR RELATIONS (SMALL & MID-CAP)

    Far East Consortium International

  • Best overall investor relations (large cap)

    China Telecom

Awards research methodology

Investor perception survey for IR Magazine’s Greater China Awards is now under way.

The investment community is now voting for the best IR in Asia. The first round of online survey will run until the end of July. Please encourage the investors and analysts who cover your stock to take part and if they have not yet received a survey invitation please ask them to email Gabi Gal at gabi.gal@irmagazine.com for a link to the survey. Please read our page here for more options.

The winning companies and individuals from this research will be announced at the awards ceremony in December.

Our researched awards are different from the other awards: for companies do not enter. The winners of these IR Magazine Awards are determined by a comprehensive and independent three-month-long research process that identifies the best corporate IR teams across a range of categories. The approach is rigorous and objective at every stage. For our researched awards,

  • There is no exclusive or secret panel of voters; All investors and analysts, both buy side and sell side, are entitled to vote.
  • There is no pre-selected group of companies to vote for; Investors and analysts can vote for any company in the different Asian regions we have awards for

Click here to download the 2016/2017 Investor Perception Study – Asia

For 2017, in addition to the researched categories, we have introduced self-nomination categories to complement our researched awards. More information on how to enter our self-nomination categories can be found below.

Awards categories – self-nomination

In our self-nomination categories, we offer individuals and companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our researched categories. Click on the category names below to find out more about each one.

The entry form has now closed for all categories. Short listed companies have now been informed and will be announcing the short lists publicly on November 7. 

Best annual report

Best annual report

Are shareholders and analysts raving about the quality of your annual print or online report? Give us your vision of best practice.

Best crisis management

Best crisis management

Describe how you successfully dealt with an unexpected event threatening your company's business or reputation.

Best ESG communications

Best ESG communications

Is your company a leader in integrated thinking? Tell us what distinguishes your communications about non-financial performance.

Best investor event

Best investor event

Did you hold a capital markets day, site visit or other investor event that made your company stand out from the crowd?

Best IR for an IPO

Best IR for an IPO

Best IR program in support of an IPO, both in advance of the listing and in the period immediately following it (disclosure policy, guidance approach, IR website planning, and so on).

Best IR during a corporate transaction

Best IR during a corporate transaction

How did your IR team go above and beyond to support a recent corporate transaction? Let us know the details.

Best IR website

Best IR website

Be it top-notch customer experience, engaging content or multiplatform access, explain what makes your company's IR website best in class.

Best use of multimedia for IR

Best use of multimedia for IR

Describe the innovative ways you have incorporated video, audio, infographics or webcasts into your IR program.

Rising star

Rising star

This award is looking for individuals who bring fresh thinking and a unique approach to the profession. Please note that nominees for this award will only be considered if they have been working in the industry for less than five years.

Candice de Monts-Petit

Deputy editor, IR Magazine

Louise Hedberg

Head of corporate governance and sustainability, East Capital

Simon Weston

Senior fund manager, AXA Investment Managers

Harold Woo

President, Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore)

In 2017, we have introduced categories which are open to self-nomination. These 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 two simple phases:

PHASE 1: Judges are sent all submissions after the entry deadline for review. They are asked to score the entries for each category based on the given criteria. This will form the initial shortlists.

PHASE 2: For the second phase, judges come together to discuss and review, with renewed scrutiny, those entries that have made it through to the shortlist. This final stage will determine the winners and high commendations, where applicable, in each category.

Who attends?

In 2016, we had over 160 professionals at the event. Below is the list of attendees.

Attendee Company Job title Attendee Company Job title
361 Degrees International VP – IR Guotai Junan International Director – Legal & Company Secretarial
AAC Technologies Head of investor relations Guotai Junan International Associate Director, IR & Office of the Board
AAC Technologies Investor Relations Manager HengXing Gold Vice President
AAG Energy Investor Relations and Business Development Hill+Knowlton Strategies Director
AIA Company AVP – IR Hill+Knowlton Strategies Managing Director
ANTA Sports CFO Hill+Knowlton Strategies Director
Arkadin Sales Director Hill+Knowlton Strategies Associate Director
Arkadin Inside Sales Account Manager HSBC Managing Director, Head of Equity Research
Arkadin Business Development Manager HSBC Associate Director, Client Engagement Group
Arkadin Account Manager HSBC Managing Director, Head of Client Engagement Group
Arkadin Marketing Manager HSBC plc Head of Investor Relations, Asia-Pacific
Arkadin Account Manager Instinctif Partners Senior Account Director
Arkadin Head of Global Accounts, APAC Instinctif Partners Associate Partner
Arkadin Events Sales Specialist Ipreo Lead Analyst, GMI
Arkadin Senior Account Manager Ipreo Account Manager, Corporate Account Management
Arkadin Director of Events, APAC Ipreo Marketing Specialist, APAC
Bank of China (HK) Assistant Credit Sales Manager Ipreo Associate Director, Corporate Sales
Bank of China (HK) Investor Relations Ipreo Corporate Sales
Bank of East Asia Head of IR Ipreo Associate, Corporate Analytics
Best Pacific International Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary Ipreo Head of Corporate Sales, APAC
Business Wire Regional Manager Ipreo Analyst
Business Wire New Business Development Ipreo Team Lead APAC, Corporate Account Management
CapitaLand Head of investor relations Ipreo Analyst
Cathay Financial Investor Relations Manager IR Magazine Head of Sales – EMEA & Asia
Cathay Pacific Airways Corporate Communication Manager – Public Affairs IR Magazine Head of Events
China Mobile Business Analyst, Investor Relations Department IR Magazine Account Manager – delegate and sponsor liaison
China Mobile Senior Manager, Investor Relations Department IR Magazine Senior Events Manager
China Oceanwide Deputy DIrector, Investment Management irasia.com Vice president – sales and marketing
China Resources Land Deputy General Manager, Finance Dept irasia.com Head of business development
China Resources Land IR Assistant Manager Kerry Logistics Chief Financial Officer
China Telecom Assistant Manager, Investor Relations Department Kerry Logistics Senior Manager – Investor Relations
China Telecom Administrative Assistant Korban Capital Director
China Telecom Assistant Manager, Investor Relations Department Landsea Green Properties CFO
China Telecom IR Assistant Lenovo Vice president of investor relations
China Telecom Corporation Senior Manager, Investor Relations Department Lenovo Group Director, IR
China Unicom Assistant Manager Lenovo Group Senior Manager, Investor Relations
China Unicom Assistant Manager L’Occitane International Investor Relations Director
China Unicom Deputy Director, Investor Relations MC Master of Ceremonies
China Vanke Co., Company secretary Minth Group IR Manager
China Vanke Company Investor Relations Minth Group Head of IR
China Zhongwang Senior Manager – Investor Relations MTR Corporation Head of IR
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Manager – IR and corporate communications NagaCorp Vice President, IR and Corporate Finance
Citi Head of corporate access Nasdaq Sales Director, Corporate Solutions
Citi Chief economist Nasdaq Senior Account Director
Citi Depositary Receipts Asia Pacific Head, Depositary Receipt Services New World Development General Manager – IR
Citi Depositary Receipts Managing Director New World Development IR Manager
Citi Depositary Receipts Vice President Investor Relations Advisory NWS Head of IR
Citigate Dewe Rogerson Co-CEO Asia Pacific Orient Capital Pty Head of Client Management, Asia
Citigate Dewe Rogerson Principal Consultant Orient Capital Pty Head of Sales, Asia
Citigate Dewe Rogerson Director Pacific Basin Shipping Corporate communications & IR Manager
Citigate Dewe Rogerson Co-CEO Asia Pacific PetroChina Company Executive Secretary
CLP Director of investor relations PetroChina Company Director, Investor Relations
CLP Investor relations Ping An Insurance (Group) Group IR Team
Coach, Inc. DVP, IR and Corporate Communications Sa Sa International Assistant – Corporate Communications
Cornerstones Communications Associate Director Sa Sa International Senior Officer, Corporate Communications
Cornerstones Communications Director Shanghai Industrial Head of Corporate Communications
Creative Consulting Group Director SHIMAO PROPERTY Senior IR Manager
Delta Electronics Investor Relations SINOPEC
Deutsche Bank Global head of DR investor relations advisory Sinotrans Shipping Strategic Planning Department (Investor Relations)
Deutsche Bank Vice President SkyOcean International Holding Executive, Investor Relations
Deutsche Bank Vice President SkyOcean International Holding Director, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations
Deutsche Bank Vice President Strategic Financial Relations Managing Director
Deutsche Bank Director Strategic Financial Relations Managing Director
Deutsche Bank Vice President Strategic Financial Relations Senior Director
Deutsche Bank Vice President Strategic Public Relations Group Senior Executive
DF King Associate Director Strategic Public Relations Group Executive
Emperor Group Group Assistant IR Manager Strategic Public Relations Group Chairman
Emperor Watch and Jewellery Group IR Director Sun Hung Kai & Co Head of Investor Relations
EQS Group Head of Sales Operations – Asia TCL Communication Technology IR Director
EQS Group CEO, Asia Pacific TCL Communication Technology Senior Associate
EQS Group Media Network specialist TCL Communication Technology IR Team
EQS TodayIR Account Manager Tencent IR Director
EQS TodayIR Account Manager Transocean Capital Director
EQS TodayIR Account Manager TSMC IR manager
Esprit Senior VP, Head of IR & Corporate Finance TSMC IR deputy director
Euroland IR (HK) Regional Sales Manager TSMC Director of corporate communications
Euroland IR (HK) Chief Representative UBS Investor Relations
Far East Consortium Public Relations Value Partners Group Marketing and Communications Manager
Far East Consortium Managing Director Value Partners Group Head of Finance
Far East Consortium Head of IR and Corporate Finance Viva China Investor Relations Manager
FREEMPLE Advisor Volkswagen Group China CIIA, Investor Relations Manager
Fubon Financial Co Manager, Investor Relations Division

Venue

Venue
Conrad Hong Kong
One Pacific Place
88 Queensway
Admiralty
Hong Kong

Accommodation
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.

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Sponsors

Sponsor in 2017

The IR Magazine Awards & Conference – Greater China 2017 provides a unique opportunity to get your brand 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:

  • A chance to network with qualified, senior decision-makers in the IR community
  • Increased awareness and credibility through association with the region’s leading conference and awards
  • New business opportunities through higher-brand presence among current and potential clients
  • The chance to entertain clients at the most respected event of the year
  • Exposure as the market leader in your chosen area by sponsoring the awards that best reflect your area of expertise
  • An opportunity to educate an influential and affluent audience about your products and services

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

Book your seat

The passes below will provide you with full access to the conference, the awards ceremony, the networking luncheon, and breaks. The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for IR professionals at publicly listed companies only. All others will have to book under the ‘non-corporate’ rate.

Please note that these are our early bird prices which expire on November 3rd, 2017.  Any bookings made after this date, will be charged at the standard rate.

If you require any assistance with your booking, please contact alice.kenning@irmagazine.com

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