IR Magazine

IR Magazine Awards & Conference
South East Asia 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

SGX, Singapore

About the event

For over 25 years, IR Magazine have honored excellence in investor relations around the world. This year, we are back to hosting the event in Singapore at the SGX! Our 2016 event in Bangkok attracted over 150 delegates from across Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and more. This internationally renowned event looks at the very best the IR community has to offer.

OUR CONFERENCE: The event starts 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 South East Asia.

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 South East Asia. 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 videos from the conference and awards here.

The Conference

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  • 08:00 AM
    Registration and refreshments

  • 08:45 AM
    Welcome from IR Magazine and SGX

  • 09:00 AM
    Senior management’s view of the IR function: Changing perceptions

    • Where does IR fit into the wider company strategy?
    • How are IR efforts measured by the c-suite? What should the KPIs be for benchmarking success?
    • Getting management in smaller companies to better understand the importance of the IR function
    • Convincing the c-suite to invest time, money and resources on investor road shows and meeting
    • Using the help of management to cultivate trust and confidence of lenders, investors and shareholders
  • 09:30 AM
    Preparing for shareholder activism: Trends in activist targets

    • IR’s role in dealing with activism: What to do and what not to
    • How to tackle an activist attack and set up relevant preventative measures
    • Getting management, the board and the IR team prepared
    • Working with activists as friends, not enemies, to win the PR war
  • 10:00 AM
    Crisis management case study: Communicating effectively during uncertainty

    • IR’s role in a crisis: What to do and what not to while addressing shareholder concerns
    • 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
    • Building confidence and learnings to better manage future situations
    • Making social media work for you – taking the good with the bad
  • 10:15 AM
    Coffee break

  • 10:45 AM
    Investor Intelligence: Q&A with the investors, panel with the buy side and sell side

    • How do economic and political changes from around the globe influence investors?
    • How the changing dynamics of paid research and corporate access will pan out
    • What to expect in the next 12 months? What is expected of the IROs?
    • What the buy-side likes (and what it doesn’t) What do fund managers find useful?
    • Making the most of sell-side relationships for conferences and non-deal roadshows
    • Analyst coverage: using brokers to successfully target appropriate investors
  • 11:30 AM
    Nominee chat: What makes for good IR?

    • Quick roundup of the results from our global IR survey of IR trends
    • How can IROs do more with less? What tools can help be more effective?
    • Effective targeting methodologies to attract both foreign and regional investors
    • Personal tips on managing NDRs and expectations of retail investors
    • Integrating ESG into established IR practice – coping with the surge in investors’ interest in governance
    • How can small and mid-caps effectively apply IR principles from the IR teams at large cap companies?
    • Pushing IR excellence: Recruiting right, boosting your own personal IR brand, making a difference
  • 12:15 PM
    Networking lunch and awards presentation ceremony

    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 South East Asia.

    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 South East Asia. 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.

  • 14:00 PM
    Event concludes

Past Attendees say

"IR Magazine did a great job of finding interesting panelists who covered relevant topics at its latest South East Asia event. As a result, it was a great conference and worthwhile for both speakers and attendees"

Grand Banks Yachts

"A good event for networking and understanding the trends and challenges faced by IR professionals"

Yeo Hiap Seng

"Insightful and very interesting"

Excelpoint Technology

"The topics discussed were interesting"

M1

"Thoroughly enjoyed the awards"

Citi

"Well organized, informative and engaging!"

ARA Asset Management

"Well organized, and a good platform for IROs to interact"

SingTel

"The speakers were very good and the panel discussions were very well moderated"

OCBC

The Awards
Researched categories

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. 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 IR by a senior management team

Best IR by a senior management team

Best corporate governance

Best corporate governance

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 - Indonesia

Best in country - Indonesia

Best in country - Malaysia

Best in country - Malaysia

Best in country - Philippines

Best in country - Philippines

Best in country - Singapore

Best in country - Singapore

Best in country - Thailand

Best in country - Thailand

Our researched awards are different from most others: 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 Sector and 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, attended by the leading lights of South East Asia’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 research manager, Janet Dignan at +44 20 8004 5340.

 

  • Best corporate governance

    Siam Cement

  • Best financial reporting

    Metro Pacific Investments

  • Best investor meetings

    Metro Pacific Investments

  • Best use of technology

    KASIKORNBANK

  • Best sustainability practice

    KASIKORNBANK

  • Most progress in IR

    Global Power Synergy

  • BEST IN COUNTRY: Indonesia

    Garuda Indonesia

  • Best in country: Malaysia

    Malaysia Airports

  • Best in country: Philippines

    Metro Pacific Investments

  • Best in country: Singapore

    SingTel

  • Best in country: Thailand

    KASIKORNBANK

  • Best in sector: Communications

    Advanced Info Service

  • Best in sector: Consumers discretionary & consumer staples

    Minor International

  • Best in sector: Energy

    Thaioil Group

  • Best in sector: Financials

    KASIKORNBANK

  • Best in sector: Healthcare

    IHH Healthcare

  • Best in sector: Industrials & materials

    Siam Cement

  • Best in sector: Real estate

    Ayala Land

  • Best in sector: Utilities

    Metro Pacific Investments

  • BEST INVESTOR RELATIONS OFFICER

    Marisa Watthaphanich, KASIKORNBANK

  • BEST IR BY A SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

    Pattaralada Sa-Ngasang, Thaioil Group

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

    Metro Pacific Investments

  • Best overall investor relations (large cap)

    KASIKORNBANK

  • Best IR by a mai company

    Siam Wellness Group

The Awards
self-nomination categories

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 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 by an SGX Catalist company

Best IR by an SGX Catalist company

This award recognizes the efforts of Catalist companies in investor relations practice and is judged on their commitment to share insight on efforts to uphold good governance, communicate with and engage their shareholders.

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.

Chou Chong

Head of Asia equity, Natixis Asset Management

Candice de Monts-Petit

Deputy editor, IR Magazine

David Gerald

Founder, president and CEO, Securities Investors Association (Singapore)

Louise Hedberg

Head of corporate governance and sustainability, East Capital

Richard Jones

Head of IR, corporate communications, sustainability & human resources, Indorama Ventures

Mita Natarajan

Senior vice president and head of services, equities & fixed income, Singapore Exchange

Jeannie Ong

Chief strategic partnership officer, StarHub

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 150 professionals at the event. Below is the list of attendees. To view a list of all our past attendees, click here.

Job title Attendee Company Job title Attendee Company
Assistant Manager – Corporate Marketing & IR Boustead Singapore IR and Strategic Planning Analyst Minor International PCL
Assistant Manager IR Thaioil IR Coordinator Thaioil
Asst. Manager-Corporate Governance The SET IR Manager Perusahaan Gas Negara
Asst. Manager-Corporate Governance The SET IR Manager PT Wijaya Karya (Persero)
Asst. Manager-mai Listed Company Devlp. The SET IR Manager Thaioil
Asst. Manager-Public Relations The SET IR Officer Charoen Pokphand Foods
Assistant to CEO FN Factory Outlet IR Officer, Office of Corporate Secretary KASIKORNBANK
Assistant VP IR Perusahaan Gas Negara IR Section Manager AMATA Corporation
Associate Director, IR Siam Cement IR Specialist Metro Pacific Investments
Associate Director, IR Siam Cement IR Analyst Thai Union Group
AVP, IR IHH Healthcare IR contact officer DSN Group
CEO, Asia Orient Capital IR Division Manager Global Power Synergy
CEO, Asia Pacific EQS Group IR Manager Advanced Info Service
CFO Global Power Synergy IR Manager PTT Global Chemical
Chief Executive Officer Jubilee Enterprise IR Manager Star Petroleum
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Siam Wellness Group (SPA) IR officer Global Power Synergy
Chief Financial Officer PETRONAS Dagangan IR officer Global Power Synergy
Chief Financial Officer PTTEP IR VP FN Factory Outlet
Chief Financial Officer Siam Wellness Group (SPA) IRO Berli Jucker Company
Chief Invesment Officer / Head of IR. BTS Group JVP Strategy & Finance, Group CEO office Indorama Ventures
Chief strategic partnership officer StarHub Manager, Corporate Brand Planning Siam Commercial Bank
Chief sustainability officer City Developments Manager, IR & Treasury Malaysia Airports Holdings
Co-Head – Office of Corporate Secretary KASIKORNBANK Manager, Multimedia Siam Commercial Bank
Company Secretary & IR T.A.C. Consumer Manager-Corporate Governance Development The SET
Corporate affairs & integrated marketing Indorama Ventures Managing Director T.A.C. Consumer
Corp comms & social responsibility manager Global Power Synergy Managing Director TPC Power Holding
Corporate Finance Central Pattana Marketing Comunication Manager T.A.C. Consumer
Deputy VP (Specialist)-Marketing Support Dept. The SET Multimedia & IR Nasdaq
Deputy VP, IR Department Airports of Thailand Officer 3 Risk Support of Telkom PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia
Deputy VP-Corporate Governance Development The SET Officer-Corporate Governance Development The SET
Deputy VP-Foreign Institution Dept. The SET President IRPAS
Deputy VP-mai Listed Company Devlp. The SET President The SET
Deputy VP-Media Relations The SET President and CEO Ayala Land
Deputy VP-Public Relations The SET Regional Director – Singapore EQS Group
Deputy VP-Sustainable Development The SET Research Director Thailand Dvlp. Research Institute
Deputy VP-Sustainable Development The SET Risks & Business Control Coordinator AWR Lloyd Consulting
Director IRPAS Sales Director Nasdaq
Director Shareinvestor (Thailand) Senior Advisor Finance & IR Global Ferrornickel Holdings
Investor relations Star Petroleum Senior Analyst Nasdaq
Director of Finance and Risk Management Garuda Indonesia Senior Analyst, IR Department Airports of Thailand
Division Manager, IR Division (DM) IRPC Senior Executive VP-Head of Issuer Marketing Division The SET
Executive Director Shareinvestor (Thailand) Senior executive, VP, head of sustainable development The SET
Executive Director Siam Wellness Group (SPA) Senior Financial Analyst, IR Siam Commercial Bank
Executive VP – Corporate Strategy Division The SET Senior IR Manager Minor International
Executive VP – Finance and Accounting Thaioil Senior IR Officer PTT
Executive VP-Head of Issuer Marketing Group 1 The SET Senior Officer Financial Analyst of Telkom PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia
Executive VP-Head of Social Development Group The SET Senior VP – Corporate Marketing & IR Boustead Singapore
Exec VP-Market for Alternative Investment (mai) The SET SVP IR and New business Initiative Pruksa Real Estate
FAVP-IR Department Bank of Ayudhya Vice Chairman of Exec Committee & Deputy MD Project Planning Services
General Manager – IR and Corporate Investment Thai Union Group VP DBS Group Holdings
General manager, IR Olam International VP Corporate Financial Management THE BANGCHAK PETROLEUM
Global head IR advisory Citi DR Services VP Fund Manager TISCO Asset Management
Head of IR Filinvest Land VP IR Perusahaan Gas Negara
Head of IR PETRONAS Dagangan VP IR Advisory Citi Depositary Receipt Services
Head of IR Sime Darby VP of Corporate Communication Department Energy Absolute
Head of IR and Asean Affairs AirAsia VP, Finance & IR Department (VP) IRPC
Head of Sales Operations – Asia EQS Group VP, IR PTT
Head of Sales, Asia Orient Capital VP, IR, corporate communications and sustainability Indorama Ventures
Investor relations AirAsia VP-Head of Corporate Communication Department The SET
Investor relations AirAsia VP-Head of Corporate Governance Devlp. The SET
Investor relations Garuda Indonesia VP-Head of Issuer Marketing Dept. 3 The SET
Investor relations Project Planning Services VP CRM Chewathai
Investor relations PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) VP Legal 1 Chewathai
Investor relations SM Investments Corporation VP Legal 2 and Company Secretary Chewathai
Investor relations THAICOM VP of IR Minor International
Investor relations Berli Jucker Company VP-Head of Public Relations Department Bank of Ayudhya

Venue and accommodation

Venue
SGX
Singapore Exchange
2 Shenton Way, #02-02 SGX Centre 1
Singapore 068804

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.

Sponsors

Would you like to sponsor?

Our conference and awards provides a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in the South East Asian 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 and networking 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

  • Corporate attendee rate

    US$495

    US$295


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  • Non-corporate attendee rate

    US$595

    US$395


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