IR Magazine

IR Magazine Forum & Awards
Greater China

Friday, December 6, 2019

Conrad Hong Kong

About the event

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.

Forum Agenda

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

Key Speakers


The Awards:
Awards-by-nomination categories

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to the nominees of the Greater China Awards 2019.
View the full list of nominees here.

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.

 

Best IR website (small to mid-cap)

Best IR website (small to mid-cap)

The IR website is the first point of contact for an IRO’s audience. We want to hear from companies that have developed a best-in-class website displaying top-notch customer experience, engaging content that meets analysts’ and investors’ needs, and multiplatform access.

Best investor event (small to mid-cap)

Best investor event (small to mid-cap)

Did you hold a capital markets day, site visit or other investor event that made your company stand out from the crowd? Tell us how you came up with an original initiative, the way you managed its organization, and how your audience’s expectations were met; audience feedback is also welcome.

Best annual report (large cap)

Best annual report (large cap)

Are shareholders and analysts raving about the quality of your annual print or online report? Give us your vision of good reporting practice. Judges will be looking for a well-articulated equity story, ease of flow or navigation, state-of-the-art design and consistency/complementarity between different reports.

Best annual report (mid-cap)

Best annual report (mid-cap)

Are shareholders and analysts raving about the quality of your annual print or online report? Give us your vision of good reporting practice. Judges will be looking for a well-articulated equity story, ease of flow or navigation, state-of-the-art design and consistency/complementarity between different reports.

Best annual report (small cap)

Best annual report (small cap)

Are shareholders and analysts raving about the quality of your annual print or online report? Give us your vision of good reporting practice. Judges will be looking for a well-articulated equity story, ease of flow or navigation, state-of-the-art design and consistency/complementarity between different reports.

Best ESG materiality reporting (large cap)

Best ESG materiality reporting (large cap)

Investors are increasingly looking to determine the material ESG risks and opportunities for companies. But the range of data and inconsistency of reporting can make it difficult to get a full picture. This award recognizes the achievement of companies that produce clear investor-facing communications about ESG issues that are material to their business.

Best ESG materiality reporting (small to mid-cap)

Best ESG materiality reporting (small to mid-cap)

Investors are increasingly looking to determine the material ESG risks and opportunities for companies. But the range of data and inconsistency of reporting can make it difficult to get a full picture. This award recognizes the achievement of companies that produce clear investor-facing communications about ESG issues that are material to their business.

Best investor event (large cap)

Best investor event (large cap)

Did you hold a capital markets day, site visit or other investor event that made your company stand out from the crowd? Tell us how you came up with an original initiative, the way you managed its organization, and how your audience’s expectations were met; audience feedback is also welcome.

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. We’ll be looking at the IR team’s involvement in crafting/releasing the messaging for the financial markets and how it organized outreach and dialogue to gain approval from key shareholders.

Best IR website (large cap)

Best IR website (large cap)

The IR website is the first point of contact for an IRO’s audience. We want to hear from companies that have developed a best-in-class website displaying top-notch customer experience, engaging content that meets analysts’ and investors’ needs, and multiplatform access.

Best use of multimedia for IR

Best use of multimedia for IR

Are you a tech-savvy IRO always looking out for cutting-edge technological solutions for IR? Describe the innovative ways you have incorporated video, audio, infographics or webcasts into your IR program. Judges will be looking for evidence of heightened investor and analyst engagement via these channels.

Rising star

Rising star

This award seeks to honor individuals who bring fresh thinking and a unique approach to the profession. This category is open to anyone who has been working in IR for less than 5 years.

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.

Laurie Havelock

Editor-at-large, IR Magazine

Paul Milon

Sustainability and ESG integration specialist, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Elizabeth Sun

Senior director, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

William Tsang

Head of research, Chartwell Capital

Gabriel Wilson-Otto

Head of Stewardship, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Harold Woo

Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore) (IRPAS)

  • Best crisis management

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

  • Best ESG communications

    Delta Electronics

  • Best financial reporting (large cap)

    CLP Holdings

  • Best financial reporting (small to mid-cap)

    Pacific Basin Shipping

  • Best investor event (large cap)

    PetroChina Co and Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings)

  • Best investor event (small to mid-cap)

    Kerry Logistics Network

  • Best IR during a corporate transaction

    Link Asset Management

  • Best IR website

    China Telecom

  • Best use of multimedia for IR

    Far East Consortium International

  • Rising star

    Kenneth Ke, China New Higher Education (2001.HK)

Past attendees say

"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."

Anton Oilfield Services Group

"It was a very good forum where I could share real experiences and practical advice from the panel speakers."

Dah Chong Hong

"A magnificent IR event for networking and learning updates of IR and insight from the peers."

Lenovo

"Well organized and well attended"

Euroland

The Awards:
Awards-by-research categories

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to the nominees of the Greater China Awards 2019.
View the full list of nominees here.

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.

Best overall investor relations (large cap)

Best overall investor relations (large cap)

This category covers companies that have most impressed the investment community with their overall IR program.

Best overall investor relations (small to mid-cap)

Best overall investor relations (small to mid-cap)

This category covers companies that have most impressed the investment community with their overall IR program.

Best investor relations officer (large cap)

Best investor relations officer (large cap)

This category is for individual IROs whose knowledge of their company and sector and whose ability to build relationships with members of the investment community and to be transparent, accessible and responsive, sets them apart.

Best investor relations officer (small to mid-cap)

Best investor relations officer (small to mid-cap)

This category is for individual IROs whose knowledge of their company and sector and whose ability to build relationships with members of the investment community and to be transparent, accessible and responsive, sets them apart.

Best IR by a senior management team

Best IR by a senior management team

Best in region: China

Best in region: China

Best in region: Hong Kong

Best in region: Hong Kong

Best in region: Taiwan

Best in region: Taiwan

Best in sector: communications

Best in sector: communications

Best in sector: consumer

Best in sector: consumer

Best in sector: energy, industrials, materials & utilities

Best in sector: energy, industrials, materials & utilities

Best in sector: financials (including real estate)

Best in sector: financials (including real estate)

Best in sector: technology

Best in sector: technology

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 – Greater China 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.

 

  • Best overall investor relations (large cap)

    China Unicom (Hong Kong)

  • Best overall investor relations (small to mid-cap)

    Dah Chong Hong Holdings

  • Best investor relations officer (large cap)

    Lisa Lai, China Telecom

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

    Cheng Lei, Anton Oilfield Services Group/Hong Kong

  • Best corporate governance & disclosure

    China Resources Beer

  • Most progress in IR

    Anta Sports Products

  • Best in sector - communications

    China Unicom (Hong Kong)

  • Best in sector - consumer discretionary

    Anta Sports Products

  • Best in sector - consumer staples

    China Resources Beer

  • Best in sector - energy

    PetroChina Co

  • Best in sector - financials

    AIA Group

  • Best in sector - healthcare

    CSPC Pharmaceutical Group

  • Best in sector - industrials

    Kerry Logistics Network

  • Best in sector - materials

    China Resources Cement Holdings

  • Best in sector - real estate

    Far East Consortium International

  • Best in sector - technology

    Tencent Holdings

  • Best in sector - utilities

    Canvest Environmental Protection Group Co

  • Best in region - China

    Alibaba Group Holding

  • Best in region - Hong Kong

    China Unicom (Hong Kong)

  • Best in region - Taiwan

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Who attends?

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. This years attendees include:

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Job title Company Job title Company
Assistant company secretary China Unicom (Hong Kong) IR & PR manager of investor relations department China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company
Assistant general manager China State Construction International Holdings IR assistant Galaxy Entertainment
Assistant manager – corporate development & strategy Link Asset Management IR assistant manager NetDragon Websoft (Hong Kong)
Assistant manager – investor relations NWS Holdings IR manager Differ Group
Assistant manager, IR China Telecom Manager Lenovo Group
ASVP – investor relations Galaxy Entertainment Manager – corporate communication New World Department Store China
Board secretary KunLun Energy Company Manager – corporate services Kerry Logistics Network
CFO WuXi Biologics (Cayman) Manager – investor relations Kerry Logistics Network
Chief financial officer Kerry Logistics Network Manager, company secretary department China Unicom (Hong Kong)
Chief financial officer China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Manager, investor relations China Unicom (Hong Kong)
Chief financial officer and company secretary Far East Consortium International Manager, investor relations and corporate communications Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group
Company secretary China Tower Corporation Manager, IR China Telecom
Company secretary Canvest Environmental Protection Group Company Managing director Far East Consortium International
Deputy general manager China State Construction International Holdings Officer, investor relations China Unicom (Hong Kong)
Deputy general manager of investor relations department China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Public relations & ESG officer China Overseas Land & Investment
Director Lenovo Group Research analyst Galaxy Entertainment
Director – corporate communications & investor relations Sa Sa International Holdings Senior corporate communications manager Fosun
Director of investor relations China Telecom Senior director – corporate & marketing communication Kerry Properties
Director, investor relations China Unicom (Hong Kong) Senior director – investor relations Yum China
Executive, IR China Telecom Senior executive – corporate & marketing communication Kerry Properties
Financial controller & company secretary Shenzhou International Group Holdings Senior IR & PR manager of investor relations department China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company
General manager of investor relations department China Resources Cement Holdings Senior IR director NetDragon Websoft (Hong Kong)
Head of capital markets department Agile Group Holdings Senior IR director WuXi Biologics (Cayman)
Head of corporate development and M&A Far East Consortium International Senior manager China State Construction International Holdings
Head of IR KunLun Energy Company Senior manager – corporate communications department China Overseas Land & Investment
Investor relations assistant manager Canvest Environmental Protection Group Company Senior manager – investor relations Galaxy Entertainment
Investor relations director JNBY Design Senior manager, corporate affairs Agile Group Holdings
Investor relations manager Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Senior manager, investors relation and corporate affairs Agile Group Holdings
Investor relations officer Li Ning Company Vice president Citic Telecom International Holdings
Investor relations officer Pacific Basin Shipping Vice president Lenovo Group
Investor relations senior manager Li Ning Company


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Venue

We are pleased to confirm that the 2019 forum and awards will take place at the following venue:

Conrad Hong Kong
One Pacific Place
88 Queensway
Admiralty
Hong Kong

Accommodation
IR Magazine has arranged preferential rates for delegates at nearby hotels. View the hotels and rates by clicking here.

Sponsors

Would you like to sponsor in 2019?

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:

  • 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 forum, the luncheon, the awards ceremony and networking breaks. The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for corporate IR professionals at publicly listed companies only.

If you require any assistance with your booking, please contact [email protected] or on +44 20 8004 4989.

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