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.

Further details about the event will be announced shortly.

The Awards:
Awards-by-nomination categories

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.

The nomination form has now closed and we are no longer accepting entries. We will be in touch with successful nominees shortly. Should you have any queries in the meantime, please contact Lauren Wilson at [email protected] or +44 20 8004 5339


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 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 crisis management

Best crisis management

Have you recently dealt with an unexpected event threatening your company's business or reputation? Tell us about your ‘crisis ready’ plan, the strategy you implemented when the storm hit, and how the IR team’s actions successfully protected or restored shareholder value.

Best ESG materiality reporting

Best ESG materiality reporting

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

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? 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

Best IR website

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)

The Awards:
Awards-by-research categories

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 is now closed. We will be in touch with nominated companies and individuals shortly.

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 - you can view the list of 2018 winners here.

Best overall investor relations

Best overall investor relations

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

Best investor relations officer

Best investor relations officer

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 corporate governance & disclosure

Best corporate governance & disclosure

This category is for companies whose governance policies and practice best reflect the priorities of the investment community, especially in terms of board composition, executive compensation, disclosure and general accountability to shareholders.

Most progress in IR

Most progress in IR

Best in sector

Best in sector

Best in sector categories are subject to change depending on the 2019 research results, but have previously included:
  • Communications
  • Consumer discretionary
  • Consumer staples
  • Energy
  • Financials
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Materials
  • Real estate
  • Technology
  • Utilities

Best in region

Best in region

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan

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.



  • 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. Some of those who joined us in 2018 include:

Company Name Job Title Company Name Job Title
Ipreo by IHS Markit Account manager Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) Investor relations manager
EQS Group Account manager Canvest Environmental Protection Group Investor relations manager
Haichang Ocean Park Holdings Admin assistant Dah Chong Hong Holdings Investor relations manager
China Telecom Administrative assistant Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Investor relations manager
China Telecom Assistant FDG Electric Vehicles Investor relations officer
China Unicom (Hong Kong) Assistant company secretary Dah Chong Hong Holdings Investor relations officer
New World Development Company Assistant general manager – strategy and IR Anta Sports Products Investor relations officer
New World Development Company Assistant manager – investor relations CLP Holdings IR
Yuzhou Properties Company Assistant manager of corporate finance and IR Alibaba IR
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Assistant manager of IR and corporate communications Hopewell Infrastructure IR
China Unicom (Hong Kong) Assistant manager, company secretarial dept. Hopewell Holdings IR
China Telecom Assistant manager, IR CLP Holdings IR
China Telecom Assistant manager, IR China Resources Beer (Holdings) IR and PR manager, IR department
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 CFO & company secretary CLP Holdings IRD
Dah Chong Hong 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 – general manager China New Higher Education Managing director
China Unicom Deputy director, investor relations EQS Group Managing director Asia
China Resources Beer (Holdings) Deputy general manager of IR department Hill+Knowlton Strategies MD (Hong Kong) & head of financial comms (Greater China)
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
Delta Electronics ESG project manager CLP Holdings Senior associate – investor relations
Cornerstones Communications Executive director China Overseas Land & Investment Senior corporate communications manager
TK Group Holdings Executive director & chief financial officer Strategic Financial Relations Senior director
PetroChina Company Finance manager of Hong Kong representative office AXA Investment Managers Senior fund manager
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 China Resources Beer (Holdings) Senior IR and PR manager, IR department
Citi Head of Asia sales Kerry Properties Senior manager – investor relations
Dah Chong Hong Holdings Head of corporate communications and investor relations Kerry Logistics Network Senior manager – investor relations
Ipreo by IHS Markit Head of corporate sales, APAC China Unicom (Hong Kong) Senior manager, company secretarial dept.
Orient Capital Head of CRM, Asia Guotai Junan International Senior manager, investor relations office of the board
BOC Aviation Head of investor relations & corporate communications Kerry Logistics Network Senior officer – corporate services
Far East Consortium International Head of IR and PR Artemis Associates Senior vice president
Meetyl Head of sales Strategic Financial Relations China Senior vice president
Matchpoint Investment Investment consultant Nasdaq Service manager, IR desktop client services, APAC
China Unicom Investor relations Lenovo Group Specialist, investor relations
Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Investor relations assistant BNP Paribas Asset Management Sustainability and ESG integration specialist, Asia Pacific
H&H International Holdings Investor relations director Artemis Associates Vice president
China Resources Beer (Holdings) Investor relations director Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Vice president – investor relations
Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Investor relations director First Pacific Vice president, group corporate communications
Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Investor relations executive ICA VP
Viva China Holdings Investor relations manager Deutsche Bank VP of DR investor relations advisory and client management
Lenovo Group Investor relations manager ICA VP, head of financial PR
Shun Tak Holdings Investor relations manager West Digital Media Solutions Webcast service 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
88 Queensway
Hong Kong

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


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.

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 4989.

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