IR Magazine

IR Magazine Forum & Awards
Greater China

Friday, December 4, 2020

Conrad Hong Kong

About the event

For over three decades, IR Magazine has honored excellence in investor relations around the world. We are delighted to be back in Hong Kong for 2020 to continue recognising and helping further IR best practice. Last year’s Greater China event attracted over 180 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.

2019 Agenda

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

2019 Speakers

To inquire about speaking at the 2020 forum, please contact [email protected] or call +44 20 8004 5619

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.

The 2020 nomination process will be open in May. Keep checking for more information.

View the full list of 2019 winners here


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 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.

Past attendees say

"We all thought it went fantastically well; great content/speakers, fantastic chair and smooth logistics. It was a very impressive bunch of IR folks to gather in one room."

Andrews Partnership

"A wonderful event to networking with the best. I love panel sessions with fresh topics and professional insights. Great work for the IR Magazine team."

BizLink Holding Inc.

"Topics relevant and well-organized"

Yum China

"The event was very informative and helpful."

Lite-on Technology

"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."


"Well organized and well attended"


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.

For more information about the 2020 research process and timeline, please contact [email protected].

View the full list of 2019 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 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 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 [email protected] or call +44 20 3950 0587.


  • 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 2019 include:

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Job title Company Job title Company
Account manager China Zhongwang Holdings Investor relations manager Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings)
Assistant company secretary China Unicom (Hong Kong) Investor relations officer Pacific Basin Shipping
Assistant general manager, IR K. Wah Intl Holdings Investor relations officer Li Ning Company
Assistant manager – corporate strategy Link Asset Management Investor relations senior manager Li Ning Company
Assistant manager – investor relations NWS Holdings IR CLP Holdings
Assistant manager, corporate communications China Zhongwang Holdings IR & PR manager of IR department China Resources Beer
Assistant manager, investor relations ENN Energy Holdings IR analyst Alibaba Group
Assistant manager, investor relations Sa Sa International Holdings IR assistant Galaxy Entertainment
Assistant manager, IR China Telecom IR assistant manager NetDragon Websoft (Hong Kong)
Associate director, investor relations AIA Group IR deputy manager BizLink Holding
ASVP – investor relations Galaxy Entertainment IR director ENN Energy
Board secretary KunLun Energy Company IR manager ANTA Sports Products
Chief financial officer Kerry Logistics Network IR manager Citic
Chief financial officer 361 Degrees International IR manager Differ Group
Chief financial officer and company secretary Far East Consortium International IR manager PAX Global Technology
Chief strategist & head of business development Huatai International Financial IR officer China Communications Services
Company secretary Canvest Environmental Protection IR officer ANTA Sports Products
Company secretary China Tower Corporation IR senior manager BizLink Holding
Company secretary of legal China Resources Beer IRO China Resources Cement Holdings
Corporate affairs officer K. Wah Intl Holdings Manager Lenovo Group
Corporate finance and strategy, AVP PAX Global Technology Manager CLP Holdings
Deputy chief representative, HK & IR PetroChina Company Manager – corporate communication New World Department Store
Deputy general manager China State Construction Manager – corporate services Kerry Logistics Network
Deputy general manager of IR department China Resources Beer Manager – investor relations Kerry Logistics Network
Director Lenovo Group Manager, company secretary department China Unicom (Hong Kong)
Director – corporate comms & IR Sa Sa International Holdings Manager, investor relations China Unicom (Hong Kong)
Director – group sustainability CLP Holdings Manager, IR & corporate communications Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group
Director – investor relations CLP Holdings Manager, IR China Telecom
Director of investor relations China Telecom Managing director Christensen IR
Director of investor relations AIA Group MD, head of corporate finance/IR Alibaba Pictures Group
Director, investor relations China Unicom (Hong Kong) Principle secretarial manager of legal China Resources Beer
Executive, IR China Telecom Public relations & ESG officer China Overseas Land & Investment
Financial controller & company secretary Shenzhou International Group Public relations department Far East Consortium International
GM of capital markets & corp comms Sinic Holdings Research analyst Galaxy Entertainment
General manager of investor relations China Resources Cement Holdings Senior corporate communications manager Fosun
General manager, investor relations Pacific Basin Shipping Senior director Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Group corporate communications director ESR Cayman Senior director – corporate communication Kerry Properties
Group corporate communications manager ESR Cayman Senior director – investor relations Yum China
Group managing director, capital markets & IR ESR Group Senior director of IR/PR LITE-ON Technology
Head of capital markets department Agile Group Holdings Senior executive – corp comms Kerry Properties
Head of corporate development and M&A Far East Consortium Senior IR & PR manager China Resources Beer
Head of investor relations PetroChina Company Senior IR director NetDragon Websoft (HK)
Head of IR KunLun Energy Company Senior IR director WuXi Biologics (Cayman)
Head of research, portfolio manager Chartwell Capital Senior manager China State Construction
Head of stewardship, Asia Pacific BNP Paribas Asset Management Senior manager – corporate communications China Overseas Land & Investment
Investor relations Tencent Senior manager – investor relations Galaxy Entertainment
Investor relations assistant manager Canvest Environmental Protection Senior manager, corporate affairs Agile Group Holdings
Investor relations director Tencent Holdings Senior manager, finance & accounting Far East Consortium
Investor relations director JNBY Design Senior manager, IR & corporate affairs Agile Group Holdings
Investor relations director Yue Yuen Industrial Senior supervisor, HK liaison office China Life Insurance
Investor relations director ANTA Sports Products Senior vice president Christensen IR
Investor relations manager China Everbright Vice president Lenovo Group
Investor relations manager ANTA Sports Products Vice president Citic Telecom International

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The 2020 forum and awards will be held at:

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.


Partnership Opportunities

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 partner, you will gain an 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.

Being a partner of 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 partnering 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 and any bookings made after October 9, 2020 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.

Covid-19 information

We are monitoring the situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus on a daily basis. Based on the current advice provided by the World Health Organization, we will be going ahead with hosting the events as planned. The well being of our attendees is paramount and we plan to take a number of precautions onsite to ensure a hygienic environment. If you have any further questions, please contact Priscilla Lim for more information.

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