Conrad Hong Kong, Hong Kong
For the past three decades, IR Magazine has honored excellence in investor relations around the world. For 2023, we continue to recognize and help further IR best practice. Last year, over 200 senior IR professionals joined us in a virtual setting – this internationally renowned event looked at the very best the IR community has to offer through our forum and awards.
The event kicks off with a forum where investors, analysts and heads of IR from small, mid and large cap companies came together to discuss key issues relating to investor relations, corporate governance, shareholder needs and the role of senior management in IR.
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 in 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 for aspects of IR that complement our researched categories. More information can be found in the sections below.
We will be announcing our 2023 agenda in due course. In the meantime, click here to see the full agenda as a PDF.
All times are in Hong Kong Standard Time.
Closing remarks and networking
Registration, breakfast and networking
Collect your conference badge, then join us for breakfast and networking before the forum commences
Opening remarks: Welcome to the forum
A scene-setting session that explains the current situation and topics up for discussion throughout the day.
Investor relations in a changing investment landscape
Inflation, interest rates and geopolitics have caused investors to re-evaluate their investment strategies within the Greater China region.
Our opening session explores how markets are changing, what IR teams can do to adapt, and how best to measure IR success in today’s investment landscape.
How to prepare for mandatory climate-related disclosures
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong has proposed to mandate all issuers to make International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) aligned climate disclosures in their ESG reports.
This session will share guidance on how companies can comply with the new reporting rules and ways to use ESG to the advantage of investor relations.
Networking break & refreshments
Take a break and enjoy some networking time
Artificial Intelligence: How to use generative AI to enhance your IR program
Globally IR teams have been experimenting with artificial intelligence since the world discovered ChatGPT.
This session will demonstrate how companies are using generative AI to improve the efficiency, quality and output of their IR activities, and discuss the future possibilities for the technology within the IR profession.
Results-focused targeting strategies: New ways to use data to identify high-value targets
In challenging times an IR team needs to be proactive, not only in communicating with current shareholders but in identifying shareholders ready to enter your stock and impact the share price.
A strategic approach is essential and requires approaches that go beyond analyzing who is invested in your peers. This session will demonstrate proven ways to identify portfolio managers that are most likely to have a significant impact on your share price. Allowing you to prioritize management’s time and maximize the effect of your IR program.
• Discover how to use alternative data to identify key investor targets
• Increase the percentage of meetings that turn into investments in your stock
• Learn how to strategically adapt your targeting activities in difficult market environments
Digital engagement strategies
As communication technologies continue to evolve we explore how best to utilize these tools to expand the reach of your IR program and promote better transparency with your shareholders.
This session will showcase effective techniques award-winning IROs have implemented to improve their communication using different media channels.
• Discuss how to monitor and manage misinformation about your company on social media
• Learn how best to use WeChat and social media to tell your company story
• Understand how best to build your presence in an increasingly digitalized world
Successful hybrid investor engagement
Covid-19 restrictions are a distant memory, however, travel to and from the region is still not back to pre-pandemic levels, and companies have seen the efficiency benefits of virtual investor engagement.
This session explores how companies can best implement a hybrid IR strategy that increases transparency, builds better relationships and creates a meaningful dialogue between management, IR, the analyst community and the buyside.
• Discover how other IR professionals have adapted to the challenges and opportunities of the new hybrid landscape
• Learn how to take your virtual engagement to the next level and build strong relationships with your target audience
• Find out how best to utilize your management’s time and resources within a virtual framework
Investor and analyst Q&A: Expectations of companies in 2024
Ask any question of leading investors as you plan your strategy for the year ahead. In this open format, connect directly with the buyside to understand investor views on the economy, expectations of companies and requirements for IR teams over the next 12 months.
• What sectors and types of companies are investors favoring going into 2023?
• Understand how a range of investors like to communicate with IR teams
• Understand what international investors are looking for when investing in the greater China region
IR Magazine Awards – Greater China
End of forum and awards
For our awards-by-nomination categories, individuals and companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of investment professionals and IR Magazine editorial team members.
We are no longer accepting entries for the 2023 awards. Entrants will be contacted from the end of September onwards with an update on their submission(s).
To view the full list of 2022 nominees and winners click here.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or +44 20 8004 4989.
The awards-by-nomination categories differ from our traditional researched awards, as individuals and companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of investment professionals and IR Magazine editorial team members.
The judging process consists of three simple phases:
Phase one: Once the entry deadline has passed, the IR Magazine editorial team reviews all submissions and produces the short list
Phase two: The short-listed entries are shared with an independent judging panel made up of industry experts. The judges review each short-listed entry and select their top two picks per category
Phase three: The judges come together to discuss, debate and select the final list of winners who will go on to win an award
The judges’ votes are not made public, but their comments may be published in articles or reports after the event. Judges are not required to make comments against every submission.
Click here to view the judges biographies.
Director, Taiwan Investor Relations Institute (TIRI)
Partner, Prospervest Family Office Group and COO, Wofoo Social Enterprises
Portfolio manager, Chartwell Capital
Head of sustainable investing strategy, Fidelity International
Editor-at-large, IR Magazine
Our awards-by-research nominees are determined by the input of hundreds of analysts and portfolio managers, who give their opinions on which companies provide them with the best IR service in the Greater China region. Every year we invite any publicly listed company to submit their list of buy and sell-side analysts and portfolio managers, so that they have the opportunity to vote via our survey.
Please click on the tabs below to view the research timeline. If you have any questions on this process or wish to access our data sharing agreement, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. For any further queries about the research, please contact [email protected].
To view the full list of 2022 nominees and winners click here.
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.
May-August: 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
The winners are announced at our awards ceremony, which is attended by the leading lights of the Asian investor relations community.
January: Report published
After the event the Investor Perception Study – Asia 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 more information around the investor survey, please contact [email protected].
The majority of our attendees are heads of IR from across Greater China who are being recognized for their fantastic contribution to IR. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.
Below is a sample list of attendees who have joined our event in the past:
|Job title||Company||Job title||Company|
|Assistant manager, IR||Fubon Financial Holding Co||IR director||AliHealth|
|Associate director, IR||AIA Company||IR director||Hygeia Healthcare Holding Co|
|Chief financial officer||CANbridge Pharmaceuticals||IR director & company secretary||China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company|
|Chief manager, ESG and IR||China Construction Bank Corporation||IR officer||ANTA Sports Products|
|Director, capital market & IR||ZhongAn online P&C Insurance Co||IR specialist||Precision Tsugami (China) Corporation|
|Director, investor relationships||Haier Smart Home Co||Manager, sustainability and communications||Kerry Properties|
|Director, IR||CLP||Officer, IR||Minsheng|
|Director, IR||Koolearn||Officer, IR department||China Telecom Corporation|
|Director, IR||Tongcheng Travel||Senior director, IR||China Modern Dairy Holdings|
|General manager, capital market||Anton Oil||Senior director, IR||NetDragon Websoft Holdings|
|Group investor relations manager||CK Hutchison Holdings||Senior executive, R||NagaCorp|
|Head of communications||InnoCare Pharma||Senior investor relations analyst||Central China Real Estate|
|Head of corporate communication||Transcenta Holding||Senior IR director||Yum China Holdings|
|Head of IR & sustainability||ENN Energy||Senior manager||MicroPort Scientific Corporation|
|Head of IR||MTR Corporation||Senior manager, IR and sustainability||Xtep International Holdings|
|Head of IR||Shenwan Hongyuan Group Co||Senior manager, IR||The People’s Insurance Company|
|Head of IR & capital market||Brii Biosciences||Senior officer, IR||COSCO Shipping International (Hong Kong) Co|
|Head of research, portfolio manager||Chartwell Capital||Senior officer, IR||Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings)|
|International digital content manager||Ping An Insurance||Senior vice president||Piacente Financial Communications|
|Investor relations officer||China Unicom (Hong Kong)||Treasurer & IR||Hysan Development Company LImited|
|IR & communication director||Xinyi Glass Holdings||VP, investor relations||Huobi Technology Holdings|
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"It's a wonderful event to gather the best IR practitioners in one room and share the best practices. Great work for the IR Magazine team!"
"The topics and panels are very helpful to me as an IRO. Looking forward to participating other events by IR Magazine in the future!"
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Forum & Awards Partners
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We offer intelligent, tailored solutions delivered by a team of high-calibre people. Our sophisticated advisors bring their experience from journalism, investment banking, accountancy, financial analysis and other professional disciplines.
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EQS Group is a recognised leading international solution provider (Saas) of regulatory technology (RegTech) in the areas of investor relations, corporate compliance, and ESG. In working with EQS Group, thousands of companies worldwide inspire trust by fulfilling complex national and international disclosure obligations, minimizing risks, and communicating transparently with stakeholders.
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Taiwan Investor Relations Institute (TIRI) was established to serve as a communication platform for the management teams, shareholders, securities analysts, capital markets, and governing agencies that work with listed companies at stock exchanges, over-the-counter markets, and emerging markets, as well as companies planning public offerings and non-public innovative companies. We seek to advance investor relations in Taiwan and the professional capacity and positioning of our members, and international capital market communication. For more information please visit our website here.
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The super early bird rate expires on October 13, 2023. After this date, the price will increase to the early bird rate of US$395 for an individual seat and US$3,160 for a table. The standard rate is US$495 for an individual seat and US$3,960 for a table.
All rates are charged in USD. Tickets include access to all forums, networking sessions and the awards presentation.
If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Williams at [email protected] or +44 208 090 2156.
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Conrad Hong Kong
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