IR Magazine

IR Magazine Forum & Awards
South East Asia

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

SGX, Singapore

About the event

For the past three decades, IR Magazine has honored excellence in investor relations around the world. We are pleased to be back in Singapore for 2020 to continue recognising and helping further IR best practice. Last year’s Singapore event attracted over 130 senior IR professionals from across Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – 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 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 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 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 in the below sections.

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

Our 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.

OPEN FOR ENTRIES

We are now accepting entries for 2020! Please click here to access the entry form. The deadline for submissions is midnight (UK time) on Friday, August 14.

If you have any questions that are not answered in the entry guidelines section on the form, please contact [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 8004 5339.

Please note that categories are subject to change based on the final number of entries received. Some categories may be split by market cap.

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 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

With investors increasingly integrating ESG criteria into their investment decisions, your firm has successfully ramped up its communications strategy about non-financial performance. Judges will be looking at how you tackle integrated thinking and reporting on the issues material to your 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 2020 judging panel will be announced shortly.

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

"As a first timer I found the forums during the event very insightful. A lot of knowledge was shared, inspiring."

Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad

"So very well organized, program scheduling was fast-paced but very insightful, plus the panel speakers were very engaging."

Aboitiz Equity Ventures

"IR Magazine provides an excellent venue for IROs to converge, learn from each other's experiences and best practices and recognize key players who pioneer initiatives to raise the standards of investor relations.
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Ayala Land

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 South East Asia.

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

View the full list of 2019 winners here

Best overall investor relations

Best overall investor relations

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 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 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-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-country awards are determined by the highest aggregate scores across all research categories.

The IR Magazine awards team receives the results and contacts all shortlisted 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 in Singapore and Hong Kong, attended by the leading lights of the Asian investor relations community.

 

Who attends?

The majority of our attendees were heads of IR from across South East Asia who are being recognised 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. Some of those who joined us in 2019 include:

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Job title Company Job title Company
Assistant corporate communications manager UOL Group Investment manager Chen Holdings Pte
Assistant general manager – investor relations Thai Union Group Investor relations CapitaLand Retail China Trust
Assistant manager Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Investor relations analyst Pilipinas Shell Petroleum
Assistant officer, investor relations PTT Exploration & Production Company Investor relations executive Manulife US REIT
Associate director and head of investor relations Ayala Corporation Investor relations manager Frasers Asset Management
AVP Century Pacific Food Investor relations manager Metro Pacific Investments
Business manager Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Investor relations manager Adaro Energy
CEO Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre Investor relations manager CP ALL
CFO PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad Investor relations representative Sunpower Group
Chief executive officer Manulife US REIT IR & strategic planning analyst Minor International
Chief financial officer Manulife US REIT Manager, corporate communications City Developments
Chief sustainability office City Developments Manager, investor relations Petronas Chemicals
Corporate controller and IR manager Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Manager, IR Sembcorp Marine
Corporate services Smartkarma Manager, sustainability City Developments
Director Sarana Menara Nusantara Managing director, chief economist Asia Continuum Economics
Director of institutional client coverage SGX Senior executive, IR KLCCP Stapled Group
ER Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Senior investor relations Asia Aviation
Executive VP, corporate finance PTT Senior manager, investor relations Asia Aviation
Executive, IR IHH Healthcare Berhad Senior manager, sustainability City Developments
Executive, IR Wilmar International Senior vice president – head IR B.Grimm Power Public Company
General manager Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Supervisor, investor relation Energy Absolute Public Company
Group general counsel Jardine Cycle & Carriage Sustainable finance analyst ING
Head of corporate finance & treasury ABM Investama SVP, IR United Overseas Bank
Head of corporate services Smartkarma Vice president director Sarana Menara Nusantara
Head of group investor relations Frasers Property Vice president, capital & IR department PTT Exploration and Production
Head of investor relations SGX Vice president, head of investor relation Energy Absolute Public Company
Head of investor relations Manulife US REIT Vice president, investor relations Frasers Centrepoint Trust
Head of IR, senior general manager CP ALL Vice president, investor relations CapitaLand Mall Trust
Head of IR United Overseas Bank VP -IR and corporate planning Home Product Center
Head of sustainability and communications Thai AirAsia VP of investor relations Minor International
Head, investor relations CapitaLand VP, investor relations CapitaLand
Head, investor relations PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad VP, IR IHH Healthcare Berhad


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Partnership Opportunities

Our forum and awards provide a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in the South East Asian 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 forum 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.

Partners

Book your seat

The passes below will provide you with full access to the forum sessions, the awards ceremony and networking breaks. The ‘corporate attendee’ rate is reserved for IR professionals at publicly listed companies only. All others should book under the ‘non-corporate’ rate.

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.

  • Corporate IRO attendee rate

    US$395

    US$295


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  • Non-corporate attendee rate

    US$495

    US$395


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Venue

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

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

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