IR Magazine

IR Magazine Forum & Awards
South East Asia

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

SGX, Singapore

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 Singapore for 2019 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.

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 2018 winners 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 on [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

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 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.

Talib Dohadwala

Managing partner, Integral Capital

Laurie Havelock

Editor-at-large, IR Magazine

Richard Jones

Senior vice president, Indorama

Roy Ling

Managing director, RL Capital Management

Vijay Natarajan

Analyst - Real estate & REIT

Natalia Rajewska

Sustainable finance analyst, ING

Harold Woo

President, Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore) (IRPAS)

  • Best crisis management

    PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero)

  • Best ESG communications

    City Developments

  • Best financial reporting

    Ayala Land

  • Best investor event

    Manulife US REIT

  • Best IR by an SGX Catalist company

    United Global

  • Best IR during a corporate transaction

    Aboitiz Equity Ventures

  • Best IR website

    Ayala Land

  • Best use of multimedia for IR

    Aboitiz Equity Ventures

  • Rising star

    James Bywater, Hi-P International

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.

The research survey for the 2019 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 - you can view the list of 2018 winners here.

Best overall investor relations (small, mid, large cap)

Best overall investor relations (small, mid, large cap)

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

Best investor relations officer (small, mid, large cap)

Best investor relations officer (small, mid, 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 corporate governance & disclosure

Best corporate governance & disclosure

Most progress in IR

Most progress in IR

Best in sector

Best in sector

  • Communications
  • Consumer discretionary
  • Consumer staples
  • Energy
  • Financials
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Materials
  • Real estate
  • Technology
  • Utilities

Best in country

Best in country

  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • 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.

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-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.

January: Report published
Shortly afterwards, the Investor Perception Study – Asia 2019 will be made available to professional subscribers of 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)

    Bangkok Dusit Medical Services

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


  • Best investor relations officer (large cap)

    Ajaya Intaraprasong & Chama Thepchatri, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services

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

    Caroline Fong, Manulife US REIT

  • Best corporate governance & disclosure

    Bangkok Dusit Medical Services

  • Most progress in IR

    PTT Global Chemical

  • Best in country: Indonesia

    Bank Central Asia

  • Best in country: Malaysia

    PETRONAS Chemicals Group

  • Best in country: Philippines

    Ayala Land

  • Best in country: Singapore


  • Best in country: Thailand

    Bangkok Dusit Medical Services

  • Best in sector: Communications


  • Best in sector: Consumer discretionary

    Home Product Center

  • Best in sector: Consumer staples

    CP All

  • Best in sector: Energy


  • Best in sector: Financials

    Bank Central Asia

  • Best in sector: Healthcare

    Bangkok Dusit Medical Services

  • Best in sector: Industrials

    Singapore Technologies Engineering

  • Best in sector: Materials

    PTT Global Chemical

  • Best in sector: Real estate

    Ayala Land

  • Best in sector: Technology

    M Cash Integrasi

  • Best in sector: Utilities

    Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

Who attends?

Over 130 attendees joined us in 2018, with the majority being 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. The 2018 attendees included:

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Company Name Job Title Company Name Job Title
Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Assistant CFO IHH Investor relation officer
Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Assistant manager PT United Tractors Investor relations
Thai Oil Assistant manager – investor relations PT Mitra Keluarga Karyasehat Investor relations
Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Assistant vice president Major Cineplex Group Investor relations
Perusahaan Gas Negara Assistant vice president – IR PTT Global Chemical Investor relations analyst
CapitaLand Mall Trust Assistant VP, investor relations Minor International IR and strategic planning analyst
City Developments Assistant VP, corporate communications Xurpas Investor relations manager
Metro Pacific Investments AVP investor relations Thai Union Group Public Company Investor relations manager
Vallianz Holdings Chief executive officer PT Adaro Energy Investor relations manager
Trendlines Medical Singapore Chief executive officer China Aviation Oil Singapore Investor relations manager
Frasers Centrepoint Trust Chief executive officer Berli Jucker Investor relations manager
Xurpas Chief financial officer Ayala Corporation Investor relations specialist
Mapletree Industrial Chief financial officer Perusahaan Gas Negara IR analyst
iFAST Corp Chief financial officer OUE IR manager
Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Chief financial officer IHH IR manager
PETRONAS Gas Berhad Chief financial officer Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust IR manager
Global Power Synergy Public Chief financial officer Far East Orchard IR manager
Ananda Development Public Chief strategic development officer Metro Pacific Investments IR manager
City Developments Chief sustainability officer CapitaLand IR manager
Manila Water Company Corporate planning head Perusahaan Gas Negara IR senior analyst
SMRT Corporation Deputy director, finance Sembcorp Marine Manager
SMRT Corporation Deputy director, finance Sembcorp Marine Manager
PT Vale Indonesia Director of finance and control Thai Oil Manager – investor relations
iFAST Corp Director, corporate communications SingTel Manager – investor relations
KT Corp Director, IR SingTel Manager – investor relations
Global Power Synergy Public Division manager – investor relations iFAST Corp Manager, corporate communications
Thai Oil Executive VP, finance and accounting City Developments Manager, corporate communications
Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Executive VP, head of corp comms division Net Link Trust Manager, corportation communications and IR
CapitaLand Executive, investor relations Venture Corporation Manager, corportation communications
PTT Finance officer, IR department PTTEP Officer, investor relations support
Vallianz Holdings Financial controller OLAM President & global head – treasury & IR
Bank of Ayudhya Public Company First assistant vice president CapitaLand Mall Trust Senior executive
Olam International General manager Capitaland Commercial Trust Senior executive
Olam International General manager IR CapitaLand Senior executive, investor relations
SMRT Corporation Group CFO KLCCP Stapled Group Senior exec, IR & business development
iFAST Corp Group finance manager CapitaLand Commercial Trust Senior exec, IR & community engagement
PT Adaro Energy Head of corporate secretary and IR division Ananda Development Public Company Senior investor relations manager
Westports Malaysia Head of investor relations Spackman Entertainment Group Senior manager & head-IR
Sime Darby Berhad Head of investor relations Venture Corporation Senior manager, corp comms
PETRONAS Dagangan Head of investor relations StarHub Senior manager, CSR
Manila Water Company Head of investor relations City Developments Senior manager, EHS
Keppel Capital Head of investor relations SMRT Corporation Senior manager, Finance
Erajaya Swasembada Head of investor relations Malaysia Airports Senior manager, IR
Major Cineplex Head of investor relations KT Corp Senior manager, IR
PT Vale Indonesia Head of treasury and investor relations City Developments Senior manager, sustainability
Frasers Centrepoint Head, group communications StarHub Senior VP,  corporate communications & IR
Ayala Land Head, IR and compliance Indorama Ventures Strategy, finance and IR, group CEO office
Sembcorp Marine Head, investor relations Berli Jucker Vice president of investor relations
Ayala Corporation Head, investor relations PTTEP Vice president, capital and investor relations
CapitaLand Head, investor relations SingTel Vice president, group investor relations
KLCCP Stapled Group Head, IR & business development Indorama Ventures Vice president, IR and corporate communications
Capitaland Commercial Trust Head, investor relations & communications PTT Global Chemical Vice president: corporate finance and IR
City Developments Head, investor relations & communications Mapletree Industrial Vice president, investor relations
Frasers Centrepoint Trust Head, investor relations & research PTT Global Chemical Vice president, investor relations
Global Power Synergy Public Investor relation officer


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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 South East Asian region. As a sponsor, 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.

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 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 sponsoring and the various packages available, email Sébastien Dutrieu or call on +44 77315 33165.



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

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

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 rates which will expire on November 8, 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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