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.

Forum Agenda

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

Key Speakers


The Awards:
Awards-by-nomination categories

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to the winners of the South East Asia Awards 2019.
View the full list of winners and nominees here.

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.

 

Best overall investor relations (large cap)

Best overall investor relations (large cap)

Best overall investor relations (mid-cap)

Best overall investor relations (mid-cap)

Best overall investor relations (small cap)

Best overall investor relations (small cap)

Best annual report (small cap)

Best annual report (small cap)

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 annual report (mid-cap)

Best annual report (mid-cap)

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 annual report (large cap)

Best annual report (large cap)

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

Professor 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

Past Attendees say

"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.
"

Ayala Land

The Awards:
Awards-by-research categories

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to the winners of the South East Asia Awards 2019.
View the full list of winners and nominees here.

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.

Best investor relations officer (large cap)

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

Best investor relations officer (small to mid-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 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.

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.

 

  • Best overall investor relations (large cap)

    Bangkok Dusit Medical Services

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

    StarHub

  • 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

    CapitaLand

  • Best in country: Thailand

    Bangkok Dusit Medical Services

  • Best in sector: Communications

    StarHub

  • Best in sector: Consumer discretionary

    Home Product Center

  • Best in sector: Consumer staples

    CP All

  • Best in sector: Energy

    Thaioil

  • 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. This years attendees include:

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


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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.

Sponsors

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.

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.

If you require any assistance with your booking, please contact [email protected] or on +44 20 8004 4989.

  • Corporate IRO attendee rate

    US$395


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  • Non-corporate attendee rate

    US$495


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