voco Orchard Singapore
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. Over 150 senior IR professionals will join us from across Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – this internationally renowned event will look at the very best the IR community has to offer through our forum and awards.
The event will kick 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. The forum sessions will be followed by our awards ceremony.
We present two types of award categories – researched and nominated – both celebrating the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in IR in 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 had 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 are proud to present our 2023 agenda, click here to see the full agenda as a PDF.
All times are in Singapore time.
Registration, breakfast and networking
Opening remarks: Welcome to the forum
Re-thinking IR in a new investment landscape
Unstable markets, the ripple effect of US-China relations on the region, and an increasing number of family offices in South East Asia has created a unique environment where issuers need to change their investor targeting, communication and engagement strategies to win the competition for capital.
Specifically designed to keep you updated with today’s investment trends, our opening session explores how the investment landscape is changing, the impact on issuers in South East Asia and how IR teams can adapt their practices to win in an ever-changing environment.
• Identify opportunities by learning which investors are most active in equities in South East Asia
• Learn how changes in the Greater China region are impacting fund flows and competition for capital in South East Asia
• Discover how to win as an IRO and measure your success in volatile times
Reimagining targeting: Using data to turn meetings into share price movements
In today’s market environment finding fund managers who are best positioned to invest in your company is critical and requires an analytical and methodical approach.
In this session, we will explore going beyond peer analysis to provide insight into how to use alternative data to enhance your success during investor meetings.
• Go beyond peer evaluation and learn how to use alternative data sets to identify key investment targets
• Make better use of management’s time by identifying the conferences and investor engagements that yield the biggest returns
• Prepare your roadshows better by understanding which portfolio managers will make a significant difference to your stock and how best to engage with investors that can have the biggest impact on your share price
Financial communication in difficult times: How to build credibility and trust
During periods of volatility, the mindset of investors and analysts become more risk adverse, and require additional assurance to take positions in companies.
Whether it is the impact of interest rates on balance sheets and growth outlook, liquidity concerns or supply chain challenges, a difficult market environment is also an opportunity for IR teams, and their management to build trust and credibility with the capital markets.
This session explores how best to communicate during difficult times, and how to measure the success of your IR efforts.
• Understand your audience: Learn how to adapt your messaging to address what issues are top of mind for analysts and investors in today’s environment
• Learn about the metrics required to help the buyside and sell-side make more informed decisions
• Learn how to communicate forward-looking prospects effectively relative to the region and your peers
• Learn how to measure success from your communications efforts in difficult times
Networking break & refreshments
Using AI to supercharge your IR program
Artificial intelligence is a tool that can revolutionize your investor relations efforts providing efficiencies and allowing IROs to focus on strategy and relationships.
However, due to the number of potential use cases for IR, with few examples of implementation, it is difficult for IR teams to prioritize their efforts in this area and identify risks and opportunities.
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.
• Understand which areas of IR can be most effective with the addition of AI
• Hear case studies about how IR teams are using AI within their IR programs and hear practical advice about how to implement AI safely into your IR activities
• Discover how to navigate the security concerns, limitations and risks when using artificial intelligence
How to identify and defend against shareholder activism
Uncertain markets, low valuations, and reduced returns can result in increased shareholder activist activity as these conditions can be an opportune moment to unlock value.
This session examines the threat of activism in the region, what is unique about the current environment, how best to protect against the threat of activism and what to do if an activist appears in your register.
• Learn how the threat of shareholder activism in South East Asia is changing
• Discover how to deter activists from launching campaigns against your board and management
• Understand how to recognize activist investors in your register, and learn how to act if they do take a position in your company
Storytelling: Benchmark your digital IR strategy
The buyside’s use of IR websites, social media, podcasts and digital media continues to grow in importance, and telling your story effectively, in an engaging way to the right people is increasingly critical for success in investor relations.
This session will teach you how to produce content online, that engages your key stakeholders in the relevant channels, ensuring that you’re telling your company story most effectively to more people.
• Understand how best to build your presence in an increasingly digitalized world and keep up-to-date with changes in company websites
• Learn how to use different digital channels effectively and manage misinformation about your company online
• Hear advice on producing content in a narrative form that speaks to all of your stakeholders
• Discover how companies are using rich media to enhance their audiences’ experience and increase engagement
Investor engagement strategies for success in a hybrid environment
IR Magazine research has shown that both virtual and in-person participation by Asian IR teams is lower than the global average. Additionally, looking forward, IROs in Asia plan to hold more virtual engagements than IROs in the Americas and Europe.
Most people recognize the benefit of meeting face-to-face, particularly with new and potential investors while also recognizing the cost and efficiency benefits of virtual engagement. This session explores how to make hybrid IR a success in terms of deepening relationships with new and existing shareholders.
• 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
The evolution of ESG data and disclosure in South East Asia
Developments in the regulatory and framework space are affecting the way investors, issuers and key stakeholders in the ESG ecosystem consume data produced by public companies.
This session examines how the sustainability reporting landscape is changing, and how companies can react as it relates to their collection and management of ESG data.
• Learn how the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s launch of a public consultation on an industry code of conduct for ESG rating agencies and data products, and Thailand’s publication of a sustainable finance taxonomy change the ESG reporting landscape
• Understand the impact that the launch of the ISSB standards and Taskforce for Nature-related financial disclosures will have on issuers in the region
• Learn how to prepare, manage and publish data in the current environment and learn how to utilize your ESG data to attract capital to your organization
Ask me anything! Award winners and investors answer all your questions
Ask any question of leading investors and award-winning IR teams to help answer any of your questions. In an open format, we take questions submitted by the audience and our panel each provide relevant answers based on their extensive experience.
• Hear how award-winning investor relations professionals would solve the challenges you face today
• Learn what is top of mind for investors and analysts right now
• Understand how your peers, and targets consider to be most important for IR teams in the year ahead
IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia | Winners Ceremony
End of forum and awards
"Well done for a great awards ceremony and the talks were informative too."
"Interesting and relevant panels."
"The event was excellent. Big credit to all of you at IR magazine."
"Smoothly run and well moderated with highly relevant and engaging topics."
"Congratulations to the team for a very well-organised event"
"The event ran smoothly and was fantastic."
"As a first timer I found the forums during the event very insightful. A lot of knowledge was shared, inspiring."
"So very well organized, program scheduling was fast-paced but very insightful, plus the panel speakers were very engaging."
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).
Click here to view the full list of 2022 winners.
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.
Thai equity analyst, Kiatnakin Phatra Securities
Portfolio manager, Lombard Odier
Independent board director, various listed companies
Analyst – real estate & REITs
Founding board member & IR advisor, AetriaHealth
Senior reporter, IR Magazine
The majority of our attendees are heads of IR from across South East Asia 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 their company.
Below is a sample of our past attendees:
|Job title||Company||Job title||Company|
|Assistant director, IR||Bangkok Dusit Medical Services||Head of investor relations||AboitizPower|
|Assistant vice president, investor relations||Elite Commercial REIT Management||Head of investor relations||Astra International|
|AVP of IR office||Charoen Pokphand Foods||Head of investor relations||CapitaLand China Trust|
|AVP strategic planning and investor relations||Indorama Ventures||Head of investor relations||CP All|
|CEO||FollowTrade||Head of investor relations||Thai Union Group|
|CEO||IR Advantage||Head of investor relations||CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust|
|CFO||Siamese Asset Public Company||Head of investor relations||CapitaLand Investment|
|Chief financial officer||AEM||Head of investor relations||StarHub|
|Chief IRO||MyRepublic||Senior AVP||Astro Malaysia Holdings|
|Chief strategy officer||Capital A||SVP corporate secretary||PT PP (Persero)|
|Director of asset management||Equinix||Vice president – corporate finance & IR||PTT Global Chemical|
|Executive director of sustainability||YTL Corporation||Vice president of investor relations||Berli Jucker|
|Executive director||Bumitama Agri||Vice president, investor relations||PTT|
|Group director – IR||Minor International||Vice president/head of investor relations||Metro Pacific Investments Corporation|
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 South East Asia 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].
Click here to view the full list of 2022 winners.
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-sector 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].
We are pleased to confirm that the forum and awards will take place at:
voco Orchard Singapore
581 Orchard Rd,
Directions to the venue can be found here.
IR Magazine has arranged for discounted rates at nearby hotels located a short distance away from the venue. Click here to view the hotels and rates.
Companies need shareholders that support the corporate strat...
The importance of recognizing and predicting activist shareh...
The best companies continue to innovate with their earnings...
Forum & Awards Partners
BAM was founded by Dmitry Balyasny, Scott Schroeder and Taylor O’Malley in 2001. What began as a single, small office in Chicago trading mostly long/short equity has grown into a global, multi-strategy institution. Today, our team is made up of over 800 investment professionals across all major financial centers.
Along the way, we’ve built a culture that is distinctly different from other asset management firms. We encourage a collaborative environment that empowers a diverse range of professionals to reach their highest potential. From our benefits to our career development programs, we believe in people first.
Today, our investment platform spans across multiple strategies: Equities Long/Short, Macro, Equities Arbitrage, Credit, Commodities and Growth Equity. We leverage the collective knowledge and experience of our team members across industries, asset classes, regions and markets to uncover profitable investment opportunities that deliver value to our clients. Learn more about our distinguished investment platform.
To learn more, visit: bamfunds.com
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $13 trillion.
To learn more, visit: business.nasdaq.com.
Notified makes it easy for brands to create and share powerful stories with the world. Our suite of world-class, award-winning solutions and our dedicated customer service team are relied upon by more than 10,000 global customers, from growing businesses and public companies to some of the world’s most recognizable brands.
Notified’s solutions help businesses effectively share and amplify their stories to customers, investors, employees, and the media. From press release distribution via GlobeNewswire to earnings calls, IR websites, social listening, media engagement tools, webinars and virtual events, Notified has you covered.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates regulated markets for trading 12,000 U.S. and international securities. Our data-driven disclosure standards form the foundation of our three public markets: OTCQX® Best Market, OTCQB® Venture Market and Pink® Open Market.
Our OTC Link® Alternative Trading Systems (ATSs) provide critical market infrastructure that broker-dealers rely on to facilitate trading. Our innovative model offers companies more efficient access to the U.S. financial markets.
OTC Link ATS, OTC Link ECN and OTC Link NQB are each an SEC regulated ATS, operated by OTC Link LLC, a FINRA and SEC registered broker-dealer, member SIPC.
To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient markets, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
Click below to book your tickets.
The super early bird rate expires on October 13, 2023. After this date, the price will increase to the early bird rate of US$195. The standard rate is US$295.
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.