IR Magazine Awards & Conference – South East Asia 2015

Singapore, SINGAPORE / Friday, December 4, 2015

8.00 am: Breakfast and registration

8.45 am: Welcome address

Neil Stewart, Editorial Director, IR Magazine
Chng Lay Chew, CFO, Singapore Exchange (SGX)

9.00 am - 9.45 am: Boosting your IR career: How to get a seat at the table
Panel discussion on essential career development strategies, including:

  • Building professional networks
  • Overview of training and development options available
  • Enhancing your personal brand
  • Making a difference outside work

Rui Hua Chang, Head, Investor Relations, CapitaLand
Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer, StarHub and Director, IRPAS
Christina Southgate, Head of Executive Search - APAC, LinkedIn
Sarah Crawshaw, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Taylor Bennett Heyman

9.45 am - 10.30 am: Best practice showcase
Case studies of three IR programs, covering strategies, tools and KPIs

Albert Pulido, Vice President Investor Relations, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (View presentation here)
Wai Yat Paco Lee, Deputy General Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Investment, Thai Union Group Public Company Limited (View presentation here)
Pattarawan Sookplang, Investor Relations, Asia Aviation (View presentation here)

10.30 am - 11.00 am: Coffee break

11.00 am - 11.15 am: Quickfire interview: Tackling shareholder activism
Activist investors have been shaking up boardrooms and company strategies in the US and Europe ‒ and now they’re heading for Asia. We will discuss how to tackle an activist attack and set up relevant preventative measures:

  • Getting management, the board and the IR team prepared
  • Working with activists as friends, not enemies

Peter Poli, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, Grand Banks Yachts

11.15 am - 12.00 noon: Trendwatch town hall
Practical insight on key IR issues including:

  • Targeting foreign investors
  • Cutting-edge print and online reports
  • Mastering the art of the roadshow
  • Using new technologies for IR

Justin Reynolds, Managing Director, Ipreo (View presentation here)
Mark Loehr, Chief Executive Officer, OpenExchange (View presentation here)
Vijith Kannangara, Chairman, Smart Media The Annual Report Company (View presentation here)

12.00 noon - 2.00 pm: Networking lunch and awards presentation

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