HKIRA E-Newsletter
September 2017  



Annual Report 2016/17 Released

Earlier in August, we have released our annual report 2016/17 by post to all members, and through e-version on our website. Thanks to EDICO for their professional printing support, and EQS TodayIR for the production of the H5 highlights.
Annual Report 2016/17 was released on 4 August.
On 28 August, we were delighted to have successfully completed our AGM with the support of many members and Executive members, despite the busy interim result announcement period and typhoons.

During the meeting, financial report was approved and auditor was re-appointed. On the same day, Dr. Eva Chan has been re-elected as the Chairman of HKIRA for another 3-year term. Sincere gratitude to Dr. Chan and all members of Executive Committee for their dedication and contribution to HKIRA.



"Inside Stock Connect Companies" Open Day Program

To enhance the communication between Mainland investors and listed companies after the launch of Shenzhen Connect, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), under the support of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) and Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA), has launched an “Inside Stock Connect Companies” Open Day program.

This event aims to educate investors about the mutual market, and encourage better understanding of the selected listed companies.

Each quarter, Hong Kong listed companies (Stock Connect Southbound) of one particular industry (according to HSI Classification System) are invited to join the program. SZSE will conduct an open and fair voting via online system, for investors to vote for their most interested listco to visit. The three voted companies will then arrange a half-day field visit respectively, with one company visit per month.
The Open Day plans to be conducted in Mainland, and visit the office, factory, store, or project site of the selected company. Senior executives are encouraged to join and meet the investors and to share their strategic plans and operations situations, and answer investors’ questions. SZSE and HKEX will deliver educational presentation and updates on Shenzhen Connect.

Phase 1 has started and the first industry invited is Properties & Construction. It is now in the stage of investors voting.
HK ListCo participating in Phase 1
35 遠東發展 996 嘉年華國際
95 綠景中國地產 1238 寶龍地產
272  瑞安房地產 1813 合景泰富
563 上實城開 2869 綠城服務
813 世茂房地產 3380 龍光地產
978 招商局置地 In sequence of stock code.
If you want to learn more about this program for your SZ-HK Stock Connect Southbound company, contact our staff at 2117 2846.



Fall 2017 Professional Development

This fall, HKIRA is bringing a number of events to address the recent IR challenges and professional needs for our members and peers, making it a fruitful season of brilliant expert insights and ideas!
IR Wisdom Summit 2017
HKIRA and Ipreo join hands in organizing the event in Beijing and Hong Kong respectively. For the half-day summit in Hong Kong, excellent topics will be covered including the changing landscape of active and passive investment, MiFID II, corporate governance developments, and the changing role of IR professionals. Speakers from HKEX, HSBC, Hermes Investment, Robeco, Glass Lewis, NWD, MGM China, AXA Investment and more!
11 Sep full day @ Beijing Four Season
13 Sep afternoon @ Eaton House, Central, Hong Kong
Free admission (complimentary for listco by invitation)
Details & registration
Debt IR - Opportunities and Challenges of Debt Issuance Under the Increasing Yield Environment
Hong Kong is considered as one of the most liberal debt markets in the world and China one of the highest-yielding bond markets globally. Yet the challenges to raise fund may not be as easy as it seems. As it comes to the relationship management with the debt stakeholders, should IR personnel be in place to cover? How is debt IR differ from those for equity?
26 Sep (Tue) | 4:30-5:30 pm
HKMA Admiralty Centre
Details & registration
Trend on ESG Reporting - Hong Kong Listed Companies
KPMG is surveying the ESG reporting of over 300 issuers to understand the ESG reporting landscape in the first year of the implementation of the ESG Reporting Guide. Join this seminar to find out how the companies are reacting to the Guide's disclosure requirements, whether they are 'complying' or 'explaining' and their reporting quality.
13 Oct (Fri) | 5-6 pm
KPMG Office, Central
Details & registration
11 Nov - Shareholder Engagement and Activism Conference
Shareholder Engagement and Activism Conference
This full-day Conference will be a joint effort of HKIRA and ONC Lawyers, bringing together bright minds to give talks and discussions on shareholder engagement and activism, sharing views and experience from various perspectives including investors, asset managers, listed companies, regulators and academia, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.
10 Nov (Fri) | 9 am -5 pm
Conrad Hong Kong
Conference pass HK$1,800
Stay tuned about special discount for HKIRA members and early-bird registrants!
How about some fun as well?
Join us to have some drinks and networking with IR peers on 26 Oct!
Stay tuned!


We are proud to announce four newly recognized HKIRA Fellows:
- Ms. Daisy Ku (BEA, 23.HK)
- Mr. Leonard Lee (ASM Pacific, 522.HK)
- Dr. Guy Look (Sa Sa, 178.HK)
- Mr. Robert Lau (CR Cement, 131.HK)

The Fellows Recognition Program aims to distinguish senior members who epitomize expertise, experience, and contributions to HKIRA and the investor relations industry in Hong Kong. Apply and be one of the HKIRA Fellows who make contributions to the betterment of the IR profession and the Association! 
Welcome new members!
Newly joined ListCo
Arranged in sequence of stock code.
361 Sino Golf Holdings Ltd
1278 China New Town Development Company Ltd
2688 ENN Energy Holdings Ltd
2869 Greentown Service Group Co. Ltd.
Our deepest condolences 
to the family and beloved ones of our member Ms. Connie Chin (Head of Investor Relations, AAC Technologies, 2018.HK). Connie is one of the most reputable demonstrations of IR best practice in Hong Kong. Her passing is a profound loss of our IR community.
See announcement by AAC Technologies.


Next CIR Examination:
4 December 2017

In respond to an increasing number of applicants of the internationally recognized Certificate of Investor Relations, HKIRA is holding the 4th CIR examination this year. If you want to sit for the next examination, by self-study and an optional full-day revision class, apply before 23 October 2017 for early-bird discount! >> More details


HKINEDA Annual Conference – New Challenges for Directors of Listed Companies
HKINEDA Annual Conference – New Challenges for Directors of Listed Companies
22 Sep 2017 | HKCEC
Discount for HKIRA members
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HKIB Annual Banking Conference 2017
HKIB Annual Banking Conference 2017
29 Sep 2017 | HKCEC
Discount for HKIRA members
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IR Magazine Global Forum 2017
IR Magazine Global Forum 2017
3-4 Oct 2017 | Paris, France
HKIRA members save €100!
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Listed Enterprises of the Year 2017
Listed Enterprises of the Year 2017
30 Oct 2017 | Conrad Hong Kong
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Executive Committee

  • Dr. Eva Chan (Chairman)
  • Mr. Randy Hung (Vice-Chairman)
  • Ms. Tiffany Cheung (Treasurer)
  • Ms. Winnie Fan
  • Ms. Nina Zhan
  • Mr. Eric Yau


Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is a professional association comprising IR practitioners and corporate executives responsible for communications between corporate management and the investment community. Established in 2008, HKIRA advocates the setting of international standards in IR education, promotes best IR practices and strives to meet the professional development needs of those interested in pursuing the investor relations profession. HKIRA is dedicated to advancing the practice of IR as well as the professional competency and status of our members. To date, HKIRA has over 650 members and most of them are working for companies primarily listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. HKIRA's membership profile covers a wide spectrum of professions from IR, finance, accounting, company secretarial to corporate investment roles. It consists of executives at various stages of their career, including the top executives from the IR professional and also the C-level management of listed companies.

Advisory Board

Prof. Louis Cheng, Professor of Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mr. Osbert Kho, CEO, Limited
Dr. Guy Look, CFO and Executive Director, Sa Sa International Holdings Limited
Prof. Raymond So, BBS, JP, Dean, School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University
Mr. Marcus Sultzer, International Managing Director, EQS Group AG
Mr. Andrew Weir, Regional Senior Partner, Hong Kong,  KPMG
Dr. Kelvin Wong, Executive Director & Deputy Managing Director , COSCO SHIPPING Ports Ltd.

Chairman of Sub-Committee

Education Dr. Eva Chan
Marketing & Promotion Mr. Randy Hung
Events Ms. Tiffany Cheung
Membership Ms. Nina Zhan
Partnership Mr. Stephan Yao

2017 IR Panel Members List

Ms. Lisa Lai China Telecom Corporation Ltd.
Ms. Danita On Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd.
Mr. Angus Guthrie CLP Holdings Limited
Mr. Johnson Choi Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.
Mr. Hugh Pye HSBC Holdings plc
Mr. Gary Ng Lenovo Group Limited
Ms. Alison Law Li & Fung Limited
Mr. Eric Yau Link Asset Management Ltd.
Mr. Aldous Chiu New World Development
Ms. Tiffany Cheung Sa Sa Int'l Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Edwin Hui Standard Chartered Bank (HK) Ltd.
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