July 2019




Big Congratulations to All Winners!

HKIRA 5th IR Awards  2019
The annual celebration of excellence and best practice in the local IR industry - the HKIRA 5th Investor Relations Awards - completed successfully on May 30 at Conrad Hotel, and announced all the award winners during the Presentation Luncheon to highly recognise the continuous hard work and contribution of the listed companies.
We were delighted to receive over 300 guests from listed companies and investor community at the half-day Conference and Awards Presentation Luncheon. Dr. Eva Chan, Founding Chairman of HKIRA, said, “We are pleased to see that a growing number of Hong Kong listed companies regard IR as
an important part of their corporate strategy. We would like to thank our long-term partners, advisors, as well as regulators for contributing to the overall enhancement in investor relations standards in Hong Kong over the past five years."
We were honoured to have Mr. Joseph Chan, JP, Under Secretary for Financial Services & The Treasury of The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, as the Guest-of-Honour at the Award Presentation Luncheon and as the award presenter of our most prestigious award - Overall Best IR Company - for us. This
year, the winners of this ultimate honour by company size – Large Cap, Mid Cap, and Small Cap – are Link Real Estate Investment Trust (stock code: 823); Champion Real Estate Investment Trust (stock code: 2778); and Far East Consortium International Limited (stock code: 35) respectively.
Mr. Eric Yau, Chief Strategy Officer of Link REIT (stock code: 823), received the trophy of the Overall Best IR Company Award (Large Cap) from the Guest of Honor, Mr. Joseph Chan.  
Mr. Chan presented the Overall Best IR Company Award (Mid Cap) to Ms. Sophia Wong, Corporate Communications Manager of Champion REIT (stock code: 2778). 
Ms. Venus Zhao, Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Finance of Far East Consortium International (stock code: 35) gladly received the Overall Best IR Company Award (Small Cap) from Mr. Chan.

 See the Highlights here:
Thank you all again for your enthusiastic support and participation to the Awards and our association, which are essential for us to continue to raise the benchmark for excellence in IR in Hong Kong! 




HKIRA Corporate Training Programs
Tailor-made for the Board & Senior Management of Listed Companies

With the aims of empowering strategic decision making on managing corporate value as well as enhancing fund-raising capability, HKIRA now proudly offers tailor-made professional Corporate Training Programs for listed companies, targeting at the Board and senior management of Pre-IPO and Post-IPO companies.

Carefully designed with great flexibility to cater to the different needs of participating companies, the comprehensive courses that HKIRA Corporate Training Programs offer are hosted by experienced trainers, possessing over 10 years of working experience in IR. 
If you are interested in having a professional corporate training program custom-made for your company, or to simply know more about the program, please connect with us.




A survey was carried out in the 5th IR Awards Conference on 30 May 2019, with a set of 6 questions as below: 

  Q1 What is the market capitalization category of your company?
    A. Small Cap  (Below HK$10 billion) 
    B. Mid Cap(between HK$10 billion and HK$50 billion)
    C. Large Cap  (Above HK$50 billion)
  Q2 Can you estimate how many IR meetings will you hold in 2019?
    A. Under or equal to 100
    B. 101 - 200
    C. 201 - 300
    D. 301 - 400
    E. Over 400
  Q3  What is the IR budget in 2019 vs 2018? 
    A. Increased by 10% or more
    B.  Increased by less than 10% 
    C.  Remained the same 
    D.  Decreased by less than 10%
    E. Decreased by 10% or more
  Q4. Can you estimate how many days of roadshow 
    will you participate in 2019?
    A. 1 - 5
    B. 6 - 10
    C. 11 - 15
    D. 16 - 20
    E. more than 20
  Q5 What is your preference for roadshow locations? 
    (Please choose up to 3 preferred locations)
    A. Hong Kong                            
    B. Rest of Asia                          
    C. United Kingdom                  
    D. Europe                                  
    E. North America                     
  Q6. How many staff members are there in your IR Department?
    A. 1 - 2
    B. 3 - 4
    C. More than 4
    D. No delegated IR team
    E. All IR functions outsourced

Below are the findings:




Certificate in Investor Relations (CIR) - July 2019 Intake

Revision Class
Date: 13 July 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Boardroom, Basement Two, 
The Charterhouse Causeway Bay, 
209-219 Wanchai Road, Hong Kong

Date: 22 July 2019 (Monday)

Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am

11/F, China United Plaza,
1008 Tai Nan West Street,
Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Find out more here.
Seats are limited & will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.



HKIRA members can enjoy the below discounts on resources and tools to excel in their career and personal life:
MorriSofa 20% discount upon any purchase
Sa Sa 5% discount off products at any Sa Sa stores
HKUST Business School Central 15% discount on rental of facilities
Join the Fellows Recognition Program and be one of the HKIRA Fellows who make contributions to the betterment of the IR profession and HKIRA. Apply now!

OCI International Holdings Limited
Café de Coral Holdings Limited
Beijing Enterprises Water Group Ltd
FDG Kinetic Limited
CIMC-TianDa Holdings Company Limited
Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited
China Education Group Holdings Limited
Sino Biopharmacetuical Limited
Razer Inc
Wison Engineering Services Co. Ltd
Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Limited
China Resources Pharmaceuticals Group Ltd
Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company
Madison Holdings Group Limited
*Arranged in sequence of stock code.



Members Luncheon
9 July | Hong Kong Bankers Club, Central
Members of Listed Companies Only 
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Panel Discussion - Managing the Relationship with Your C-Suite
11 July | Xiao-i Robot Technology, Central
All Members  
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Green Finance & ESG Integration: an Investment Perspective
30 July | CPA Australia, Wanchai
Free Entry & Exclusive Priority for HKIRA members 
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The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers Annual Banking Conference 2019
26 Sep | Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Wanchai
Special member rate for HKIRA members 
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HKIoD Global Directorship Programme 2019
24 – 25 Oct | Hong Kong 
Special member rate for HKIRA members 
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15 May 2019

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Eva Chan (Chairman)
  • Mr. Randy Hung (Vice-Chairman)
  • Ms. Winnie Fan (Treasurer)
  • Mr. Eric Yau
  • Ms. Nina Zhan
  • Ms. Lisa Lai
  • Ms. Venus Zhao



Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is a professional non-profit 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 800 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 (Chairman), Professor of Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mr. Osbert Kho, CEO, irasia.com Limited
Dr. George Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Dr. Guy Look, CFO and Executive Director, Sa Sa International Holdings Limited
Mr. Marcus Sultzer, Member of the Management Board, CRO, 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
Events Ms. Venus Zhao
Marketing & Promotion Ms. Winnie Fan
Professional Development
Ms. Nina Zhan
Mr. Randy Hung

IR Panel Members List
Mr. Peter Caveny Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.
Ms. Catherine Chan Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Aldous Chiu New World Development
Mr. Johnson Choi Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.
Mr. Angus Guthrie CLP Holdings Ltd.
Ms. Lisa Lai China Telecom Corporation Ltd.
Ms. Feon Lee AIA Group Ltd.
Ms. Anna Luk Emperor Group
Mr. Gary Ng Lenovo Group Ltd.
Ms. Danita On Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd.
Mr. Hugh Pye HSBC Holdings plc
Mr. Eric Yau Link Asset Management Ltd.
Annual Sponsors
EQS Group        irasia.com
Hong Kong Investor Relations Association
11/F, China United Plaza,1008 Tai Nan West Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong 
Tel : (852) 2117 1846
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