PR-Inside.com: 2017-05-31 08:48:52
HONG KONG, May 31, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - The award presentation ceremony of Quam IR Awards 2016 (QIRA) successfully took place on 25 May, 2017 at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. Business elites of the awarded listed companies received the distinction, shared their joy at the ceremony. Eminent figures from the business community and notable guests supported the event and exchanged the ideas of excellent investor relations.
Stepping into its second year
Quam IR Awards recognizes excellent investor relations
Since Quam IR Awards was held for the first time last year, it aims to honor models of practice and leadership in Investor Relations (IR) among the listed companies in the Asia Pacific region. Our winners have been devoted in upholding transparent communications between companies and stakeholders throughout 2016. The Quam IR Awards serves as the well-recognized testimonials to the winners' excellence, which can help bring accreditation and prestige to the winning companies and their remarkable achievement in the area of IR among shareholders, institutional investors, equity research analysts and financial media.
Awarded companies in Quam IR Awards 2016 come from various categories, ranging from Hang Seng Index Constituents, Main Board and First Year After Listing companies, representing multi-national enterprises to local companies. A total of 14 awards were presented, the winners include Bank of China Limited, CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited, China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd, China Everbright Limited, China LotSynergy Holdings Limited, D&G Technology Holding Company Limited, Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited, EFT Solutions Holdings Limited, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, Kerry Logistics, Li & Fung Limited, Shui On Land Limited, and WWPKG Holdings Company Limited.
Eminent figures and elites showed their support
At the ceremony, Mr. Richard Winter, Executive Director of Quam Financial Service Group, said "This year, the awarded companies are definitely the role models in their respective industry. With excellent governance culture, their expertise in investor relations is widely recognized. They have deep understanding on sustainable development that strive them to improve investor relations, to keep their commitments with investors, and to make a more rock-solid business platform for industry peers."
Quam IR was honored to invite Ms Mabel Chan, President of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Prof Daniel M. Cheng, MH, JP, Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries; Mr. Louis Leung, President of Hong Kong Chinese Industry and Commerce Association; Mr. Ivan Tam, President of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; Mr. Stephen Wong, Adjunct Associate Professor of Institute of China Business, University of Hong Kong, SPACE; and Hon Wong Ting-kwong, SBS, JP, Legislative Councilor of HKSAR (Functional Constituency - Import and Export), as our guests of honor to witness the glorification of the listed companies demonstrated IR excellence.
Ms Mabel Chan said, "This year, the winning companies not only excel in investor relations, but also set an outstanding example to other listed companies. Furthermore, they help strengthen Hong Kong's position as a leading international financial centre." Prof Daniel M. Cheng, MH, JP said the awarded companies this year have demonstrated perseverance in improving investor relations and establishing effective corporate culture, meanwhile they have successfully yielded the support from investors and shareholders. Though the business environment is ever changing, the companies are dedicated to provide information to the public with open-minded attitude.
Mr. Louis Leung emphasized that different economies face vigorous competition from abroad. By enhancing both domestic and international competitiveness, the excellent investor relations of listed companies contribute to the capital market of Hong Kong and take Hong Kong to a world leading level.
Mr. Ivan Tam said Quam IR Awards 2016 recognizes the winning companies for their achievements in investor relations. Their vigorous devotion has raised the standard of corporate governance and investor relations to a new level.
Meanwhile, Mr. Stephen Wong, strongly believed that Quam IR Awards 2016 has provided a good way of public acknowledgement on investor relations and laid a solid foundation for developing investor relations in general. Hon Wong Ting-kwong, SBS, JP added that the awarded companies have been disclosing the most valuable information in an all-rounded and professional manner on the open platform.
Unfailing support from media & sponsors
Apart from the support of notable guests, the award presentation ceremony attracted numerous media and sponsors in Hong Kong and China. Our supporting media partners include Metro Daily, The Standard, eeo.com.cn, caiguu.com, CEO FX, CNFOL, FXgold, FX678, OTCbeta, PEdaily, p5w, Stock Star and ysslc.com and so on. Besides, several companies supported QIRA by offering products & prize sponsorship, namely Adiren Gagnon, BU Health, Canon Hongkong Company Limited, EyeCare HK, FX Creations International Limited, Hamilton Hill International Kindergarten and YOU. C1000 and so on.
Key to success of winning listed companies
CALC strives to improve investor relations
Mr. Bill Hui, Financial Controller of CALC, stated that the company has been proactively working on the globalization strategy underpinned by innovative financing channels, which supports sustainable growth. Meanwhile, the company also suggests outstanding business models to provide one-stop aircraft solutions, such as new aircrafts leasing, sale-and-leaseback of old aircraft, fleet replacement package deal and aircraft disaseembly for airline companies.
D&G Technology focuses on the interaction with investors
Ms Glendy Choi, Executive Director and CEO of D&G Technology Holding Company Limited, said the company is very honored to be awarded with Quam IR Awards again. The Group has been keeping close relationships with investors since its listing. Through timely disclosure of the Group's latest information, investors are allowed to follow their latest development.
Dah Chong Hong values investor relations
Ms Kitty Fung, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited shared, "We endeavour to engage shareholders and investors through well-planned IR & ESG programs in a proactive manner. We cherish such good relationships with the investment community and will continue to raise the bar for best IR practices."
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