IR Magazine Announces the Hong Kong and Taiwan Conference &

  IR Magazine Announces the Hong Kong and Taiwan Conference & Awards 2009 Nominees Shortlist  London and Hong Kong, Nov 30, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - IR magazine, the international voice of investor relations, continued its commitment to Asian IR as it returns to Hong Kong for the ninth annual Hong Kong and Taiwan Conference & Awards in December 2009.  What to expect from the IR Magazine Hong Kong and Taiwan Conference  - Thought-provoking, well-researched agenda - focusing on the issues emerging in the wake of the financial crisis that are most relevant to IROs, their companies and their boards.  - High percentage of senior-level investor relations officers - speaking alongside leading regulatory and government authorities and members of the investment community.  - The best investor relations networking opportunity of 2009 - meet and mingle with like-minded peers at our conference and awards, which attract the best attendees year on year from a wide range of sectors and market caps.  New for 2009  We are delighted to announce that in 2009 Thomson Reuters Extel Surveys is working in partnership with IR magazine to provide the most comprehensive and complete awards research to date. It will identify and recognize the leading IR practitioners across Asia.  The Thomson Reuters Extel IR Survey is designed to provide companies with a consistent and clear method of assessing the success of the year-round investor relations activity that underpins both the stock price and the company's reputation. The methodology has been drawn up in consultation with leading IR professionals, fund managers and analysts, and reflects their chief concerns.  There will be three separate awards events in 2009: the IR Magazine South East Asia Awards in Singapore, the Hong Kong & Taiwan Awards in Hong Kong, and the China Awards in Shanghai.  But it's not all about Winning  Obviously, there can be only one winner in each category. But the other companies listed in the research also represent some of the best people in the field. Being named in the research survey means a company's IR efforts have made an impression on the investment community. Therefore, we award Certificates of Excellence to those companies meeting a designated threshold of significant number of mentions in the survey. The certificate recognizes the significant efforts many IR teams have made throughout the year.  Nominees for the IR Magazine Hong Kong and Taiwan Awards 2009, in alphabetical order:  Grand prix for best overall investor relations (Hong Kong) - China Mobile - CNOOC - Hang Seng Bank - Lenovo  Grand prix for best overall investor relations (Taiwan) - AUO - MediaTek - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC)  Grand prix for best overall investor relations (Hong Kong) - small or mid-cap - China Everbright - Cosco Pacific - TPV Technology  Grand prix for best overall investor relations (Taiwan) - small or mid-cap - China Airlines - Chunghwa Picture Tubes - Powertech Technology  Best investor relations professional (Hong Kong) - Grace Wong, China Mobile - Terry Ng, Hang Lung Properties - Feon Lee, Lenovo - Catherine Chan, Tencent  Best investor relations professional (Taiwan) - Andrew Chang, Acer - Alan Lee, Cathay Financial - Elizabeth Sun, TSMC  Best investor relations by a CEO (Hong Kong) - Tony Tyler, Cathay Pacific - Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile - Margaret Leung Ko May Yee, Hang Seng Bank - Li Ka-shing, Hutchison Whampoa  Best investor relations by a CEO (Taiwan) - JT Wang, Acer - Tsu-Pei Chen, Cathay Financial - M.K. Tsai, MediaTek - Morris Chang, TSMC  Best investor relations by a CFO (Hong Kong) - Frank Lai, China Resources Enterprise - Tong Jilu, China Unicom (Hong Kong) - Neil McGee, Hong Kong Electric - Frank Sixt, Hutchison Whampoa  Best Investor Relations by a CFO (Taiwan) - Andy Yang, AUO - Mingto Yu, MediaTek - Tim Li, Quanta Computer - Lora Ho, TSMC  Best annual reporting/formal disclosure (Hong Kong) - Hutchison Whampoa - Lenovo - Tencent Holdings  Best annual reporting/formal disclosure (Taiwan) - AUO - Cathay Financial - Fubon Financial  Best investor relations website/webcasting (Hong Kong) - CNOOC - Hang Seng Bank - Li & Fung  Best investor relations website/webcasting (Taiwan) - Acer - Asustek Computer - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC)  Most progress in investor relations - China Resources Enterprise - CNOOC - MediaTek  Best investment meetings/one-on-ones - AUO - China Mobile - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC)  Best corporate governance - China Mobile - Hang Seng Bank - MediaTek  Best investor relations for a corporate transaction - Acer - China Resources Enterprise - MediaTek - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC)  About IR Magazine & Awards  Cross Border (formerly Cross-Border Publishing), was founded in the UK in 1993 and is the publisher in New York and London of IR magazine, the only global publication focused on the interface between companies and their investors. IR magazine hosts annual awards ceremonies in the US, the UK, continental Europe, Canada, the Nordic region, Asia, Brazil, South Africa, Ireland and Australia with a combined annual attendance of around 8,000 investor relations professionals. Cross Border also publishes Corporate Secretary in North America and CorpComms in the UK. The Cross Border contract division offers publishing and event management to the financial and corporate communications sectors in Europe and the Americas. For more information, please visit www.irawards.com and www.thecrossbordergroup.com  IR Magazine & Awards  Gabi Gal IR magazine www.thecrossbordergroup.com Direct:  +44 20 7251 7522 Fax:  +44 20 7490 4349  Copyright 2009 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.  Provider ID: 00002689    
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