Seminar on investor relations and shareholder communications

The Securities Industry Development Centre (SIDC) and Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG) will be organising a seminar on “Investor Relations and Shareholder Communications – What Every Director Should Know” on 16 September 2002 at the Securities Commission (SC), Kuala Lumpur.

This one-day seminar covers the importance of corporate communications in today’s business environment and the challenges faced by boards of directors to consistently and promptly communicate information to the investing public. The SC’s Deputy Chief Executive, Datin Zarinah Anwar will deliver the keynote address during the seminar.

The seminar aims to create awareness among directors on the importance of effective communication to meet investor needs. It will also provide participants with the basic skills to develop and monitor effective investor relations programmes and to enable them to enhance their companies’ presence and reputation in the market.

“As we move towards an environment which demands greater disclosure and corporate accountability, it is important that companies and their directors know how to effectively manage and disseminate corporate information,” said Puan Teh Ija Abdul Jalil, the SIDC Manager.

“Skillful management of information and investor relations builds the company’s image and strength over time. It makes sound business sense for boards of directors to embrace good investor relations while practicing good corporate governance,” she said.

The seminar will feature distinguished speakers and experts, which include Dato’ Megat Najmuddin Khas and Edwin Wong of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG), Gan Kim Khoon of AMS Research Sdn Bhd, Chris Savage and Grace Low of Ogilvy Public Relations, Jane Prior of Priority Associates, Philip Koh of Messrs. Lee Hishammuddin and Eddie Chan Yean Hoe of Shell Oil Product East (SOPE) Commercial Finance.

Aside from company directors, this seminar would benefit members of the public as well as those working in the fields of communications, corporate relations, public affairs and public relations. This seminar carries ten CPE-points, which dealer’s representatives can accumulate for licence renewal.

Registration fee for the seminar is RM550. Members of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance and the Federation of Public Listed Companies are entitled to a discounted fee at RM450. Interested parties may contact Marsha Beh at tel: (03)-6204 8689, fax: (03)-6201 5811 or email : Further information on the seminar can be obtained from

10 September 2002