DP World wins ‘Best Company for Investor Relations in the Middle East ’
DP World has won four awards at the 6 th Annual IR Conference and Awards Ceremony in Dubai recently, including the ‘Best Company for Investor Relations, Middle East’ following a global survey of financial industry stakeholders, the company said in its press release. Organised by The Middle East Investor Relations Society (ME - IR Society), the event recognises the region’s best performers in investor relations, as voted by investors and analysts in a n independent Thomson Reuters Extel survey. Three additional awards - ‘Best Company fo r Investor Relations, UAE’, ‘Best Company for Crisis Communications, Middle East’ and ‘Best Investor Relations Professional, Redwan Ahmed, UAE’ - were also won by the global marine terminal operator.
The DP World IR team stepped up its efforts this year, hosting more than 300 meetings with capital investors, attending two local and three international roadshows, two local and six international conferences, and conducting 30 port tours for investors at its flagship Jebel Ali Port. Additionally, it organised two major capital market events, taking investors to visit terminals in Brazil , Peru and the UK. Meanwhile, the IR team also collected a runner’s up Comprend Global Webran king award in recogni tion of the ir recently re - vamped IR website. The strategic importance of investor relations has taken centre stage in light of recent events, such as the UAE’s new legislation compelling listed companies to have a dedicated IR function and Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid, which has positioned the city favourably in the global investment landscape.