Significant Changes to 2013 INFINZ Industry Awards
2013 INFINZ industry AWARDS
The Awards evening will be held on 8 May 2013 at The Langham in Auckland. In 2012, more than 750 attended this sell-out event. There have been significant changes to some existing Awards and two new Awards introduced for 2013. Whilst more information will be supplied to members in the New Year, we wish to flag some significant changes below:
New Leadership Award
This new Award, sponsored by leadership advisory firm Heidrick & Struggles, will recognize impactful and sustainable leadership through both quantitative and qualitative measures. It will be granted to the CEO who is judged by our panel to have transformed a business, shown a track record of performance over the past 5-plus years, and can demonstrate a sustainable model for the future. Our distinguished panel of judges are: Sir John Anderson, Elizabeth Coutts and Anthony Quirk. Ideal contenders will be companies over $100 million that are active in public markets.
New Investor Relations Award for mid and smaller cap stocks
In 2013, the Best Corporate Communicator amongst large stocks and small/mid-cap stocks are being separately recognised. First NZ Capital will sponsor the Market Leaders Best Corporate Communicator Award whose eligible entities will be those thirty highest ranking corporates within the NZX50. The NZX will sponsor a new Award focussed on those listed entities that lie below the “NZX30”. The Emerging Leaders Best Corporate Communicator Award will be judged by a panel who will review submissions from eligible corporates. The objective is to encourage excellence in investor relations amongst smaller/mid-cap stocks.
M&A Transaction of the Year Award
Sponsored by Chapman Tripp, the objective is to encourage best practice through recognition of excellence in individual transactions. Mergers, demergers, acquisitions and divestments will be eligible. Since the success or otherwise of transactions only emerges over time, entries will be sought for deals that have taken place over the previous three years and with respect to mergers/acquisitions, at least 12 months results would need to be at hand to support a nomination. Nominations will be called for in the New Year and as for the Debt and Equity Issues of the Year, both the corporate involved and the lead financial adviser will be recognised. This Award replaces the M&A House of the Year Award.
Institutional Innovation Banking Award
This Award will be sponsored by “The Business” published by APN NZ Media, who are also our Media Sponsors for the 2013 INFINZ Industry Awards. This Award will recognise the best innovation introduced by a Registered Bank in New Zealand to its institutional clients within the previous two years. The innovation could be with respect to a new or enhanced product, service or transaction-type. The key criteria will be what benefit has accrued to the customer and thereby what innovation has made the biggest impact on NZ’s economic performance. This Award replaces the Bank of the Year Award.
For more information, please contact the Executive Director, Jim McElwain by email on email@example.com or on 021 632 047.