||Asean Affairs 24 May 2013
Thai bourse joins Maybank Kim Eng Securities in Opportunity Day in Chiang Mai on May 31
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has joined Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) plc (MBKET) in the first Opportunity Day, in Chiang Mai, when top management of listed companies will meet directly with regional investors on Friday, May 31 at Centara Duangtawan Hotel from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Chanitr Charnchainarong, SET executive vice president and Market for Alternative Investment president, said: “The Opportunity Day series for Q1/2013, scheduled from May 7 - June 13, will showcase 104 firms with a combined market capitalization of THB 4.1 trillion (approx. THB 141.38 billion). The Thai bourse has joined Maybank Kim Eng Securities to organize the first Opportunity Day in Chiang Mai, which will expand the number of quality investors and enable them to obtain answers directly from executives of 3 listed companies, including Sahacogen (Chonburi) pcl (SCG), Ratchthani Leasing pcl (THANI), and Universal Adsorbents & Chemicals pcl (UAC). Investors can also view Opportunity Day in Chiang Mai live through webcasts and the Oppday application.”
Montree Sornpaisarn, chief executive officer of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) plc, said: “We invite investors to attend the Opportunity Day in Chiang Mai, where the research team of Maybank Kim Eng will present the latest economic updates, overall investment outlook and analysis of Q1/2013 earnings reports, while executives of three firms will give out their first-quarter earnings reports. To provide information on listed companies directly to regional investors and expand the quality investor base, SET and Maybank Kim Eng Securities will organize Opportunity Days on the quarterly basis, with the next destinations being in the Northeast and East.”
“Gaining in popularity, the number of online Opportunity Day viewers through live broadcasts increased 250 percent from the same period of last year, with approximately 175 viewers per company. Over this period, the total numbers of viewers through webcasts, including smart phones and iPads, rose to 338,091 persons from 123 countries. This rise in number of viewers represents an increased interest in Opportunity Days, which is a fast and convenient way to gain up-to-date information on listed companies that is useful for investment decisions,” Chanitr added.
Investors can watch both live and archived Opportunity Day webcasts. App Oppday users can also view company information on factsheets, such as business performance and up-to-date key statistics, latest annual reports, and event calendars giving corporate actions.