Issue no. 556 (13 August 2015)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  IT conference 2015  

The Institute's IT conference on 17 Oct. will study the role of accountants in the digital age. Nicholas W. Yang, Advisor to the Chief Executive on Innovation and Technology for the Hong Kong government, will be the guest of honour to talk on innovation, technology and sustainable development in the digital age. Other experts from Sprint Milestone Partners, Asia Miles, Fuji Xerox and Pivotal Software will cover analytics, big data and green IT strategies. Early bird enrolment closes on 21 Sept.

Corporate finance series
The corporate finance workshop series between September and November will cover securitization, financial statement analysis, commercial lending, and bank facility letters and term sheets.

Personal bankruptcy regime
The seminar on 8 Sept. will explain personal bankruptcy proceedings in Hong Kong and practitioner’s role, illustrated with high profile bankruptcy cases. +

Investment record filing in Guangdong
To facilitate development of Hong Kong service suppliers' business in Guangdong, the Ministry of Commerce has promulgated the "Administrative measures for the record-filing of investments of Hong Kong and Macau service suppliers in Guangdong Province (for trial implementation)". Click to see the Hong Kong Trade and Industry Department's briefing note for more information.

IT security challenges for SMEs

Enrol in the Information Technology Interest Group seminar on 2 Sept. to learn more about security challenges facing SMEs, potential vulnerability arising from hackers, and security mitigation measures and tips.

How business can survive beyond three generations

Register for the Mainland Business Interest Group seminar on 9 Sept. which will talk about the unique characteristics of Chinese family businesses and causes of the curse that "wealth does not pass beyond three generations".

Landscape architecture and Feng Shui

The Property, Infrastructure and Construction Interest Group seminar on 11 Sept. will focus on the principles of Feng Shui, and the relationship between mankind, time and architecture.

Don't miss the seminar on 24 Aug. to understand more about the emerging trends and business opportunities arising from big data analytics. +

Learn more about the execution and proof of company documents for overseas use under the new Companies Ordinance at the seminar on 28 Aug. +

CPA basketball competition

Congratulations to PwC Phantom for clinching the championship at the CPA basketball competition ended on 8 Aug. Warren Cheung of PwC Cyclone was winner of the 3-point shootout game. Click to see results and photos.

Recruitment of table tennis players

Put forward your name if you wish to represent the Institute in the RSCP table tennis tournament on 3 Sept. Past playing and competition experiences are required and shortlisted members have to undergo a selection process. +

Golf day

The first golf day of the new season will take place on 21 Sept. at Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course where south course and east course are available to beginners and experienced players respectively.

Invitations to comment

The Institute is seeking comments on:

IAASB exposure draft on Proposed ISA 810 (Revised) Engagements to Report on Summary Financial Statements
IASB exposure draft on Clarifications to IFRS 15

Members' handbook update
Members' handbook update no. 171 contains revised Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.
Merry Monday
Tibet's rich culture, history, religion and awesome architecture have attracted many visitors from the world including Institute member Rainier Lam, who will share his unforgettable experience at the Merry Monday on 7 Sept.

Dance classes

Upcoming classes of Jazz, Jazz Funk and Waltz in August and September are now open for enrolment. Join the class which best suits your interest.

New discount offers
ESD Services – 10% online purchase discount for health checkup packages amounting to HK$1,900 or above through its "Health ESDlife" website until 31 Dec.

Telford International – special Mid-Autumn Festival promotion on selected wines until 30 Sept.


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