Issue no. 566 (29 October 2015)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Early bird discounts for Annual Dinner extended  

The early bird rate promotion for the Annual Dinner on 7 Dec. has been extended to 11 Nov. Come enjoy a great evening with wine, food, performance and lucky draw. Members are welcome to take up a sponsorship table or donate table prizes and lucky draw prizes.

IFAC global SMP survey
Participate in the 2015 IFAC global SMP survey by 30 Nov. to help IFAC better direct resources to support small and medium practitioners and their clients.

Lost contact

The Institute has lost contact with Chin Oi-lin, Irene (A16369). Please call the quality assurance hotline at 2287-7850 if you can help locate her.

Members' forum for young members

Come to this free event on 1 Dec. to learn more about the Institute's latest developments relevant to young members. +

New TUE sessions

Come join the TUE sessions on industry update relating to investment funds, accounting for share-based payment awards under IFRS/HKFRS 2 and guardian role of professionals in upholding ethical governance in November and December.

Tax anti-avoidance updates

The Taxation Faculty seminar on 19 Nov. will focus on practical application of anti-avoidance measures, including common planning scenarios, the Inland Revenue Department's approaches, and technical arguments for and against the application of anti-avoidance provisions.

Corporate crisis management

Come join the seminar on 13 Nov. (English session) or 20 Nov. (Cantonese session), which will look into different kinds of corporate crises across industries and global best practices for crisis management. +

Business valuation

The seminar on 11 Nov. will talk about common business valuation concepts and approaches, valuation multiples as well as their strengths and weaknesses. +

The seminar on 9 Nov. will focus on the HKEx's ESG reporting guide and carbon audit. +

Don't miss the auditing standards refresher courses starting in November.

The compliance series in November will cover anti-money laundering, issues about tax evasion and implementation of automatic exchange of information framework in Hong Kong.

Join the Financial Services Interest Group seminar on 17 Nov. to learn more about the professional investor regime.

The seminar on 17 Nov. will analyse the market's misunderstanding about China's economic growth and monetary policy as well as the fate of Hong Kong dollar peg. +

Golf trip to Palm Island Resort

Join the golf trip to Palm Island Resort in Guangdong on 6-7 Dec. and enjoy the world class facilities.

Insurance programmes
The group medical and life insurance programmes for individuals and member firms have been renewed. Click to see the policies' highlights for 2015-16.

Wine discount
Watson's Wine is offering 5-43% discounts on selected Tesseron cognac until 30 Nov.
Institute comments on exposure drafts
Click to see our comments on:
IASB exposure draft on Effective Date of Amendments to IFRS 10 and IAS 28
IAASB exposure draft on Proposed Amendments to the IAASB's International Standards - Responding to Non-Compliance or Suspected Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations
CPA table tennis competition winners
The CPA table tennis competition concluded on 24 Oct. Congratulations to the winners including Alex Chan (men's singles) and Hana Chan (women's singles), Johnny Choi and Thomas Tsang (men's doubles) and Hazel Leung and Thomas Tsang (mixed doubles). Click to see results and photos.

Fourth mini bridge tournament

Sign up for the 4th mini bridge tournament of this season on 5 Dec. to compete with fellow bridge players. It's the last chance to contend for the Bridge Interest Group trophy.

Dance events
The Jazz class in November is now open for enrolment. Join now to explore the fun of dancing.

Enjoy a relaxing night with CPA dance lovers at the dance dinner on 27 Nov. at "百樂會" in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Come to the "play with a golf professional" on 21 Nov. to sharpen your golf skills with Billy Ma, a HKPGA.

Last call to enrol in the calligraphy class on Xing Shu (行書) starting on 12 Nov.

Don't miss the elementary and intermediate tennis training courses beginning in late November.


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