Issue no. 571 (3 December 2015)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  BCGD Awards presentation luncheon  

The Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards 2015 presentation luncheon was held on Monday with K.C. Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, as the guest of honour. Click to see the full results and judges' report.

Reminder: Vote for your new Council by next Tuesday
Remember to cast your votes by 5:30 p.m., 8 Dec. to select your representatives on the new Council. Click here to learn more about the candidates and proceed to e-voting.

IFRS/HKFRS 9 seminar

The seminar on IFRS/ HKFRS 9 Financial Instruments on 15 Dec. will cover four areas including timeline and transition, classification of financial assets, impairment and hedge accounting. +

CPD tips: MyCPA = CPD declaration?

Keeping CPD records in MyCPA on the Institute website does not equate to your declaration of CPD compliance. You are still required to submit the CPD declaration using your 2016 Annual Return for Renewal online by 15 Dec.

Fighting cybercrimes from defensive perspective

Come to the Forensic Interest Group seminar on 15 Dec. to find out more about defensive measures against the increasing risk of cybercrimes and cyber breaches.

Data privacy and network security

The seminar on 16 Dec. will talk about the changes of Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 that affect the accounting profession, how to identify cyber risk and solutions to minimize and transfer risk, as well as the trend of cyber insurance. +

Apply for the Specialist Designation in Insolvency by 29 Jan., which is open to members who have considerable experience and competence in insolvency practice and have gained the SQ (Insolvency).

The workshop on 12 Dec. will examine the three most common costing systems' features, benefits and limitations by using real examples. +

Don't miss the seminar on 7 Dec. to learn more about business opportunities and challenges of cross-border e-commerce. +

Last call to enrol in the seminar on 10 Dec. which will talk about portfolio pumping activities and their impacts on market integrity and investors' trust. +

Photography gatherings
If you want to hone your skills in travel photography by using mirrorless camera or smartphone, enrol in the photography gatherings in December.

Golf training course
Sharpen your golf skills at the 4-session golf training course starting on 9 Jan. at the South China Athletic Association where beginner and intermediate sessions are available.

Reminder: dance events
Don't miss the Jazz Funk and Jazz classes in December to explore the fun of dancing.

Come enjoy a relaxing night with CPA dance lovers at the dance dinner on 18 Dec. at 百樂會, Tsim Sha Tsui.

New discount offers
Hong Kong Dance – 10% discount on tickets of Dancing Seoul to Soul – Korea • Hong Kong • Encounter showing from 18 to 20 Dec.

Telford International – special discount on selected sparkling wines and champagne until 29 Feb.

Invitation to comments
The Institute is seeking comments on two IASB exposure drafts on Transfers of Investment Property and Annual Improvements to IFRSs 2014-2016 Cycle.

Training materials for IFRS 9 and 15
The IFRS Foundation has prepared training materials for IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
Sports competition results
The Institute's table tennis team won the championship, while the football team came second and the badminton team placed third in the cross-border sports competition held in Guangzhou on 29 Nov. with Guangzhou and Shenzhen counterparts, and the Trade Union of Guangzhou Municipal Finance Bureau. Click to see photos.

At the Hong Kong Medical Association family sports day on 29 Nov., the CPA running team comprising Leung Ka-kit, Tam King-tong, Tse Hoi-fat and Paul Tse won the championship with the fastest time of 49:03 seconds in the inter-professional 4 x 100m invitational relay race. Click to see photos.

Snooker training courses
Come join the beginner or intermediate snooker training courses starting on 10 Jan. to brush up your skills.

Become an HKAAA registered athlete
Apply to become an Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association registered athlete now. As the Institute is one of its affiliated clubs, you will have priority to enrol in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon and other popular races if you are its members. +

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