Issue no. 630 (16 February 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  2017 Chief Executive Election – dedicated webpage and forum  

Subject to candidates' response, the Institute is holding a CE election forum on 10 March for members to exchange with them. Stay tuned for our update by clicking the dedicated webpage of the CE election, which is created in response to some Election Committee members' requests to help them inform the membership how they discharge their functions leading up to the CE election on 26 March.

Spring cocktail highlights
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury K.C. Chan, together with guests from Hong Kong and Mainland governments, business and other sectors, joined the Institute's Council and committee members to celebrate the Year of Rooster at the spring cocktail reception on 10 Feb. Click to see photos.

Connecting with Guangdong stakeholders
The Institute hosted a cocktail reception in Guangzhou on 7 Feb., where the leadership team met more than 80 guests from Guangdong authorities, stakeholders and members stationed there. Click to see photos.

Hong Kong 2030+
Register to the Mainland Business Interest Group cocktail reception on 13 March, at which Secretary for Development Ma Siu-cheung, Eric will address on "Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a planning vision and strategy transcending 2030".

Tribute to CPA runners

About 500 CPA runners participated in the Standard Chartered Marathon last Sunday, including some members of the leadership team and past presidents representing the Institute in the 10km race of the Business Challenge Chairman Cup, and 12 elite CPA runners participating in the Business Challenge Marathon Cup for various races. Click to see photos.

All CPA runners are welcome to the post-marathon drinks in March where trophies will be presented to those with outstanding results. Submit your official finish time and stay tuned for event details.

Seizing opportunities from Guangdong-HK-Macau big bay area
The seminar on 22 March will introduce the big bay area in the Belt and Road Initiative and Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone, latest policy development, infrastructure plans and business opportunities for Hong Kong. +

Soft skills series
Sign up for the soft skills series in April to advance your interpersonal and communication skills to further your business and career developments.

Transforming the treasury operation
The seminar on 14 March will help your company transform the treasury operation, strengthen risk management and automate payment processing. +

Reminder: budgeting, planning and financial forecasting
Come to the workshops on 30 March or 10 May to learn more about IBM Planning Analytics, which offers a unified and automated budgeting approach for integrating operational and financial planning. +
CPA graded bowling competition

Challenge yourself and join the annual graded bowling competition on 26 March at the South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre.

Snooker training courses

Brush up your snooker skills at the 4-session snooker training courses starting on 19 March where beginner and intermediate sessions are available.

Don't forget to enrol in the golf day at Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course on 13 March.
Last call to enrol in the dance dinner on 24 Feb. in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Debrief on IFRS for SMEs
This IASB debrief video provides an overview of the IFRS for SMEs. Minor changes and clarifications to the standard have become effective on 1 Jan. 2017.

Example integrated reports

Click here for a database containing examples of emerging practice in integrated reporting.

First mini bridge tournament

Come join the first mini bridge tournament of the 2017 on 25 March and compete with fellow bridge enthusiasts. If you wish to contend for the Bridge Interest Group Trophy, you must participate in at least 3 out of the 4 matches.

Golf lessons with Tommy Kan

Sign up for the golf lessons with golf professional Tommy Kan in March where players of all levels are welcome.

Electrical appliances discount

Gilman Home Appliances is offering up to 60% off on selected electrical appliances, including dehumidifiers, ovens, cookers, hair dryers until 31 March. +


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