Issue no. 636 (31 March 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Better business through compliance  

At the Compliance forum on 19 April, the Institute's Compliance team and Professional Conduct Committee members will talk about how a focused approach to compliance is good for business. The forum will cover common pitfalls in the performance of professional work, analysis of previous disciplinary cases and tips on strengthening assurance work and identifying ethical issues.

Through Meitu to envisage tech IPOs in Hong Kong
At the CFIG evening talk on 28 April, Meitu CFO and Joint Company Secretary Gary Ngan will share his experience in navigating the company's listing process, communication strategies on investor relations, and his vision of the future tech sector in Hong Kong's equity market.

Media workshop: New Auditor's Report
About 20 reporters and editors attended a media workshop yesterday hosted by the Institute's Chief Executive Raphael Ding. They were able to learn more about how the New Auditor's Report can bring more useful information to investors and other users of financial statements. Click to see photos.

A Plus – Hong Kong as a smart city
How smart is Hong Kong by global standards? While the government commissions a consultation over the Smart City Blueprint, A Plus looks at its upsides and downsides in the March issue. The magazine also covers Institute President Mabel Chan's profile interview, consultation on integrated reporting, and our member who is driving Carlsberg Asia's business strategies. Click here to read the stories.

Wealth management series
The wealth management series in May aims to enhance your knowledge on provision of wealth management solutions, needs and concerns of different kinds of clients, benefits of trusts and foundations as wealth management tools, and standards of good practice and professional conduct.

Soft skills series
Sign up for the soft skills series in May to advance your people management skills for business and career developments.

Come to the workshop on 18 April to learn how to communicate effectively with your staff, clients and other stakeholders, and use influential skills to mobilize your team. +
Don't miss the seminar on 19 April to learn more about private equity deal structure, investment selection criteria, and the peculiar carried interests scheme. +
Sports competition results
Zoe Chan and Joseph Chan clinched the championship at the first mini bridge tournament on 25 March. Fok Kai-kwong and Lee Kam-kau placed second, and Michael Cheng and Yuen Kwok-kin placed third. Click to see photos.
Congratulations to Ken Ng, Jeffrey Wang and Anas Ng, who won first place for grades A, B, and C respectively at the CPA graded bowling competition on 26 March. Click to see photos and results.

CPA basketball competition

Calling all basketball enthusiasts! Sign up for the CPA basketball competition held between May and September. You are welcome to form your own teams.

Dance events
Come join the elementary Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Jazz classes starting in April.
Enrol in the monthly dance dinner on 28 April at "百樂會" in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Members' handbook update

Update no.198 incorporates a series of amendments arising from the publication of Annual Improvements to HKFRSs 2014-2016 Cycle.

Outcomes of March IASB and IFRS IC meetings

The March IASB Update and the IFRIC Update are now available.

Lease modifications requirements

Watch this webcast by IASB staff discussing the lease modifications requirements for lessees in IFRS 16 Leases, effective 1 Jan. 2019.

Reminder: bulk purchase discount

Order the 2017 IFRS® Standards (Red Book) by 8 April to enjoy bulk purchase discounted price at HK$820. +

Sailing day cruise

Spend a day out on the water to learn more about the basics of sailing as a sport at the sailing day cruise on 30 April. A seafood lunch will be arranged on Lamma Island.

Golf day at Kau Sai Chau

Enjoy a weekend golf day on 22 April at Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course where beginners and advanced players are welcome.

to CPD learning centre and events calendar for more activities.

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