Issue no. 640 (27 April 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  A Plus – How robotics is changing business of tomorrow  
China’s smart service robots are set to transform the future of industries. A Plus looks at the broadened scope of robotics innovation beyond manufacturing, and Hong Kong's place in it. The April issue also covers:
IIRC CEO's profile
Cloud computing for SMPs
Hong Kong Ballet's finance director
Mindfulness meditation for CPAs

Reminder: Financial Controllership Programme
Watch this new video to learn more about how the new Financial Controllership Programme can help you develop competencies to become a finance leader and add value to your employer's business. The enrolment deadline has been extended to 5 May.

Environmental, social and governance series
The ESG series between May and October will cover environmental data disclosure strategy for reporting, internal control of data collection, and assertion and benchmarking of carbon emissions.

Notes of meetings with Mainland tax bureaus
Click here for the notes of the 2016 meetings with Guangdong and Shenzhen tax bureaus.

Holiday break for e-circular
The e-circular will be suspended for one week over holidays of the Labour Day and the Birthday of the Buddha, and will resume in the week of 8 May.

Learn more about Global Investment Performance Standards
The Institute's joint symposium on 9 May with CFA Institute and Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts will talk about the Global Investment Performance Standards and their impact on performance reporting and investor confidence. +

Application of BIM technology
The Property, Infrastructure and Construction Interest Group's seminar on 15 May will introduce the Building Information Modelling technology, as well as its cost and benefit.

Come to our cocktail receptions in Beijing on 15 May and in Shanghai on 17 May to meet Council members and our stakeholders in Mainland. Enrol with our Beijing office by 2 May. +
Don't miss the Mainland tax conference on 13 May to keep yourself updated with the latest Mainland tax developments, covering corporate income tax, transfer pricing, indirect tax and individual income tax.
The 2017 PRC CPA Uniform Examination will take place on 26 Aug. (comprehensive phase) and 14 -15 Oct. (professional phase). Study materials for the exam are available for order until 17 May.
Come join the workshop on 31 May to sharpen your coaching skills and maximize your team performance. +

Conference on redefining businesses for the new normal
The ACCA Hong Kong Annual Conference 2017 will take place on 10 June with the theme "Redefining businesses for the new normal". Institute members get special rates. +

Common fraudulent activities associated with pre-IPO companies
Institute members enjoy special rate for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' seminar on common fraudulent activities associated with pre-IPO companies on 18 May. +
Photography practice session

Join the photography practice session in May to capture the unique and diverse wing patterns of butterflies.

Invitations to comment

The Institute is seeking comments on IASB exposure draft ED/2017/3 Prepayment Features with Negative Compensation (Proposed Amendments to IFRS 9). Although such types of prepayment features are not common in Hong Kong, stakeholders preliminarily think that the IASB should clarify the principle of "reasonable additional compensation" instead of creating an exception. Comments are requested by 16 May.

We also invite comments on the exposure draft PN 860.1 (Revised) The Audit of Retirement Schemes by 25 May.

Members' handbook update
Update No.199 contains amendments to HKAS 40 Investment Property.
Joint professional art appreciation and networking drinks

Sign up for the event on 27 May jointly organized by young members of professional bodies to learn more about visual and performing art, as well as art collection. +

Don't miss the 2-day level 1 sailing introductory courses on 10-11 June and 29-30 July.
Last chance to enrol in the beginner and intermediate snooker training courses starting on 28 May.

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