Issue no. 643 (25 May 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Council visit to Mainland  
The Institute's annual Mainland visit on 14-18 May included meetings with senior officials from numerous government organizations. The two cocktail receptions, hosted in Beijing and Shanghai, were attended by close to 200 guests and members. Click to see photos.

New member's cocktail

Over 100 new members attended the cocktail reception on 20 May to celebrate their CPA designation. They were greeted by Council members, senior management, and representatives from various interest groups. Click to see photos.


Inland Revenue Board of Review invites members

Please forward nominations for the Inland Revenue Board of Review by 5 June to Elena Chai, the Institute's Associate Director of Advocacy and Practice Development, under the subject "Board of Review nomination". +

Soft skills series
Sign up for the soft skills series in June to advance your presentation skills and further your business and career development.

Delegation to Zhuhai
Register for the Delegation to Zhuhai for SMPs on 16 June to learn the latest developments there and the potential economic benefits brought by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (港珠澳大橋) and the Hengqin free trade zone (橫琴自貿區).

Join the IT series seminar on 5 June to learn how to apply analytics to business data, manage data and deploy cloud solutions. +
Consider filing your tax return online and subscribe to e-notices through the IRD's eTAX services. +

University of Manchester business summit
Institute members will receive a discounted rate of HK $1,200 when registering for the University of Manchester's 25th Anniversary Business Summit on 14 July. Members will also receive the exclusive offer to enrol in the Global MBA programme.

North Asia Management Accounting Leaders' Summit
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, in partnership with CUHK Business School, will be running the North Asia Management Accounting Leaders’ Summit on 13 June. Institute members are entitled to limited complimentary seats with promotional code "02HKICPA".

Financial Institution Awards winners
The results of the Bloomberg Businessweek (Chinese edition) Financial Institution Awards are out now.
Sports and Recreation Night

Come party and celebrate with fellow CPA sportsmen at the annual Sports and Recreation Night on 28 July. There will be games and fabulous prizes!

Outcomes of May IASB meeting

The May IASB Update and the revised IASB work plan as of 18 May are now available.

FRSC meeting minutes
Minutes from the 235th meeting of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee held on 28 March are now available.

Insurance contracts
The IASB has issued IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts which will take effect on 1 January 2021. This video, by the IASB Chairman, introduces the new standard. A range of implementation materials are also available.
Five-Point Invitational Competition

The Institute's badminton and table tennis teams won the championship match on 21 May at the Five-Point Invitational Competition. Click to see photos.

"Jungle of Parties"

Come to the Young Coalition Professional Group's networking party on 30 June to enjoy a night out and meet young members of other professional bodies.

Last call: Bowl-for-fun

Don’t miss the Bowl-for-fun Day on 10 June. Bowling Interest Group team members will be there to assist newcomers with introductory skills and coaching.


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