Issue no. 645 (9 June 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  

Better business through compliance re-run for SMPs


The Institute's Compliance Department will share knowledge, skills and tips at the upcoming compliance forum on 26 June, to help SMPs minimize the chance of having complaints filed against them.

Protect yourself from an email scam
The seminar on 4 July will cover ways to recover assets following an email scam, with additional tips on how individuals and companies can protect themselves against potential liabilities. +

The compliance series seminar on 21 June will focus on the updated PRC advertising law, frequently violated rules, related law enforcement regimes, and the basic skills necessary to respond to enforcement actions.
Join the soft skills workshop on 28 June to master presenting with confidence.
Enrol in the IT series seminar on 11 July to learn how to design and implement a cloud strategy for SMEs.

Hong Kong IPO handbook
CPD 101 Limited's A Practical Handbook to Hong Kong IPOs 2017 (English / Chinese) provides a comprehensive guide of the Hong Kong initial public offering process, and explains complex ideas through the authors’ interview videos.
RSCP annual dinner cum singing competition

Congratulations to the CPA singing representatives at the Recreation and Sports Club for Hong Kong Professional Bodies annual dinner cum singing competition on 3 June. Natalie Tam took home 1st runner-up in the soloist category, while Sandy Ngai and Adam Wong placed 1st runner-up for groups. Click to see photos.

CPA badminton championship

Gain match experience at the badminton championship on 25 June.

Golf days

Swing with your fellow members at the golf days on 8 July or 15 July.

Invitation to comment

The Institute is seeking comments on the IASB Request for Information: Post-implementation Review – IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement. Comments should be submitted by 15 Aug.

Members' handbook update
Update No. 201 relates to revisions made to PN 860.1 (Revised 2017) The Audit of Retirement Schemes.
Tennis courses

Sign up now for the 4-session elementary and intermediate tennis courses commencing in early July, subject to venue availability.

Merry Monday- summer sips

What better way to chill out than sipping refreshing wines on a hot summer evening? Join the Merry Monday on 3 July where speaker Mandy Duong will present a line-up of spectacular summer wines.

Discount offer
YEECHOO – HK$100 discount on the rental of women's clothing and accessories under its Single Rental Package (applicable to rental orders of HK$150 or above) until 31 December 2017.

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