Issue no. 651 (20 July 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  

National Day Celebration Dinner


The 68th National Day Celebration Dinner for the accounting profession will take place on 20 Sept. at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Members are welcome to reserve a seat or table, become a sponsor, subscribe to the compliment listings in newspaper supplements, and donate lucky draw prizes.

Why the board needs to be earth ready
With high expectations over transparency, governance and transitioning to a low carbon future, businesses need to reassess their strategies. The seminar on 3 Aug. will talk about the role that a board should play and how it could organize better in meeting the challenges. +

Practical knowledge in strategic finance
The Strategic Finance module of the Financial Controllership Programme will begin in August. Participants will learn more about capital planning, bank financing, treasury and risk management, as well as debt and equity capital markets.

The value of continuous accounting
Enrol in the seminar on 31 Aug. to learn how to simplify procedures and do financial closing efficiently and accurately while complying with IFRS and governance, risk and compliance regulations, and to bring value through continuous accounting. +

Sharpen your competitiveness through IT under Belt and Road
The seminar on 25 Aug. will discuss the current business opportunities offered by Belt and Road to SMEs, and introduce cloud computing for globalization trading and its benefits. +

Upcoming major events
Mark your diary for upcoming major events and stay tuned for more details:
This year's Cross-straits, Hong Kong and Macau Accounting Profession Conference (海峽兩岸及港澳地區會計師行業交流研討會) will be hosted by CICPA on 18 Sept. in Yinchuan, Ningxia (寧夏銀川市).
The Institute's annual dinner will be held on 5 Dec. at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Reminder: soft skills workshop
Last call to join the soft skills workshop on 23 Aug. to learn how to create a culture that can engage and retain millennials.

Best research report competition
The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts' Best Research Report Competition 2017 is now open for nominations until 28 July.

Limited places are still available for the intermediate tennis training course in August.

Don't miss the elementary jazz class starting on 29 July.
Sign up for the team to participate in the 7-a-side or 11-a-side league starting from August if you are a football enthusiast. +
to CPD learning centre and events calendar for more activities.
Roundtable discussion on fair value measurements and disclosure

Preparers of financial reports are invited to meet the Institute's Standard Setting Department on 8 Aug. to share any challenges experienced on, or insights to improving fair value measurements and disclosure for financial reporting. Click here for details and to register.

IASB June podcast
This 10-minute IASB podcast discusses the potential introduction of new subtotals in the statement(s) of financial performance, and potential amendment to IAS 8 regarding voluntary changes in accounting policies.
Snooker league

Congratulations to Cheng Hin-kwan who clinched the championship at the snooker league concluded on 16 July. Click to view full results and photos.

CPA music night

The popular annual music spectacle is back. The CPA music night will take place on 2 Sept. at Sheung Wan Civic Centre. Solo and group performances are welcome, and free audience tickets are also available.

Snooker training courses

Join the 4-session snooker training courses beginning on 6 Aug. to brush up your snooker skills or pick up a new hobby. Beginner and intermediate sessions are available.

Whiskey workshop

Introduce your palate to different whiskey pairings with chocolate at the joint whiskey workshop with HKGCC for young members on 15 Aug.

Discount offer

Chevron Hong Kong is offering special discount on gasoline and diesel upon successful application of Caltex Starcard until 31 Dec. 2020. +


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