Issue no. 653 (3 August 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  

Climate risk seminar


The Institute, together with HKICS and BEC, will host a seminar on 7 Sept. Speakers will address why companies should be familiar with the latest developments in climate change and why they should report it as part of integrated risk assessment and management. Click here for details.

AML regulations in China
Join the Forensic Interest Group seminar on 22 Aug to learn the latest AML regulations on large sum and suspicious transaction reports in China.

Capital markets series
Enrol in the capital markets series from Sept to Oct where experts from different fields will provide insight on how to prepare for initial public offering in Hong Kong.

Soft skills series
Sign up for the soft skills series from Sept to Oct which will focus on leadership and management skills.

Whistle-blowing reforms and failure of the statutory business judgment rule
The seminar, co-organized with the Law Society and HKICS, on 25 Sept will review the present whistle-blowing regime in Australia and provide insight on how companies and policy makers in Hong Kong can learn from the process. +

Anti-bribery management
Join the breakfast seminar on anti-bribery management system on 24 Aug to learn about building an effective compliance programme. HKICPA members who enrol will enjoy the same discount as ACFE members.

Asia Treasury Leaders' Forum
The Association of Corporate Treasurers will be running the Asia Treasury Leader's Forum in Hong Kong on 27 Sept. Discover the latest developments and opportunities in treasury tools, tactics and strategy in today’s fast-changing market. Institute members can enrol this conference free of charge by using promotional code "HKICPA17".
Sports and Recreation Night

Around 280 members and guests joined the annual Sports and Recreation Night on 28 July, where President Mabel Chan and Vice President Patrick Law delivered a remarkable singing performance. The Singing Interest Group (represented by Carol Chan, Parco Wu, Natalie Tam and Adam Wong) won the beer drinking contest, while Fion Lai and Jonathan Lam of the Dragon Boat Interest Group won the plank contest. Click here to relive the fun memories.

Marathon training

A series of marathon training classes will start in Sept for members who are preparing for the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on 21 Jan 2018. CPA runners are encouraged to join the free briefing session on 11 Sept to learn more about preparation and training strategies.

Recruiting runners

The Institute will nominate 12 members to compete in the Standard Chartered Marathon 2018 – Corporate Challenge Cup with four in each of the 10 km, half marathon and full marathon race categories. Put forward your name if you wish to represent the Institute. All applicants are required to undergo a selection process in which selection criteria will be based on runners' past records. Click here for registration.

Members' handbook update
This update relates to the issuance of Hong Kong (IFRIC) Interpretation 23 Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments.

IFRS 16 Leases

This IASB webcast discusses the disclosure requirements for lessees under IFRS 16 Leases.

IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts

This two-part webinar gives an overview of the core measurement requirements for insurance contracts.

Professional scepticism and judgment

The Institute commented on the IESBA Exposure Draft Proposed Application Material Relating to Professional Scepticism and Professional Judgment.

Dance events
Elementary level Cha Cha Cha and Rumba classes will commence on 10 Aug.
Jazz class for beginners will continue on 26 Aug.

Monthly dance dinner will be held on 25 Aug at 百樂會 in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Deadline extension: CPA Music Night

Last call to all music lovers! The CPA Music Night will be held on 2 Sept and members are welcome to sign up for solo and group performances. Bring your friends and family because admission is free. The deadline for registration has been extended to 6 Aug.

Discount offers
Gilman – up to 60% off on selected electrical home appliances, including dehumidifiers, electrical fans, blenders, ovens, cookers, and hair styling tools until 30 Sept.
Ocean Park – 10% discount on daytime admission tickets, 20% discount at all open restaurants, 10% discount at souvenir shops, and 15% discount on Penguin Encounter Programme or Honorary Panda Keeper. The offers are valid until 31 Dec.

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