Issue no. 655 (18 August 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  

Accounting conference in Yinchuan, Ningxia


The annual Cross-straits, Hong Kong and Macau Accounting Profession Conference will take place on 17-18 Sept in Yinchuan, Ningxia with a focus on digital innovation in the profession. New audit reporting standards, the role of accountants in anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing, and the development of SMPs will also be discussed. Enrol before 1 Sept.

MBIG and PICIG joint seminar – China retail real estate market

The Institute's Mainland Business Interest Group and Property, Infrastructure and Construction Interest Group have co-organized a seminar on 13 Sept. Ada Choi, Senior Director of CBRE, will talk about the changing landscape of the China retail real estate market, and how shopping centers are using new methods to attract customers. +


CFIG seminar – FinTech in corporate finance

Dr. David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology and Paul Sin, Partner of Consulting at Deloitte, will explain how FinTech is disrupting the corporate finance ecosystem at this seminar on 11 Sept. +

Consultation on Guidelines on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing for Professional Accountants
Join the forum on 7 Sept to look at the key requirements of the AML guidelines and their implications for Hong Kong businesses. +

Corporate risk management series
Enrol in the corporate risk management series in September where experts in different fields will share their insight and experience on different types of risks your business may be exposed to, and the strategies and measures your can adopt.

New transfer pricing rules under the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Ordinance
Join the seminar on 4 Sept to understand the latest development of transfer pricing in Hong Kong. +


The IT seminar on 5 Sept will cover new business models expedited in the era of big data.

Enrol in the soft skills seminar on 28 Sept to learn the key to effective leadership in business and sustaining your motivation.

Professional training programme series
The Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong at City University of Hong Kong has co-organized a forum with Deloitte on 14 Sept with the topic "Opportunities and Challenges in Belt-Road projects: Insights of Leaders in the Field". Institute members are entitled to a special rate for enrolment.
Golf day
Sign up for the golf day on 16 Sept, at CWBGCC, to swing with your fellow members this summer.

Jazz class for beginners will continue on 26 Aug.
The monthly dance dinner will be held on 25 Aug at 百樂會 in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Better communication in financial reporting
Join us for a roundtable discussion to give your opinions on the future of financial reporting. Sessions will be offered for both preparers and users of financial statements. Register by emailing

IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts

This IASB webinar provides an overview of the optional simplified accounting for insurance contracts with short coverage periods.

Improvements to IFRS 8 Operating Segments

The Institute commented on the IASB Exposure Draft ED/2017/2 Improvements to IFRS 8 Operating Segments.

Competitions open for enrolment
The Hong Kong Masters Athletics Championships 2017 will be held on 11-12 Nov at the Wan Chai Sports Ground. Members can enrol for any of the track and field events before 31 Aug.
The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon will be held on 21 Jan 2018. Public online registration has started and will be end on 6 Sept.

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