Issue no. 666 (9 November 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  

AGM, Council Election, Co-option and Committee nominations


Members are reminded of the upcoming Annual General Meeting on 14 Dec and that nominations are sought for Council election, Council co-option and various Committee appointments. Please submit nominations for the Council election by
6 p.m. on 20 Nov and co-option and Committee appointments by 24 Nov.

IFAC Initiates CEO Search
The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is seeking an outstanding individual to succeed the current Chief Executive Officer, Fayezul Choudhury, in late 2018. Click here to learn more about the position and the IFAC.

Cybersecurity threats
The IT seminar on 4 Dec will cover the latest cybersecurity threats, the cost of breaches, recent ransomware incidents, cybersecurity laws, data privacy issues and control strategies designed to reduce risks.

Reactions to the ESG Reporting Guide
Enrol in the seminar on 6 Dec to get practical insights on how to improve the quality of reporting with reference to the results of a survey conducted by KPMG on the ESG reporting landscape after the first year of the ESG Reporting Guide.

How to meet CPD requirements overseas
Overseas members can claim verifiable CPD hours by enroling in online courses outside Hong Kong anytime, anywhere. Check out these courses at the CPD learning resource centre.

Subscription to Mainland accounting and tax journals
The 2018 issues of the Chinese Certified Public Accountant (中國註冊會計師),China Taxation (中國稅務) and International Taxation in China (國際稅收) are available until 30 Nov. Click here for subscription details.

Enrol in the soft skills workshop on 25 Nov which will introduce a set of relationship guidelines for daily interactions with colleagues, with the aim of building mutual trust in the workplace.

The workshop on 30 Nov will focus on the applications of Sun Tzu's wisdom in the Art of War to formulate strategies for coping with the current challenges in business so that one can turn threats into opportunities.

Beijing- Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium
The 21st Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium will be held on 28-29 Nov in Hong Kong. The event includes various seminars focused on cooperation between Beijing and Hong Kong in different industries. Members can attend the event free of charge by registering here.

Golf day at Phoenix Hill

Join the golf day at Phoenix Hill Golf Club in Dongguan on 16 Dec to shoot some holes with fellow golf enthusiasts.
Member's handbook update

Update no. 207 relates to Accounting Bulletin 3 (Revised) Guidance on Disclosure of Directors' Remuneration.

New IFRS 17 webcast
This IASB staff webcast discusses the recognition and derecognition requirements of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts.
Submit your marathon registration ID
If you have successfully enroled in the Standard Chartered Marathon on 21 Jan, don't forget to send in your registration ID to help the Institute win the Most Supportive Group award.

Tennis training courses

The 4-session elementary and intermediate training courses in December are now open for enrolment. Experienced coaches will provide structured training and practice for beginners and intermediate-level players.

Photography events
Join us for one or both of the festive photography events in December, Christmas lighting and scenic photos.

Form your own team or join an existing team in the bowling winter league which will last 12 weeks from Nov to Mar 2018.
The monthly dance dinner will be held on 17 Nov at 百樂會 in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Enjoy good music over drinks and canapés at the jazz night on 24 Nov while you mingle and network with fellow young members.
Last call to join the seminar on 15 Nov to learn about managing stress with tai chi.

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