Issue no. 669 (30 November 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  

Council election


Exercise your right to select seven candidates to join the Council and cast your votes either by ballot paper or by e-voting, but not both, by 5:30 p.m. on 11 Dec. Click here to learn more about the candidates and proceed to e-voting.

BCG Awards winners

CLP Holdings continued its success at this year's Best Corporate Governance Awards. There were also first-time winners including Hang Lung Properties and Swire Properties Limited. The awards presentation luncheon was held today with James H. Lau Jr, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, as the guest of honour. Click here to see the full results, judges' report and press release.

A Plus – Finding true value

The November issue of A Plus looks at the challenges companies are facing in business valuations. Other articles include the obstacles the Great Bay Area faces to become a driver for economic growth, interviews with the IFAC SMP committee chair and LafargeHolcim's Regional Head of Internal Audit, "how to" advice from CLiX International CEO and thought leadership on IFRS 15 from IASB's Head of Investor Engagement.



Members are welcome to join the 45th annual general meeting on 14 Dec, where the election results of new Council members will be announced. After the AGM, the new president and vice presidents will be elected at a special Council meeting. Click here for the AGM notice.

Renew your membership

The 2018 membership renewal notice was emailed to you on
13 Nov. Remember to pay your annual membership fee and file your annual return with CPD declaration by 15 Dec. Click here to renew online or check your renewal status.


Annual Forensic Update 2017
Join us on 12 Dec to learn some tips on conducting effective interviews from experienced forensic practitioners, supported by case studies from the U.S. and China, and how current technology assists investigations by forensic technology specialists.

Copyright law and the technology revolution
The seminar on 15 Jan will examine the regime governing internet copyright infringement in Hong Kong, discuss different types of infringement, civil and criminal liabilities/enforcement, and introduce how intellectual property audit can help a business.

Internal control series
Enrol in the internal control series from Jan to Mar where experts will share knowledge and practical experience in managing risks, developing internal controls for business improvements, as well as managing risks arising from relationships with third parties.

Building controls in ERP systems
The IT series workshops from Feb to May will discuss the four critical end-to-end business processes when designing enterprise resource planning systems. The workshops cover risk identification, determining internal controls to mitigate risks and demonstrate how a well-designed ERP system improves controls and brings about managerial and operational efficiencies.

Enrol in the seminar on 18 Jan for a qualitative content analysis of American judicial decisions on issues of corporate governance and their impact on board gender diversity.

Census and Statistics Department's Establishment Survey
Members are encouraged to participate in the 2017 Establishment Survey on Manpower and Job Skills Requirements conducted by the Census and Statistics Department. The survey letter was sent to organizations in early Nov and your valuable contributions are important inputs for the Department's upcoming manpower projections.
to CPD learning centre and events calendar for more activities.
Annual reporting for 2017

This alert might be useful as it highlights some of the important financial reporting considerations for the preparation of 2017 annual reports.

IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts

This article from the IFRS outlines the top five questions investors have on IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts.

Members' handbook update

Update No. 209 relates to the amendments to HKFRS 9 Financial Instruments.

International Volunteer Day
Don't forget International Volunteer Day on 5 Dec. The Institute would like to thank all members who support our community projects. Why not join in or try one of the 101 ways of volunteering?

RSCP Tennis Tournament
The Institute's tennis team participated in the RSCP Tennis Tournament on 26 Nov against professional bodies including dentists, doctors, lawyers and surveyors. Click to see photos.

Elementary level cha-cha-cha and rumba classes will both begin on 7 Dec in Wanchai.
The next round of jazz classes begin on 9 Dec in Mongkok.
The monthly dance dinner will be held on 29 Dec at 百樂會 in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Don't forget to sign up for the golf course on 6 Jan and golf day on 15 Jan.


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