Issue no. 674 (12 January 2018)
  Dear members/member practices,  

Call for nominations:
Hong Kong Insurance Implementation Support Group


The Institute is establishing a Hong Kong Insurance Implementation Support Group to provide a forum for the industry to discuss or address challenges in implementing HKFRS 17 Insurance Contracts. The Institute is seeking 10 candidates for membership. Click for more details on how to apply.

Guideline to Disciplinary Committee for determining disciplinary orders
Compliance Department has released the Guideline to Disciplinary Committee for Determining Disciplinary Orders which provides a consistent and structured approach for Disciplinary Committees when determining sanctions and costs.

Financial Services Interest Group cocktail reception
Join the 2018 Financial Services Interest Group annual cocktail reception on 5 Feb where Peter Wong, Director of The Lion Rock Institute, will speak on the topic of "What does the Trump Tax Revolution mean for Asia?". This will also be a great opportunity to network with fellow members in the new year.

How to handle outstanding tax audit cases and speed up the settlement with relevant case studies
The seminar on 6 Feb will focus on how to handle estimated protective assessments issued by the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department, discuss practical approach in handling and speeding up the tax audit cases in Hong Kong and cover detailed case analysis including cross-border cases, transfer pricing audit and tax understatement cases.

Don't forget to enrol in the IT series seminar on 22 Jan for topics on organizational cyber threats and the appropriate steps in response to a cyber breach.
The soft-skills workshop on 26 Jan will teach you how to excel in business presentation, motivate the audience and get trustworthy feedback.
Last call to join the FSIG seminar on 24 Jan for an update on regulatory developments in the funds industry by Christina Choi, Executive Director of Investment Products, Securities and Futures Commission.

Digital transformation programs
The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, The Chinese University of Hong Kong will be running a series of seminar and workshop for the Digital Transformation Programs. Institute members are entitled to a 10% discount on the programme fee by entering the promotion code "APIB10" by online registration.
Members' handbook update

Update no. 212 contains revised Practice Notes PN 620.2,
PN 810.1 and PN 810.2.

Standard Chartered Marathon

The Standard Chartered Marathon is just around the corner. Visit us at the Causeway Bay Sports Ground next to the Hong Kong Central Library on marathon day (21 Jan). The Institute's booth will begin serving members at 6:30 a.m. providing storage service, refreshments, group photos and physiotherapy treatment.

Merry Monday - Key factors to stay healthy and beautiful

Come to join the Merry Monday on 5 Feb where speaker Jade Chan, founder of Health Care Advocator, will talk about the essential factors to a healthy lifestyle.

Bowling training courses

Enrol in the training courses starting on 3 Mar at the South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre to improve your bowling technique.

Don't forget to enrol in the bridge training course beginning on 24 Jan to pick up a new hobby.
The 4th mini bridge tournament of 2017 has been postponed to 3 Feb. Sign up now to gain more tournament experience.

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