Issue no. 703 (9 August 2018)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  2018 PAIB Conference – "The day after tomorrow: A reality check for accountants today"  

The 2018 PAIB Conference will take place on 8 Sep, where the Guest of Honour, Laurence Lu-jen Li, Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council, together with other renowned speakers, will share their insights on key challenges that professional accountants in business are facing and the opportunities ahead. Areas to be explored include professional ethics in business, future of the finance function, as well as development of the capital market. Confirmed speakers include representatives from Alipay Payment Services (HK) Limited, DBS Asia Capital Limited, Deloitte China, Ernst & Young, Grant Sherman Appraisal Limited, and the Independent Commission Against Corruption.


BCGA series: ESG requirements and improvement of ESG reporting
Come to the seminar on 28 Aug and hear from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's Ellie Pang, a member of the Institute's Sustainability and Integrated Reporting Advisory Panel, to learn more about current ESG requirements, findings of a recent HKEX report into ESG disclosures, and how companies can improve ESG disclosures and reporting.

Insights of financial gimmick workshop: share placement & consideration issue
The workshop on 22 Aug will focus on share placement and considerations, highlighting the key attributes for various share placement proposals and their related implications. The speaker will discuss a case study on M&A transaction involving a share consideration issue and explain to attendees the true rationale behind these corporate actions.

The nuts and bolts of banks' credit facility letter
Sign up for the workshop on 12 Sep to learn more about the structure of credit facility letters, the importance of financial covenants and negative covenants, as well as the terms and conditions of facilities using case studies.

From CPA to CPA Plus
Enrol in the programme on 2 and 9 Sep, featuring four modules tailored for financial professionals to build a systematic business mindset, from financial investment theory to practical application.

Don't miss the IT series from August to September, which will cover how to manage risk and challenges associated with digital transformation, and blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.
Third Mini Bridge Tournament

Enrol in the Third Mini Bridge Tournament of 2018 on 1 Sep to gain tournament experience.

FRSC meeting minutes

The May meeting minutes of the Institute's Financial Reporting Standards Committee are now available.

Webcasts on Discussion Paper Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity

The IASB has released the third and fourth in the series of webcasts on the Discussion Paper Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity.

Recruiting table tennis team members

The Institute is recruiting team members to represent us at the RSCP Table Tennis Tournament on 9 Sep. The selection criteria are based on player's skills, past results and sportsmanship.

Recruiting snooker team members

Put forward your name if you wish to represent the Institute at the RSCP Snooker Tournament on 2 and 30 Sep. All applicants are subject to a selection session.

Tennis Fun day cum Mini Tournament

Tennis Fun day cum Mini Tournament will take place on 21 Oct in Shek Kip Mei. Come explore the fun of this sport and gain match experience by participating in the tournament.


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