Issue no. 705 (23 August 2018)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  IT Conference 2018 – Early bird enrolment  

The annual IT Conference will take place on 20 Oct. Guest of Honour, Peter Yan, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co. Ltd. and other renowned speakers will share their insights on the impact of FinTech and artificial intelligence on the accountancy profession. Confirmed speakers include representatives from Sequoia Capital China Fund,, CCH® Tagetik Asia Pacific, SAP Concur and Xero. Enrol by 21 Sep to enjoy the early-bird discount.


Practical issues of risk management and corporate governance
The risk management and corporate governance module of the Financial Controllership Programme (FCP) will begin on 8 Sep. Participants will learn more about the topics through interactive case studies and discussions. Enrol by 29 Aug or click here for details about the FCP.

Best Corporate Governance Awards winners on good sustainability practices
At the BCGA series seminar on 10 Sep, representatives from the Airport Authority Hong Kong and CLP Holdings Ltd., two repeat winners of the Sustainability and Social Responsibility Reporting Awards, will share their experience and best practices in the area of sustainability.

Internal audit series
The Internal audit series from September to November, jointly organized with The Institute of Internal Auditors Hong Kong, will cover trends and importance of IT governance and audit, the updated COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework and how internal auditors help add values to business.

Forensic related regulations
Come to the ForensIG seminar on 10 Sep and hear from the Insurance Authority's Stephen Po, Executive Director of Market Conduct, to learn more about the underlying regulations forensic practitioners need to pay attention to.

Overview and trends of the venture capital and private equity industry
Sign up for the seminar on 14 Sep to learn more about the venture capital and private equity industry from a practitioner's perspective, as well as how the industry operates and global trends.

Asia Treasury Leaders' Forum 2018
The Association of Corporate Treasurers is organizing the Asia Treasury Leader's Forum in Hong Kong on 19 Sep, covering the latest trends and developments in corporate treasury. Institute members and corporate treasurers can enrol this event free of charge by using promotional code "HKICPA1018".

Hong Kong NGO Governance Health Survey
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, partnering with The University of Hong Kong, has developed a Hong Kong NGO Governance Health Survey, a self-assessment tool which aims to help NGOs examine their strengths and areas for improvement in governance practices. Interested parties should complete the reply slip by 10 Sep and will be contacted with further information.
Ethics Committee meeting minutes

The March meeting minutes of the Institute's Ethics Committee is now available.

Educational modules for IFRS for SMEs

The IASB has released 10 educational modules to support IFRS for SMEs. These standards are nearly identical to HKFRS for Private Entities.

Webcast on IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts

This new IFRS 17 webcast provides an overview of the effects of participation and other features on (i) the measurement of the fulfillment cash flows, and (ii) the contractual service margin.

Snooker League 2018 result

Congratulations to Lam Kwok Shing who won the championship at the Snooker League which ended on 19 Aug. Click to see full results and photos.

Recruiting tennis team members

The Institute is forming a team to compete in the RSCP tennis tournament (men's doubles and mixed doubles) in mid-November. If you are an elite CPA tennis player, please submit your past results from external competitions by 10 Sep to be considered for selection.

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