Issue no. 706 (31 August 2018)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  A Plus – AI on the rise  

The August issue of A Plus looks at how artificial intelligence and robotics will change the corporate world as predicted by experts at the RISE conference. Other articles include interviews with IFRS Foundation Trustee member Teresa Ko on enhancing global financial reporting standards, and Telligent Capital Management CFO Kelvin Wong on why China's hedge fund industry is a growing force; and features on how CPAs can help build trust in Hong Kong's NGOs and charities, and CPA pop-rock cover band The Opinion.

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ESG Series
The ESG Series in September will focus on some aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting. Covering the techniques to determine reporting boundaries, key considerations when forming an ESG committee, how to select appropriate ratio indicators for data presentation, and the methodology behind carbon emissions estimation.

Credit risk management
The seminar on 19 Sep will cover risk management and internal control in credit risk, as well as credit scoring and portfolio analysis.

Free seminar on healthy lifestyle and stress management
Sign up for the free seminar on 21 Sep on different types of stress, the advantages of a healthy lifestyle and useful techniques to manage stress.

Sign up before 21 Sep to enjoy the early bird discount for the IT conference on 20 Oct, at which the Guest of Honour, Peter Yan, CEO 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.

Enrol in the international tax course starting on 15 Sep to equip yourself to provide competent tax advice on cross-border transactions. This course is a compulsory component of the Institute's Professional Diplomas in China Tax and Hong Kong Tax.

Don't miss the seminar on 14 Sep, which will provide an overview and global trends of the venture capital and private equity industry.

At the Best Corporate Governance Awards 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.

Join the ForensIG seminar on 10 Sep to learn more from the Insurance Authority's Stephen Po on the underlying regulations forensic practitioners need to pay attention to.

Hong Kong-Jiangsu Joint Partnership Mission to U.S. and Japan
Join the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Department of Commerce of Jiangsu Province's technology investment mission to Los Angeles and Tokyo from 28 Oct to 3 Nov to explore tripartite investment partnership opportunities. The mission will connect Hong Kong professionals with Jiangsu investors, as well as American and Japanese project owners. Click to see details and application form.
Analysts and investors: Roundtable discussion on financial instruments

The Institute will host a roundtable discussion on 1 Nov to discuss the latest thinking of how complex financial instruments could be reported in the future. Analysts, investors and other users of financial reports are invited to join this roundtable to share their views or concerns.

United Nations sanctions notices

Gazettal of Terrorists and Terrorist Associates under United Nations (Anti-terrorism Measures) Ordinance (Cap. 575) includes updating of specification of terrorists and terrorist associates designated by the United Nations Security Council (SC) Committees. The Notice (i) specifies the updated list of terrorists and terrorist associates designated by the SC 1988 Committee on 10 Apr and the SC 1267/1989/2253 Committee on 23 Aug; and (ii) revokes the previous 10 Aug Notice. There is also an amendment to one entry on the list of designations associated with ISIL (Da’esh) or Al-Qaida. For details, please refer to the press release issued by the United Nations SC Committees.

Table tennis doubles team league

Sign up for the table tennis doubles team league on 23 Sep to gain doubles match experience.

Golf day

Players of all handicaps are welcomed to the upcoming golf day on 22 Sep at Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course.


Don't miss the opportunity to improve your vocal skill or to learn the performance technique on stage for singing pop songs at the singing technique classes in September.


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