Issue no. 745 (13 June 2019)
 
  Dear members/member practices,  
     
 
 
 
  Cancellation of CPD courses and events until 15 June  
 

Upcoming CPD courses and events listed here will be cancelled in view of the acute traffic conditions in the vicinity of Admiralty and Central. The Institute considers the safety of its members and staff as its top priority. It will continue to closely monitor the situation to determine whether it is necessary to cancel events scheduled for next week. Arrangements for future events and refunds will be advised in due course.

 
 

The implications of GDPR on local companies

The workshop on 9 July will introduce the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its underlying principles. It will also discuss how the new rules around GDPR apply to an organization and the differences among Hong Kong's privacy ordinance, the Mainland cybersecurity law and the GDPR.


Engaging team members to achieve project results
Join the workshop on 24 June to learn about the four-phase fundamental process of project management and the skills for achieving better project results.

Smart applications of big data
At the seminar on 28 June, the speaker will present how blockchain is reshaping market norms, the latest development of virtual banking, and the new cashless society. Attendees will understand more about the latest technological developments in the financial industry and learn how to plan for own fintech roadmap.

HKEX new ESG reporting requirements
Enrol in the seminar on 12 July to gain insights on the HKEX's proposed new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting requirements. The speaker will share explanations and insights for each potential new requirement illustrated with case studies, and methodology to fulfill them.

Goal setting – Demonstrate competence with measurable goals
Attend the workshop on 15 July to learn how to achieve an organization's objectives by empowering managers and their teams with proper work conditions, and set measurable goals to demonstrate one’s outstanding performance and appraise subordinates’ performance.

Reminder
Don't miss the seminar on 26 June for interpretation of selected articles of the Mainland China-Hong Kong double taxation arrangement.

HKIB Annual Banking Conference 2019
The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers' Annual Banking Conference themed “The New Future of Banking and Bankers – Greater Bay Area and Digitalization” will take place on 26 Sept. The conference will offer a wealth of information and connections about the most important digital innovations and technologies, as well as policies adjustments in the banking industry through presentations and interactive panel discussions. Register and pay before 30 June to enjoy the early bird discount.
 
Updates on HKFRS/IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts

The Institute has released Issue 5 of the HKFRS/IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts newsletter. Read previous issues here.


AML notice

Visit the Institute's anti-money laundering dedicated webpage for the updated lists of terrorists, terrorist associates and relevant persons/entities under United Nations sanctions.

 
Five-point invitational competition

Congratulations to the Institute's badminton and table tennis teams who won the competition on 9 June against several government departments, including Audit Commission, Companies Registry, Inland Revenue Department and The Treasury. Click to see photos.


Sports and recreation night

Save the date for the sports and recreation night on 9 Aug to celebrate the achievements of your fellow CPA athletes.


Trailwalker practice

A series of practice will be held in June and July to get members prepared for the Oxfam Trailwalker. Sign up now to boost your endurance if you intend to take part in the 2019 Oxfam Trailwalker.

 

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