Issue no. 753 (8 August 2019)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Leading people through change: Transforming business operation efficiency  

Join the seminar on 29 Aug to learn about the different elements of successful change that can transform business operation efficiency. The speaker will talk about the management models and techniques to improve change results and share how middle-level managers can support and add value to a change project.


Beneficial ownership investigation, remote client onboarding and other common uses of technology for AML/CFT compliance

The seminar on 26 Aug will cover the latest developments and issues regarding the channels for identification of beneficial ownership around the world, how to conduct beneficial ownership investigations for customer due diligence purposes, and remote onboarding and other common uses of technology for anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism compliance.

Opportunities and challenges in selected ASEAN countries amid the current global economy and Belt and Road initiative
The event on 3 Sept will walk you through the hot topics of concern among companies and investors to help you understand the investment environment and taxation systems of different South East Asian countries, and grasp the overseas investment opportunities in the global market.

Leading high performing teams: Maximize your revenue generating machine
At the seminar on 10 Sept, the speaker will examine the four essential team leadership skills and techniques to maximize the performance potential of your team members and help you improve specific areas.

Greater Bay Area: Delegation to Foshan
Join the visit to Foshan on 10 Sept organized by the Small and Medium Practices Committee to learn more about the latest economic developments of Foshan and to explore possible business cooperation opportunities created by the Greater Bay Area initiative.

Sign up for the lunch seminar on 16 Aug for a discussion on third party litigation funding, including as an alternative investment strategy.

Last call to join the seminar on 19 Aug to learn about the threats and proven best practices in IT security appropriate for small and medium practices and enterprises.

Don't forget the free seminar on 20 Aug for insights about the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong's environmental, social and governance reporting requirements in relation to disclosure of anti-corruption information and the Independent Commission Against Corruption review of listed companies' anti-corruption information disclosures.

Enrol in the MBIG evening seminar on 21 Aug to learn about the latest development and business models of the Mainland elderly care services industry illustrated by case studies.

Update on data privacy and cybercrime
The seminar on 6 Sept organized by the International Chamber of Commerce – Hong Kong will discuss regulators’ expectations regarding cybersecurity and how to mitigate the damage from data breaches and cybercrime. Interested members can enjoy the early bird discount by registering by 16 Aug.

Belt and Road cross-professional advancement programme
The Institute of Advanced Executive Education of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University will hold a 1.5-day workshop on international project management and relational contracting systems on 30 and 31 Aug. Learn from real-life cases of local and international construction projects and gain insights to tackle the challenges of managing Belt and Road initiative projects.

Accounting & Finance Show Hong Kong
The Accounting & Finance Show will take place at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 25-26 Sept. This free event will feature over 100 presentations from finance experts, illustrating the world’s best technology and solutions, and bringing together finance leaders and practitioners, accountants in practice, advisors and consultants.
Invitation to comment

The Institute is seeking comments on the following documents:

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board's Exposure Draft on Proposed Revisions to the Code to Promote the Role and Mindset Expected of Professional Accountants

The International Accounting Standards Board's Exposure Draft ED/2019/6 Disclosure of Accounting Policies

The Land Registry Property Alert Service

The Land Registry has produced two videos to promote the Property Alert Service. You are encouraged to share the videos with your clients so that more properties owners can learn about the benefits of the service. Further information can be found in the information leaflet.

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.

RSCP annual dinner and singing competition

Dicky Chan, Helen Ho and Jacqueline Hsui represented the Institute in the RSCP singing competition on 27 July in front of more than 200 attendees including President Patrick Law, Vice-President Nelson Lam, and Chief Executive and Registrar Margaret Chan. Attendees enjoyed the night of exciting performances by the singing contestants including lawyers, barristers, doctors, dentists, architects and surveyors. Click to see photos.

Fitness and stretching class

Join the fitness and stretching training from August to October to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Bridge gathering

The bridge gathering on 31 Aug is now open for enrolment. Furnish your skills by joining this practice session.

CPA music night

The popular annual music spectacle is back. Sign up for the CPA music night on 7 Sept at Sheung Wan Civic Centre. Solo and group performances are welcome, and free audience tickets are also available.


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