Upcoming professional development and networking events CPA Canada’s Hong Kong chapter supports the following events, for which members can register at concessionary rates. Meet Mr. Barry Macdonald, second vice-chair, CPA Canada British Columbia (CPABC) November 29, 2016 Members, students and candidates are invited to attend a special presentation with Mr. Barry Macdonald, FCPA, FCA, second vice-chair of CPABC, as he provides an update to members and students about the accounting profession in Canada and Hong Kong. Topics include: the status of integration of the accounting profession in BC and Canada an update on CPABC’s regulatory regime, key regulatory and standards changes an overview of the marketing, recruitment and public affairs initiatives undertaken to promote and build the new brand a discussion of CPA education programs, including the recent Common Final Examination (CFE) results, the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) and CPA preparatory courses Event details: Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.) Venue: PwC Conference Centre, 21/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark Central, Hong Kong Fee: Free of charge for CPA Canada members only CPD Units: 1.5 units Remarks: Beverages will be served Language: English For more information: download flyer online registration Xmas visit to St. James Settlement (Elderly Care Centre) December 3, 2016 Christmas is just around the corner, and in the spirit of giving and reaching out to the local community, the CPA Canada – HK Chapter is once again proud to sponsor a Christmas celebration luncheon at St. James Settlement. The event gives our members an opportunity to reach out to elders in Hong Kong and to celebrate Christmas with them in a festive environment. In addition, our event will also include celebrating those elders who have birthdays in the month of December. What better way to make your holiday season more meaningful than by sharing the spirit of giving and compassion? Spaces are limited. We encourage those who are interested to register early so participants can meet in advance to discuss and share ideas on how to make the most of this event. We look forward to seeing you! Event details: Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Location: St. James Settlement – 85 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong There will be a pre-briefing for all participants prior to the event date (optional). Details to follow. For more information: Contact us by email or call our office at 2804-1733. Register online: Our Charity Sub-Committee will contact you to provide further details. Save the date Seminar on FinTech and Cybersecurity: The Professional Perspectives December 9, 2016 This seminar will focus on the development of FinTech and its implications for Cybersecurity from the perspectives of accounting and legal professionals. In particular, the speakers will share their practical insights about pertinent managerial and regulatory issues under a global business environment. Topics include: current developments in Hong Kong opportunities arising from Fintech crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending — testing the boundaries of Hong Kong law Speakers: Mr. Peter Koo, Audit Partner, National Leader of IT Advisory Services in Audit Advisory, Greater China, Deloitte China Mr. Jonathan Lee, Partner, Nixon Peabody CWL Mr. James Griffiths, Partner, Nixon Peabody CWL Event details: Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.) Fee: HK$150 for members, HK$200 for non-members Venue: Deloitte's office: 35/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong CPD Credits: 1.5 units Remarks: Beverages will be served Language: English For more information: download flyer online registration Did we miss you at this event? Seventeen members attended the second gourmet tour at the Kashiwaya Japanese restaurant on October 15, 2016. View photos from the event.