Issue no. 88
(17 November 2005)
    Dear Members/Member Practices,
In this issue
Council Nominations
Practitioners Symposium
Rich Kid, Poor Kid
A Plus
Estate Duty Abolishment
World SME Expo
For Your Information
Nominations Open for Next Year's Council
xercise your right to nominate your representatives to the Institute's Council. The election will start at the end of
this month, and results will be announced at the annual general meeting on 16 Dec. For the first time, the Institute has adopted an online voting system to allow members to vote anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection. Watch for more details later.
The deadline for nomination is 22 Nov. 5:30 pm. For nomination information, please refer to the pack mailed to you earlier this week or click here.

Symposium for Practitioners
ome to the Practitioners Symposium on 9 Dec. to learn more about the new practice review approach and
share your views on practical implementation issues. The Commissioner of Inland Revenue and our LegCo representative will be there, so click here to register.

Roaring Start for "Rich Kid, Poor Kid" Road Show
wo "Rich Kid, Poor Kid" financial management road shows held on 10 and 14 Nov. reached an enthusiastic
audience of more than 450 secondary school students. Both students and teachers say the presentation is informative and fun, and a number of road shows have been lined up for the coming months. Please click here for more about the programme.

A Plus this Month - Competitive Analysis
s Hong Kong losing its punch? The Nov. issue of A Plus explores Hong Kong's competitive standing, compliance
with Basel II, the REIT race, and the proposed anti-trust legislation. Watch for the success ingredient interview with Peter Poon, a founding member of the Institute.
For more details, please refer to the copy mailed to you last week or click here.

Estate Duty Abolishment
he LegCo has voted to abolish the estate duty, a move the Institute has advocated for years. The Institute says it will boost Hong Kong's ability to build
on its reputation as a financial centre. Click here to see the Institute's recommendation published last year.

Institute's Showcases at World Expo
isit our booth (no. E9 and E18) at the World SME Expo organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council on 21-23 Nov. at HKCEC, at which the
Institute will showcase its products and services. Please click here for more.

CPA Source is now available to employers! Scores of members and students have registered, which means there's a lot of talent inside CPA Source! Click here to sign up now to search for jobs, post your CV and job alert, find career advice and compare salaries.
Remember to collect your "Report of Practice Management Benchmark Survey for SMPs" at the Market Insights Group office at 2508, 25/F., Admiralty Centre, Tower One, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty no later than 2 Dec. Click here for the presentation of findings at the discussion forum held last week, and the analytical report (Members only).

For Your Information
Institute members will enjoy a discount for the 7th Asia Pacific Knowledge Management Conference organised by the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society on 8-9 Dec.
Subscribe to The Chinese Certified Public Accountant (中國註冊會計師) to keep yourself ahead of issues on PRC public accountancy practice, laws, regulations and rules.
Hong Kong Productivity Council is organising investment and IPO road shows in Guangzhou and Foshan on 8-10 Dec.
INSOL is organising its annual conference on "Cross-border insolvency: Cooperation or conflict?" in May 2006 in the U.S.

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