FORUM 2018



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Saturday 9 June

8.30am - 9.00am
9.00am - 9.05am
Welcome address
  • Mr Paul Ho FCPA (Aust.)
    Divisional President 2018 – Greater China, CPA Australia /-/media/corporate/allimages/speakers/technical-forum/paul-ho.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=06602bb6cffb4b7a9bb252b099be7be2
9.05am - 9.50am
Financial reporting update and current issues (in Cantonese)
Keep up-to-date with recent HKFRS developments and issues arising from their implementation in 2018 and beyond.

Key topics covered:
• New and amended accounting standards and other pronouncements
• Highlight of requirements in, and implementation issues related to, HKFRS 9 Financial instruments, HKFRS 15 Revenue and HKFRS 16 Leases
• Overview of major IASB projects
  • Jim Tang
    Principal, Professional Practice, KPMG /-/media/corporate/allimages/speakers/technical-forum/jim-tang.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=6d9a52fcd6864945b3e9c9d3c5f4805c
9.50am - 10.35am
Transformational Technology in Finance (in Cantonese)
Blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud, IoT, robotics. These are just some of the transformative and “disruptive” technologies mentioned in the press in recent months. Discover which of these technologies will aid finance operations, and which will bring more challenges.

Key topics covered:
• Transformation technologies and their impact
• Key success factors in deploying and implementing these transformation technologies, and the associated risks
  • Michael Pang
    Managing Director, Protiviti Hong Kong /-/media/corporate/allimages/speakers/technical-forum/michael-pang.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=6057773fff8643baba12003f46e8924c
10.35am - 11.00am
Coffee break
11.00am - 11.45pm
Transformation of Hong Kong's tax environment – transfer pricing is com…
On 29 December 2017, the HKSAR Government introduced the draft Inland Revenue Amendment Bill No. 6 (the Amendment Bill) 2017, covering the following areas:

• transfer pricing rules and adjustments that could be imposed by the IRD on non-arm's length domestic and cross-border transactions
• Advance Pricing Arrangements
• OECD documentation requirements
• claims for double taxation relief and consequential obligations.

Gain understanding of the key legislative measures proposed in the Amendment Bill, and how taxpayers can prepare for the new compliance requirements, as well as other potential affects.. The speaker will also address the affacte of the Bill, in light of the absent tax treaty between Hong Kong and Australia.
  • Petrina Chang
    Tax Director, Deloitte Hong Kong /-/media/corporate/allimages/speakers/technical-forum/petrina-chang.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=5ba815c094054865a4e1a103f76299d1
11.45am - 12.30pm
Listing innovative and pre-revenue biotech companies on the Hong Kong S…

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has published proposals to allow tech and innovative companies with weighted voting rights and pre-revenue biotech companies to list on the Main Board of the Exchange.

The proposals include Listing Rule changes aimed at attracting secondary listings of Chinese tech companies which have primary listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market.

The proposed changes are the most innovative since Chinese H share companies were allowed to list in the 1990s, and seek to ensure Hong Kong remains the preferred offshore IPO venue for China’s most successful companies.

With only a one-month consultation process, there have been reports that the new listing regime could be in place as early as June 2018, with the first listings under the regime expected in the second half of the year.

  • Julia Charlton
    Founder and Managing Partner, Charltons /-/media/corporate/allimages/speakers/technical-forum/julia-charlton.jpg?h=180&w=180&rev=3411f3e177ad407697efe0a1c816645a
12.30pm - 12.30pm
End of Forum


  • Economy, regulation and business

  • Finance fundamentals

    Enhance your core accounting and finance skills in the areas of tax, audit and assurance, compliance, financial planning, analysis and reporting.

  • Operational transformation

    Find out how to transform your business using improved processes and management skills, the latest technologies and shared services.

  • Personal development

    Refine your skills and become a highly productive, effective and well-rounded individual.

  • Sector in focus

    Hear the latest trends and opportunities specific to your sector, including corporate, SME, not for profit and public sector.

  • Strategy and leadership

    Become an outstanding finance leader by enhancing the power of innovation, successfully managing change and driving a high-performance culture.

  • Trends and business impacts

    Understand shifts in the domestic and global economy, the regulatory environment, the latest fraudulent activities, and consumer and competitive markets to build risk mitigation strategies.

Disclaimer of liability
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