The Association of International Accountants (AIA), the global body for professional accountants held a Tax and Regulatory Conference in Hong Kong this week.

The conference which took place on 18 November and played host to over 100 delegates, focused predominately on providing insightful updates on both tax and regulation for the Hong Kong and Chinese market.

AIA President, Les Bradley opened proceedings by welcoming distinguished speakers, sponsors and guests. He continued his opening remarks by enforcing the importance of the tax and regulatory regime for AIA members, before emphasising the requirement of transparency from government, regulators, the profession and most importantly the public.

Les was followed by an array of expert speakers from around the region, covering the following topics:

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update 2017 – Stephen Chan, BDO Hong Kong (and HK Branch President)
  • Professional Liability: typical claims against accountants and risk considerations – Samuel Hung, RPC
  • China Tax Update – Mr Leo Li, BDO Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Tax Update 2016/17 – Patrick Ho, Tax Practitioner
  • Valuations – William Yuen, Ascent Partners
  • Latest regulatory development on AML/CFT for Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions – Venice Lai, BDO Hong Kong

The success of the event was in no small part attributable to our notable event sponsors; so thank you to BDO Limited (Diamond Sponsor & Programme Consultant), Ascent Partners (Diamond Sponsor) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Venue Sponsor).

AIA Tax & Regulatory Conference - Hong Kong (18 November 2017)