On 2 December 2017, the Metro Education and AIA's 20th Anniversary Celebration and 2017 Graduation Ceremony was held at The Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai.
On 7 December 2017 the AIA attended the IAB and IAAP UK International Business and Skills Awards at the House of Commons in London. In partnership with Lloyds Bank, AMLCC and several other notable sponsors, the awards reward outstanding individuals, students and businesses within the accountancy industry.
On 01 December 2017, AIA President Les Bradley was awarded with an Honorary Professorship during his recent visit to Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance. The AIA president visited the University along with the AIA Regulatory Strategy Manager, David Potts. They were greeted by the Secretary, Vice President and Dean of the university.
The Association of International Accountants (AIA), the global body for professional accountants welcomed over 250 new members who successfully completed the AIA-Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) Conversion course in 2017 to a prestigious graduation ceremony on 26 November 2017.