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A t the last Council meeting, we de-
voted a section to meet the rep-
resentative of the 25.35 Group
because we wanted to understand
more about the needs and expectations of our
younger members and to get their views on the
work of the Institute. This age group is an impor-
tant segment of the profession as more than 11,000
members are now under the age of 36. They make
up 32 percent of our membership.
Through the 25.35 young members leadership
panel, we aim to engage with younger members,
hear their views and ideas, foster a close network
among them and between them and the Institute,
and support their social and career development.
Another important group of our membership
consists of small- and medium-sized practitio-
ners. We are organizing an SMP symposium at
the end of this month to update them about the
Institute's support for SMPs, the practice review
programme, tax issues and important account-
ing and auditing standards that affect them. We
will also discuss the latest Companies Ordinance
reform and have invited the accountancy sec-
tor's LegCo representative to speak.
Turning to our students, we just held an an-
nual award and graduation dinner, at which
we conferred certificates to QP graduates as
well as prizes and scholarships to top students.
This celebratory event was for the December
2011 and June 2012 sessions of the programme,
which 1,490 students successfully completed.
The total number of QP graduates now stands
I extend a warm welcome and congratulations
to these new graduates. They are one step closer
to gaining their CPA designations and are well on
their way to becoming one of Hong Kong's suc-
Another landmark event is our Best Corporate
Governance Disclosure Awards, which are now
in their 13th year and have become prestigious
recognition coveted by Hong Kong businesses in
all sectors. The review and judging panels have
spent months evaluating the quality of disclo-
sure of contesting companies through their an-
Winners will be announced on 23 November
at the awards presentation ceremony, at which
Sir C.K. Chow, chairman of the Hong Kong stock
exchange, will be the guest of honour.
Later this month, you will receive information
about the Institute's annual general meeting and a
review of our work and finances in the past year.
I encourage you to read through it to learn more
about what the Institute has done for you. We al-
ways welcome your views and participation.
One way you can do your part is by either
standing for the Council election or nominating a
member who you think can represent you. At our
AGM next month, some Council members are re-
tiring in line with rules set out in the Professional
Accountants Ordinance, and this is an opportu-
nity for new ones to join.
Last but not least, with the year drawing to an
end, it is time for us to gather, relax and revel.
Our annual dinner, taking place on 3 December
at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Cen-
tre, has adopted the theme "Guys and Dolls" (紅
男綠女), borrowing the name of the classic Broad-
Let's put on something red (for men) or green
(for women) and celebrate with fellow members
"This age group
is an important
as more than
are now under
the age of 36."
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