Dear members

Let’s Shape the Future of Engineering in Hong Kong

Professional empowerment plays a pivotal role in diverse levels, from individual growth, career advancement, adaptability, to organisational innovation and industry development. We believe by investing in professional empowerment, we engineers can unlock full potentials, be the changes the world needs, and make meaningful contributions.  It gives me great pleasure to share some exciting news and upcoming events along the line.

Being empowered means that our capacity to understand, engage with, and respond to social issues is enhanced.  On 5 September, we will be hosting a press conference and technical talk focused on water seepage in buildings, which has been a livelihood concern reported on-and-off the city.  Delving into the latest inspection and treatment methods, we aim to equip you with the knowledge to address this prevalent problem effectively.  I encourage all members to join us online to gain invaluable insights that will empower you to respond to such issues, ultimately safeguarding the well-being of the public. Please register here.

Clearly, self-development is a journey that involves personal commitment, continuous learning, and intentional actions, and we are here to facilitate members in achieving this.  In our ongoing efforts to enhance professionalism and nurture future talents, I am thrilled to update you that the HKIE will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi).  This collaboration will see the development of short-term courses focusing on “Environmental Impact Assessment” and “Stage Engineering”. 

To mark this significant milestone, the MoU signing ceremony will be held on 12 September, alongside a “Forum on the Role of Engineers in Grooming Hong Kong as the International Hub of Innovation and Technology” aiming to explore the immense potential that lies within Hong Kong’s vibrant landscape and dynamic ecosystem.  It is an opportunity for us to collectively chart a path forward and shape the future of engineering, and I urge you to join us online for this thought-provoking event.  Please stay tuned for more details.

I know that many of you have already signed up to attend the Presidential Address, where I will have the honour of presenting our plan for the Session and beyond.  I eagerly look forward to meeting each one of you and sharing our vision for the Institution and the engineering community. 

Your participation in institutional affairs and events is paramount to our success as an Institution.

Remember, your presence and active involvement make a significance different in shaping not only yourself, nor your organisation and the Institution, but the future of engineering and our city.   As we come together, we can amplify voices of engineers, inspire greatness, and continue to leave lasting impacts on our society.

Ir Dr Barry LEE Chi-hong