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Gathering with media friends

In order to build stronger bonding with the media, the Institution held a media gathering on 25 October 2021. President, Officers, members of the Executive, Chairman of the Public Services Committee and President’s Protégés took this opportunity to meet and share their views on different hot topics related to the engineering sector. We are delighted that journalists from over ten mainstream media outlets came to the luncheon even though we have still been observing the social-distancing regulations.


President Ir Edwin K F Chung introduced to friends of the media his presidential theme “The HKIE - Time to Change” and explained the Institution’s roadmap for actualising changes. “Making changes is a long journey and I am grateful to be backed by the Past Presidents and Officers to make the five-year roadmap achievable.” He added that visits to different organisations had been made to gather more specific thoughts from key stakeholders of the engineering industry.


Participants actively exchanged their observations and views on the current development and trend of the engineering sector. The Institution will continue to work closely with the media to foster effective and efficient communication for sharing our professional engineering knowledge with the public on affairs that they may have concerns. The President also gave the gist of the multitude and distinctiveness of the 21 engineering disciplines and invited the media to explore the fascinating stories behind them, in the hope of uplifting the professional image of Hong Kong engineers.


2021滬港科技合作研討會

由香港工程師學會、上海市科學技術協會及上海市青浦區人民政府合辦的2021年滬港科技合作研討會已於十月二十一日以線上及線下形式圓滿舉行,吸引滬港兩地近300名工商領袖、工程界專業人員、政府官員及學者參加。

 

是次研討會以「新技術‧新業態‧新發展」為主題,並環繞「智慧應用,開啟便利生活」、「綠色生態,創造舒適生活」及「數字創新,賦能美好生活」三個子題作討論,以拓展兩地科技合作領域。

 

中國科學技術協會協黨組成員、書記處書記王進展先生,上海市科學技術協會黨組書記、副主席馬興發先生和上海市青浦區人民政府副區長張彥先生於上海會場舉行的開幕典禮中,分別於現場或透過視頻方式致辭。而香港會場則由香港工程師學會會長鍾國輝工程師揭開序幕及致辭。


大會亦邀請了上海市城鄉建設和交通發展研究院院長暨長三角交通一體化研究中心負責人薛美根教授級高級工程師、香港特別行政區政府副政府資訊科技總監黃志光先生及芯耀輝科技公司聯席CEO暨澳門產學研合作促進會會長余成斌先生分別發表主題報告。此外,21位來自香港和上海的專家及學者就數碼城市建設、創新交通運輸技術、人工智能教育、生命健康科技、能源和環保技術等範疇,分享有關領域的最新發展和趨勢,以及他們的專業分析和見解。2021滬港科技合作研討會促進了滬港兩地工程界專業人員的相互交流,共同為兩地的繁榮進步作出努力。最後,研討會組織委員會在此向所有支持本研討會的人士、機構及贊助機構,表示衷心感謝。


“What Do Engineers Do?” video series

Being at the forefront of promoting the engineering profession and its contribution to society, the HKIE constantly strives to encourage school students to consider engineering as their study and career option and raise the standing of engineers for the sustainable development of the profession.


The Institution launched the “What Do Engineers Do?” video series in November 2021. Thanks to the support of various engineering organisations, government departments, public utilities, consultants and contractors, young engineers are invited to share their stories with the public and especially students who are exploring their study and career fields of interest. These young members of the Institution come from a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines, and they discuss why they have chosen this career, what their scope of work includes, the qualities required, and what has been lifting their spirits up in this profession. Through the context of various prominent projects, they will talk about how engineers and engineering contribute to the advancement of our daily lives and shape today’s and future’s world.

 

Videos are posted every week in the HKIE YouTube Channel and on Facebook and Instagram page.


To kick off the video campaign, two teasers and a making-of video were produced featuring our President, Ir Edwin K F Chung introducing the campaign and its aims. Videos have been uploaded to our social media platforms since late November.


In the videos, young engineers such as Ir Samantha Kong tell us how they entered the engineering profession and also their unforgettable experience in the projects they worked in.

 

Video highlight

 

Contributor Engineering disciplines
  • Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
  • Environmental engineering
  • Binnies Hong Kong Limited
  • Civil engineering

 

The HKIE will continue to create new opportunities to inspire the future generation, empower students to make informed decisions and plan their study ahead to suit their pursuit of an engineering career.

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