‘Engineering Tomorrow: A Southern Asia’ event this Friday

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The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Southern Asia Region would be hosting the “Engineering Tomorrow: A Southern Asia” event for the young engineers of the constituting countries, to be held in Colombo.

The participating nations include Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The event consists of Global Engineering debate, Young Member Conference, Learned Society talks, Speak Out for Engineering and Design competition. The event will be held on November 21 – 22, 2015, at Ozo Hotel, Marine Drive, Colombo. 

The main event will be the Global Engineering presentation and debate. Details about the panel discussion on November 21 are below: Subject: Which type of energy should Sri Lanka invest on to ensure its future? Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, renewable sources of energy; Speakers: Champika Ranawaka, Ajith P Perera, Raja Amaratunga, Parakrama Jayasinghe and T.M.R. Tennakoon; Moderator: Newton Wickramasuriya.

Learned Society Talks and Young Member Conference, which will focus on inspiring the young generation to pursue engineering as a career, will be held on November 22.

During Engineering Tomorrow event, on November 21, the Asia-Oceania Finals for Speak Out for Engineering, an IMechE marquee event, and a Design competition will be held. Following this, the IMechE Sri Lanka group will be hosting all overseas delegates at the Group Annual Dinner at Taprobane Hotel, Colombo.

Southern Asia chair Sam Perera chairs the events with Sri Lanka group chair Lucien Pereira assisting with an able committee.

The IMechE is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions. Headquartered in London but with operations around the world, the institution has over 110,000 members in more than 140 countries, working at the heart of the most important and dynamic industries.

Institution’s Southern Asia Region has seen rapid growth in the last few years and future growth of the institution expected to come from the international, Asia Pacific in particular, which currently comprises of 11 percent of the world membership. The Southern Asia Region with 3.5 percent has foreseen a need to nurture our young engineers to carry engineering to greater heights tomorrow.

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