The world’s engineers to address low carbon future in July

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World Engineers Summit 2015.

The World Engineers Summit – Applied Energy Symposium & Forum: Low Carbon Cities & Urban Energy Joint Conference (WES-CUE) will take place from 18 to 21 July 2017 at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore. The conference will address pressing global issues arising from energy- and carbon-intensive urban development, with a special focus on harnessing engineering innovations to create a sustainable, low carbon future.

Organised by The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES), WES-CUE 2017 will bring together eminent experts, renowned researchers, practitioners and policy makers to share latest research findings and engineering advancements critical for moving cities towards highly energy-efficient and sustainable practices.

The conference will address a range of critical issues with focus on six key topics: transport, building, industry, environment, power generation & energy storage and urban planning.

This will be the first time that the WES series is partnering with the Applied Energy Symposium and Forum series, to deliver diverse technical content to multi-disciplinary engineers and scientists; energy, urban planning and environmental & water specialists; business leaders; academia and policy makers from around the world.

“This year’s summit will play a major role in helping engineers, business leaders, policy makers and other professionals accelerate the transformation of cities into low carbon urban systems and move the world towards a cleaner, more energy-efficient and resilient future,” said Prof SK Chou, co-chair of WES-CUE 2017 joint conference.

Four sustainability thought leaders will kick off the conference as keynote speakers: Jean Venables, VP of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and chair of committee on Engineering & Environment (CEE); Professor Lui Pao Chuen, advisor at Strategic Planning Division, Ministry Of National Development, Singapore; Dr Liu Thai Ker, senior director of RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd, Singapore; and Dr Richard E. Rocheleau, director of Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii.

Other conference highlights include:

- WES-CUE 2017 plenary & opening ceremony on 19 July, to be graced by Teo Chee Hean, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security

- WES-CUE 2017 conference dinner on 20 July, to be graced by Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources

- Pre-event Floating Structures Workshop by IStructE on 18 July, to keep delegates abreast of the latest developments, research and challenges and potential future applications in using seaspace for industry, housing and recreational development

- WiSER Forum on 20 July, a platform focusing on empowering and promoting women leadership in the engineering industry and professional fields

- ASHRAE distinguished lectures seminar on 21 July, focusing on the integrated design, installation and operation of Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system and Building Automation System (BAS) to achieve thermal comfort and indoor air quality in high performing buildings

- Technical site visits on 21 July, for delegates to personally tour several of Singapore’s world-class facilities boasting sophisticated sustainability features

- National Engineers Day 2017 on 19, 20 & 21 July, an annual engineering festival organised by IES to promote engineering to the young

Launched in 2013, the biennial World Engineers Summit (WES) is a premier platform that focuses on addressing global challenges arising from the impact of climate change by gathering influential thought leaders, policy makers, specialists, business leaders, multi-disciplinary engineers and leading academics from across the globe, to exchange expert opinion and present sound engineering solutions for the future.

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