» 8 December 2006
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CAFEO 24 SEES LARGEST FOREIGN DELEGATION FROM SINGAPORE
The 24th Conference of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (CAFEO 24) was held recently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 29 November to 3 December 2006.
CAFEO is held every year by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO), which is a non-government body affiliated with the ASEAN Secretariat. Its members are the national institutions/organizations of engineers of the ASEAN region. The objectives of AFEO are the promotion of goodwill, exchanging of experience, knowledge and pooling of resources for greater regional prosperity. CAFEO is held on an annual basis and hosted in rotation by each member organisation.
Themed “Branding of ASEAN Professional Engineering Services and Education for Global Mobility”, CAFEO 24 brought together more than 700 delegates from ten ASEAN countries, with Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan representatives invited as observers. The Singapore delegation was the largest foreign delegation with 43 delegates and more than twenty accompanying persons.
IES MEMBERS CONFERRED AS AFEO HONORARY FELLOWS AT CAFEO 24
The opening ceremony of CAFEO 24 on 30 November 2006 saw member countries presenting their country reports. Er. Chong Kee Sen, IES Honorary Secretary, wowed the audience with his report on Singapore’s futuristic spaceport, the first commercial tourist spaceport in the world. Fellow delegates were also impressed with Singapore’s infrastructural projects such as the Integrated Resorts (IRs), the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and the Circle Line.
The highlight of the Opening Ceremony was the conferment of the Distinguished Honorary Fellowship of AFEO and the Honarary Fellowship of AFEO. Honarary Fellowship of AFEO are awarded to distinguished persons of acknowledged eminence and who have rendered outstanding services to the engineering profession, the Institution and/or the Nation. For Heads of State, Prime Ministers, Deputy Prime Ministers and world-renowned persons, they are conferred the Distinguished Honarary Fellowship of AFEO.
This year, three IES members have been conferred the Honorary Fellowship of AFEO. They are Er. Professor Lee Seng Lip, Honorary Fellow of IES and Emeritus Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering in the National University of Singapore; Er. Professor Er Meng Hwa, Fellow of IES and Acting Provost of Nanyang Technological University (NTU); and Er. Associate Professor Foo Say Wei, Immediate Past President of IES and Associate Professor from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in NTU. They were made Honorary Fellows in recognition of their achievements in engineering research, education and public service.
Our heartiest congratulations to all the AFEO Honorary Fellows! You have indeed done IES and the nation proud!
|Group photo of IES President Er. Tan Seng Chuan (centre) with the Honarary Fellows of AFEO. |
Er. Tan Ee Ping (first from left) and Er. Chua Soo Tian (second from left) were at CAFEO 24 to receive their AFEO Honarary Fellowships conferred in 2003. Er. A/Prof Foo Say Wei (second from right) and Er. Prof Er Meng Hwa (first from right) have been conferred the AFEO Honarary Fellowships this year.
CAFEO 24: CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS AND CLOSING CEREMONY
After CAFEO 24’s opening ceremony on the morning of 30 November 2006, His Excellency Ong Keng Yong, ASEAN Secretary General, gave a keynote address to the delegates in the afternoon. We will be featuring details of his speech in our upcoming e-newsletter, so do look out for it!
A series of special lectures, technical sessions and a technical tour spanned over two days and concluded with a farewell banquet on the evening of 2 December 2006. The ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards 2006 were presented to the Award winners at the farewell banquet.
Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) was one of the Award recipients. He was honoured for his innovative Research and Development (R&D) work on aesthetic biocomposite materials and functionalized electrospun nanofibers. Prof Seeram also received the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2006 during IES Annual Dinner & Dance on 27 October 2006 in recognition of his innovative R&D projects.
Prof Seeram Ramakrishna receiving his ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award 2006 from Ir. Prof Ow Chee Sheng, AFEO Chairman and President of IEM.
To mark the closing of the Conference, it was customary for all the delegates from participating countries to give a short performance each. Marked with a tinge of local flavour, the performances provided the delegates a glimpse into the cultural life of each country. This year, YEAFEO delegates Mr Andy Koh and Mr Jasper Tan performed the song “Imagine” as the opening item for Singapore’s country performance. Er. Chen Hung, Past President of IES, then led the delegation’s performance with a special rendition of “Chan Mali Chan”, among many other songs.
CAFEO 24 was indeed a successful event. To mark the CAFEO’s silver anniversary, CAFEO 25 will be held in Cebu, Philippines next year. We look forward to seeing you there and do look out for our announcement!
IES GETS FEATURED IN THE BUSINESS TIMES (BT) FORUM
IES recently voiced out the need for a minimum scale of fees for engineers, in response to the article "Singapore lawyers - the case for higher billings" featured in The Business Times on 18 - 19 Nov 2006.
Please click HERE to read the forum article "Minimum scale of fees needed for engineers", featured in the Business Times on 29 Nov 2006.
IES MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION
The Membership Promotion will end come 31 December 2006. Do get your fellow engineers to sign up as an IES Member before the Promotion is over!
Applicants who sign up before 31 December 2006 will enjoy the following:
1. Waiver of $60 Entrance Fee;
2. Concessionary 50% Subscription Fees (from now till 31 March 2007);
3. Free S$100 Training Voucher for courses conducted by IES (Voucher is valid for one year from the date of issue)
Click HERE for the Membership Application Form.
The Membership Form, together with Cheque and Giro Authorization form, are to be submitted to the IES Secretariat before 31 December 2006 to enjoy this special Promotion.
For further details please call Ms Gillian Tan / Ms Jenny Soh at Tel: 6469 5000. APEC ENGINEER REGISTRATION
From now till 31 December 2006, IES members get to enjoy a waiver of Entrance Fees (S$100) if they register to be an APEC Engineer. Instead of paying S$200 to cover both the Entrance Fee and Annual Fee, IES members need to pay only S$100 as Annual Fee.
Non IES members will get to enjoy a reduced Entrance Fee of S$40. Thus non-IES members pay only S$140 to cover the S$40 Entrance Fee and S$100 Annual Fee instead of S$200.
HURRY! Sign up now to take advantage of the special rates.
Click HERE for the APEC Engineer Registration Form.
Once the APEC Engineer Registration Form is completed, please attach relevant documents, enclose a cheque made payable to "The Institution of Engineers Singapore", and send them to the IES Secretariat at: 70 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289758.
For further information, please call Mr Jeremy Chew at Tel: 6469 5000.
INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION DIGEST
The November issue of the International Engineering Education Digest, a periodic electronic newsletter for engineering education leaders, is out.
Please click HERE
to read it.
The list of WFEO Conferences has been updated.
to view the list, which is accurate as of 1 Dec 2006.
Date: 11 - 12 Dec 2006 (Mon & Tue)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Date: 16 Jan 2007 (Tue)
Time: 9.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Venue: York Hotel
CPD: 7 PDUs
Date: 26 Jan 2007 (Fri)
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Venue: IES Academy
CPD: 2 PDUs
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