It is of great pleasure to share the key events as below:
a. To provide better services to the members and be more convenient to reserve venues and facilities for professional networking purposes, membership of HK Cricket Club has been maintained so far.
b. For sustainability of the Asian Centre for Sustainable Development (ACSD), the key aspects were as follows:
1. Economic/Financial Aspect: The ACSD had been operating with a small surplus. through the industriousness of our members, more positive outcome appeared to be very likely.
2. Environmental Aspect: Substantially, our members had endeavored to share their related know-how to nurture the young and potential professionals for sustainability such as arranging seminars at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, Conference Rooms of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Headquarters, technical visits to Guangdong Association for Science and Technology, Shenzhen Association for Science and Technology, Shenzhen Automation Association and Shenzhen Engineers Association on Mainland. The Delegation to Xian was worthwhile to be mentioned. A presentation was delivered at the Xian Jiatong University with satisfactory outcome.
3. Social Aspect: We had concerns of widening the horizons of young members/engineers and nurturing them as professionals to serve the ACSD, profession, community and China at large. Therefore, a Delegation for the professional bodies in the UK, such as The Institute of Measurement and Control, Society of Operations Engineers etc. for seeking opportunities of collaboration was conducted with fruitful result.
c. To provide more networking activities to the members, the ACSD has been the supporting organizations or even the joint organizers of the events organized by many relevant institutions such as annual symposia, annual dinners, CA Paper Competitions and delegations organized by The HKIE Control, Automation and Instrumentation Division, technical seminars and visits and annual receptions organized by The Institute of Measurement and Control Hong Kong and University of South Australia Alumni Association Hong Kong – Doctoral Society etc.
d. A workshop for sharing technique to become a professional was held successfully. Not only the operating expenses could be covered significantly, a substantial increase of members with quality was achieved as a result.
e. To cope with the demand, the Greater Bay Area Development Centre (GBADC) has been planned to be established soon. At the moment, we rely on Dr L Sham to fine tune this meaning issue.
f. For proper development of the ACSD, an Executive Committee for GBADC would be formed very likely.
Ir Prof L. Lock
Chairman, The ACSD