Dear Fellow Members,
Thank you for putting your trust in me and electing me as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Branch for the term of 2017 - 2018. It is my great honor to take up this important role and serve all of you. I promise I will do my best to work with the committee members for healthy development of the Hong Kong branch
Since the establishment of our branch in 1999, lots of activities have been successfully arranged to the branch members, such as technical seminars, local site visits, oversea visits, international conference, training course for energy and carbon audit, etc.
I have served the EI HK branch committee since 2006 and accomplish the branch development for a decade. For example, we successfully signed the agreement with the HKIE in 2006 on the reciprocal recognition of our Members with CEng status to HKIE Corporate Member under energy discipline. We corporatized the Hong Kong Branch in 2007 to improve our accountability. We had successfully organized five international conferences to update energy professionals in the recent development of energy related issues. We had completed over twelve intakes of certified carbon auditor training courses and ninth intakes of energy audit training course for building energy efficiency. Both courses have trained up over 1,000 professionals to serve Hong Kong in the carbon and energy audit field. The best energy final project awards for undergraduates in Hong Kong also becomes our annual event to encourage energy research studies in local universities. Every year, we also arranged various activities to our Hong Kong Branch members, such as oversea visit, local visit, half day seminar, etc. Obviously, we cannot achieve such as a big success without the dedicated commitment from the past Chairmen and the Committee members, who worked on voluntary basis out of their busy business schedules.
With such brilliant achievements in the past, I promise to devote myself to maintain our momentum in my term. Looking forward, I would especially work with the Branch Committee in the following development areas.
Firstly, Hong Kong Branch will actively work together with other local professional bodies in promoting smart energy use every year. This is achieved by holding international forums, conferences, seminars, and technical visits, etc. Our Committee will follow the steps of our predecessors and continue those good works.
Secondly, Hong Kong Branch population grows up steadily upon the establishment of RRA with HKIE Energy Discipline. With increased recognition of HKIE Energy Discipline, we can enhance our promotion to attract more professional to join Energy Institute as Corporate Member. Moreover, we can work with local Universities or arrange some talk to promote our graduate membership.
Last but not least, we will seek for the opportunities to work with other Asian branches through the Energy Institute global network. It is targeted to arrange jointly function in promoting clean and efficiently use of energy.
To fulfill my pledge, I need strong supports from our fellow Members, honorable advisor, and fellow committee members. As a socially responsible and learned society, I trust that the Hong Kong Branch Committee will continue move forward to promote a healthy and sustainable environment in Hong Kong.
Thank you for your support.
Paul S.W. LEE
Chairman (2017 – 2018)
Energy Institute Hong Kong Branch