The Society of Operations Engineers (Hong Kong Region)
In the past thirteen years, the SOEHK has been collaborating with local, Mainland China and Macau professional bodies to explore and create opportunities for its members. To name a few, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings (AIIB), Building Services Operations and Maintenance Executive Society (BSOMES), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), Energy Institute (Hong Kong) (EIHK), The Hong Kong Energy Engineers Association (HKEEA), Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), The Macau Institution of Engineers (MIE) and The Macao Institution of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (AEEMM) and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), etc.
SOEHK has actively participated in many events organized by the other professional bodies / learned society institutions. In Mainland China, SOEHK’s delegation had attended CMES’ Annual Meeting held in last November 2015 in Nanning, Guangxi Province. In November 2016, SOEHK will organize a delegation for our members in Hong Kong and Macau to join CMES’ 80th Annual Meeting to be held in Beijing.
A total of close to 50 events and CPD activities were organized, coordinated or supported by SOEHK last year as we understand that members are the key success of a Society. These activities not only provided a platform of continuous professional development for our members, the relationship between SOEHK and other professional bodies and learning societies were strengthen through our closer collaboration. We have also taken the opportunities to encourage our members to participate the voluntary work and give back to the society. The response to our organized professional events, activities, seminars and conferences has been very positive so far and these events were well attended. Please refer to our website for event and CPD report.
We have organized two symposia with different themes during the Society Year 2015/16, one of them was organized by our IRTE Division and the other was a joint event by SOEHK and IEnv. The topics covered by these symposia including operational safety management, application of new technologies, sharing of successful stories for energy saving, green operation engineering and smart city development, etc. The response and feedback we received was very positive and encouraging.
In order to maintain the close connection between SOEHK and its members, two dinner gatherings were organized as usual in the past year. One was the Spring Dinner jointly organized by CMES and SOEHK in March 2016 and the other was our 12th Anniversary Dinner held in August 2015. I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude, on behalf of SOEHK, to those VIPs, representatives of our invited organizations, sponsors and fellow members for their support.
SOEHK continuously creates, promotes and monitors appropriate and effective membership development programs to enhance cohesion amongst members to increase SOE membership not only in Hong Kong but also in Mainland China, Macau and South East Asia by taking the steps below:
Increase SOE Membership by recruiting new members
Retaining current members
Increase SOE membership quality and knowledge
Increase awareness by members of the values of SOE membership
Provide efficient communication to all management levels of interests and concerns over membership trends, changes and needs.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family have a most happy and prosperous New Year of Chicken!