World Engineers Convention 2019
Secured by Ambassador, Mr Stephen Durkin
Known as the ‘Olympics of Engineering’ this international convention is held every four years and will attract 1300+ global participants from over 70 countries.
The overarching theme for WEC 2019 is Engineering a Sustainable World: The Next 100 Years. The focus will not only be on engineering innovation, but how this can have a positive impact on our lives by creating sustainable engineering solutions.
Sustainability is used in the broadest sense – encompassing the management of precious natural resources such as water, renewable energy technologies, frugal innovation, management of natural resources etc., and incorporates values of ethics and social responsibility.
The convention program will offer three full days of content featuring six streams, with each aligning to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This is a unique opportunity to take an integrated approach to solve many of the problems that the world is facing – all of them requiring engineering.
With Engineers Australia celebrating its Centenary in 2019, this convention will highlight Australian engineering on a global scale and explore the distinctive and sustaining mindset of our profession; the notion that ‘anything is possible’.