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Undoubtedly, public consultation is one of the key elements of implementing any major infrastructure projects. An effective public consultation, ie. conveying the ideas and visions, and balancing the benefits of all stakeholders, can mean the difference between early resolution of conflicts and long drawn-out confrontation. Our signature event, Communications Competition, is designed to equip our young members with the skills and techniques for public consultation and prepare them to excel in this increasingly demanding society.
Five teams are selected to the final of the competition for an interactive mock public consultation meeting. Each team will be given 30 minutes to present their development plan and respond to questions from the general public and stakeholders. The main aim is to engage the public to seek their support towards the development plan while facilitating the project implementation.
The quality of dialogue with judges and audience will be evaluated. The judging panel, with professionals from various disciplines, will play roles as different stakeholders. Audience will be able to appreciate the challenges faced by engineers when undertaking projects. Moreover, audience can participate in the competition as general public to raise questions to the teams and take this opportunity to engage in a mock public consultation meeting.
Only successful applicants will receive confirmation emails.
Priority will be given to ICE graduate and student members on a first-come-first-served basis.
Attendance e-certificate will be provided for this event based on attendance record. Successful registrants are reminded to be punctual and sign your attendance at the registration desk.
The Judging Panel for the final is as follows:
Major Tommy Chan, General Secretary, The Salvation Army of Hong Kong and Macau Command
Mr Terence Lam, JP, Assistant Director (Technical), Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSAR Government
Ms Theresa Yeung, Director, Arup
General Secretary, The Salvation Army of Hong Kong and Macau Command
Major Tommy Chan entered the Training College for Officers in 1987. Upon completion of training, he was commissioned as Officer (Pastor) of The Salvation Army in 1989. Major Chan served at many Corps (churches) in The Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command.
Starting from 1999, Major Chan took up various appointments in addition to his service as a Corps Officer, having served as Youth Officer, Candidates Secretary, Youth and Candidates Secretary, China Development Secretary, Youth Secretary, Project Director in the recovery phase of the Sichuan earthquake, Divisional Commander and Secretary for Programme. The Salvation Army supports emergency relief in the mainland China and other countries and places around the world.
In 2008, as the representative of The Salvation Army, Major Chan took part in the Sichuan earthquake disaster relief works that covered basic construction and farming, education, as well as medical and rehabilitation in the cities of Shifang, Mianzhu, Guanghan and Luojia. Later, Major Chan was appointed General Secretary of the Hong Kong and Macau Command, effective 1 July 2018.
Assistant Director (Technical), Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSAR Government
Mr Terence T M Lam obtained his first degree in civil and structural engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic and his master degree in civil engineering from the University of Hong Kong. Mr Lam participated in a number of major civil and geotechnical engineering projects while working in a civil engineering consultant firm and civil engineering construction companies after graduation.
Mr Lam then joined the Geotechnical Engineering Office of the HKSAR Government in 1999. He had once been posted to the Development Bureau for almost 3 years to assist in formulating works policies and strategies for public works projects in respect of construction site safety and works related to environmental matters. He is now serving as Assistant Director (Technical) in the Civil Engineering and Development Department of HKSAR Government.
Ms Theresa Yeung is the Director of Arup. Theresa heads the East Asia region planning business of Arup, and is the Global MasterPlanning & Urban Design Skill Leader of Arup. Theresa is a visionary leader in urban planning and Smart Green Resilient (SGR) Masterplan not just within the firm, but throughout the industry and is frequently sought after by clients, governments, academia and collaborators around the world.
She is renowned for formulating SGR Masterplan from community, to district, to regional, and to territorial levels, as well as engaging the public in planning their cities together. Theresa has established an unrivalled market reputation in the field of urban planning and sits on important statutory bodies playing a key role in the planning industry. Theresa is a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, and a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Theresa holds the following positions: