The 2nd International Conference on Utility Management Date: 7-8 March, 2011
Venue: L' Hotel Nina et Convention Centre
The Second International Conference on Utility Management and Safety was held on 6-9 March 2011 successfully. Apart from welcoming dinner on 6 March and the technical visit on 9 March, most importantly, the two days conference was held at L’ Hotel Nina et Convention Centre on 7-8 March 2011. The 2nd ICUMAS was jointly organized by HKIUS, HKURC and co-organized by over 70 supporting organizations from government departments, academic institutions, professional associations from local, mainland china and overseas.
The conference received overwhelmingly enthusiastic response that attracted over 500 engineering, surveyors, safety and utility practitioners, government officials, academics representatives and utility field consultants in which over 30% are overseas participants and 30% are from Government department. The 2nd ICUMAS was a great success in providing an excellent platform and opportunity in keeping abreast of latest knowledge and experience about utility management and safety, offering a channel to network with each other and promoting continuous cooperation among utility industry worldwide.
The conference comprised of various sections with featured keynote and guest lectures and parallel sessions ended with a forum. The opening ceremony was held on 7 March in which Chairman of ICUMAS Organizing Committee, Ir LEE S.S., GBS, OBE, JP and officiating guest Mr. HONG Li-bo, the Deputy President of Underground Pipeline Committee of CACP delivered a welcoming message to the delegates kicked off the 2nd ICUMAS. Another officiating guest, Ir WAI Chi-sing, JP presented the souvenir to keynote and guest speakers.
The two-day conference was prosperously and effectively encouraging active discussion among the delegates. A forum was held thereafter and chaired by Ir Dr. Albert YEUNG with 7 other panel members. Constructive discussion was generated among the group regarding the utility planning in different countries and the discussion of utility planning and development.
The 2nd ICUMAS was successfully held and gathered crowd of experts and professionals worldwide. At the last, Mr. Terry MOUNTAIN presented souvenirs to our supporting organizations and organizing committees. The objectives were achieved in general by facilitating constructive exchange of innovative ideas regarding utility management and safety, we truly wish that each delegate found the conference inspiring.