Ir. Chan Kwan Wing, John

 

Chairman Message from Electronics Division

It is my honour to serve as the Chairman of the Electronics Division again in the 2020/2021 session. Last session was very special, we organized seminars/visits until January 2020, and then the pandemic set in and a lot of planned seminars and visits unfortunately needed to be cancelled or re-scheduled.

Despite the challenging situation, we took matters forward with agility and determination.  Our annual flagship event Hong Kong Electronics Symposium was re-scheduled from Apr 2020 to 13 July 2020, and we have also changed the venue from a physical auditorium to the cyberspace.  This on-line Symposium was an immediate success, with more than 1000 participants’ enrolling.  For our Division’s Annual Dinner, which was planned to take place in May 2020, is now re-scheduled to Q4 2020, and we hope that by then we all can have a good gathering and chit chat with long missed friends and colleagues in the industry.

In the past session, we focused to nurture the younger generation of engineers, and in the coming session, we will continue to groom our youngsters and well develop the succession planning for the Division.  It is also our goal to facilitate expertise knowledge sharing so that members in the electronics field can keep abreast on the latest technology developments.  Indeed, with 5G rolling out, Internet of Things gaining maturity and e-transactions gaining popularity, electronics has become increasingly important in various business sectors.

In this session, we will continue our role of providing platforms for the ICT community to strengthen their personal network, broaden members technology horizons through technical seminars and visits, and our flagship event Hong Kong Electronics Symposium 2021 will build on the experience gained from the virtual Symposium in 2020 and strive for further improvements.  We will also partner with other Divisions and co-organise seminars and visits to facilitate sharing amongst engineers from different backgrounds.

After all, all these initiatives and activities will not be successful without your support and involvement.  I hope you could continue to support the Electronics Division and I wish to see you all in our events soon.