Global Engineering Congress 22-26 October 2018, London

In October 2018, the World Federation of Engineering Organisations and the Institution of Civil Engineers will hold the first Global Engineering Congress, an ambitious effort to agree a worldwide response to deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The world urgently needs to take action on climate change, and engineers have a vital role to play delivering clean water, sustainable energy and a connected world.

Offering five full days of multi-streamed content, 2,500 engineers from over 150 different countries will hear and discuss practical ways to deliver the goals and improve the lives of millions of people.

Speakers include:


·         Hartwig Schaefer, Vice President - Global Themes, World Bank

·         Gong Ke, WFEO President Elect and Member, UN Science Advisory Council

·         Lee Yee Cheong, Honorary Chairman, International Science Technology and Innovation Centre (ISTIC)

·         Danielle Gaillard Picher, Director of Policy and Prgrammes, World Water Council

·         Oliver Loebel, Secretary General, Eueau

·         Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Eurelectric

·         Susan Freeman-Greene, CEO, Engineering New Zealand

·         Alain Bentejac, President, Federation of Global Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)

·         Pradeep Chaturvedi, Vice-Chair - Committee on Energy, WFEO

·         Wu Qidi, Director of the UNESCO Category II Centre, International Centre for Engineering Education (ICEE)

·         Michael Auer, President, International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES)

·         Jeanette Southwood, VP Strategic Partnerships, Engineers Canada

·         Yashin Brijmohan, Chair - International Committee on Education, WFEO

·         Tony Marjoram, Engineering Specialist, (formerly) UNESCO

·         Kathryn Johnson, Vice-Chair, Young Engineers / Future Leaders

·         Pratarp Singh, President, South Pacific Engineers Association

·         Zainab Al Gharashi, Chair, Young Engineers/  Future Leaders

·         Marlene Kanga, President 2017 – 2019, WFEO


Activities will include workshops and roundtable discussions, as well as allowing networking opportunities and a governmental engagement programme.

Learn more and view the programme and speaker line-up at