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Hong Kong Engineers Week Carnival kicks off at West Kowloon Cultural District

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The three-day flagship event features over 45 game booths showcasing the engineering profession

HONG KONG SAR 1 March 2024 – The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has organised the Hong Kong Engineers Week Carnival (the Carnival), and the Carnival kicked off today at an opening ceremony in Harbourside Lawn, West Kowloon Cultural District. The ceremony was officiated by Ms Bernadette LINN Hon Ho, JP, The Secretary for Development, Mr YE Shuiqiu, the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (LOCPG), and Ir Ricky LAU Chun Kit, JP the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works). They were accompanied by Ir Dr Barry LEE Chi Hong, the HKIE President, Ir BOK Kwok Ming Aaron, the HKIE Immediate Past President, Ir Eric MA Siu Cheung, JP, the HKIE Senior Vice President and Ir Prof Alfred SIT Wing Hang, JP, the HKIE Chief Executive and Secretary. The three-day flagship event aimed at enhancing public interest and knowledge of the engineering profession.

The Carnival with the theme “Be the Change” is now open and will run until 3 March 2024 (Sunday). Located in Harbourside Lawn, West Kowloon Cultural District, the Carnival features over 45 booths and games from HKIE and various partners and sponsors, including Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, MTR Corporation, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Airport Authority Hong Kong, Urban Renewal Authority and more, sharing engineering knowledge and technologies. It also offers exciting competitions and performances and is open to the public for free.

Ms LINN Hon Ho, Bernadette, JP, The Secretary for Development said, “This year, the diversified themes of the ‘Hong Kong Engineers Week’ include enhancing cooperation among members of the industry, attracting young talents, striving for innovation, as well as emphasising participation and contribution in national development, which are also our goals. We hope to work with engineering professionals to build a sustainable future, and to participate in and contribute towards the betterment of our nation.”

Ir Dr Barry LEE Chi Hong, the HKIE President, mentioned “The Hong Kong Engineers Week Carnival, in its second consecutive year organised by HKIE, is centered around the theme “Be the change” this year. The Carnival aims to raise awareness about the unique role of engineers in shaping our society. It also aims to showcase the diversity and innovation within the engineering profession, inspire young people’s creativity and encourage them to pursue their interests in engineering.”

The HKIE has invited a distinguished group of guests and media to experience the carnival’s interactive booths, featuring virtual reality (VR) games, aircraft models, sophisticated gadgets etc. to spark public interest in aviation engineering. The Carnival offers several photo booths for participants to take selfies, providing a leisurely and relaxing spot for the public.

In addition, the HKIE has organised the first “Engineer Alliance” competition this year to demonstrate the professional standards of the HKIE and its continuous pursuit of excellence in promoting advancements in the field of engineering. The finalists made their debut at the opening ceremony. Each of the finalists introduced themselves and called for votes. The finalists will showcase their professionalism through two rounds of intense and thrilling challenges in the coming two days. The competition result will be announced on 3 March.

For more information, please visit:

Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024 official website: https://hkengineersweek.com/

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHKIE

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_hkie/

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers LinkedIn: https://hk.linkedin.com/company/the-hkie

Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024 Event Details:

Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024 Carnival
Date 1 March 2024 to 3 March 2024
Time 1 March 2024 (Friday): 5 pm – 6 pm
Time 2 March 2024 (Saturday): 10 am – 6 pm
3 March 2024 (Sunday): 10 am – 6 pm
Venue Harbourside Lawn, West Kowloon Cultural District (free public entry)
Engineer Alliance
Date 2 March 2024: Knowledge Quiz Competition (open to public)
3 March 2024: Pitch Perfect Challenge (open to public)
Venue Harbourside Lawn, West Kowloon Cultural District (free public entry)
“Our Dream City” Primary Student Design Contest
Date 1 March to 3 March 2024: Exhibition of models
3 March 2024: Presentations by contesting teams
Time Exhibition of models
2 March 2024: 10 am – 6 pm
3 March 2024: 10 am – 6 pm
Presentations by contesting teams
3 March 2024: 12 nn
Venue Harbourside Lawn, West Kowloon Cultural District (free public entry)
“Our Future Engineers” Secondary Student Quiz Contest
Date 2 March 2024: Final round (open to public)
Time Final Round2 March 2024: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Venue Harbourside Lawn, West Kowloon Cultural District (free public entry)

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