IEK is holding its 22nd international conference at the intercontinental hotel in Nairobi. The Conference was set into session on 13th by a Keynote speech from Eng. Erastus Mwongera and will be closed on 15th May with the official engineers dinner dance. The conference seeks to bring together various engineering disciplines such as highways, water resources, manufacturing, energy, ICT, food production and others.
The IEK conference is therefore a forum for various engineering professionals to share their experiences. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Engineering opportunities and capacity building in the Emerging natural resources discoveries’. The Chair for IEK Conference and functions committee Eng. Collins Juma Observed that the theme fits quite appropriately with the ongoing developments not only in our country but in the region where discoveries of oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, titanium and other minerals have been made.
Delivering the Key note speech on behalf of the PS of Infrastructure Eng. Musonic John, Eng. Erastus Mwongera the Chairman of Kenha said ‘The theme also resonates with the other activities that engineers have to provide like manufacturing activities that bring economic growth and prosperity’.
The chief speaker Eng. Mwongera also urged the delegates of the 3-day forum to come up with resolutions that will result into meaningful management of the newly discovered mineral resources.
The IEK chairperson Eng. Reuben Kosgei speaking at the conference encouraged the participation of young engineers in the conference in order to provide new ideas and continuity.
The conference continues today at the intercontinental hotel with the Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya expected in the evening.