Chairman’s Message

drhoDear Fellow Engineers,

Welcome to the website of Association of Engineering Professionals in Society (AES), a non profit-making professional body, established in November 1995 by a group of engineers and professionals of different disciplines.

We have gone through 23 successful years since formation when Sir S.Y. Chung, Ir Dr. Nicky Chan (former Secretary for Lands and Works of Hong Kong Government), and Ir Dr. W.K. Lo (now LegCo Member (Engineering Functional Constituency) together with a group of enthusiastic and community-minded professionals such as Engineers, Surveyors and Architects, Lawyers, IT Practitioners and Academics decided to establish a professional organisation with the primary aim of improving personal qualities and promoting leadership development of professionals. At the same time, the Association, as decided then, will actively participate in community services for the society at large and foster Hong Kong professionals’ understanding of the Mainland through technical and courtesy visits.

We now have 37 high-power advisors, 1,000 individual members, 30 Company Members and 100 University Student Members. Many of the companies are public-listed companies. We have arranged for members’ training courses on legal knowledge, marketing / presentation skills, talks on improvements of personal competitiveness and preparation for professional examinations. We have organised events, such as technical forums of varying nature, technical site visits, delegations to various cities in the Mainland and South-east Asian Countries. We were received twice by national leaders全國政協副主席徐匡迪及全國政協副主席周光召of the Central Government at the Hong Kong Room of the People’s Great Hall in Beijing, and also the Director / Deputy Directors of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office on various occasions as well as mayors such as mayor Hanzheng of Shanghai (上海韓正市長). We were taken to visit the Guangzhou Airport and the Zhuhai Airport respectively by a respective Vice Mayor of the cities before they commenced operation. We are proud to have been given such a high honour!

With a long and successful history behind, AES is now a full-fledged non profit-making professional organisation, as recorded in the “Introduction of AES” as attached. We are striving with our best efforts to serve the engineering profession and the Hong Kong community. However, at this point in time, there is just so much our community-conscious people want to do for the society, particularly the elderly, the younger generation and the underprivileged. Apart from our long record of visiting the elderly living by them in the public housing estates, we have arranged specialist doctors to provide eye tests, blood pressure tests and osteoporosis tests for the elderly at the Elderly Care Information Funfair when 10,000 and 12,000 elderly people attended in 2016 and 2017 respectively. With more resources available, we will be in an even better position to contribute more to the well-being of Hong Kong.

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Raymond HO Chung-tai, SBS, JP
Chairman