Welcome to the South Wales Region
South Wales Region Executive
(L-R) A. Bayton (Hon. Treasurer) R. Owen (Chair) K. Craig (Vice-Chair)
A. Pugh (Hon. Secretary)
We have over 2100 members here, with an active Regional Committee and a very keen Young Members Panel, both of which produce a programme of lectures and visits for each season. Feel free to download our current programme and we hope to see you at an event soon.
Our members are kept informed of our events programme via a number of methods:
At the beginning of our lecture season, which is usually around the end of September, all of our members receive the programme card in the post.
Event posters are distributed to many academic institutions and certain industrial companies in the Region.
Members who have given an email contact address to the IMechE can be notified of events via HQ’s list server, and may be sent updates, changes and reminders.
Please also follow our region on Twitter if you have an account or check out our Twitter Web Page.
This year we will be holding our eighth Annual Dinner on May 17th where Members and their guests will have the company of our President Elect and Mr Derek Brockway from BBC Wales and the Met. Office. We will then have our traditional banquet. The numbers are limited each year, and there is always the option of attending only the AGM (free) and not the formal dinner. Last year the dinner was a resounding success with nearly 90 members and guests attending the event.
Update 29th April - We only have 15 places left for the annual dinner - Please don't leave it too late to reserve your place!
This Region continues to actively participate in other institutions' events and engineering-related activities, particularly those promoting engineering to schools.
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In conclusion, we are always looking for enthusiastic members who wish to be more involved in the Region’s activities as IMechE ambassadors. (Frankly, it looks very good on your curriculum vitae plus you get to meet the 'movers and shakers' face to face.) If you would like to support us, then do please contact us. If you are starting out in your career and would like to be at the centre of IMechE affairs, the Young Members Panel would like to hear from you – contact Amelia Winslade, the YM’s South Wales Chair.
Current and Future Events
Please click the event heading for further information.
STEAM Museum | 11 June 2013 18:30 to 20:30
The Hitachi Super Express Train is the new generation of high speed trains which will operate on the Great Western Main Line after it is electrified. The trains will be assembled at a new factory in the north of England and the GW trains will be maintained at depots in Bristol and west London.
PLEASE NOTE This is a TUESDAY starting with refreshments at 18.30
Industry sector: Railway.
TBA - Cardiff | 15 October 2013 00:00 to 17 October 2013 00:00
System Safety is one of the largest functional safety conferences currently taking place in the UK. For the second year, the conference will incorporate the IET Cyber Security Conference, giving participants the opportunity to network with and showcase their latest work among both disciplines.
The IET will offer Member rate registration to IMechE members!
Industry sector: Systems Safety (SRG).