360º Leadership Training

“In recognising the acute shortage of competent engineers and engineering leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to support the economic growth, Chairs from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) international regions agreed that something ought to be done to redress the situation. Thus, the idea of EngNow (formerly known as Asia-Pacific Initiative) was conceived in end 2011.

EngNow made its mark in September 2013 in Hong Kong and was hosted by IMechE – North East Asia Region, co-organised by IMechE Asia-Pacific regions (South East Asia Region, Oceania Region and Southern Asia Region), Hong Kong Polytechnic University and British Consulate General. Throughout the five-day intensive programme of which including a warm reception, a friendly speak out for engineering competition, an innovative design competition for improving the quality of life for the vision impaired, an inspiring young leadership conference and a joyful gala dinner, it served to earmark the first ever attempt by IMechE in masterminding, organizing and managing a “purpose-built” 360 degree engineering leadership training programme by its volunteers for its members.

As Champion of the EngNow programme, I would like to express gratitude and highlight the generous support from the local corporations – CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP) and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) as the Gold Sponsors, the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) and Kum Shing Group being the Silver Sponsors, MTR Corporation Limited (MTR) as the Bronze Sponsors and other sponsors, the frank and candid sharing from over thirty distinguished industry captains, outstanding scholars and successful entrepreneurs, and the full participation of over 500 local and overseas contestants, participants and volunteers to make EngNow a reality,.

I am both honoured and humble to have your entrustment in managing this meaningful programme. EngNow had not only created an opportunity for the engineering community to galvanize their efforts, but also provided a platform for our young and hopeful to demonstrate their ability and capability in rolling out this programme to support the leadership development of our budding engineers. I am particularly indebted to all volunteers and helpers whose active participation had contributed to the success of the programme.

I look forward to seeing this meaningful programme continued to be organized on a biennial basis by IMechE international regions.”

Chow, Wai Keung


EngNow 2013 Organising Committee

Highlights of EngNow 2013:

EngNow 2013 Commemorative Book


EngNow 2013 - Final Account Audit Report



Gold sponsors:

CLP Hong Kong Ltd
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co Ltd

Silver sponsors:

The Hongkong Electric Company Ltd
The Hong Kong and China Gas Co Ltd
Kum Shing Group

Bronze sponsors:

MTR Corporation Ltd

Other sponsors:

Chevalier International Holdings Ltd
Chubb Security Corporation
Chun Wo Development Holdings Ltd    
Dalkia HKDC 
G.E.W. Corporation Ltd
Ho Fai Petrochemical Ltd 
Jardine Engineering Corporation
Yau Lee Group

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