PEB Symposium 2022
In celebration of the Professional Engineers Board (PEB)’s 50th Anniversary (1971 to 2021), Symposium was held on 31 August 2022 at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre. About 500 Professional Engineers (PEs) and guests attended the symposium. The theme of the Symposium, “Engineering a Sustainable, Green and Innovation Singapore” highlighted the new challenges and the abundant opportunities for engineers to apply new skills to decarbonise and transform Singapore’s economy and built environment in the next 50 years to a sustainable smart city.
Theme: Engineering a Sustainable, Green and Innovative Singapore
SMS Mr Tan Kiat How in his Opening Address
In the opening address by the Guest-of-Honour, Mr Tan Kiat How, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development, he thanked PEs for their collective efforts in overcoming tough challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic which had profound impact on the built environment sector. He emphasized that there is need to press on with transformation, accelerate the transformation journey and provide support to uplift the sector and capture more opportunities for the future. SMS Tan elaborated on the Singapore Green Plan 2030 launched last year which plans to tackle climate change as a nation and unlock new opportunities, which will enhance our competitive advantage by riding this green wave. SMS Tan also acknowledged that talent attraction and retention in the engineering sector are a key area of concern and reiterated what the Government and industry are doing to draw more engineers and grow their careers. He called for engineering firms to join the Government in the endeavour on talent attraction and retention for the industry – to redesign jobs to increase productivity and improve the work-life balance of the engineers, and to reward them in their upskilling journey. Please read the details of MOS Tan’ speech in https://www.mnd.gov.sg/newsroom/speeches/view/opening-address-by-sms-tan-kiat-how-at-the-professional-engineers-board-symposium
President PEB, Er. Lim Peng Hong giving his Welcome Address
President PEB, Er. Lim Peng Hong in his address, acknowledged that engineers have made significant contributions in building transportation infrastructure and many other infrastructures needed to progress the nation in the last 50 years of nation building. He stressed the importance of building with the environment where current and future generations of engineers need to be prepared not just to build, but to build sustainably. He also highlighted PEs’ strength as problem solvers and innovators will be needed even more to overcome new challenges and realize a more technologically advanced and desirable city to live, work and play. Lastly, he reminded all PEs of their responsibility of ensuring that public safety was never compromised. Please read the details of President’s speech in https://www.peb.gov.sg/Downloads/SYM2022.pdf
In-Conversation with Guest-of-Honour, moderated by President PEB, Er. Lim Peng Hong
11 speakers were invited by PEB to share on 4 main themes/tracks that ties in with the Symposium theme, namely:
- Track 1: Sustainability for the Future
- Track 2: Engineering that shapes Singapore
- Track 3: Innovation and Digitalization
- Track 4: Future Trend for Engineering
Group Photo of Speakers. From Left: Er. Prof Liew Ah Choy, Mr Ou Guojian, Er. Vincent Tong, Chairman of Symposium Committee, Er. Dr Richard Liew, SMS Mr Tan Kiat How, President PEB, Er. Lim Peng Hong, Er. Lee Chuan Seng, Prof Lui Pao Chuen, Er. Yvonne Soh and Er. Jee Yi Yng (Not in Picture: Ms Hazel Khoo, Mr Tan Sze Tiong, Mr James Tan and Mr Laurence Liew)
In Track 1, speakers Er. Lee Chuan Seng, Er. Vincent Tong, Er. Yvonne Soh highlighted the growing importance to incorporate sustainability element into the work of engineers and PEs which posed both challenges and opportunities.
Track 1 Speakers Er. Lee Chuan Seng (2nd from left), Er. Vincent Tong (3rd from left) and Er. Yvonne Soh (last from left) with Moderator and Board Member, Er. Teo Yann (1st from left)
In Track 2, speakers Ms Hazel Khoo, Er. Jee Yi Yng, Mr Ou Guojian covered topics on challenges and opportunities in our coastal protection strategy, significant major engineering projects that transformed Singapore and building with sustainability.
Track 2 Dialogue with Speakers, moderated by Board Member, Er. Chua Tong Seng (1st from left). Speakers from Left: Ms Hazel Khoo, Er. Jee Yi Yng and Mr Ou Guojian
In Track 3, speakers Mr Tan Sze Tiong, Mr James Tan, Mr Laurence Liew shared on how innovation and digitalization can be leveraged to transform how engineers and PEs do their work.
Track 3 Dialogue with Speakers, moderated by Board Member, Er. Jacqueline Chan (1st from left). Speakers from Left: Mr James Tan, Mr Tan Sze Tiong and Mr Laurence Liew
In Track 4, speakers Prof Lui Pao Chuen and Er. Prof Liew Ah Choy highlighted the future trends of engineering in the energy sector and in safeguarding our national security.
Track 4 Speakers Prof Liu Pao Chuen(centre) and Er. Prof Liew Ah Choy (right) with Moderator and Board Member, Er. Dr Johnny Wong (left)
There were lively exchanges during the dialogue sessions with many participants sharing their views and suggestions to enhance the professional engineering practice in Singapore.
We would like to thank our event sponsors, AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd, Woh Hup (Private) Limited and Continental Steel Pte Ltd for helping to make the PEB Symposium 2022 possible and all who had attended the event. We hope that participants had a fruitful time in exchanging knowledge, engaging in valuable discussions about the future of engineering and building relationships for deeper collaboration and will be better equipped to sieze opportunities help Singapore transit to a sustainable smart city.
Event Sponsor: AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd
Event Sponsor: Woh Hup (Private) Limited
Event Sponsor: Continental Steel Pte Ltd
PEB Symposium 2022 at Cassia Main Ballroom, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Board Members of Professional Engineers Board (2021 - 2023)
Participants at PEB Symposium 2022
Participant engaging with Speakers during Dialogue with Speakers segment