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Communications Competition has been hosted in the UK as one of the signature events for young ICE members for years. It aims at nurturing the young members by developing their skills and techniques for public consultation and preparing them to excel in this increasingly demanding society. Following last year's success on our Communications Competition in Hong Kong, this year we came back with even more challenging scenario.
Six teams are selected to the final of the competition for an interactive mock public consultation meeting. Each team will be given 30 minutes to present their development plan to the general public and stakeholders. The main aim is to engage the public to seek their support towards the development while facilitating the project implementation.
The quality of dialogue with judges and audience will be evaluated. The judging panel, with professionals from various disciplines, will play roles as different stakeholders. Audience will be able to appreciate the challenges faced by engineers when undertaking projects. Moreover, audience can participate in the competition as general public to raise questions to the teams and take this opportunity to engage in a mock public consultation meeting.
Mr Robin Lee, JP, Head of the Sustainable Lantau Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSAR Government
Ms Fiona Lung, President, Hong Kong Institute of Planners
Mr Anthony Li, District Officer (Islands), Home Affairs Department, HKSAR Government
Priority will be given to ICE graduate or student members, on a first-come-first-served basis.
* Only successful applicants will receive the confirmation email.
* Certificate of Attendance will not be distributed to participants who arrive at the venue half an hour after the event start time.
Mr Robin Lee is currently the Head of the Sustainable Lantau Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD), Hong Kong SAR Government. Before returning to the CEDD in 2011, Mr Lee worked in the Commissioner for Heritage's Office of the Development Bureau. Mr Lee also worked in the Drainage Services Department as its departmental spokesperson for nine years.
Over the years, Mr Lee has been implementing many infrastructure projects and studies as well as conservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings, e.g. reclamation studies, housing developments, the revitalisation of PMQ in Central and Blue House in Wan Chai, and now the development and conservation initiatives on Lantau. In taking forward these initiatives, he has taken part in large-scale public meetings and engaged actively with various stakeholders including legislators, local representatives, conservationists, local communities, members of the public and the mass media.
Mr Anthony Li is currently District Officer (Islands), Hong Kong SAR Government. Mr Li has served in various bureaux and departments including the Security Bureau, the former Planning and Lands Bureau, the former Economic Development and Labour Bureau, the Home Affairs Bureau and the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau. Mr Li has extensive experience in leading and handling various public engagement and consultation exercises touching on a wide scope of district issues and development programmes. He also has solid experience in introducing various government initiatives to the local community and soliciting support from different stakeholders.
Ms Fiona Lung is currently the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners. She is also an Assistant Director in the Planning Department, Hong Kong SAR Government. She is currently responsible for statutory planning matters and oversees the work of the Town Planning Board secretariat. She is a professional town planner with over 30 years' experience. Her previous experience includes the revision of the Town Planning Ordinance, the Study on Sustainable Development and its implementation work, the Urban Design Study for the New Central Harbourfront, the planning and development of Kai Tak, land use reviews, housing land supply, and other statutory and district planning matters.