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GEC: celebrating 200 years by saving the world

28 June 2022

As part of its 200th anniversary celebrations, ICE hosted the first Global Engineering Congress (GEC).

ICE hosted the Global Engineering Congress, the biggest conference in its 200-year history this year, bringing together 3,500 engineers from more than 80 countries to help solve society's problems.

In partnership with WFEO (World Federation of Engineering Organizations), ICE brought thousands of engineers to ICE's headquarters in London to share ideas of how to address the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Part of the Institution's ICE 200 bicentenary programme featured 10 Invisible Superheroes who over the last 200 years have helped build vital infrastructure that's changed the world.

And this is why the GEC was so important - as it's now up to today's engineers to collaborate and change the world of tomorrow.

The world urgently needs to take action on climate change, and engineers have a vital role to play in delivering clean water, sustainable energy and connectivity.

As well as being part of ICE 200, GEC was also part of the 50th anniversary of WFEO, and the UK government's Year of Engineering.

  • Danny Whitebread, Communications Specialist at World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)