The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has announced that the 2015 Engineering Conference will hold from Monday, November 16, 2015 to Friday November 20, 2015.
The event, which will hold at the International Culture and Event Centre in Akure, Ondo State is themed “National Integrated Infrastructure Mater Plan (NIIMP) 2014: Strategies For Implementation”.
Following on from last year’s conference in Abuja which doubled as the World Engineering Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (WECSI 2014), the 2015 conference, which is being held in collaboration with the National Planning Commission (NPC) aims to examine avenues through which the NIIMP can be effectively implemented so as to catalyze national growth and economic development.
Speaking about the aims of the 2015 conference, NSE Vice President and Conference Planning committee Chair, Engr. Margaret Oguntala stated,
“There is no gainsaying that the wellbeing and capacity of human capital can only be enhanced through adequate provision of social infrastructure such as health, education and conducive living environments. It is regrettable that we have already lost a chunk of investments to neighbouring countries on account of decaying infrastructure.
It is against this backdrop that this conference has been organized in partnership with the National Planning Commission to provide the government with a graphic picture of the need to step up its policies geared toward expanding our infrastructure base. Efforts towards building new roads, rehabilitation of the railways, and resuscitation and modernization of our refineries are all crucial.”
She further went on to say;
“The conference planning committee has noted that the Global Infrastructure Facility of the World Bank which was launched last year was a response to infrastructure deficits in developing countries. We also note that the lack of critical infrastructure comes at economic and social costs, resulting in losses in investments and massive job cuts suffered by developing nations recently.
For the 2015 National Engineering Conference, we have carefully put together themes and sub-themes for the discourses that will exhaustively dwell on preferring strategies for implementation of the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan as well as other subject matters in the value chain of infrastructural development.”
The conference will feature keynote addresses from President/CEO, CG-LA Infrastructure Inc., USA, Norman F. Anderson and President ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN.
Also speaking at the conference will be the Executive Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, CON.
Confirmed partners and sponsors for the 2015 conference include Ondo State Government, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Flour Mills Nigeria Plc, Oando Energy, Eurobudinvest Nig. Ltd, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Kenol Nig Ltd, Danelec Limited, O. T. Otis Engineering Limited, International Brewery, Ilesa, Fumman Group, AR-AR and Partners, Ceven Industries, Auchi, Celplas Industries Nig. Ltd. and Siemens Limited.
Kindly be informed that the President, Engr. Olorunfemi Isaac Ademola, FNSE has on behalf of Council approved the extension of the deadline for Early Bird Registration for Sunshine 2015, to 15th October, 2015. Members who are yet to register are advised to leverage this extension to make their registrations which is still N30,000.00. Kindly note that those who register after 15th October, 2015 will have to pay N40,000.00. Regards,