Press Release

IABSE Conference Kuala Lumpur 2018
‘Engineering the Developing World’

The challenges facing engineering practices in the developing world is the core theme of the IABSE Conference Kuala Lumpur, to be held from April 25-27, 2018. The huge growth in urban development, fuelled by dramatic economic development and fundamental changes to socio-economic structures and norms across the developing world, has left society and the required infrastructures with enormous challenges. Structural and civil engineers are at the forefront of overcoming these obstacles and shaping the world that will evolve over the next century.

This event will be hosted by the Malaysian Group of IABSE. The Organising Committee is chaired by Paul Mullins, Malaysia, and the Scientific Committee by David Collings, UK. The conference aims to bring together professional engineers, researchers and public agencies from Southeast Asia and around the world to exchange ideas on engineering issues inherent in developing nations achieving developed status. The Scientific Programme will include plenary and parallel sessions during three days.

Keynote Speakers

David A Nethercot, UK
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, Imperial College London

Mike Schlaich, Germany
Professor, Chair of Conceptual and Structural Design, Technische Universität Berlin; Managing Director at Schlaich Bergermann Partner

Datuk Ir Hj Ismail Bin Md Salleh, Malaysia
Director General, Malaysian Highway Authority

Congzhen Xiao, China
Deputy Chief Engineer, Academy of Building Research

Dato’ Dr. Ismail Mohamed Taib, Malaysia
Former Managing Director of Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd

Ming Thein, Malaysia
Commercial and industrial photographer

The ‘Young Engineers Programme’ will allow young engineers born after 1984 to participate at reduced registration fees. Any young author of a paper published at the conference who personally presents his paper, will be considered for the Young Engineers Outstanding Contribution Award.

Early Bird registration at reduced fees is offered until January 15, 2018.
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For more information, please contact: 
Brindarica Bose
Publications and Communications Manager
IABSE c/o ETH Zurich
Hoenggerberg HIL E21.3 
8049 Zurich 

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