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Engineering Sustainability & Sustainable Energy 2018

The Chamber of Engineers is organising a joint conference in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Energy of the University of Malta, entitled:

Engineering Sustainability & Sustainable Energy 2018

ESSE ‘18

Tuesday 8th May 2018

The Dolmen Resort Hotel & Spa, St. Paul’s Bay, Malta

As technological advancements are being made in all societal levels and the quality of life has increased, unprecedented pressures on the planet have resulted in weather anomalies, resource depletion, wildlife habitat loss and an increased potential for human conflict. Engineers and Scientists have now found themselves in a unique position of responsibility, where they need to seek inspiration to further technological progress by doing more with less, to achieve higher efficiencies and enhance productivity, and to sustain the engineering trade, while engineering a sustainable future.

This conference aims at bringing together all professional stakeholders to discuss future plans and demonstrate their latest success stories in engineering a sustainable future. Many aspects will be considered from micro to macro levels. Resources, including but not limited to energy and renewable energy, industry, buildings and policy shall be considered and linked to sustainability and the energy challenges that human beings will face beyond 2020.

Registration to the conference is now open. 

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM


CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAMME

 

 
Managing Risk When Investing

Dear Colleague,


Kindly take note of this interesting activity entitled Managing Your Risk When Investing.   The event is being held in collaboration with the Chamber’s corporate sponsor Bank of Valletta.  Please refer to the below event information and programme.


This is a free of charge event.  Kindly confirm your participation by forwarding an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by not later than 10th April.  For security reasons, since the event will be held at the BOV premises, when confirming your attendance, you are kindly requested to forward your full name and surname as shown on your ID card together with your ID No.  You will also be kindly asked to present your ID card at the door on the evening of the event.


We look forward to seeing you.

 

Best Regards,

 

Inġ. Michael D’Amato

Activities Secretary

 

 

Managing Risk When Investing

A decade on from the financial crisis, what have we learnt?  As cheap money floods global economy, is there a similarity to what happened ten years ago?

Prior to the crisis, high risk investments tended to be associated with equities, while low risk investments were linked to Government bonds, Cash accounts and bonds. The market volatility that ensued after the 2008 market crash indicated that the risk conventionally associated with these investment has changed.

A basic definition of the term ‘risk’ shows that it involves the probability that the actual return will differ from the expected return. Risk is focused primarily on the downside which may lead investors to lose capital. Therefore, a good understanding of what risk is and the basic strategies for managing risk, is becoming increasingly more important in today’s markets.

Against this backdrop, Fund Managers have, in recent years, developed a new concept whereby funds are being set up with their composition dictated by the risk appetite of the investor and not by the prescribed investments in that fund.  Rather than investing in single securities, the individual investor may choose the portfolio which best fits his or her risk appetite. These kind of funds have a distinct level of expected return linked to the volatility of the markets which cater for individuals with a different tolerance to risk.


 
Annual General Meeting Elections

As communicated to you, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held on Friday 16th February 2018. The event will be held at 5.45p.m. at the Professional Centre in Gzira. The undersigned has received five nominations for election on the executive council. The number of vacancies for the upcoming council term will be that of five and hence a formal election will not be held as detailed in the statute of the Chamber of Engineers. Members are still strongly encouraged to attend.


Those members who did not yet pay their membership fee can still attend the AGM provided they renew their membership at the door.


The following is the latest agenda for the AGM:


1. Reading and approval of minutes

2. Matters arising

3. Correspondence

4. President’s address

5. Treasurer’s report

6. Ratification of the post of International Secretary

7. Ratification of legal counsel

8. Motions received

9. Election of Auditors

10. Other matters


The work of the Council during the past years has dealt with various issues which can affect you directly. Your involvement and support is thus highly appreciated. Motion/s should be forwarded to the Chamber’s Secretariat at least one week prior to the AGM for such proposals to be discussed during the meeting.


Best regards,

 

Dr Ing. Daniel Micallef

Secretary General


Link to Candidates' Profiles

 
CoE Annual General Meeting 2018

 

Dear Colleague,


Re: Annual General Meeting


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is again around the corner. The importance of this annual meeting cannot be overstated. It gives an opportunity for members to review the operation of the Chamber of Engineers and to elect new members on the executive council.


The AGM will be held on 16th February 2018 at 5.45p.m. In preparation for this, a nomination form is being enclosed which must be duly completed and sent together with a 200 word profile and a passport size photo to the Chamber’s Secretariat by not later than Friday 12th January 2018 in accordance with the statute clause 11.5.


Kindly note that only those members who have paid their 2017 and 2018 membership subscription shall be entitled to vote as stipulated in Clause 11.7 of the statute.  Membership fees will be accepted before the meeting commences.

The following is the Agenda:


1.       Reading and approval of minutes

2.       Matters arising

3.       Correspondence

4.       President’s address

5.       Treasurer’s report

6.       Ratification of the post of International Secretary

7.       Election of Auditors

8.       Other matters

9.       Election of Council Members (Opening of Voting Session)


Motion/s should be forwarded to the Chamber’s Secretariat at least one week prior to the AGM for such proposals to be discussed during the meeting.


Dr Ing. Daniel Micallef

Secretary General


Nomination form

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Student AGM Notification


Dear Student


The Chamber of Engineers will be holding the Annual General Meeting on Friday 16th February 2018 at the Professional Centre, Sliema Road, Gzira at 5:45pm.


According to the Chamber’s statute, an election for a student representative on the CoE council is to be held during the AGM. The term for a student council member is that of one year. Please refer to the CoE statute via www.coe.org.mt.   Enclosed please find a nomination form which must be duly completed and rubber stamped from UESA/MCAST and sent together with a 200 word profile and a passport size photo to the Chamber’s Secretariat by not later than Friday 12th January 2018.  Only paid up students are eligible to vote.


If you are receiving this notification and by now you have graduated, you are kindly requested to inform the Chamber by sending an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it requesting an upgrade of membership class together with a CV, copy of degree certificate and a passport size photo. Membership subscription falls according to which class you apply.  Subscription rates can be found via www.coe.org.mt . Please note that the one time administration fee of 10 euro is not applicable in this case.

We look forward to your continued support.


Dr Ing. Daniel Micallef

Secretary General


Student Nomination form

 
MEEA 2017 Press Release

The Malta Engineering Excellence Awards 2017 – 12th December 2017

PRESS RELEASE: 19th December 2017

The Chamber of Engineers launched the 16th edition of the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards (MEEA) on the evening of the 12th of December 2017. The MEEAs 2017 were held under the distinguished patronage of H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta at the Verdala Palace. The MEEA showcased the excellence in engineering innovation and its positive impact on the Maltese society through three different awards:  The Maurice Debono Lifetime Achievement, the Industrial Excellence Awards and the Best Student Projects’ CoE Awards.

An amazing performance by the Harpist Dr Lydia Buttigieg opened the evening. An introduction to the MEEA by Chairman, Ing. Michael D’Amato and a welcome address was then presented by Ing. Norman Zammit, President, Chamber of Engineers.

The Maurice Debono Lifetime Achievement awarded was presented by her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca to Ing. Helga Pizzuto and to Ing. Anton V. Cutajar.

Aviation Cosmetics Malta Ltd, Altern Ltd and Malta Life Sciences Park were the three nominees for the Industrial Excellence Awards. Hon. Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market presented the awards for the Industrial Excellence Awards to the winner, Malta Life Sciences Park.

The Best Student Projects’ CoE Awards were divided into 3 streams;  Mechanical Engineering,  Electrical Engineering and  Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) best project awards.

The nominated students for the Mechanical Engineering Stream were Daniel Aquilina, Marlon Attard and Daniel Farrugia. Rachel Cauchi, Jeanluc Mangion and Geraldine Mifsud were the three nominated students for the best project in the Electrical Engineering Stream. As for ICT, the nominees were Nicholas Bonello, Leander Grech and John Napier.

Hon. Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary presented the award to Daniel Farrugia for the Mechanical Stream, Geraldine Mifsud for the Electrical Stream and to John Napier for the ICT stream.

Dr. Ing Glenn Cassar, representing Dr. Ing. Andrew Sammut, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Prof. Ernest Cachia, Dean, Faculty of Information, Communications & Technology at the University of Malta gave encouraging speeches about the students, Industry-Academia collaboration and the impact of engineering in society.

The evening recognised Engineering excellence in Malta and Engineering society and was closed by a reception where winners, nominees, engineers and guests were all invited to attend.

Thanks go to the volunteers at the Chamber of Engineers, the nominees, academics, engineers, guests and our corporate sponsors namely Bank of Valletta plc and Citadel Insurance together with the supporting sponsors Enemalta, Hydrolectric, Abertax, Crane Currency, Konnekt and Malta Industrial Parks.

 

Figure: Ing. Norman Zammit, President, Chamber of Engineers and Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta

 

 
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