The World Engineers Convention, sponsored by Liveability Victoria International, wrapped up on 22 November 2019.

More than 3000 delegates from over 75 countries gathering in Melbourne to discuss how engineers can build a better world, plus meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There were almost 600 presentations across the three days with important insights gained from speakers across the three days, including views on diversity, energy, liveability, technology and innovation. A fantastic event!  

four images, clockwise from top. 1: World Engineers Convention logo. 2: nine international delegates stand posed in a row facing the camera, all smiling and dressed in colourful business attire. 3: a row of three women and one man wearing business suits stand in a row, posed and smiling for the camera. 4: a man and woman seated on a stage, the man in speaking and gesturing with his hand, in the background some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals are visible on the wall/

A welcome function hosted by Liveability Victoria International turned out to be a hit, with delegates provided a warm welcome to Melbourne and a chance to network with peers. A key theme from the event was also the role of engineers in creating more liveable cities. Professor Carlo Ratti, Director of the Senseable City Lab at MIT, summed up the reasoning for creating more liveable, sustainable cities - Cities take up 2 per cent of the planet’s surface, yet they have 50 per cent of the world’s population, consume 75 per cent of the energy and generate 80 per cent of emissions.

For further information on the event and its outcomes, visit the World Engineers Convention site.